ELAC to talk immigration this Friday

By Christopher Yee Following up on President Barack Obama’s recent call for nationwide immigration reform, United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be holding a forum on the same subject at East Los Angeles College on Friday. The event, titled “A Conversation on Immigration Reform for the 21st Century,” will take place in the P2 Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Complex from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Solis explained…

May 25, 2011
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Diabetes expo in LA; ELAC nurses to host

By Megan Perry For the first time in five years, the East Los Angeles College Nursing Department will host the American Diabetes Association Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center next Saturday. “Diabetes is a silent killer,” said Lurlean Gaines, ELAC’s nursing department chair. This is a departmental project created by Gaines, so all 300 of her students and her entire faculty will perform the screenings, draw blood and help…

May 18, 2011
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Meetings forecast more budget cuts

May 18, 2011

By Veronica Hurtado Members of the East Los Angeles College community met with officials to work in a joint effort to support Governor Brown’s tax extension measure to avoid further educational cuts. A statewide coalition in support of Governor Brown’s tax extension, Stand Up for California sponsored a series of Kitchen Table Conversations to discuss ways to avoid additional cuts to public services. Community members, along with the Los Angeles…

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ELAC anticipates tuition fee hikes

By Eric Contreras Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget on Monday, which included an increase in community college tuition based on Senate Bill 70 proposed in March. The May Revise said that the $10 per unit tuition fee increase, from $26 to $36, originally proposed in the January budget will go into effect for Summer 2011. Many Elans are concerned about whether or not they will be able…

May 18, 2011
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District sued for misuse of funds

May 18, 2011

      By Rodolfo Trujillo The Los Angeles Community College District is being sued by a coalition of community organizations and citizens for spending millions of dollars on a satellite campus at the former Van de Kamp’s Bakery. The property was intended as a satellite for Los Angeles City College, but the Van de Kamp’s coalition, an unincorporated association of nearly 20 community organizations and a large number of…

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Art show hits South Gate

May 18, 2011

By Jose Zuniga Bringing attention to Chicano art, Chicano Studies 54 is hosting a show entitled “Titeocalli” from May 24 to 26 at the South Gate campus. The students’ artwork will be displayed in room 105 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gate campus. According to the Chicano Studies instructor Raul Herrera, students from the class use many approaches to understand the Chicano art. Not only do…

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Elans engage in philosophical debate

May 18, 2011

  By Vivian Ramirez The Speech and Debate Team were the winners of last Thursday’s Student Symposium, a philosophical debate competition between student groups. The five ELAC clubs that participated are the Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, ELAC Students for Political Awareness, Speech and Debate Team, and The History Circle. “A symposium literally means Greek drinking party,” said Robert John Arias, History instructor and adviser for The History Circle. “Plato wrote…

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Clubs compete in Husky Bowl for cash prize

May 4, 2011

  By Megan Perry Puente Club won the first Husky Bowl last Wednesday for a monetary reward and their name on a plaque on the trophy. East Los Angeles College’s clubs competed for a first prize of $1,000. The Husky Bowl was created by the Associated Student Union vice president Robert Cancio so the ASU clubs would be able to come together for friendly competitions and the chance to win…

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Sex assault awareness raised at ELAC

May 4, 2011

  By Megan Perry Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. As a result, the East Los Angeles College Violence Intervention Team to hold a month long series of informational activities to help combat sexual assault. The number of rapes and assaults that go unreported is about 60 percent, and the percentage of incidents perpetuated by someone the victim knows is even higher, at 66 percent….

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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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