Sexual assault survivors share survival stories at Take Back the Night

By Ivan Cazares  “What didn’t kill me made me stronger,” a survivor of sexual assault said during East Los Angeles College’s Take Back The Night event on April 27 at G3 Foyer. “What we are seeing is that talking about (the trauma) is the beginning of the healing process,” ELAC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Education Director, Sonia Rivera said. The survivors’ emotions were visible when they spoke. Some broke down in…

May 4, 2017
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Audit finds unreported funds in UC system

By Dorany Pineda  A state audit report released April 25 revealed hidden funds and excessive administrative salaries in the University of California system amid tuition hikes. According to the California State Auditor’s Office report, the University of California administration failed to make known to the public and the Board of Regents that it had $175 million in budget reserve funds. The Office of the President has denied hiding those funds,…

May 3, 2017
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Free speech zones give voice to students

By Felipe Rodriguez  Free speech zones are an important resource that all campuses should acknowledge and keep open to everyone. Free speech areas allow students to have a voice on campus and bring great benefits to community college students. Restricting these areas is a violation of the first amendment and affect everybody that is involved on campus. Recently, Pierce college student Kevin Shaw gained attention after his college campus security…

May 3, 2017
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Students explore options in law enforcement career day

By Jordan Elias  The Administration of Justice Department hosted a career day where East Los Angeles College’s students found out how to get into the field of law enforcement on April 25. “I like the event because every year more students come to get more information about these careers,” Vivian Guerrero, who helped organize the event, said. “This is a good opportunities to them to know the requirements to study…

May 3, 2017
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LGBT mistreatment sparks discussion

May 3, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  Dr. Jose M. Aguilar-Hernandez spoke about the mistreatment of Dr. Jose M. Aguilar-Hernandez epidemic in “Silence Equals Death” at the E3 Ingalls Hall on Thursday. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Coalition to Unleash Power, an organization established in March 1987, dealt with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus crisis and its political opponents for treatment of ill patients and for research and education on the epidemic. “…the government took about five…

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Thousands gather for May Day March

May 3, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  Thousands of marchers used the annual May Day March as a platform to protest President Donald Trump’s administration on May 1. Demonstrators gathered at MacArthur Park at 11 a.m. and marched about two miles to City Hall in support of workers’ issues, issues of discrimination and immigration issues. Groups chanted “We don’t want a fascist U.S.A.” Another group chanted “the people united will never be divided” in…

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Transfer fair prepares students’ educational path

By Christina Rodriguez The Transfer Center hosted “Transfer Student Success Conference and University Fair” on Saturday to prepare students for a higher education path. Each program had speakers to help guide all Elans in attendance in the direction of a higher education program suited for their personal needs, goals and wants. The First to Transfer Workshop was presented by Chely Gonzalez. In her presentation, she discussed her theory of “The…

May 3, 2017
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Women’s basketball player signs with Kansas State

May 3, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  When Anastasia Tsybaeva’s was in seventh grade, she stood at five feet ten inches. Despite having never played, her physical education teacher convinced her to join the basketball club. She was the only girl among 40 boys. “After two days I quit because everybody was making fun of me,” Tsybaeva said. “They’re like ‘How are you so tall and you can’t play?’” It wasn’t until her freshman…

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Black Mambas prepare for overseas tour

May 3, 2017

By Diego Linares Southeast Los Angeles band Black Mambas are set to take the stage for their third European tour starting this Friday after first starting out by performing in backyards and underage in local venues. The band members say the ability to play overseas has come after gaining experience in the scene and being diligent with their craft. “It’s cool. It’s great, but it’s a lot of hard work….

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