Cinco de Mayo event to be turned into Multicultural event

The Associated Student Union Board voted to turn the Cinco de Mayo event into a multicultural event during their meeting on Friday. The ASU Board had previously voted to support a Cinco de Mayo event that would have taken place on May 7. The Theater Club is set to be reenacting the Battle of Puebla during the multicultural event. Due to the change of event, more details are yet to…

May 2, 2018
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LGBTQ and Ally Resource Fair kicks off ELAC Pride Week

By Rogelio Alvarez Guest speaker Carmen Carrera spoke about her experiences and challenges she faced as a transgender woman at the LGBTQ and Ally resource fair on Monday. The fair is part of the first annual East Los Angeles College Pride Week, hosted by Adelante First-Year Experience Program. “I’m glad that alot of students showed, even classes showed up to the event. The keynote speaker was amazing,” Adelante scholar ambassador…

April 25, 2018
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Hip Hop Summit comes to ELAC

By Steven Adamo Analyzing Hip Hop as a tool of change, Adelante FYE’s “Hip Hop Summit” will feature guest speakers and live performances at the G3 Auditorium on May 12. The Emcee and facilitator of the event is Tyson Amir, educator and author of “Black Boy Poems.” The summit will also include a Hip Hop Empowerment panel. Turntablism will also be featured at the event with live performances from DJ…

April 25, 2018
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Wildfires impact drinking water

By Gustavo Buenrostro Wildfires can change the water quality of rivers according to Fernando Rosario-Ortiz during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science festival on Monday. Wildfires can change the amount of nutrients and pH levels. It can also increase the turbidity, which is the cloudiness or smokiness in the water. The amount of carbon in water is also increased. Ortiz, an associate professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder,…

April 25, 2018
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ASU funds Amsterdam-Paris Study Abroad Club

By Susan Lorenzana The Associate Student Union helps fund the Amsterdam Paris Study Abroad club and various topics were talked about such as proposal funding, board discussions, and a new ASU Senator of Political Activism was appointed . “It was definitely an experience and I am grateful to be part of ASU board,” Stephanie Trelles said. Many clubs had hopes of having their club funded. ASU funds the Amsterdam-Paris Study Abroad…

April 18, 2018
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Open house focuses on workforce and transfer

By Cristal Gomez The Business Administration Department Open House will focus on then California Strong Workforce and panels on transfer experiences from previous students and professionals within fields of business. The Second Annual Business Administration Department Open House will be on April 26 at F5 201 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the open house there will be a discussion about  The California Strong Workforce, a program  which helps…

April 18, 2018
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Workshops prepare ELAC for emergency situations

April 18, 2018

By Allison Beatty All next week there will be workshops preparing the East Los Angeles College faculty and staff for various emergency situations. Emergencies range from active shooters on campus to campus-wide evacuations. This is the first time an entire week has been dedicated to promoting emergency preparedness. “I really hope the amain message is about commitment, that’s really important to me,”  Myeshia Armstrong, Vice President of Administrative Services said….

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Workshops continue during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Joshua Inglada The Sexual Assault Awareness and Violence Education Team has organized events this April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The events for SAAM officially began last Tuesday on campus due to spring break and will continue through April 30. Kinesiology Professor and SAAVE Team Co-Chair Andrea S. Owens said that the goal of SAAM is to raise awareness, provide resources and educate everyone on the various…

April 18, 2018
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ELAC student stabbed on Montebello bus

April 18, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Austin Zavala, an East Los Angeles college student, was stabbed multiple times in the chest on April 9 while taking the Montebello 10 bus to ELAC. The last update on Zavala is that he is still in critical condition. The stabbing happened at 10:13 a.m. on Whittier Boulevard. The suspect has been arrested and identified as Manuel Ortiz by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives. Ortiz…

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Adelante FYE to host Pride Week next week

By Cristal Gomez Adelante First Year Experience Program will host Pride Week on April 23 to April 26. This will be the first Pride Week not only in East Los Angeles College, but in the entire Los Angeles Community College District. The event will feature various campus-wide events to bring awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the week there will be keynote speakers for each event. Some keynote speakers include…

April 18, 2018
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