Instructor writes motivational parody

By Yessenia Martinez Professor Tom Atha, Speech Communication and Theater Arts Department, wrote a spoof on motivational books, named “Forever FWAP.” The e-book is a fast read and mainly about the character Lucky. Lucky is failing without a pause, FWAP, in everything he attempts on doing and he is proud of it. An e-book version was published on August 22 by Amazon.com. He started writing the book about ten years ago,…

March 21, 2012
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Soccer players earn scholarships

By Liliana Marquez Three sophomore players of the men’s soccer team accepted full scholarships to attend Kansas Wesleyan University for the fall, yesterday, after a meeting held at East Los Angeles College. Defender Galo Moreno, forward Kevin Gomez and midfielder Geovanni Rodriguez have decided to continue their education and soccer careers with the Kansas Coyotes after two seasons playing for the Huskies. ELAC’s Head Soccer Coach Eddie Flores was present…

March 21, 2012
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Student pianist place top three in sonata competition

By Keyla Lopez Three students succeeded in placing in the top three in a piano sonata competition sponsored by the California Association of Professional Music Teachers March 10. Elans Jerome de los Santos, Chun M. Jeremy Lee, and Hui-Chi Melody Lin, who are under the instruction of Lucy Nargizyan in the applied music program at East Los Angeles College, placed first, second and third, respectively, in the competition. De los…

March 21, 2012
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Former architect professor pushed students to become productive in society

By Edward Singleton Robert Theodore Weiss former architecture professor who taught at East Los Angeles College for 31 years died on Jan. 26. Weiss, a former Korean War veteran, began teaching at ELAC in the fall of 1961 and retired in 1991. As a young man, Weiss attended ELAC where he earned a scholarship to the University of Southern California. He graduated from ELAC in 1944. While attending USC he became…

March 20, 2012
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ELAC deliberates recommended section reductions

  By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College will reduce section offerings by approximately seven percent for the 2012-13 school year to meet expected budget as the school’s Enrollment Management Committee proposes. The school’s EMC, composed of faculty and some administration staff, released a report recommending new section targets and a process for the school to meet enrollment demand. The EMC’s purpose is to inform the college on how to best address…

March 16, 2012
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Students bike the extra mile

  By Brian Villalba The East Los Angeles College Feminist Club and ELAC Students for Political Awareness have achieved their goal of raising funds for the Students and Soldiers Justice Memorial. Saturday was the 15-mile bike ride for the SJM foundation, which assists homeless students and student veterans. SJM is an organization of students for students, with special attention to the difficulties student veterans have to cope with.  SJM foundation’s mission…

March 14, 2012
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AFT protests removal of representative chair in board meetings

By J.C. Casarez While the Board of Trustees met on Wednesday afternoon at East Los Angeles College, angry protesters representing the American Federation of Teachers College Staff Guild, Local 1521A gathered outside. According to Union President Velma J. Butler, the cause for protest is over the removal of their representative chair from the board’s meetings.“For 25 years we have been a part of the decision making (process), but now we…

March 12, 2012
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Helen Miller Bailey Library set to open first day of summer session

By Vivian Ramirez Students can expect a high-tech learning environment and modernized study space with the opening of the Helen Miller Bailey Library on the first day of summer classes. The renovation of the library includes an expansion of the building by 11,850 sq. ft., a more helpful study environment, and upgrades to service areas and technology. The new library will occupy a total a total of 56,241 sq. ft. The…

March 7, 2012
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ELAC Auto graduates awarded with ASE certificates

By Isaac Tovar East Los Angeles College automotive program graduates earned a technologically challenging certificate designed to improve their employment chances. They were recognized at ceremony and dinner Wednesday in the auto tech building. Twelve students participated in an exam this semester that is preparatory of the industry standard Automotive Service Excellence certification tests. These exams aren’t limited to graduates only, as instructors encourage some students to take them before graduating. However,…

March 7, 2012
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Engineers celebrates a ‘night of sciences’

By Jorge Lopez Noche de Ciencias, or night of sciences, is the wrap up of a week long celebration of engineers known as E-week. Students along with their parents filled the foyer of the auditorium Friday evening as the engineering club held the event. Other events throughout the week included guest speaker Juan Jose, former president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the relocation of a sundial monument to the…

March 1, 2012
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