ELAC’s New Cafeteria Empty of Healthy Choices

By Dylan Dixon An update regarding construction on campus was posted to the ELAC website in June of 2014.  In the update, a section for Campus Student Center/Book Store Complex said the project was approximately 38 percent completed at that time, and the budget for that portion of the campus were to cost $26,565,056.00.   With a $26 million budget, shouldn’t it seem like we should have at least a little…

May 17, 2017
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South Gate Teriyaki Sushi House Review

May 17, 2017

By Erick Alfaro Teriyaki Sushi House is a sushi restaurant in the city of South Gate, that offers a wide variety of delicious traditional, yet modern sushi and teriyaki dishes. One of, if not my favorite sushi spot in the city of South Gate. Teriyaki Sushi House is a great spot for delicious, quick, and affordable sushi. Located at 9807 Long Beach Blvd, Teriyaki Sushi House is a great place…

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Harry Styles Album Debut Review

By Rebekah de la Pena Since the worldwide debut of boy-band One Direction, Harry Styles has been at the front and center of it all, stealing millions of girls’ hearts. Debuting his self-titled solo project, “Harry Styles”, listeners hear a very different side of this very talented 23-year-old. “Meet Me in the Hallway” starts the album off with slow and simple guitar chords. The album continues with soft sounds and singing,…

May 16, 2017
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Movie Review: Lowriders

By Dylan Dixon Somewhere between La La Land and Blood in, Blood Out falls Lowriders.  Like a teenager or early adult, Lowriders is unsure what it aspires to be.   In the film, actor Gabriel Chavarria, who plays Danny, is an aspiring street artist in modern-day Los Angeles.   His father, Miguel, played by Demian Bichir, has a passion for lowriders and can’t wait for the annual lowrider competition, where…

May 16, 2017
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Our life expectancy may depend on where we live

By: Rene Rauda A person who is born in Los Angeles, California won’t have the same life expectancy as someone who is living in a different city. That’s because they might have a healthy lifestyle, certain diet or are living in an area where the air is pollution free. The average lifespan of a person living in LA is about 81.5 years. The County of Los Angeles Public Health stated…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC counselor falsely misinforms student on graduations status

By: Samantha Moreno “Unfortunately you aren’t eligible to graduate at this time,” said the counselor who shall not be named, but almost ruined this year’s graduation for me. ELAC counselors have this ability to give you all the wrong information in those wonderful 30 minute appointments. Little did I know I was going to have to be my own “academic advisor” my last two years of school. At the start…

May 16, 2017
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Local South Gate Campus bakery sells the best conchas

May 16, 2017

By: Crystal Madelyn Escobedo As you enter Elizabeth’s Bakery parking lot you will notice an elderly man guarding and greeting customers as they approach. Manuel Parra, owner of Elizabeth’s Bakery, migrated from Cuba to the U.S when he was a young man. Parra had a great deal of ambition and determination. The menu has expanded since Elizabeth’s first opened. For example, they now serve tamales, tortas cubanas, pastries, smoothies, fresh…

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An enthralling day for the workforce at ELAC

By: Cheyenne Lopez The day had finally come. the East Los Angeles College 2017 Job & Internship Fair presented by ELAC’s Career & Job Services, kicked off on May 4th at 10 am. I made sure I was dressed appropriately and professionally for the job fair’s dress code. I walked confidently towards the event’s sign-in desk and was greeted by an event staff member who handed two papers to me….

May 16, 2017
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Independents students are not being considered independent through FASFA

By: Tremaine Hampton Although I’ve been on my own since I was 17 (I’m 22 now), I’ve never received a dime from financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Financial Aid is meant to help those that want to attend school but can’t afford it or need extra help. However due to an outdated rule, myself and many other students do not get to utilize this…

May 16, 2017
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Discounted movie tickets being sold here on campus

By: Leticia Muro With summer blockbusters fast approaching don’t forget to visit the ELAC Student Activities office to buy movie tickets. One of the perks of being a student is being able to purchase reduced price movie and amusement park tickets. Perhaps it is safe to say that many of the student aren’t familiar with some of the perks they have, being students. Many students go through the academic school…

May 16, 2017
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