East Los Angeles College students receive scholarships

November 26, 2012

By Andrea Gonzalez   East Los Angeles College students were awarded the Osher’s Scholarships, along with more than 100 other scholarship last Tuesday in the S2 Recital Hall. Members of the Board of Educators, Honor’s Program, Counseling Department and other contributors to the scholarship fund were at attendance. The ceremony began with the presentation of the scholarships by Martha Pelayo. Members of the Board of Educators grant the scholarships to…

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Winter registration begins early for Elans

November 26, 2012

By Juan Lepe   Students of East Los Angeles College stood in line outside the main admission office last Wednesday to register for the upcoming winter session 2013. The students’ enthusiasm quickly turned to frustration, when they found out that their first and second choices were already full and closed by 12:30 pm. Students received an email with a registration appointment date and time, from Nov. 14 to 16. Students…

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East Los Angeles College NAMI club recites poetry at festival

November 26, 2012

By Lloyd Cano   National Alliance on Mental Illness club hosted its second of its semi-annual poetry readings and recitings event. At the poetry reading, all were welcomed to read poetry and recite from memory or from favorite passages. Also, those who walked by were encouraged to read from the poetry that club president Jake Stephens wrote.  A few students from the performing class joined the activities and recited poetry. The readings…

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ELAC builds new memories

November 26, 2012

By Xavier M. Coronado and Dorian Rangel The Multi-Media structures E3 and E5 have been demolished and F5 has been emptied and closed for modernization. The demolishing and modernization of the buildings is necessary in order to bring the buildings up to current building codes as well as provide modern smart classrooms. The patch of dirt where the E3 and E5 buildings once stood and the emptied out F5 marks…

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East Los Angeles College seeks new leader

November 26, 2012

By Allan Mejia and Ehecatl Negrete Most students are oblivious to the bureaucracy in selecting a president for East Los Angeles College. By June 30, ELAC will have a new president due to Interim President Farley Herzek’s contract expiring. District Nine Chancellor Daniel LaVista has hired a consulting firm that recruits candidates to apply for the presidential position.  They also created focus groups consisting of faculty, students and the community…

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Proposition 30 softens budget blows

November 26, 2012

By Ehecatl Negrete The passage of Proposition 30 promises to bring a much-needed $7.5 million boost next year that will help the school’s departments recover from recent budget cuts. East Los Angeles College was able to add more than 100 classes for the winter semester, according to offsite education and outreach coordinator Sandra Kwan, and 395 classes for spring according to the budget committee meeting held last Monday. The funds…

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‘Harvest’ shines light on migrant working children

By Edwin Funes The film “The Harvest” brought light to an issue concerning migrant children workers in the United States on Nov. 15 in the foyer. The Chicano Studies department brought Julia Perez, the associate director of the film “The Harvest” to speak about working migrant children. The children vary from ages five to 17 and work 12-hour days, picking crops for the public’s consumption. Perez created the documentary in…

November 26, 2012
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Milestone: 2012 celebrates annual release

November 20, 2012

By Tiffany Choy   The annual student literary journal Milestone: 2012 will be in the arms of students, teachers and the community. It will be released in the next two weeks, before Nov. 29. To commemorate it this year, there will be a Milestone reading and party tomorrow.  The celebration will be located in the Art Lecture Hall (S1-112) at 12:15 p.m. This celebration is open to all East Los Angeles…

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‘Day of the Dead’ altars captivate East LA College

November 7, 2012

By Erik Luna   In the spirit of “Dia de los Muertos,” the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Community Focus room was decorated with various altars that memorialized those who have died. The altars, which were created by the Chicano Studies 7 class and will be on display until Nov. 21, opened last Thursday as the Chicana/o Studies Department held their “Dia de los Muertos Festival.” Although this is the first…

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East Los Angeles College’s E1, G1 buildings left uncertified

November 7, 2012

District to vote to approve further projects despite concerns   By Brian Villalba The LACCD Board of Trustees will vote today to approve the DLR Group for architectural design despite the fact that DLR Group has produced two buildings at ELAC that the California Division of State Architect did not certify as safe, E1 and G1. The Administration and Student Services buildings at East Los Angeles College are potentially unsafe…

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