Retired psychology professor Edward Serrano dies in sleep

October 18, 2017

By Dorany Pineda Edward “Ed” Serrano, an alumnus and retired Psychology professor at East Los Angeles College, took a nap after breakfast and died in his sleep of a heart attack on Sept. 30. He was 65. Serrano’s wife of 31 years, Joan, remembers that he always wore shorts. “It had to snow before he put pants on,” she said. She said he was dearly loved by students and was…

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Speaker of sexual trafficking workshop opens up about personal experience

October 18, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Targets of human trafficking and tactics that human traffickers use was the topic of discussion at the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking workshop on Thursday in F5-211. The speaker of the workshop, Lisa Vargas, said human traffickers target physically vulnerable groups of people so that they can overpower them. She said they mostly target runaways, homeless youth and foreigners, but some do go after people…

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Sports Briefs

Football The football team demolished Los Angeles Southwest College 71-13 to win its second straight game. During the win-streak, the team has outscored its opponents 120-20. The next game will be against West Los Angeles College on Oct. 28, 6 p.m. at Weingart Stadium.   Cross country Woman’s cross country’s best finisher was Sylvia Calvache at the Mount San Antonio Invite, coming in 41 of 125 runners with a finishing…

October 18, 2017
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Financial Aid Awareness event informs students of resources

By Melody Ortiz Students learned about the financial aid process during the Financial Aid Awareness Day event Thursday at noon in front of the E3 building. The event was hosted by  Financial Aid Office Assistant Gladys Rodriguez and she explained the purpose of the event. Financial Aid Awareness Day is used to inform students of the main topics of the Financial Aid process and to answer frequently asked questions. Participating…

October 18, 2017
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ELAC journalists win in regional conference competition

October 18, 2017

By Melody Ortiz East Los Angeles College Campus News students won six awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Conference on Oct. 14 at California State University, Fullerton. The winners included Steven Adamo, Stephanie Guevara, Diego Linares, Dorany Pineda, Julie Santiago and Russell Zazueta. Two were  Publications Awards and four were On-the-Spot awards. The Publications Awards are for students’ published work throughout the year and the On-the-Spot Awards…

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One Book, One College program to engage students

By Kevin Camargo One Book, One College is a program that English instructors Dina Szklarek and Grace Lee decided to bring to East Los Angeles College so the whole campus can engage in one same book. On Thursday, the English department hosted a flash-mob reading, which is a large public gathering to introduce the book, of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Nicholas D. Kristof…

October 18, 2017
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Consent is Sexy Workshop

By Giselle Palomera Monica Avila hosted a workshop Wednesday to help students build skills to effectively communicate personal feelings and establish consent to create a healthier relationship. The purpose of the workshop was to create a space where all partners can feel free of judgment and shame. The workshop centered around personal experiences, while students and faculty spoke about situations they had been in revolving around the lack of consent. Female…

October 18, 2017
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Potential lab movement brings tension to meeting

By Gustavo Buenrostro A lack of transparency and miscommunication about lab space was the focus of the meeting held on Wednesday in the G3 Administration building. Department chairs and faculty from the E3 building were upset because they wanted to understand why the modern language and communication lab space was going to be moved. The department chairs from the English, modern language and communications departments, as well as other faculty…

October 12, 2017
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Candlelight vigil unites community

October 12, 2017

By Giselle Palomera Victims and supporters marched in protest against the cycle of domestic abuse down Cesar Chavez Avenue with East Los Angeles Women’s Center at the Mujeres de Paz vigil and walk on Thursday, featuring guest speaker Rose McGowan. The march was led by Rebeca Melendez from the ELAWC and was sponsored by East Los Angeles College, Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education team and the ELAC Feminist Club. Posters…

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Earthquake readiness workshop prepares students for big one

October 11, 2017

By Melody Ortiz An earthquake safety workshop that discussed earthquake readiness and preparation was held Monday. ELAC’s Fire Technology Coordinator Jason Hosea began the lecture portion by saying, “You don’t rise to the level of the occasion, you rise to the level of your training,” meaning the more knowledgeable one is in a situation, the better suited they are to handle it. He talked about the importance of being prepared…

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