ASU funds Amsterdam-Paris Study Abroad Club

By Susan Lorenzana The Associate Student Union helps fund the Amsterdam Paris Study Abroad club and various topics were talked about such as proposal funding, board discussions, and a new ASU Senator of Political Activism was appointed . “It was definitely an experience and I am grateful to be part of ASU board,” Stephanie Trelles said. Many clubs had hopes of having their club funded. ASU funds the Amsterdam-Paris Study Abroad…

April 18, 2018
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Open house focuses on workforce and transfer

By Cristal Gomez The Business Administration Department Open House will focus on then California Strong Workforce and panels on transfer experiences from previous students and professionals within fields of business. The Second Annual Business Administration Department Open House will be on April 26 at F5 201 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the open house there will be a discussion about  The California Strong Workforce, a program  which helps…

April 18, 2018
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Workshops prepare ELAC for emergency situations

April 18, 2018

By Allison Beatty All next week there will be workshops preparing the East Los Angeles College faculty and staff for various emergency situations. Emergencies range from active shooters on campus to campus-wide evacuations. This is the first time an entire week has been dedicated to promoting emergency preparedness. “I really hope the amain message is about commitment, that’s really important to me,”  Myeshia Armstrong, Vice President of Administrative Services said….

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Workshops continue during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Joshua Inglada The Sexual Assault Awareness and Violence Education Team has organized events this April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The events for SAAM officially began last Tuesday on campus due to spring break and will continue through April 30. Kinesiology Professor and SAAVE Team Co-Chair Andrea S. Owens said that the goal of SAAM is to raise awareness, provide resources and educate everyone on the various…

April 18, 2018
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ELAC student stabbed on Montebello bus

April 18, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Austin Zavala, an East Los Angeles college student, was stabbed multiple times in the chest on April 9 while taking the Montebello 10 bus to ELAC. The last update on Zavala is that he is still in critical condition. The stabbing happened at 10:13 a.m. on Whittier Boulevard. The suspect has been arrested and identified as Manuel Ortiz by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives. Ortiz…

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Adelante FYE to host Pride Week next week

By Cristal Gomez Adelante First Year Experience Program will host Pride Week on April 23 to April 26. This will be the first Pride Week not only in East Los Angeles College, but in the entire Los Angeles Community College District. The event will feature various campus-wide events to bring awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the week there will be keynote speakers for each event. Some keynote speakers include…

April 18, 2018
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1968 Walkouts talk at VPAM

April 13, 2018

By Steven Adamo Photos from the 1968 Chicana/o walkouts was the topic of discussion at the Vincent Price Art Museum yesterday for the 50th anniversary of the walkouts. The photographs shared are part of a larger exhibit currently on display at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, curated by the speaker of the event, Dr. Carlos Manuel Haro, PhD and UCLA Assistant Director Emeritus. The exhibit at UCLA is…

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Film screening of walkouts with producer Susan Racho

By Melody Ortiz A film screening of “Chicano! Taking Back the Schools” was shown on Wednesday, followed by a Q&A (questions and answers) with the producer, Susan Racho. The film is part three of a four part series called “Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.” “Taking Back the Schools” recounts the 1968 walkouts and protests in East Los Angeles to demand better education for Mexican-American students. Before…

April 13, 2018
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ELAC launches its first Incubator program

By Susan Lorenzana The East Los Angeles College Foundation and Omni Works launch the first ESTEC LA Incubator For Women, Veteran, Minority, Formerly Incarcerated, and LGBTQ Owned Businesses. This program will help students feel comfortable learning about the business world. Paul De La Cerda  is the Executive Director of the ELAC Foundation, Dean of Resource, Economic and Innovation’s Office and External and Government Relations and Corporate Partnerships. He is who…

April 4, 2018
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Animation Day showcase Latin American films

By Cristal Gomez Latin American Animation Day showcased short films from Mexico, Chile and Brazil including “Inner Workings” a Disney short film directed by Brazil-born Leo Matsuda. As a tribute to the late Bill Melendez during the event, there was a section showing the various works that Melendez had done during his time working for Disney, Warner Brothers and Charles Schulz. Tom Sito, who was a friend to Melendez,  spoke…

April 4, 2018
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