Luchadores take on soapbox race

May 25, 2011

  By Rodolfo Trujillo A close-knit team mostly composed of current or former Elans competed in the 2011 Red Bull Soapbox Derby this Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. Lucha Libre started when Jesus Abril, who is studying to receive his Computer Assisted Drafting certification, heard through an email from his job, which is in the area of the race, that traffic would be delayed because of the race. Abril looked…

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Restroom traps two women at art museum grand opening

May 25, 2011

    By Erik Luna Two women, who attended the opening of East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Museum, got trapped in a restroom of the building for three hours during the event last Saturday. Many attendees who heard about the mishap assumed the women were students, but this was not true. The women were not students of ELAC. The restroom that held the women captive is located on the…

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Track stars compete in West Region Championships

By Tadzio Garcia Jill Schmidt placed second in the high jump at the track and field state finals last week, while Shawnta Barnes placed fourth in the heptathlon. As a result Barnes was awarded All-American status. “The All-American award feels great, but I am just as excited about Jill’s results as well,” said Barnes. Schmidt and Barnes led the Huskies to a 20th place finish. The Huskies scored 13 points…

May 25, 2011
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Unit limit for Fall ‘11 to be lifted

By Megan Perry East Los Angeles College has been limiting continuing students to enroll for a maximum of 15 units for Fall 2011, but the limit will be lifted on May 31 for open registration. The maximum will go back up to 18 units, and students will be able to petition if they want to take more than that. This limits on the number of units students could sign up…

May 25, 2011
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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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