Students fazed by financial aid delays

March 21, 2018

By Frank Portillo Due to a new system implementation for the Fall 2017 semester, students are experiencing delays receiving their financial aid awards. The new Oracle PeopleSoft system replaced the old DEC SIS system, which had been in place for 40 years. Financial Aid Office technician Julio Alvarado said students aren’t receiving their financial aid awards because of system-related issues. “A lot of it has to do with the way…

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Art Department presents fourth annual Animation Day

By Susan Lorenzana The Art Department at East Los Angeles College will  present the fourth Annual Animation Day to take place on Saturday, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The goal of  ELAC International Animation Festival is to give information and an entertaining introduction to international contemporary animation. ELAC will partner up with Cinema Without Borders for the fourth time. The head of the animation department, Michael Libonati, has organized…

March 21, 2018
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Social Justice Plactica series ends on topic of micro-aggressions

By Julio Sanchez Adelante First Year Experience Program held its final Social Justice Platica with its sixth guest speaker, Dr. Daniel Solorzano and his presentation on the impact of racial micro-aggression. Adelante FYE student ambassador, Joe Gama who was a part of organizing the event mentioned that the presentation with Solorzano will be closing the series which was started in the fall semester of last year. The presentation covered how…

March 21, 2018
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New partnership reveals opportunity for free college

By Kevin Camargo East Los Angeles College partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District- Local District East, LAUSD Board Member Dr. Ref Rodriguez and California State University, Los Angeles to launch the GO Southeast program at Bell High School last Wednesday. “We’re having this partnership to ensure that our students have an opportunity to go through the K through 12 pipeline and continue,” ELAC Student Services Associate Dean, Miguel…

March 14, 2018
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Students to learn how to start a business

By Christian Horta Students who would like to know more about opening a business will have the chance to learn how, at the Gig Economy open house event which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. It will be held at F7-113 at 5:45 p.m., and on Thursday, it will be held in F7-203 starting at noon. The event is free to attend. Allen Coson, Ph.D., an economics professor, encourages…

March 14, 2018
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Accounting Club helps students become Certified Public Accountants

March 14, 2018

By Jorge Vazquez The Accounting Club hosted guest speaker Andrea Johnson to inform students on how to become a Certified Public Accountant. On  March 1, Johnson, a business development representative from Roger Certified Public Accountant  Review, informed students on the format of the CPA exam, the new changes coming to the exam in April 2018 as well as becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant, says professor Jennifer Alvarado, co-advisor of…

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ELA CAPE swings back into action

March 14, 2018

By Joshua Inglada The East Los Angeles Comicbook, Art and Pop-Culture Expo is swinging back into action May 12. Formerly known as the East LA Comic Con, the name changed after the events of the San Diego/Salt Lake City lawsuit in December, which was fueled over the copyright claim of the term “comic con” by San Diego. ELA CAPE was founded in 2016 by East Los Angeles College alumnus and…

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Professor shares historical discoveries about women

March 14, 2018

By Vicky Nguyen Professor Barbara Dunsheath gave a presentation on Women in U.S. History at Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library on Sunday. The hour-long presentation was a modified version of Dunsheath’s lecture she gives during the first day of her History 52 course, The Role of Women in U.S. History. It covered different eras of U.S History and included discussions of women in art, politics and health. Dunsheath also covered parts…

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Academic Senate urges state legislature against block grants

March 14, 2018

By Giselle Palomera The Academic Senate meeting held yesterday, reviewed the categorical funding issue which Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing be turned into a block grant. “The Governor of California wishes to consolidate programs which are currently categorically funded into block grant funding, and has requested that the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges bring him a proposal in time for the May revision,” according to the…

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‘Woke Womxn’ provide empowerment

March 14, 2018

By Jorge Vazquez The Adelante First Year Experience program hosted their “WOKE WOMXN’s Conference” as part of an inaugural Empowerment Summit series complete with multiple keynote speakers, workshops, panels and performances. “The Empowerment Summit Series is a fundraising event with the goal of establishing an Adelante Scholarship program for FYE scholars,” Associate Dean of first year programs Vanessa Ochoa said. The first of the series, WOKE WOMXN Conference, featured five…

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