District sued for misuse of funds

      By Rodolfo Trujillo The Los Angeles Community College District is being sued by a coalition of community organizations and citizens for spending millions of dollars on a satellite campus at the former Van de Kamp’s Bakery. The property was intended as a satellite for Los Angeles City College, but the Van de Kamp’s coalition, an unincorporated association of nearly 20 community organizations and a large number of…

May 18, 2011
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Art show hits South Gate

By Jose Zuniga Bringing attention to Chicano art, Chicano Studies 54 is hosting a show entitled “Titeocalli” from May 24 to 26 at the South Gate campus. The students’ artwork will be displayed in room 105 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gate campus. According to the Chicano Studies instructor Raul Herrera, students from the class use many approaches to understand the Chicano art. Not only do…

May 18, 2011
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Elans engage in philosophical debate

  By Vivian Ramirez The Speech and Debate Team were the winners of last Thursday’s Student Symposium, a philosophical debate competition between student groups. The five ELAC clubs that participated are the Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, ELAC Students for Political Awareness, Speech and Debate Team, and The History Circle. “A symposium literally means Greek drinking party,” said Robert John Arias, History instructor and adviser for The History Circle. “Plato wrote…

May 18, 2011
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Clubs compete in Husky Bowl for cash prize

  By Megan Perry Puente Club won the first Husky Bowl last Wednesday for a monetary reward and their name on a plaque on the trophy. East Los Angeles College’s clubs competed for a first prize of $1,000. The Husky Bowl was created by the Associated Student Union vice president Robert Cancio so the ASU clubs would be able to come together for friendly competitions and the chance to win…

May 4, 2011
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Sex assault awareness raised at ELAC

  By Megan Perry Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. As a result, the East Los Angeles College Violence Intervention Team to hold a month long series of informational activities to help combat sexual assault. The number of rapes and assaults that go unreported is about 60 percent, and the percentage of incidents perpetuated by someone the victim knows is even higher, at 66 percent….

May 4, 2011
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Elans march on May Day

The Sociology Club unites with people of diverse backgrounds in a protest on May Day, the annual rally for workers’ rights and immigration reform. PHOTO ROBERT BARRETT By Daniella Molina The sounds of Aztec drums, rally horns and the people’s message could clearly be heard for miles. “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” Among all the flags and chants, the diversity of the city that…

May 4, 2011
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Green chemistry speakers teach how to manage waste

  By Rosie Chamuryan Hazardous waste disposal was discussed by Elans in the Chemistry Club on April 13 in honor of Earth Day. Patrick Movley, a scientist with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, which protects California and Californians from exposure to hazardous waste, spoke at the meeting about pollution prevention and green chemistry. Pollution prevention is improving the manufacture, delivery and use of products so that they generate less…

April 28, 2011
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Students consider careers in science after Earth Day

  By Edgar Lopez Approaching every booth with a notebook in hand, Denilson Ardon, a John Adams Middle School student, spent his time at East Los Angeles College’s Earth Day event asking questions and getting ideas for his science project. “I have never been here. It is really fun being here, it’s better than being in a classroom,” Ardon said. He said that he is thinking of becoming an engineer….

April 28, 2011
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Students seek answers from CSU chancellor

By Sandy Isidoro Students from local California State University campuses held a question-and-answer session with California State University Chancellor Charles Reed last Friday in an attempt to get answers from him concerning budget cuts. The chancellor currently makes more money, if not the same, as the U.S. president. This was also something students wanted an explanation for. While tuition continues to increase, it seems that so does the chancellor’s annual…

April 28, 2011
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Feminist Club kicked out of event

By Edgar Lopez While East Los Angeles College prepared to hold hands for Hands Across California April 17, a feminist group’s hands were busy stripping a booth. The event had booths lined up for information, contest and company vendors, but apparently, there were no booths for the ELAC Feminist Movement Club. The club was asked to leave a booth they occupied because they did not have a reservation for the…

April 28, 2011
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