ASU presidential candidate responds to accusations

By Vivian Ramirez A 10-year-old rumor still follows Hassan Medina, Associated Student Union commissioner of theater arts and student presidential candidate. Despite accusations of forgery and embezzlement, Medina seeks a leadership position and brushes off rumors and references to his past. Medina’s complicated history with East Los Angeles College begins ten years ago with the Radio Club. Medina joined the Radio Club in Fall 1999 and ascended to the position…

April 28, 2011
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Green Technology promotes interest in energy movement

  By Edgar Lopez East Los Angeles College was more than Husky-green as students from various schools learned about environmental awareness at ELAC’s Earth Day event on April 13. The event started in the women’s gym, which hosted guest speakers. Armando Rivera, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Director, made the effort to make Earth Day a big event. Rivera said he elected Crist Khachikian,…

April 28, 2011
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Hands Across California

  By Megan Perry Californians united as community colleges including East Los Angeles College held Hands Across California to raise awareness concerning recent and future budget cuts on April 17. Hands Across California was an event that stemmed from Hands Across America, which occurred 20 years ago, and was supposed to be the largest fundraising event in higher education’s history to raise awareness and funds for California Community College students. The…

April 28, 2011
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MESA awards laptops

  By Jerry Casarez The MESA Program gave free laptops to students courtesy of California Connects. The program’s goal is to increase digital literacy in California communities. The program is federally funded by a $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. California Connects is directed on campus by MESA Program Director, Dr. Armando Rivera. MESA stands for Math…

April 6, 2011
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Elans compete in fuel-efficiency race

  By Rosie Chamuryan Students from ELAC’s auto technology department are building a fuel efficient car that is scheduled to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston, Texas next Thursday through Friday. T h e S h e l l E c o – m a r a t h o n challenges high school and college student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient…

April 6, 2011
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Candidates respond at forum

By Vivian Ramirez Five of the 10 candidates running for Associated Student Union board positions gave speeches and answered questions at the spring election forum in the G5 building on Monday. At the forum, candidates were available for questions to students and to campaign for votes. Although half of the candidates are running unopposed, they still have to give statements and explain why they are the best possible choice for…

April 6, 2011
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Board aims for improvement

  By Veronica Huertado The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees made changes to its meeting policy in order to allow better oversight of their many programs, especially construction. The board decided to separate monthly meetings to improve on keeping board members and the community informed. In a packed downtown Los Angeles district office, the board voted to amend the format of the monthly board and committee meetings….

April 4, 2011
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Cheaters target Elans

    By Faith Lee Flyers that promote cheating are targeting international students around campus. The flyers are written in Chinese, so no administrators had realized that the flyers violated school rules. The flyers promote the service’s ability to coach student how to write, but in reality, they write papers for students. The illegal flyers are located on the bulletin board next to the parking structure, around the E3, E5…

April 4, 2011
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Dance teacher remembered

  By Edgar Lopez The death of dance instructor Miyoko Komori has affected not only East Los Angeles College, but the community as well. Komori was born in 1930 in Osaka, Japan and resided in Downey, where she passed away in her home on Jan. 23 at the age of 80. Her funeral services were held on Jan. 31. “We have a great absence,” said Wanda Lee Evans, a fellow…

March 23, 2011
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Stirrat departs from ELAC

  By Christina Rocha For more than half his lifetime, Jon-Jon Stirrat has dedicated his life to helping high school students go to college. “I am happy that I am retiring from ELAC and most of all I will miss the students,” said Stirrat, who retired this winter. His duties were coordinating outreach for East Los Angeles College to reach out to the high school students and to the community,…

March 23, 2011
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