ASL workshop features poetry signing to encourage deaf awareness

By Jorge Vasquez The Modern Language Lab hosted an American Sign Language (ASL) poetry workshop last Wednesday. The workshop featured poetry signings and insight on Deaf culture from ASL professors Marc Bowman, Tomás Garcia and interpreter,            Rorri Burton. Bowman signed the poem “So Happy and So Proud” by Scott Sabatini while Burton relayed his emotions to the room full of students, staff and faculty. After,…

May 2, 2018
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Career day creates opportunities

By Steven Adamo Over 45 local and federal agencies shared job opportunities with East Los Angeles College students Wednesday for the Administration of Justice Department’s annual Career Day. The event is held every April and showcases career opportunities in law enforcement, the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Technician services and Animal Control officers. Officers from the Los Angeles, Burbank, Huntington Park and the County of Los Angeles Police Departments shared stories…

May 2, 2018
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Academic Senate votes in favor of zero, low-cost textbooks

By Maria Marroquin Senate members voted in favor of East Los Angeles College adapting Open Educational Resources (OER) and zero or low-cost textbooks during the Academic Senate meeting last Tuesday. The Senate bill 1359 requires all California State Universities and California Community Colleges to promote the selection of course materials that will result in cost savings to students. Plans of adding an icon in the courses catalog to inform students…

May 2, 2018
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Laura Aguilar: 1959-2018

May 2, 2018

By Frank Portillo Photographer and alumna Laura Aguilar died at 58 in a Long Beach nursing home last Tuesday. Pilar Tompkins Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum, said that she was an incredible and important artist who had a brave soul. “She has really forged a path that is, in my mind, so critical for many of the conversations that are taking place today. Especially within the intersections…

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Cinco de Mayo event to be turned into Multicultural event

The Associated Student Union Board voted to turn the Cinco de Mayo event into a multicultural event during their meeting on Friday. The ASU Board had previously voted to support a Cinco de Mayo event that would have taken place on May 7. The Theater Club is set to be reenacting the Battle of Puebla during the multicultural event. Due to the change of event, more details are yet to…

May 2, 2018
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LGBTQ and Ally Resource Fair kicks off ELAC Pride Week

By Rogelio Alvarez Guest speaker Carmen Carrera spoke about her experiences and challenges she faced as a transgender woman at the LGBTQ and Ally resource fair on Monday. The fair is part of the first annual East Los Angeles College Pride Week, hosted by Adelante First-Year Experience Program. “I’m glad that alot of students showed, even classes showed up to the event. The keynote speaker was amazing,” Adelante scholar ambassador…

April 25, 2018
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Hip Hop Summit comes to ELAC

By Steven Adamo Analyzing Hip Hop as a tool of change, Adelante FYE’s “Hip Hop Summit” will feature guest speakers and live performances at the G3 Auditorium on May 12. The Emcee and facilitator of the event is Tyson Amir, educator and author of “Black Boy Poems.” The summit will also include a Hip Hop Empowerment panel. Turntablism will also be featured at the event with live performances from DJ…

April 25, 2018
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Wildfires impact drinking water

By Gustavo Buenrostro Wildfires can change the water quality of rivers according to Fernando Rosario-Ortiz during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science festival on Monday. Wildfires can change the amount of nutrients and pH levels. It can also increase the turbidity, which is the cloudiness or smokiness in the water. The amount of carbon in water is also increased. Ortiz, an associate professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder,…

April 25, 2018
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ASU funds Amsterdam-Paris Study Abroad Club

By Susan Lorenzana The Associate Student Union helps fund the Amsterdam Paris Study Abroad club and various topics were talked about such as proposal funding, board discussions, and a new ASU Senator of Political Activism was appointed . “It was definitely an experience and I am grateful to be part of ASU board,” Stephanie Trelles said. Many clubs had hopes of having their club funded. ASU funds the Amsterdam-Paris Study Abroad…

April 18, 2018
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Open house focuses on workforce and transfer

By Cristal Gomez The Business Administration Department Open House will focus on then California Strong Workforce and panels on transfer experiences from previous students and professionals within fields of business. The Second Annual Business Administration Department Open House will be on April 26 at F5 201 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the open house there will be a discussion about  The California Strong Workforce, a program  which helps…

April 18, 2018
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