New building to launch in 2022

By Jerry Flores A new building construction at South Gate Educational Center campus was discussed last Thursday in the Associated Student Union meeting. The new building will be constructed across the street of the South Gate Educational Center and will be done in January 2022. It will have new resources, one of them is the science department.   “We are going to build a brand new building, it’s going to…

April 4, 2018
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Poetry Reading Night at ELAC

By Maria Marroquin Inspiring 11-year-old poet, Violeta Tabilla joined East Los Angeles College Writers Society club’s open mic night last Friday at Tonali Studio. Obed Silva, host of the event, promoted “East Side Rose”, the 1st edition of ELAC’s literary magazine. In addition to pieces written by ELAC’s current and past students as well as some professors, the magazine contains work from members of the East LA community such as the…

March 21, 2018
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Non-profit organization offers scholarship and resources for Latino students.

March 21, 2018

By Noe Ortega Members of the Salvadoran-American Leadership and Educational Fund collaborated with the Dream Resource Center to share awareness about the Temporary Protected Service Act. TPS is an act established by Congress in the 1990 Immigration Act that temporarily stopped deportations against people from countries that were destabilized by war or catastrophe. Currently, there are 10 countries that are designated for TPS: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia,…

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Panel discusses #MeToo movement

March 21, 2018

By Jerry Flores The East Los Angeles College Women and Gender Studies Committee hosted a panel presentation of the #MeToo movement about sexual assault and harassment. “The focus of the presentation is to keep spreading the #MeToo movement and to support those persons who have suffered from sexual assault and harassment,” Natalina Monteiro, Ph.D. said. During the presentation, the speakers expressed their opinions about the role parents play in this…

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Students walk out in solidarity

March 21, 2018

By Frank Portillo The national school walkout reached the campus Wednesday morning as students congregated in front of the E3 building at 10 a.m. The walkout was in response to the Florida shooting last month in which 17 students and staff members were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The mood was somber, as everyone in attendance remained silent while the names of the victims and their ages were…

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Students fazed by financial aid delays

March 21, 2018

By Frank Portillo Due to a new system implementation for the Fall 2017 semester, students are experiencing delays receiving their financial aid awards. The new Oracle PeopleSoft system replaced the old DEC SIS system, which had been in place for 40 years. Financial Aid Office technician Julio Alvarado said students aren’t receiving their financial aid awards because of system-related issues. “A lot of it has to do with the way…

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Art Department presents fourth annual Animation Day

By Susan Lorenzana The Art Department at East Los Angeles College will  present the fourth Annual Animation Day to take place on Saturday, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The goal of  ELAC International Animation Festival is to give information and an entertaining introduction to international contemporary animation. ELAC will partner up with Cinema Without Borders for the fourth time. The head of the animation department, Michael Libonati, has organized…

March 21, 2018
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Social Justice Plactica series ends on topic of micro-aggressions

By Julio Sanchez Adelante First Year Experience Program held its final Social Justice Platica with its sixth guest speaker, Dr. Daniel Solorzano and his presentation on the impact of racial micro-aggression. Adelante FYE student ambassador, Joe Gama who was a part of organizing the event mentioned that the presentation with Solorzano will be closing the series which was started in the fall semester of last year. The presentation covered how…

March 21, 2018
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New partnership reveals opportunity for free college

By Kevin Camargo East Los Angeles College partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District- Local District East, LAUSD Board Member Dr. Ref Rodriguez and California State University, Los Angeles to launch the GO Southeast program at Bell High School last Wednesday. “We’re having this partnership to ensure that our students have an opportunity to go through the K through 12 pipeline and continue,” ELAC Student Services Associate Dean, Miguel…

March 14, 2018
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Students to learn how to start a business

By Christian Horta Students who would like to know more about opening a business will have the chance to learn how, at the Gig Economy open house event which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. It will be held at F7-113 at 5:45 p.m., and on Thursday, it will be held in F7-203 starting at noon. The event is free to attend. Allen Coson, Ph.D., an economics professor, encourages…

March 14, 2018
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