EastSide Spirit and Pride club hostess scholarship dinner

By Edgar Lopez “18 years ago, ELAC was not what it is today,” said Dennis Sanchez,  the East Side Spirit and Pride club adviser and East Los Angeles College instructor. The ESSP club hosted a dinner at Steven’s Steakhouse, last Thursday, where speakers told stories of living in East Los Angeles. At the end of the ceremony, Sanchez addressed and thanked a long list of people who have helped not…

June 19, 2011
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Art returns to ELAC

Visitors at the Vincent Price Art Museum re-opening reception have snacks by the entrance before heading into the galleries. PHOTO BY HUGO DOMINGUEZ, JR.   By Hugo Dominguez, Jr. Click here for photo essay After years of waiting for a space worthy of its collection, the Vincent Price Art Museum held its opening reception on Saturday evening. The galleries opened shortly after 6 p.m. and slowly began to fill. Karen…

May 26, 2011
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Luchadores take on soapbox race

  By Rodolfo Trujillo A close-knit team mostly composed of current or former Elans competed in the 2011 Red Bull Soapbox Derby this Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. Lucha Libre started when Jesus Abril, who is studying to receive his Computer Assisted Drafting certification, heard through an email from his job, which is in the area of the race, that traffic would be delayed because of the race. Abril looked…

May 25, 2011
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Restroom traps two women at art museum grand opening

    By Erik Luna Two women, who attended the opening of East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Museum, got trapped in a restroom of the building for three hours during the event last Saturday. Many attendees who heard about the mishap assumed the women were students, but this was not true. The women were not students of ELAC. The restroom that held the women captive is located on the…

May 25, 2011
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Track stars compete in West Region Championships

By Tadzio Garcia Jill Schmidt placed second in the high jump at the track and field state finals last week, while Shawnta Barnes placed fourth in the heptathlon. As a result Barnes was awarded All-American status. “The All-American award feels great, but I am just as excited about Jill’s results as well,” said Barnes. Schmidt and Barnes led the Huskies to a 20th place finish. The Huskies scored 13 points…

May 25, 2011
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Unit limit for Fall ‘11 to be lifted

By Megan Perry East Los Angeles College has been limiting continuing students to enroll for a maximum of 15 units for Fall 2011, but the limit will be lifted on May 31 for open registration. The maximum will go back up to 18 units, and students will be able to petition if they want to take more than that. This limits on the number of units students could sign up…

May 25, 2011
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ELAC to talk immigration this Friday

By Christopher Yee Following up on President Barack Obama’s recent call for nationwide immigration reform, United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be holding a forum on the same subject at East Los Angeles College on Friday. The event, titled “A Conversation on Immigration Reform for the 21st Century,” will take place in the P2 Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Complex from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Solis explained…

May 25, 2011
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Diabetes expo in LA; ELAC nurses to host

By Megan Perry For the first time in five years, the East Los Angeles College Nursing Department will host the American Diabetes Association Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center next Saturday. “Diabetes is a silent killer,” said Lurlean Gaines, ELAC’s nursing department chair. This is a departmental project created by Gaines, so all 300 of her students and her entire faculty will perform the screenings, draw blood and help…

May 18, 2011
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Meetings forecast more budget cuts

By Veronica Hurtado Members of the East Los Angeles College community met with officials to work in a joint effort to support Governor Brown’s tax extension measure to avoid further educational cuts. A statewide coalition in support of Governor Brown’s tax extension, Stand Up for California sponsored a series of Kitchen Table Conversations to discuss ways to avoid additional cuts to public services. Community members, along with the Los Angeles…

May 18, 2011
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ELAC anticipates tuition fee hikes

By Eric Contreras Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget on Monday, which included an increase in community college tuition based on Senate Bill 70 proposed in March. The May Revise said that the $10 per unit tuition fee increase, from $26 to $36, originally proposed in the January budget will go into effect for Summer 2011. Many Elans are concerned about whether or not they will be able…

May 18, 2011
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