Wrestling team remembers former Elan

September 13, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Former East Los Angeles College student and wrestler Joshua Newman died in a car accident on August 5. He was 25. His former wrestling coach, Ralph Valle said that “Joshua was a quiet leader who never complained and was naturally talented.” Newman had been recognized and mentioned in multiple articles over the years as a great talented wrestler. He wrestled and attended ELAC during the ’11-’12 and…

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Athletic Department splits workload with two new directors

September 13, 2018

By Joe Dargan Robert “Bobby” Godinez and James Hines were named co-athletic directors by President Marvin Martinez in the wake of Al Cone’s abrupt resignation after  19 years of service. “I bowed out gracefully and respectfully to let the new regime take over in any way they see fit.” said Cone. Godinez, who’s also beginning his third season as the East Los Angeles College head football coach, will assume 80…

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Walt Disney Music Hall to welcome ELAC professor

September 13, 2018

By Steven Adamo Pianist and assistant professor of music at ELAC, Lucy Nargizyan, will perform at the All-Russian chamber music concert series at the Walk Disney Concert Hall next month. Nargizyan, along with violinist Mark Kashper and cellist Barry Gold, will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Piano Trio No. 2,” which Shostakovich composed when he was 19 years old. The event will also include a violin duet performing Sergei Prokofiev’s “Sonata for…

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ASU meeting discusses ways to help students in need

By Michael Dominguez The Associated Student Union held an open meeting with various amount of topics about creating a food pantry for students that are need of food. Along with free textbooks for students accessible online for free. Along with Amsterdam Paris Student Abroad program being suspended for a moment after going over budget. The Amsterdam Paris Student Abroad program welcome their new members to the program with a welcoming…

June 3, 2018
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Academic Senate concern grows over Chancellor Oakley

May 30, 2018

By Julio Sanchez Although several notions and resolutions were approved on Tuesday’s senate meeting, the impact over the lack of consultation from the California Community State Chancellor was the most discussed topic. Academic senates throughout the states are growing concerns over how the state initiatives are being implemented and are also seeing California Community State Chancellor Eloy Oakley fail to fulfill the California Community College mission. Eloy Ortiz Oakley was…

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Panel gives students advice in nursing

By Cristal Gomez “Walking the red carpet” to a successful nursing career with star guest Taquita Love brought nurses in the field giving advice to future nurses.   “The Nursing Pub” founded by Mona Clayton brought together the event with the help of the director of community engagement, John King. Bringing colleges and programs the nursing students may apply for experience and expand their knowledge. One of the programs is…

May 29, 2018
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FAFSA aids transfer student success through grants and scholarships

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College financial aid office hosted Financial Aid Transfer Workshop for students planning to transfer or will be this upcoming school year. Twice a year, the financial aid office brings a representative from the California State University of Los Angeles and University of California Los Angeles to explain how financial aid works at both institutions. Daniel Mejia and Jonathan Choy from CSULA gave a presentation…

May 23, 2018
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Gabriel Iglesias show to bring in funds

May 23, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is returning to East Los Angeles College on June 19 to perform his “One Show Fits All” stand-up in the G3 auditorium. This is the second time Iglesias will be performing at ELAC and will be headlining as well as bringing his opening guests along to perform. Athletic trainer Diane Stankevitz, P.h.D., is coordinating the event and all of the proceeds of the show…

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Guided Pathways paves way for students

By Joshua Inglada Students deciding what classes they need for their degrees may soon be receiving assistance to greatly streamline the process on choosing  what course best suits their academic goals. Assistant professor of Spanish Nora Zepeda and associate professor of psychology Arpi Festekjian hosted a meeting at the South Gate Educational Center for faculty to present the upcoming Guided Pathways Plan for East Los Angeles College. GP is an…

May 23, 2018
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Cone resigns as Athletic Director

May 23, 2018

By Stephanie Guevara After 18 years as the East Los Angeles College athletic director, Allen Cone resigned to become a full-time instructor. He decided to step down from his position because he lost the passion and enthusiasm the job requires, he said. “I never took myself that serious, but (I) sure (as) hell took what I did very serious… This is a great institution. I don’t care what is happening…

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