Candles light way for demonstrators

By Jane Fernandez Raising awareness about domestic violence issues was the topic of the day at the 14th Annual Candlelight Vigil: Mujeres de Paz event, last Thursday. The East-Los-Angeles-based, Women’s Support Center organized and participated in the walk that drew a large contingent of East Los Angeles College students and faculty. “Stop the violence. Violence is not the answer,” said a woman, as she marched down the street following the…

October 12, 2011
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California Dream Act signed, becomes law

By Edgar Lopez The second half of the California Dream Act was signed by Governor Jerry Brown last Saturday, which allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid starting 2013. Assembly Bill 131, which was more difficult for the Senate to pass than the first bill, AB 130, allows students to apply for and receive financial aid, tuition fee waivers and Cal-Grants if they meet certain requirements. This would take…

October 12, 2011
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Anger management classes teach students to control

By Jane Fernandez Anger management classes are back at East Los Angeles College teaching students methods to help control their emotions and live an anger free life. The program takes students on a 12-week treatment program, which will help them develop the skills that are necessary to successfully manage anger. Its purpose is for participating students to learn to manage anger effectively, stop violence or the threat of violence, develop…

October 10, 2011
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‘Corazon’ provides home for artistic expression

By Lourdes Espinoza Hidden in the community of Boyle Heights lays the rewarding Corazon Del Pueblo community center. For the past two and a half years, Corazon has served as a donation-only organization accommodating the Boyle Heights community and its surrounding area. Corazon hosts a number of events that include: English classes, grade-school tutoring, evening Yoga and dance classes, and many creative art events involving music and poetry, such as…

October 6, 2011
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Whittier Boulevard still bleeds

By Daniella Molina  Boyle Heights native Ruben Guevara, remembered best as being the backbone to the rock ‘n’ roll music of “Ruben and the Jets” read his memories of  the East Los Angeles riots, to small crowd in the Vincent Price Museum Thursday night. Guevara is also known as Ruben Guevara “Funkhalti” the Aztec God of music. Over a five decade career, the band’s sound traveled throughout Boyle Heights and…

October 6, 2011
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Veterans of ELAC launch Socks ‘n’ Undies drive

By Augustine Ugalde Helping homeless veterans of the U.S. Armed forces regain control of their lives is what the Veterans of East Los Angeles College hope to accomplish on Oct. 20. The fledgling club will help stage the Stand Down event in the San Gabriel Valley. This is where homeless veterans are being sought to take advantage of what the program has to offer. As part of the event the…

October 5, 2011
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Thefts becoming problem at ELAC

By Vivian Ramirez A chain of campus-wide thefts has raced through East Los Angeles College within the last two weeks. Student’s backpacks, cell phones and other personal belongings have been stolen from the men’s gym, the pool area and the book store. The most affected location for these incidents is the gym, located in the hallway of the C1 fitness center by the temporary library. Until last Tuesday, there were large…

October 5, 2011
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ELAC brings back women’s swim team after 10 years

   By Oliver Blanco After a 10-year absence, the East Los Angeles College women’s swim team has returned with Erik Matheson taking charge as head coach. Matheson is grateful for the opportunity to coach the women as he prepares the 35 women for their first competition in January. Matheson is receiving the position in June, a month after high school recruiting took place. With no high school students available to recruit,…

October 5, 2011
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ELAC creates emergency evacuation team

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of the new F7 building being opened this semester, a new evacuation plan is now required for East Los Angeles College. And with this new evacuation plan comes a new emergency team. The ELAC Emergency Team is made up of faculty and staff and is divided into two parts, the evacuation team and the emergency team. Faculty members are asked to volunteer and all…

September 28, 2011
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