Chicano/as honored at Dia de los Muertos exhibit

November 1, 2017

                            By Julio Sanchez The opening reception of the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Altar Exhibit brought the community together to celebrate the lives of legendary Chicanos and Chicanas in Arts. The altars and ofrendas (offerings to the deceased) in the exhibit were produced by students as part of a Chicano studies class. Exhibit and event…

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Disability Awareness Day provides information and activities

November 1, 2017

By Julio Sanchez From activities to prizes to a live wheelchair basketball game, East Los Angeles College’s Diversabilities Support Program and Services hosted Disability Awareness Day. The event took place in front of the college on the Disability Awareness Day on Wednesday. The event provided students with resources and information on disabilities. There was activities like raffles and a wheelchair basketball game. The event also had different groups and organizations…

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Boom festival gives students opportunity to sign up for classes

October 25, 2017

By Kevin Camargo Music playing from multiple speakers, carnival games going live, clubs hosting food fundraisers, busy informational booths and students and staff dressed in costumes to keep the Boom Festival energy high on Thursday. The all-day Boom Festival gave students the opportunity to enroll into short-term classes and get more information about different academic departments, academic counseling, student services and clubs. “It’s a benefit because, even if you’re not…

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Security report reveals most common crimes on campus

October 25, 2017

By Dorany Pineda East Los Angeles College has seen a slight increase in crime on and off campus according to the 2017 Annual Security Report published by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The report shows crime statistics from 2014 to 2016 and is divided into three categories: on campus, non-campus and off campus. The report found that there was a  slight growth in sexual assault cases on campus in…

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Open educational resources offers cheaper supply options to students

By Steven Adamo The high-cost of textbooks is one of many topics of discussion          during Open Access Week, with workshops held today and Thursday at the Helen Miller Bailey library. During the workshops, librarian Cynthia Mari Orozco will discuss Open Educational Resources (OER). “OER are openly licensed materials that are free to use,” Orozco said. These materials are syllabi, assignments, tests, projects and free, or low-cost,…

October 25, 2017
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Latest budget cuts affect student resources on campus: Learning Assistance Center takes hit

October 25, 2017

By Jorge Vasquez The Learning Assistance Center in E3-280 had its budget cut at the start of the year. The center is now struggling to hire tutors said Learning Assistance Center and Language Lab Director Amanda Ryan-Romo. The center helps students become independent learners through one-on-one or group tutoring sessions and offers sessions for multiple subjects such as Math, English, Life Science and other college-level courses. Romo said that the…

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Latest budget cuts affect student resources on campus: Meeting focuses on budget restoration

by Gustavo Buenrostro Restoring the budget for the computer labs was a topic of discussion at the meeting for student funds held Monday in the G1 administration building. Early in the semester, budget cuts affected labs and other student services, prompting Vice President of Academic Affairs Ruben Arenas to call a meeting to discuss the funding for the labs. Arenas said there may be money in the general or Basic…

October 25, 2017
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ELAC faces impending deficit, enrollment grows

October 25, 2017

By Steve Adamo Despite growing enrollment, talk of an upcoming deficit was the main topic of the East Los Angeles College Shared Governance Council meeting Monday. During his presentation, Vice President of Academic Affairs Ruben Arenas provided numerous slides of data and charts that show East Los Angeles College’s record growth and looming deficit. “I do firmly believe that we’d be in a much worse situation, if we hadn’t tied…

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LGBTQ students celebrate National Coming Out day

October 18, 2017

By Julio Sanchez The Dream Resource Center and East Los Angeles College’s Safe Zone Coalition hosted National Coming Out Day by presenting students with activities and opportunities to express themselves without fear of judgement. National Coming Out Day is held on Oct.11 as an annual civil awareness day in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer community and its civil rights movement. National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988…

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Adelante talent show auditions take place this week

By Gustavo Buenrostro The Adelante First Year Experience program is hosting its second annual talent show                     and will be holding auditions today and tomorrow from 3 to 7 p.m. in the G3 foyer. This year if the first year Adelante FYE will be holding auditions for the show. “I think so many students have so much talent. I think (the…

October 18, 2017
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