Graduates honored at ceremony

By Jordan Elias East Los Angeles College honored its graduates on Tuesday during a graduation ceremony at Weingart Stadium. “We are honored to be able to accomplish this for the students,” said ELAC President Marvin Martinez. Graduates’ families and friends were present in the event. Part of ELAC administratio spoke in front of the students and families. “You (for the students) could do it. You could graduated and now you…

June 7, 2017
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Students express concerns to Board of Trustees

By: Yecenia Alcaraz   Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustee Andrea Hoffman withdrew her support on the current Immigration and Customs Enforcement resolution on Wednesday May 10.   The Board of Trustees spent the majority of the meeting listening to students from LACCD express their concerns on ICE.   The third resolution was presented by board members Andrea Hoffman, Sydney K. Kamlager and Nancy Pearlman.   Students in…

June 5, 2017
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Academic senate president honored during meeting

By Roslin Ojeda  The Academic Senate Committee gave their respects and goodbyes to President Alex Immerblum during their last meeting of the semester. Immerblum will be retiring this semester after serving on the committee for over 20 years. 14 of which he spent as president During the meeting the committee took a few minutes to present Immerblum with a framed gavel to thank him for his outstanding leadership, service and…

May 30, 2017
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Photography assistant dies, remembered for 20 years of service

May 26, 2017

  By Ivan Cazares Instructional Assistant John Monge died of organ failure on May 17 after spending months in and out of hospitals due to problems with his liver and kidneys. Monge dedicated 20 years of his life to the Photography Department. “He was dedicated to his job and the department. His work here was a reflection of his lifelong love of photography and education,” photography instructor Mike Tsai said….

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‘Alien Convenant’ adds more to sci-fi universe

May 25, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  “Alien: Covenant,” directed by Ridley Scott, adds more to the franchise’s mythos in this thought provoking and gruesome installment to the “Aliens” franchise. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Katherine Waterston. The film takes place ten years after “Prometheus,” its predecessor from2012. The colonization ship ‘Covenant’ is damaged by a space phenomenon. It results in minor damage to the ship and the death…

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East Los Angeles Comic Con

May 24, 2017

By Steven Adamo   Hundreds of people celebrated comic books at the first-annual East Los Angeles Comic Con held at El Gallo Plaza in East Los Angeles. Artists from the area and beyond shared their comics, buttons, clothing, illustrations, paintings and comic-inspired creations with the community. Among the vendors, a few were former East Los Angeles College students, like Al Guerrero. He was handing out free posters of his upcoming…

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Budget revision proposes higher education funds

May 23, 2017

By: Rene Rauda The new budget revision released by Governor Jerry Brown on May 11, revealed a proposed total of $33 billion to be invested in higher education. These new funds will be distributed among all California Community Colleges, California State Universities and Universities of California. The May revision mentions California Community Colleges will not raise tuition for the 2017-18 school year. In January, UC President Janet Napolitano presented a…

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Students for Political Awareness Club helps fight poverty

By: Reina Aguirre The Students for Political Awareness Club at East Los Angeles College is teaming up with organizations to help those in poverty in the community and abroad. The ESPA club organized a shoe drive where people can help, by donating their used shoes to the non-profit organization Soles4Souls. Their mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing. The used shoes…

May 23, 2017
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East Los Angeles College student detained by ICE

May 18, 2017

UPDATE: In response to Campus News’s request for information ICE Western Regional Communications Spokesperson, Virginia Kice said Saul Cervantes was detained for multiple prior convictions, including cruelty to a child. Kice said the detention was made based on information provided by the Department of Homeland Security’s databases. Cervantes has been placed in immigration proceedings. A judge with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration will review his case to…

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Central Americans continue to flee and seek US asylum

By: Gloria Orellana Jennifer Carcamo of the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, and Steven Osuna, PhD Professor of Sociology at California State University Long Beach, initiated the assembly with a powerpoint on Thursday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Vincent Price Art Museum. Students interested in the human rights for Central American asylum seekers had the opportunity to learn more at a lecture hosted by the…

May 16, 2017
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