Health and Wellness fair sheds light on nursing programs

May 16, 2018

HYPERTENSION— One of the displays created by the ELAC nurse program showing ways to avoid high blood pressure. By Alejandro Ambriz The Health and Wellness fair presented by the ELAC Student Health Center last Thursday provided students with information that is presumptively known, but is commonly incorrect. Among the booths were the Veterans Resource Center, Alta Med Health Services and students from ELAC’s Nurse Program. Their booth was based on…

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Future Husky quarterback prepares for new challenges

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ Incoming Husky and Montebello High School quarterback Gabriel Tapia played his last high school football game on  Friday against  Schurr High School in Montebello. After ending his high school football career with a win,Tapia will be join the Huskies this upcoming 2018-2019 football season.“Gabriel is going to bring great leadership, a lot of great work ethic to the school, and is someone to lead by example,” Montebello…

May 16, 2018
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California Master Plan in need of update

May 16, 2018

By Pamela Estrada Representatives of the higher education system were in Sacramento, reviewing the California Master Plan established in 1960 to further the success of students in higher education. The fourth hearing was held by Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), Jose Medina (D-Riverside), and Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) on May 8th. It was presented that a need for diversity within faculty was a priority, along with the investment to…

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OPINION: Hand-drawn animation more creative than 3D

May 16, 2018

By Alex Avila 2D animation in film has become a rare occurrence in the western film industry. Less big-budget 2D animated movies are being produced compared to 3D animated features. once the technology came, studios didn’t hesitate to move onto new 3D animation. Disney who purchased Pixar to be their 3D animation studio has followed Pixars footprints and now focus on 3D animated movies themselves. In the 1990s, Disney films…

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OPINION: Travel allows for deeper experiences

By Roberto Diaz College students continuously give up once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel, they don’t want to leave the setting they’re comfortable with. Throughout college campuses there are signs posted revealing the information needed to study abroad. Students have a variety of reasons why they would study abroad, but different situations prevevnt them. Such as financial circumstances,  and students being fearful of leaving their comfort zones; the opportunity would seem very…

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OPINION: Online dating lacks commitment

May 16, 2018

By Kaleen Luu The Internet has made it easy to meet new people, but it’s come at a cost. Online dating is ruining our dating scene. Thousands of people are able to network with just a quick download of an app, or easy online sign up. There are a plethora of dating sites to choose from. From the tried and true Match.com to the simplified app Tinder. It’s no wonder…

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OPINION: Scantrons don’t measure student capabilities

By Pamela Estrada With finals at months end, East Los Angeles College should follow the, ‘no Scantron policy,’ implemented by the Mathematics Department. Every semester, Dr. Nancy Melucci begins her Statistics 1 course by walking in, setting down her materials and turning to the white board to write her name for all to see. All while she says that unlike any other class, she will not use scantrons for any…

May 16, 2018
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Honors program to help students transition

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ The honors program has been developed to provide highly motivated students an encouraging  learning environment. It consists of a series of courses specifically designed to prepare students for the transition to a four- year university or college. The program at East Los Angeles College is recognized by UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Whitman College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and…

May 16, 2018
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Speech team destroys competition

May 16, 2018

By Pamela Estrada Speech team is one of few community colleges teams to attain four, 1st place, national titles in four consecutive years as of last month. On April the team took part in the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Daytona Beach Florida. This event put ELAC on top when the speech team brought home the 1st place gold for the “Wheeler Division Individual Events.” “This was an important…

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Elan provides healthy alternatives to the community

May 16, 2018

BY KALEEN LUU Health conscious patrons at the Root of Life Juicery in Huntington Park can be rest assured the food they buy there has no unnecessary added sugars. Nutritional Science major Maria Pacheco is co-owner alongside her business partner, Robert Valdez. Together, they strive to offer healthier, natural alternatives to the community that are locally sourced and affordable. “I wanted to get a staple of our culture. Juicing is…

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