Elans march on May Day

May 4, 2011

The Sociology Club unites with people of diverse backgrounds in a protest on May Day, the annual rally for workers’ rights and immigration reform. PHOTO ROBERT BARRETT By Daniella Molina The sounds of Aztec drums, rally horns and the people’s message could clearly be heard for miles. “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” Among all the flags and chants, the diversity of the city that…

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Green chemistry speakers teach how to manage waste

April 28, 2011

  By Rosie Chamuryan Hazardous waste disposal was discussed by Elans in the Chemistry Club on April 13 in honor of Earth Day. Patrick Movley, a scientist with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, which protects California and Californians from exposure to hazardous waste, spoke at the meeting about pollution prevention and green chemistry. Pollution prevention is improving the manufacture, delivery and use of products so that they generate less…

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Students consider careers in science after Earth Day

April 28, 2011

  By Edgar Lopez Approaching every booth with a notebook in hand, Denilson Ardon, a John Adams Middle School student, spent his time at East Los Angeles College’s Earth Day event asking questions and getting ideas for his science project. “I have never been here. It is really fun being here, it’s better than being in a classroom,” Ardon said. He said that he is thinking of becoming an engineer….

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Students seek answers from CSU chancellor

By Sandy Isidoro Students from local California State University campuses held a question-and-answer session with California State University Chancellor Charles Reed last Friday in an attempt to get answers from him concerning budget cuts. The chancellor currently makes more money, if not the same, as the U.S. president. This was also something students wanted an explanation for. While tuition continues to increase, it seems that so does the chancellor’s annual…

April 28, 2011
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Feminist Club kicked out of event

By Edgar Lopez While East Los Angeles College prepared to hold hands for Hands Across California April 17, a feminist group’s hands were busy stripping a booth. The event had booths lined up for information, contest and company vendors, but apparently, there were no booths for the ELAC Feminist Movement Club. The club was asked to leave a booth they occupied because they did not have a reservation for the…

April 28, 2011
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ASU presidential candidate responds to accusations

By Vivian Ramirez A 10-year-old rumor still follows Hassan Medina, Associated Student Union commissioner of theater arts and student presidential candidate. Despite accusations of forgery and embezzlement, Medina seeks a leadership position and brushes off rumors and references to his past. Medina’s complicated history with East Los Angeles College begins ten years ago with the Radio Club. Medina joined the Radio Club in Fall 1999 and ascended to the position…

April 28, 2011
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Green Technology promotes interest in energy movement

April 28, 2011

  By Edgar Lopez East Los Angeles College was more than Husky-green as students from various schools learned about environmental awareness at ELAC’s Earth Day event on April 13. The event started in the women’s gym, which hosted guest speakers. Armando Rivera, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Director, made the effort to make Earth Day a big event. Rivera said he elected Crist Khachikian,…

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Hands Across California

April 28, 2011

  By Megan Perry Californians united as community colleges including East Los Angeles College held Hands Across California to raise awareness concerning recent and future budget cuts on April 17. Hands Across California was an event that stemmed from Hands Across America, which occurred 20 years ago, and was supposed to be the largest fundraising event in higher education’s history to raise awareness and funds for California Community College students. The…

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MESA awards laptops

April 6, 2011

  By Jerry Casarez The MESA Program gave free laptops to students courtesy of California Connects. The program’s goal is to increase digital literacy in California communities. The program is federally funded by a $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. California Connects is directed on campus by MESA Program Director, Dr. Armando Rivera. MESA stands for Math…

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Elans compete in fuel-efficiency race

April 6, 2011

  By Rosie Chamuryan Students from ELAC’s auto technology department are building a fuel efficient car that is scheduled to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston, Texas next Thursday through Friday. T h e S h e l l E c o – m a r a t h o n challenges high school and college student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient…

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