Fundraiser set to help recovering instructor’s medical expenses

By Brian Villalba A fundraiser will be held on May 19 for  instructor Robert John Arias, who is recovering from a stroke he suffered in November. Arias is paralyzed on his left side and is undergoing physical therapy. Nina Martinez, Arias’ sister said,  “Robert John wants to be self-sufficient … he wants to get back to teaching, but the physical therapy is necessary for that to happen, and it is costing…

April 25, 2012
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Students participate in Day of Silence

By Jorge Lopez Joyful members of the Queer-Straight Alliance gathered last Thursday at the center of the Husky Bowl, located between the E5 and E3 buildings, in observance of a Day of Silence. “The Day of Silence is a nation-wide event,” said club President Carmen Meza.  It is a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people, and those who support them….

April 25, 2012
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Puente Club takes trophy again in ASU’s second annual Husky Bowl

By Amanda Mayberry Puente Club were the champions again in the second annual Husky Bowl hosted by Associated Student Union between the E3 and E5 buildings last Thursday. The Husky Bowl is a contest in which chartered clubs compete against one another to earn first, second and third place. The club in first place received $1,000, second place $500 and third place $250. The contest was comprised of a series of…

April 25, 2012
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Architecture students place in contest, awarded best overall

By Keyla Lopez For the first time since 1978, students from the Architecture Department were awarded best overall structure at the annual architectural competition Design Village 2012 last Sunday. The competition was held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The winning team consisted of Felipe Oros, Adam Martinez, Mario Arana and Roberto Rojas. Another team from ELAC, along with 50 other teams from schools like Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Woodburry University,…

April 25, 2012
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Financial Aid Office stops issuing Ability to Benefit examination

By Veronica Hurtado Starting July 2012 the school’s financial aid office will stop administering the Ability to Benefit test for students who do not have a high school diploma or GED. Students without a diploma or GED seeking financial aid had to the option of taking the ATB exam or waiting to complete at least six units toward a college degree or certificate to qualify for aid. Under the new July…

April 25, 2012
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American Civil Liberties Union stopped at ELAC to gain petition signatures

Updated Wednesday 4:23 p.m. By Erik Luna Due to the controversy of discriminatory laws, the American Civil Liberties Union’s cross-country caravan “Estamos Unidos” stopped at East Los Angeles College Monday afternoon to recruit students against laws such as SB 1070. The ACLU started to plan for the caravan in mid-March with stops in Santa Ana and San Diego. The caravan will then travel to neighboring state Arizona, on to Texas…

April 23, 2012
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Meet the ASU candidates

The time has come to vote for this year’s Associated Student Union board members. The elections will take place at the main campus next Wednesday and Thursday, and at the South Gate campus next Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There are nine candidates running for the various positions on the ASU board. The requirements to vote are that a student must attend East Los Angeles College,…

April 19, 2012
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ELAC awaits district approval of funds for construction of new facilities

By Rodolfo Trujillo While some ELAC students and instructors have state-of-the-art classrooms, others might have to wait months to find out if they will ever get to see a new facility. The Los Angeles Community College District is currently reviewing a request from ELAC to allow construction of the Science Career and Mathematics building, Baseball Field Renovation, Campus Student Center/Bookstore Complex and the Student Success and Retention Center. In October…

April 18, 2012
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ELAC host first-ever paranormal conference

  By Vivian Ramirez Alternate realities, extraterrestrial channels, and conversations with ghosts were hot topics at the First Annual East Los Angeles Paranormal Conference at East Los Angeles College last Thursday. The event, sponsored by the Psychology Club, hosted 11 paranormal organizations and vendors from Southern California. “This convention is to bring awareness to paranormal phenomenon and help families suffering from paranormal activity,”  Juan Martinez, Psychology Club member, said. “Parapsychology is…

April 18, 2012
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Faulty connection results in E7 flood

By Oliver Blanco A three and a quarter inch pipeline burst and flooded the E7 building basement, during spring break last Friday at approximately 1 p.m. While off duty, a member of the facilities department, whose name is being withheld, discovered the flood last Sunday at noon. “It was fate.  He (the Facilities Department member) had just come in on a Sunday afternoon to use the computer lab down in the…

April 18, 2012
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