Workshops prepare ELAC for emergency situations

April 18, 2018

By Allison Beatty All next week there will be workshops preparing the East Los Angeles College faculty and staff for various emergency situations. Emergencies range from active shooters on campus to campus-wide evacuations. This is the first time an entire week has been dedicated to promoting emergency preparedness. “I really hope the amain message is about commitment, that’s really important to me,”  Myeshia Armstrong, Vice President of Administrative Services said….

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Workshops continue during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Joshua Inglada The Sexual Assault Awareness and Violence Education Team has organized events this April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The events for SAAM officially began last Tuesday on campus due to spring break and will continue through April 30. Kinesiology Professor and SAAVE Team Co-Chair Andrea S. Owens said that the goal of SAAM is to raise awareness, provide resources and educate everyone on the various…

April 18, 2018
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ELAC student stabbed on Montebello bus

April 18, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Austin Zavala, an East Los Angeles college student, was stabbed multiple times in the chest on April 9 while taking the Montebello 10 bus to ELAC. The last update on Zavala is that he is still in critical condition. The stabbing happened at 10:13 a.m. on Whittier Boulevard. The suspect has been arrested and identified as Manuel Ortiz by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives. Ortiz…

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Adelante FYE to host Pride Week next week

By Cristal Gomez Adelante First Year Experience Program will host Pride Week on April 23 to April 26. This will be the first Pride Week not only in East Los Angeles College, but in the entire Los Angeles Community College District. The event will feature various campus-wide events to bring awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the week there will be keynote speakers for each event. Some keynote speakers include…

April 18, 2018
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1968 Walkouts talk at VPAM

April 13, 2018

By Steven Adamo Photos from the 1968 Chicana/o walkouts was the topic of discussion at the Vincent Price Art Museum yesterday for the 50th anniversary of the walkouts. The photographs shared are part of a larger exhibit currently on display at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, curated by the speaker of the event, Dr. Carlos Manuel Haro, PhD and UCLA Assistant Director Emeritus. The exhibit at UCLA is…

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Film screening of walkouts with producer Susan Racho

By Melody Ortiz A film screening of “Chicano! Taking Back the Schools” was shown on Wednesday, followed by a Q&A (questions and answers) with the producer, Susan Racho. The film is part three of a four part series called “Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.” “Taking Back the Schools” recounts the 1968 walkouts and protests in East Los Angeles to demand better education for Mexican-American students. Before…

April 13, 2018
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ELAC launches its first Incubator program

By Susan Lorenzana The East Los Angeles College Foundation and Omni Works launch the first ESTEC LA Incubator For Women, Veteran, Minority, Formerly Incarcerated, and LGBTQ Owned Businesses. This program will help students feel comfortable learning about the business world. Paul De La Cerda  is the Executive Director of the ELAC Foundation, Dean of Resource, Economic and Innovation’s Office and External and Government Relations and Corporate Partnerships. He is who…

April 4, 2018
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Animation Day showcase Latin American films

By Cristal Gomez Latin American Animation Day showcased short films from Mexico, Chile and Brazil including “Inner Workings” a Disney short film directed by Brazil-born Leo Matsuda. As a tribute to the late Bill Melendez during the event, there was a section showing the various works that Melendez had done during his time working for Disney, Warner Brothers and Charles Schulz. Tom Sito, who was a friend to Melendez,  spoke…

April 4, 2018
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One Book, One College panel opens discussion for students

By Cristal Gomez  Oppression of women in the modern society was a topic of discussion by the faculty and student panelists at One Book, One College. A paraphrased quote from the book that began the discussion said “Over the ages, the view and treatments towards women have evolved, but some of the old ideologies have stayed. Developing countries and some modernized countries still have the old ideologies of women.” The…

April 4, 2018
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Town hall meeting informs students of financial aid options

By Christian Horta Financial aid information was provided at the town hall meeting at the E3 building on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.   Originally, the meeting was going to be held outside by the walkway, but the wet weather forced it to move outside the main elevators. The purpose of Wednesday’s town hall meeting was for students to be aware of any updates, along with clearing up any…

April 4, 2018
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