Dead body found at East Los Angeles College

By Edgar Lopez and Tadzio Garcia An unidentified male body was found dead in East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium’s pool, today. The body had been there for some time said Sergeant Walker, of ELAC’s Sherriff’s station. The coroner picked up the body at some point in between 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Women’s swim coach Erik Matheson was called and told the pool was shut down. He said he didn’t…

January 5, 2012
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L.A. Times sports writer overcomes gender discrimination

By Cristina Galvan Award-winning sports writer Helene Elliott was a guest speaker at East Los Angeles College and talked to students about overcoming gender discrimination in the work force. Growing up, Elliott knew she wanted to be a sports writer, but from the start she encountered opposition from people who believed that she couldn’t do it simply because she was a woman. “I always wanted to be a sports writer,” said Elliott….

December 7, 2011
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Art students sell ceramic art pieces

By Kele Carraher-Quinteros Contributing Writer Holiday shopping can be hard, but thanks to East Los Angeles College’s ceramics sale, it doesn’t have to be. The ceramics sale is being held on the west patio in front of the S2 building, with sales continuing today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ceramics sale is an age-old tradition at ELAC, beginning shortly after the program started in the 1950s. It has…

December 7, 2011
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Los Angeles bridge to come down

By Sergio Meza Contributing Writer After 79 years of towering over the Los Angeles River, the historic Sixth Street Bridge faces its inevitable fate. The Los Angeles City Council recently announced that the Sixth Street Bridge is on the verge of demolition due to a corroding chemical reaction in the concrete called alkali-silica reaction, known as ASR. According to Los Angeles architect Alex Ward, ASR is known commonly as a “concrete…

December 7, 2011
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Search for ELAC president begins

By Rodolfo Trujillo A focus group to express concerns for the next ELAC president will be taking place today, although there are not a whole lot of students who may know that it is happening. A set of focus groups were also held on Friday for faculty, students, administrative, supervisory and classified staff, as well as community members. All of them had the opportunity to voice their opinion for what characteristics…

December 7, 2011
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District accuses companies of fraud

By Edgar Lopez Two major construction firms working for the Los Angeles Community College District are being investigated on accusations of submitting and approving fraudulent paperwork. In an effort to clean up fraudulent spending, the LACCD has been considering firing three building contractors, which supervised the building projects in the nine community colleges the district serves. The two construction firms in question of fraud are Gateway Science and Engineering from Pasadena…

December 7, 2011
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Feminist leader promotes Occupy ELAC

By Joshua Avila Having seen the improvements of Occupy ELAC, Angie Rincon urges students to show support to fight the budget cuts. Rincon started Occupy ELAC through a feminist group she was involved in. At 22 years old, Rincon has made progress by catching the attention of senators and assembly men. She has spoken with Pedro Salcido and Ivan Carillo to help with the situation at Occupy ELAC. “The first week was slow,…

November 29, 2011
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Fitness center plans for new ‘Bio Measure’ machine

By Jorge Lopez Obesity a big problem for Elans, East Los Angeles College’s fitness center is making progressive steps in order to make fitness exciting. They have a surplus of machines which would include a new Bio Measure machine. The fitness center plans to get one more Bio Measure adult measuring system by the end of the spring semester. The Bio Measure is a free standing device that accurately measures weight, height,…

November 29, 2011
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