S.A.A.V.E.’s ‘Ninja Warriors’ temporarily canceled after lack of interest

February 28, 2018

By Noe Ortega After months of advertising ”Ninja Warriors,” East Los Angeles College sports director Allen Cone decided to step away from the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education team due to professional and personal reasons. “Ninja Warriors” was an idea that the S.A.A.V.E. team came up with last summer to draw awareness toward Sexual Assault by having an obstacle course in Weingart Stadium, competing in physical activities and having presentations…

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Budget meeting focuses on completion, enrollment

February 28, 2018

By Vicky Nguyen The East Los Angeles College budget committee voted Monday to prioritize a new state formula to help students earn degrees and certificates faster. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed California 2018-19 budget  includes a new California Community College funding formula. If approved by state legislature, the new CCC funding formula would take into account student income and completion of programs in addition to enrollment. “Now, it’s more about graduating…

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Freedom fighter talks community power

February 28, 2018

By Maria Marroquin Adelante First Year Programs Social Justice Plactica on Thursday brought awareness to students about the struggles and similarities between the black and brown communities. Tyson Amir, author of Black Boy Poems, was the speaker of the platica. The publication of his book had a meaningful date for him because it was on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Black Panther party. He spoke about the…

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First Cupid’s Dance celebrates love

By Maria Marroquin First Cupid’s Dance hosted at East Los Angeles College was a great welcome back to students due to its combination of great music and free tacos. Only a couple of minutes went by after the doors of the event opened when a long line started forming outside ELACs multipurpose room. Once people walking by smelled the delicious scent of tacos al pastor, asada and chicken they could not…

February 22, 2018
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Chicana mother shares struggle stories

By Steven Adamo Sharing stories of stereotypes about Chicana and Latina mothers in colleges was the main topic at Academic Boundaries & Strollers: Chicana Latina Mothers in the Academy. The conversation, or plática, was a part of Adelante First Year Experience’s social justice pláticas. The speaker, Christine Vega M. Ed. from the University of California Los Angeles, discussed her own personal experience going through school as a first-generation Chicana and…

February 14, 2018
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Workshops empower women to speak up

By Cristal Gomez “Empowering Network” workshops created by Title IX coordinator Angie Toledo focuses on women empowerment, events will take place in both Spring and Fall semester. “Unfortunate things are happening right now. The time to bring the issue for a forefront is necessary to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said Toledo. Before the movement began with the Harvey Weinstein incidents, ELAC  offered workshops to the students, faculty, and…

February 14, 2018
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Three-part budget system to bring money to district

By Gustavo Buenrostro California Community Colleges will have a new budget plan to work with beginning July 1st. The new budget system provided  by the California Governor’s office is attempting to add more money to community colleges throughout the state. The current system schools use for budget is based on the full-time enrollment of students. The new system will have three different aspects that the budget is base. The first…

February 14, 2018
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Casa 0101 having financial troubles

February 14, 2018

By Joshua Inglada CASA 0101 may be closing down in the near future due to financial difficulties. The community theater in Boyle Heights, founded by playwright and East Los Angeles College alum Josefina Lopez, is facing issues paying the rent in order to keep the theater running. The theatre received three months of free rent by the landlord to keep the theater going while they manage the payments. According to…

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Clubs rush to introduce themselves

February 14, 2018

By Vicky Nguyen The Spring 2018 Club Rush began Tuesday in the E3-Quad, where student organizations wishing to welcome new members promoted themselves to students. A scavenger hunt game encouraged students to meet with many clubs by allowing them to redeem signatures collected from different booths in exchange for small prizes, such as candy and keychains. Popcorn and music by a DJ were also provided at the event. “It’s a…

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G8 building construction on schedule for Spring

By Allison Beatty The construction of the G8 Physics and Earth Science building is on schedule and expected to be completed by the end of the Spring semester. “It was a little noisy during the summer, kind of an inconvenience,”said Cristal Gomez, who attended East Los Angeles College in the summer. By the beginning of June they will begin furnishing the classrooms and moving everything in. The building is set…

February 14, 2018
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