Health fair provides insight to better health for students

By: Samantha Moreno East Los Angeles College students were informed about the importance of their health and how to maintain it at the annual health fair on Wednesday, in the E2 quad. The booths throughout the quad included free blood pressure exams, demonstrations on how to do self-examinations for both men and women, natural supplements and applications for food stamps. CalFresh, a food stamp program which is referred to as…

May 16, 2017
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Visiting professor talks of education as resistance

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo  “If we get stuck in the fear and pain, we can not move forward,” visiting professor Dolores Delgado Bernal said, who spoke about resistance that leads to social justice. Delgado Bernal, a professor of education and ethnic studies from the University of Utah and a visiting professor at  California State University, Los Angeles, spoke to students about types of resistance and how more effectively seek social…

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New student system to eliminate pink add slips

By Gil Milanes  East Los Angeles College will soon retire permit slips and welcome back waitlists after more than a decade. Key points regarding the new Student Information System were discussed Tuesday at the Academic Senate meeting. Two major changes discussed were the permit slips and waitlists, a procedure that ELAC has not practiced in many years. Under the new SIS, which will fully go live in the fall, courses…

May 10, 2017
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Speech team brings home gold, bronze

May 10, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Members of the East Los Angeles College speech team felt that preparation played a key role in their third consecutive gold win at the Phi Rho Pi National Forensic Organization competition April 17 in Washington, D.C. Speech team coach David Hale said that preparing was key when they were discussing the topics for the speech. Little details, like clothing and hand movements, was something the team discussed…

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Vinyl records add quality in sound

May 10, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez Although Vinyl seems pretty out dated, this audio format is the best way to listen to music. This format encourages listeners to fully understand an album and brings more respect to the artistry of putting an album together. Vinyl is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. Many people recognize them as big CDs…

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Contraceptives should be available for all students

By Yecenia Alcaraz “Wellness to Go” vending machines will not increase the chances of unprotected sex. It will increase the possibility of safe sex and reduce unplanned pregnancies. University of California, Davis has all the right intentions by allowing their students to obtain the morning-after pill from an on campus vending machine. The Wellness to Go vending machine offers more than just Plan B. It provides condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests,…

May 10, 2017
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Hulu brings dystopian tale to life in new original series

By Megan G. Razzetti  Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” comes to life in a riveting Hulu original series and brings eerie parallels to social issues that are present in today’s world. The premiere on April 26 opened with its first three episodes of the series and provides a terrifying look into a dystopian, non-secular, authoritarian regime that prohibits women from everything including reading. Each episode is an hour long, yet…

May 10, 2017
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Vocalists deliver graceful, angelic concert

May 10, 2017

By Russell Zazueta  No microphones were needed to hear the graceful, angelic voices of the East Los Angeles College Chamber Chorale and Choir at the Spring Choral Concert. Each member showcased their vocal abilities, sometimes in tandem, a group of soloists took the stage throughout the show. They demonstrated to the audience that a dynamic of different registers (soprano, tenor, baritone) can add intense emotion over the ethereal blanket that…

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Former ELAC student opens restaurant

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez opened Casa Fina Restaurant and Cantina in Boyle Heights on Friday. Free tacos, aguas frescas and cake were served from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The food was so delicious. Everyone was really nice and kind,” said Lizette Palominos, a resident of Boyle Heights.The restaurant will host stand-up comedy nights, open mic nights, bohemian nights, and karaoke nights….

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Board of Trustees talk LACCD billion dollar budgets

By Christina Rodriguez The Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees denied District Manager of Security Services, William Ramirez’s suggestions for new safety and emergency services. Board of Trustees committee members met in the LACCD Board Room on Wednesday to discuss the budgetary needs of the nine district colleges. Committee Members; Mike Eng, Chair, Ernest H. Moreno, Vice Chair, Mike Fong, Member, along with other board members discussed how…

May 8, 2017
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