Free holiday orchestra concert to bring holiday cheer

By Cuahutemoc Hernandez A free holiday orchestra concert is being presented by the East Los Angeles College music department on Thursday, December 7. The ELAC symphony orchestra will be playing five different pieces, led by their conductor, Samvel Chilingarian. Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Symphony #7 – Allegretto,” a piece composed around 1811-1812. A piece that at the time was considered one of Beethoven’s best works. It was dedicated to Count Moritz von…

December 3, 2017
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ELAC and Cal State LA’s Model U.N. forces unite

By Vicky Nguyen East Los Angeles College and Cal State Los Angeles Model United Nation clubs forged an alliance at ELAC’s first hosted practice conference on Friday, March 17. The theme of the conference was cyber security. Through a series of debates, negotiations, and caucuses, the delegates put together an agreed upon definition of cyber terrorism and a plan to fight against it. At the end of the conference, superlatives…

December 3, 2017
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Low enrollment pushes one-time procedure for winter

By Vanessa Valdez There will be a one time change to class cancellation procedure for winter semester, canceling classes with fewer than 15 students until close to the opening of the session. As voted by the Academic Senate, and in agreement with the administration, the upcoming winter semester will have a one time change in regards to East Los Angeles College’s class cancellation procedure. Department chairs will consult with deans…

December 3, 2017
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Fresh talent to perform at Christmas concert

By Kathy Cecchin Jazzabration Living Legend Award-winner singer Sylvia Boyd first saw Bobby Chavez when he was playing jazz at the Lighthouse Cafe in Manhattan Beach, California. “I gotta work with that guy,” she thought. Less than a year later she will join the Husky Jazz Ensemble for their concert on Dec. 1. Chavez invited Boyd to join the evening’s festivities to celebrate his first concert as ELAC’s Jazz Ensemble…

December 2, 2017
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History of Mexican segregation upsets audience

By Allison Beatty The Social Justice Platica series was centered on the Mendez v. Westminster legal case of 1947 and the hidden contributions of women. The speaker was Dr. Nadine Bermudez, the Associate professor of Chicano/a Studies department and the director of the honors program at East Los Angeles College. Bermudez asked the audience beforehand if anyone had ever heard of this case before. Less than a fourth of the…

December 1, 2017
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ASU Chief resolves to open dialogue with students

BY JOHN MOLINA Staff Writer   There were two big issues students brought to attention during the Open Dialogue Meeting last Tuesday: safety and overpriced food. Student voices and opinions are important to Associated Student Union, which is why they hosted the open dialogue meeting. Many students showed up to this open dialogue and shared their ideas on what would make East Los Angeles College a better and safer campus….

November 29, 2017
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Alumni choreographers return for 5th member concert

BY ALEJANDRA MEDINA Staff Writer Graceful technique and sharp turns, The Let’s Dance Company came together to create a beautiful showcase to present their dance moves for friends and families. The dancers who performed demonstrated their hard work over the past 12 weeks. Each performance was a different dance ranging from different types of genres in music. What made this showcase different from past Member Choreography Concerts is that this…

November 29, 2017
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Second annual clothing drive collects for less fortunate

November 16, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez The Adelante With Your Dreams Club aims to assist homeless and impoverished students with its second annual clothing drive. AWYD is a club for all students, preferably those that are first-generation college students, that provides support and resources needed for transferring to a four-year university or earning an Associate’s Degree. Donations of clothing, as well as canned food, are accepted to help people in need, both on…

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Summer study abroad students to explore Paris

November 16, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez The East Los Angeles College Modern Language Department is offering students an opportunity to study abroad in Paris next summer. The program is being offered through a collaboration between other schools within the the European Studies Association. “The nice thing about our program is that (students are) there for the month of July. They live like Parisians in a very nice, upscale, safe part of Paris. It’s…

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Student services spotlighted

November 16, 2017

By Julio Sanchez Faculty, staff and administrators were in attendance at an event hosted by the Student Services Department to raise awareness of more than 25 available services for students on campus. The Spotlight on Student Services event was not intended for students, but rather for faculty. The event was the first of its kind. Student Services representative, Alison Estrada said that the event gives faculty and staff the opportunity…

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