Healthy relationships main topic of domestic violence workshop

October 11, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro The types of relationships, cycles of violence and gender roles were all topics of discussion in Healthy relationships workshop on Thursday. The workshop focused on different aspects of domestic violence. It was meant to teach students how to identify bad relationships and how to have good relationships. Romantic relationships weren’t the only one’s covered. Friendships, work relationships and family dynamics were mentioned as well. In the workshop,…

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Budget meeting focuses on campus food prices

By Steven Adamo The Husky Cafe’s food prices was the main topic of Monday’s Shared Governance Council meeting. Tim Dow of Pacific Dining Food Management Service, the company that manages the Husky Cafe and food truck, discussed feedback from the students and staff about the newly-opened cafe. Gary Garcia, Associated Student Union Senator at ELAC, said that students’ main concern about food on campus is the quality of food they…

October 11, 2017
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Gender neutral bathrooms open on campus

October 11, 2017

By Frank Portillo In compliance with Assembly Bill-1732, single-use bathrooms have been made available on campus during the 2017 Summer semester. The bill was signed by governor Jerry Brown last September and “requires all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or government agency to be identified as all-gender toilet facilities, as specified. It also “authorizes inspectors, building officials, or other local officials responsible for code…

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Activists and students march for Assembly Bill to be signed

October 4, 2017

By Dorany Pineda “We are students, we will fight! Education is our right!” was heard through the streets of downtown Los Angeles this weekend, where students and staff from East Los Angeles College marched and chanted alongside others in support of free community college. Activists, union members, youth and students rallied at Pershing Square Saturday morning, where they began their march to City Hall to urge Governor Jerry Brown to…

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Banned Books Week focuses on censorship

October 4, 2017

By Steven Adamo Banned books like “The Catcher in the Rye” are commonly recognized, but banning books is still a big problem, and was discussed at the Banned Books Week Workshop held at the East Los Angeles College library last week. According to the American Library Association (ALA), a surge in banned books happened in 1982, which lead to the creation of Banned Books Week. Last year, the ALA released…

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Political science mixer prepares students for transfer

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October 4, 2017

By Kevin Camargo The Political Science Department sponsored an event Thursday for students interested in Political Science as a major. The event offered food and drinks, while transfer mentors Justine Gutierrez and Nick Bravo handed out East Los Angeles College bags with information about the Transfer Center, inside. “There’s about nine or ten of us there that work at the transfer center that can support you (and) get (you) through…

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Student issues at forefront of social justice lecture

October 4, 2017

  By Gustavo Buenrostro Students’ lack of foundation and the problems they face during college was the main topic at the lecture for the Adelante Program’s first Social Justice Plactica Thursday. The speaker of the event was Dr. Nancy Acevedas-Gil, assistant professor at Cal State San Bernardino and was presented by the Adelante first-year program. “The goal (of the Social Justice Plactica’s) is to expose the campus to a different…

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Clubs look to recruit new students

September 27, 2017

  By Julio Sanchez Clubs were spread out to encourage students to join clubs for Club Rush Week from September 19-21 in the E3 Quad. During club rush week, dozens of clubs took the initiative to make students aware of the resources and benefits that come from being involved in a club. “We’ve recruited over 15 students and will continue to recruit as many want to join,” Guadalupe Roman, member…

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Safe Zone pushes for tolerance

By Noe Ortega Student workers and faculty came together for the Safe Zone Coalition training for undocumented students and the LGBT. According to the website, Safe Zone is a sanctuary for LGBT and undocumented students, faculty and the community. It’s a place where members can share stories about their unique experiences and be in a place where they can feel at peace. It’s also a place where student workers and…

September 27, 2017
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Text service offers salvation

September 27, 2017

By Joe Dargan The national organization Crisis Text Line began a partnership in June with the foundation of Community College Students and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to provide students with a 24-hour text hotline. Crisis Text Line’s website says that a crisis is typically a moment of extreme emotional pain that gets in the way of living an everyday life. By texting “connect” or “courage”  to 741741, students…

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