Women veterans establish support network at ELAC

March 22, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  The support network Veterans Empowering Through Sisterhood was established this semester as part of Veterans of East Los Angeles College to empower women veterans and reach out to the community. Members received a tour of the Downtown Women’s Center on Friday after delivering clothes donated by the ELAC community. “We have 142 (female veterans) who are currently taking classes. We were providing workshops through the Veterans Resource…

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Campus community rallies to protest Trump

By Ivan Cazares Students, faculty and staff expressed discontent with President Donald Trump in a “Speak Out” rally organized by the East Los Angeles Coalition for Social Action at G3 Foyer. Speakers expressed their opinions and presented a call to action in resistance to discrimination, hate crimes and executive orders like the travel ban. In January, Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from entering the United States for 120…

March 22, 2017
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Financial Aid office provides students advice

By Christina Horta Students were given financial aid information at the town hall meeting on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. in front of the E3 building. The event was able to provide different types of financial aid sources available. Several financial aid assistants from the Financial Aid Office were present to answer questions recording the application process and more. Handouts with basic information about financial aid was provided. Jose…

March 22, 2017
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CSULA Pop-Up Event answers student questions

By Maria Isabel Cubillo California State University and East Los Angeles College Transfer Center hosted the CSULA Pop-Up Event, where students had questions answered yesterday in the E3 quad. Recruitment specialist at CSULA Francisco Cornelio said ELAC has been the number one feeder school for CSULA Fall 2017 and Fall 2016. A feeder school is when most students from a community college transfer to the same university. Cornelio said the…

March 22, 2017
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Business adminstration to host open house

By Gustavo Buenrostro The Business Adminstration Department will be hosting their first open house on March 24 at G3 Foyer from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. “We are putting it together for the benefit of the East Los Angeles College students. We want them to know there are classes they can take while they are at ELAC to start their own business,” assistant accounting professor Jennifer Alvarado said. The purpose…

March 22, 2017
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Third annual animation day at ELAC

By Gustavo Buenrostro The East Los Angeles College Animation Program will present this year’s Southeast European Animation Day in the Music Recital Hall on Saturday. This will be the third year that East Los Angeles College partners up with Cinema Without Borders to present the Animation day. They will also be partnering up with the Southeast European Film Festival. The films that will be shown are all animated short films,…

March 22, 2017
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Life of James Baldwin commemorated

March 22, 2017

By Megan G. Razzetti  What was expected to educate and enlighten through creativity, “Bearing Witness to James Baldwin” fell short of its goal last Friday. The East Los Angeles College Black History Project’s 5th annual production, directed by ELAC Associate Dance professor Wanda Lee Evans, consisted of its usual performers in the dance company JazzAntiqua, choreographed by Pat Taylor, and collaborated with actor and author Charles Reese. The event was…

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Baseball averts loss with final play

March 22, 2017

By Tiana Hunter and Dan Gudino Baseball bounced back with a walk-off win at home yesterday over Rio Hondo College, 6-5. El Camino defeated the Huskies 11-3 and 5-0 on Thursday and Saturday. In the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, sophomore right fielder Kyle Francis reached for a pitch outside the strike zone and hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field, scoring sophomore center fielder Morgan…

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Panel offers insight to 2016 election

March 15, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro A discussion of why women voted for President Donald Trump was a main topic discussed in “Debriefing the 2016 Election: A Gender Perspective” on Tuesday in F2-201. A panel of East Los Angeles College professors discussed the issues that arose from the 2016 presidential election. Barbara Dunsheath, a history professor and host of the event, said that the purpose of this event was to educate and encourage…

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Former counselor remembered

March 15, 2017

By Christian Horta Tears were shed on Thursday as faculty and students remembered former counselor Lydia Rudametkin who passed away of cancer over a year ago. In honor of Rudametkin, a bench with a plaque of her name was unveiled in her honor in front of the E3 building. President Marvin Martinez, along with executive assistant Olga Barnes, opened up the ceremony outside the F5 building with words of remembrance….

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