Film screening of walkouts with producer Susan Racho

By Melody Ortiz A film screening of “Chicano! Taking Back the Schools” was shown on Wednesday, followed by a Q&A (questions and answers) with the producer, Susan Racho. The film is part three of a four part series called “Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.” “Taking Back the Schools” recounts the 1968 walkouts and protests in East Los Angeles to demand better education for Mexican-American students. Before…

April 13, 2018
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ELAC launches its first Incubator program

By Susan Lorenzana The East Los Angeles College Foundation and Omni Works launch the first ESTEC LA Incubator For Women, Veteran, Minority, Formerly Incarcerated, and LGBTQ Owned Businesses. This program will help students feel comfortable learning about the business world. Paul De La Cerda  is the Executive Director of the ELAC Foundation, Dean of Resource, Economic and Innovation’s Office and External and Government Relations and Corporate Partnerships. He is who…

April 4, 2018
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Animation Day showcase Latin American films

By Cristal Gomez Latin American Animation Day showcased short films from Mexico, Chile and Brazil including “Inner Workings” a Disney short film directed by Brazil-born Leo Matsuda. As a tribute to the late Bill Melendez during the event, there was a section showing the various works that Melendez had done during his time working for Disney, Warner Brothers and Charles Schulz. Tom Sito, who was a friend to Melendez,  spoke…

April 4, 2018
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One Book, One College panel opens discussion for students

By Cristal Gomez  Oppression of women in the modern society was a topic of discussion by the faculty and student panelists at One Book, One College. A paraphrased quote from the book that began the discussion said “Over the ages, the view and treatments towards women have evolved, but some of the old ideologies have stayed. Developing countries and some modernized countries still have the old ideologies of women.” The…

April 4, 2018
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Town hall meeting informs students of financial aid options

By Christian Horta Financial aid information was provided at the town hall meeting at the E3 building on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.   Originally, the meeting was going to be held outside by the walkway, but the wet weather forced it to move outside the main elevators. The purpose of Wednesday’s town hall meeting was for students to be aware of any updates, along with clearing up any…

April 4, 2018
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New building to launch in 2022

By Jerry Flores A new building construction at South Gate Educational Center campus was discussed last Thursday in the Associated Student Union meeting. The new building will be constructed across the street of the South Gate Educational Center and will be done in January 2022. It will have new resources, one of them is the science department.   “We are going to build a brand new building, it’s going to…

April 4, 2018
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Poetry Reading Night at ELAC

By Maria Marroquin Inspiring 11-year-old poet, Violeta Tabilla joined East Los Angeles College Writers Society club’s open mic night last Friday at Tonali Studio. Obed Silva, host of the event, promoted “East Side Rose”, the 1st edition of ELAC’s literary magazine. In addition to pieces written by ELAC’s current and past students as well as some professors, the magazine contains work from members of the East LA community such as the…

March 21, 2018
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Non-profit organization offers scholarship and resources for Latino students.

March 21, 2018

By Noe Ortega Members of the Salvadoran-American Leadership and Educational Fund collaborated with the Dream Resource Center to share awareness about the Temporary Protected Service Act. TPS is an act established by Congress in the 1990 Immigration Act that temporarily stopped deportations against people from countries that were destabilized by war or catastrophe. Currently, there are 10 countries that are designated for TPS: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia,…

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Panel discusses #MeToo movement

March 21, 2018

By Jerry Flores The East Los Angeles College Women and Gender Studies Committee hosted a panel presentation of the #MeToo movement about sexual assault and harassment. “The focus of the presentation is to keep spreading the #MeToo movement and to support those persons who have suffered from sexual assault and harassment,” Natalina Monteiro, Ph.D. said. During the presentation, the speakers expressed their opinions about the role parents play in this…

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Students walk out in solidarity

March 21, 2018

By Frank Portillo The national school walkout reached the campus Wednesday morning as students congregated in front of the E3 building at 10 a.m. The walkout was in response to the Florida shooting last month in which 17 students and staff members were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The mood was somber, as everyone in attendance remained silent while the names of the victims and their ages were…

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