ELAC first school in district to offer Women/Gender Studies degree

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College became the only school in the district to offer a Women/Gender Studies degree and kicked off a celebration on Thursday at the G3 Foyer. The degree was submitted in January of this year and was approved in June, making it the 59th associate degree to be approved. The Women/Gender Studies faculty came up with classes for the 13-class requirement. There are four categories…

November 8, 2017
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Assembly Bills 19 and 705 to affect incoming students

Frank Portillo Two assembly bills were passed by California legislature recently that might impact the student population on campus. A free year of community college for first-time students and self-assessments for new students were the main focus of the Senate Executive Committee meeting Wednesday. The committee spent a large portion of the meeting discussing ways in which it can assist the math and English faculty with the new Assembly Bills….

November 8, 2017
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Administration delays student AA degrees, certificates

By Frank Portillo East Los Angeles College alumni and current students are experiencing delays in receiving their degrees and/or certificates. Alumnus Alejandro Nunez Gutierrez posted on the college’s Facebook page asking other students if they were dealing with the same issue. The delays have prompted both negative and neutral reactions from the students involved. Colonda Hawkins, who is in charge of substandard grade petitions, said that the issue must be…

November 8, 2017
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Students raise money for hurricane relief

November 1, 2017

  By Melody Ortiz East Los Angeles College’s Students for Political Awareness club and the American Federation of Teachers held a fundraiser on Thursday night for student artists to sell their pieces. The fundraiser was set up to raise money for Mexico, Puerto Rico and Dominica after they suffered hurricane disasters. ELAC art students set up tables to sell their work at the fundraiser. Some items for sale were photographs,…

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Training gives Elans insight into veteran struggles

November 1, 2017

By Noe Ortega Guest speakers Marshall Thomas and David Joseph introduced a Welcome Home training program to educate faculty, staff and students about veteran issues on campus. Both speakers presented videos consisting of house raids, soldiers coming home to their loved ones and soldiers in gun battles. The event was hosted by the Veterans Resource Center to help people who haven’t served in the military gain an understanding of what…

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Retired professor Louie Sarracino dies at age 95

November 1, 2017

By Dorany Pineda Retired professor of speech and communications Louie Sarracino, who taught at East Los Angeles College for 53 years before retiring in 2002, died on Oct. 23 at the age of 95. Sarracino is remembered by family and friends as having been friendly and fun, and loved by all his students. “Louie was really personable and funny,” Tom Atha, a speech professor, said. “He had a lot of…

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Chicano/as honored at Dia de los Muertos exhibit

November 1, 2017

                            By Julio Sanchez The opening reception of the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Altar Exhibit brought the community together to celebrate the lives of legendary Chicanos and Chicanas in Arts. The altars and ofrendas (offerings to the deceased) in the exhibit were produced by students as part of a Chicano studies class. Exhibit and event…

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Disability Awareness Day provides information and activities

November 1, 2017

By Julio Sanchez From activities to prizes to a live wheelchair basketball game, East Los Angeles College’s Diversabilities Support Program and Services hosted Disability Awareness Day. The event took place in front of the college on the Disability Awareness Day on Wednesday. The event provided students with resources and information on disabilities. There was activities like raffles and a wheelchair basketball game. The event also had different groups and organizations…

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Boom festival gives students opportunity to sign up for classes

October 25, 2017

By Kevin Camargo Music playing from multiple speakers, carnival games going live, clubs hosting food fundraisers, busy informational booths and students and staff dressed in costumes to keep the Boom Festival energy high on Thursday. The all-day Boom Festival gave students the opportunity to enroll into short-term classes and get more information about different academic departments, academic counseling, student services and clubs. “It’s a benefit because, even if you’re not…

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Security report reveals most common crimes on campus

October 25, 2017

By Dorany Pineda East Los Angeles College has seen a slight increase in crime on and off campus according to the 2017 Annual Security Report published by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The report shows crime statistics from 2014 to 2016 and is divided into three categories: on campus, non-campus and off campus. The report found that there was a  slight growth in sexual assault cases on campus in…

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