ELAC wins gold in Special Olympics

May 23, 2018

Gold and silver medals were awarded to ELAC’s Special Olympics Swim Team Saturday during the 2018 Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Special Olympics Spring Regional. Winning gold in the 50 and 100 meter freestyle was Melissa Rivera, who also won a silver medal in the 50 meter backstroke. Athletes can only compete in three events, and Rivera won in all of the events she entered. The silver medal in the 100…

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Confidence lost in State Chancellor Oakley

May 23, 2018

By Noe Ortega The Academic Senate joined other colleges in California with a vote of no confidence in State Chancellor Eloy Oakley yesterday. ELAC’s no-confidence vote echoed the votes of other college academic senates notifying the Chancellor of their disapproval of him. The vote came in response to the Chancellor’s lack of consultation with the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges about recent state initiatives like AB 705 (a bill…

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Psychology Club demonstrates importance of higher education

May 16, 2018

By Roberto Diaz Students and families flooded into East LosAngeles College’s multi-purpose room on Thursday to attend the 5th Annual Psychology Club Open House. Upon arrival, guests were given welcome gifts and an event program. Food was provided as well as various information presented by student service booths. When the club had its first open house five years ago, it was held in the club’s department building, which wasnt big…

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Health and Wellness fair sheds light on nursing programs

May 16, 2018

HYPERTENSION— One of the displays created by the ELAC nurse program showing ways to avoid high blood pressure. By Alejandro Ambriz The Health and Wellness fair presented by the ELAC Student Health Center last Thursday provided students with information that is presumptively known, but is commonly incorrect. Among the booths were the Veterans Resource Center, Alta Med Health Services and students from ELAC’s Nurse Program. Their booth was based on…

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California Master Plan in need of update

May 16, 2018

By Pamela Estrada Representatives of the higher education system were in Sacramento, reviewing the California Master Plan established in 1960 to further the success of students in higher education. The fourth hearing was held by Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), Jose Medina (D-Riverside), and Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) on May 8th. It was presented that a need for diversity within faculty was a priority, along with the investment to…

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Speech team destroys competition

May 16, 2018

By Pamela Estrada Speech team is one of few community colleges teams to attain four, 1st place, national titles in four consecutive years as of last month. On April the team took part in the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Daytona Beach Florida. This event put ELAC on top when the speech team brought home the 1st place gold for the “Wheeler Division Individual Events.” “This was an important…

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Adelante raises funds with beats

May 16, 2018

By Kevin Gonzalez The Hip-Hop Summit culminated a three-part series of events that raised funds to establish a first year experience scholarship for East Los Angeles College students on Saturday. Adelante First Year Experience program held the event at the G3 auditorium. The first two events consisted of the Woke Womxn’s Conference and Pride week. The Hip-Hop summit was designed to bring awareness to the benefits that Hip-Hop can have…

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High School students to receive first-year tuition

May 9, 2018

By Noe Ortega East Los Angeles College will assist high school students with free tuition for the first year of any of the nine Los Angeles Community College District colleges with College Promise Day last Wednesday. LA College Promise is a proposition made by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2016. The goal is to increase the number of community college graduates and university transfers in the city of Los Angeles. LA…

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‘Chavez Ravine’ to showcase next Friday

May 9, 2018

By Kevin Camargo The play, “Chavez Ravine,” will showcase in the Proscenium Theater starting May 18 at 8 p.m. There will be eight total functions of the play for two weekends. “Chavez Ravine” is written by Culture Clash and is being directed by Ramiro Segovia. The play will show the lives of people before and after Dodger Stadium was built on what used to be Chavez Ravine. “The play tackles…

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‘Hire A Husky’ welcomes new employees

May 9, 2018

By Giselle Palomera LA Youth at Work partnered up with the Los Angeles College Promise Works to provide students with paid summer internships in the entertainment industry, last Thursday at the Hire a Husky career and job fair. East Los Angeles College has partnered up with the Evolve Entertainment Fund through the Career and Workforce Development Center to provide students with paid summer internships in the film, music and TV…

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