ELAC celebrates first gay pride event

By Dulce Carrillo Techno music, food and go-go dancers brought out a wonderful day outdoors for the Gay Pride Festival. East Los Angeles College celebrated their first gay pride event at the Performing and Fine Arts Complex, last Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The crowd of people began to arrive around noon when the go-go dancers came out with their unique style of rainbow outfits. The go-go dancers consisted of two females…

May 30, 2012
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English instructor dies of cancer

By Megan Perry Due to the cancer that spread throughout her body, English instructor Genice Everhart died at the young age of 61 on April 16. In her memory, the English department started a scholarship for English as a Second Language students, the Genice Everhart Scholarship. It is a $500 scholarship that the English department awarded on May 10 at the East Los Angeles College Scholarship Foundation Banquet that took place…

May 23, 2012
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Elans to face aftermath of budget cuts, faculty reacts

By Veronica Hurtado and Edgar Lopez Fall semester has not started, yet faculty and students can expect a leaner class schedule, a lack of supplies, and a possible reduction in student services and in student-worker positions if budget cuts are worse than anticipated. “The budget situation is very fluid,” East Los Angeles College President Tyree Wieder said. She also said that ELAC’s expenditures are not in sync with their allocation…

May 23, 2012
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Film industry uses ELAC for commercials

By Danny Vasquez Acting as host to the film industry, a few commercials and public service announcements were filmed at various locations across the campus to raise money to compensate for the budget cuts. A few areas that were highlighted were the Weingart Stadium, the G3 auditorium and the swim stadium. Last Wednesday, J.G. Wentworth filmed an internet commercial between the G1 administration building and the and G3 auditorium.  The…

May 18, 2012
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Club helps parents succeed in college

By Nelson Davilla Student parents are coming back to school and giving education a second chance. Many of the student parents have been out of school for years, however, help is out there through a club specifically for student parents. If any student parent is interested in getting tutoring for math or is interested in being a tutor, they could join MnM’s short for Math ‘N’ Mom’s, a support group for…

May 16, 2012
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Elans learn about budget policies

By William Pasillas Elans were shown how the recent cuts and policies affect our standard of education at the Political Awareness Day event held in the auditorium’s foyer. Attendees were informed about how severe the cuts are and what they can do to stop or prevent further cuts. A banner was placed on the wall that read “46 dollars per unit = 552 full time WHATS NEXT.” Reflecting the recent decision…

May 16, 2012
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ELAC plans to increase security

By Alexander Acedo Learning from past mistakes, the new parking structure will have surveillance cameras. The cameras will be placed in every level of the stairs, elevators  entry and exits of parking structure 4. These cameras will be recording all day for a 30 day cycle. Although they are not being monitored, they may be reviewed if there are any questions raised by the sheriffs. The sheriffs can ask Information Technology for…

May 16, 2012
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ELAC to graduate 800 students this June

By Rebeca Vega Anthropology major Noemi Solano waited eight years after graduating high school before she decided to enroll in classes at East Los Angeles College. The Woodrow Wilson High School alumn said she made the commitment to earn an associate  degree within two years of enrolling when she met up with her former classmates. “I have two friends who finished law school and that really put it in perspective for…

May 16, 2012
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