Study abroad program to send Elans to Paris

By Jade Inglada Sign-ups have officially opened for students to participate in the 2014 Summer Study in Paris program at East Los Angeles College. The study abroad program runs for four weeks throughout the entire month of July. There is no deadline to join, but students are recommended to sign-up early since the trip is limited to 100 students. Six other colleges in California are participating students in this program…

November 27, 2013
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Young Elan opens business

By Nguyet Tran Opening a new business as a 21 year-old student is rare, but not for Carolina Chavez. An alumna of Schurr High School, Chavez has taken her experiences in graphic design and opened up a clothing printing shop directly across the East Los Angeles College campus called Stencil Art Studio about three months ago. “My major is graphic design and I wanted to show my skills and do…

November 27, 2013
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Bollini’s leaves guests wanting more

By Joshua Inglada Not far from East Los Angeles College is Bollini’s Pizzeria, an Italian restaurant that succeeds in both quality and quantity. With several authentic recipes handed down through tradition, their goal is to satisfy customers with the freshest ingredients California has to offer. The menu offers pizza, both in small and large sizes, but also lists pasta, salad and appetizers. They also offer roasted chicken and a 20…

November 27, 2013
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Let’s Dance Company makes a bold move

By Bianca Mendoza Five students of the Let’s Dance Company were given the opportunity to direct and choreograph their own performances last week at the S2 Recital Hall. The choreographers: Michael Veluz, Myra Joy Veluz, Breanne Genite, Kristina Schramm, and Michael Vallajos, all surprised, thrilled and certainly impressed the audience with their pieces. The lighting, costumes and choreography were professional and well thought out, leaving no doubts to the authenticity…

November 27, 2013
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Comedy Train brings laughter, magic to ELAC

By Daniel De La Torre East Los Angeles College’s Athletic Department presented the 10th Annual Scholar-Athlete comedy show this past Sunday, hosted by comedian Rudy Moreno. As the guests arrived for the show, a live jazz band serenaded the crowd. After starting the show 25 minutes late, the audience soon forgot about the delay when the comedians began their performance. Luckily the wait didn’t draw any grumbling among the audience….

November 27, 2013
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M.I.A. comes back in action

By Scarlet Candelario M.I.A.’s fourth studio album “Matangi” uses a blend of eastern influences, and simple lyricism that effectively delivers a feel of psychedelic social commentary. The album begins with “Karmageddon.” It’s a mellow track that gives the listener a taste of what to expect for the remainder of the disc. The artist criticizes just about everything from using sex as a means to sell products, to being promised change…

November 27, 2013
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Drivers should learn from past mistakes

By Megan G. Razzetti When a tragedy occurs, most people open their eyes to the realities of how driving under the influence really does affect everyone. Driving under the influence is still a lesson most people have yet to learn. Two weeks ago, a few close friends and I were rocked by news that several of our former high school classmates were involved in a fatal car crash. They had…

November 27, 2013
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Math requirements can harm non-math majors

By Amanda Rodarte For most college students our nightmares no longer revolve around the boogeyman  but around a real entity, known as math. Students spend an average of 12 years in the school system before they hit college. Instead of the requirement for math minimizing, it has  been extended to more tortuous years. The high demand for math required in the general education is unnecessary, depending on selected major. An…

November 27, 2013
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Musicians lack creativity, producing template based music

By Russell Zazueta With advancements in technologies such as synthesizers, electronics and recording equipment, music has taken a turn in style and culture. More people are considering themselves musicians by creating their own music to preset melodies from computer programs. What they’re really doing is confining their imagination to someone else’s reality of music. Rather than playing an instrument and mastering that craft, like guitarist Jimi Hendrix. They prefer today’s…

November 27, 2013
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Women’s restroom tagging offers insight to maturity level

By Brenda Diaz As students of East Los Angeles Colleges’ South Gate campus, we are responsible for keeping up our work areas and restroom facilities. So why is it that a female student has to walk in and see slander and vulgar language written on bathroom stalls? The defacing of women’s restrooms at ELAC’s South Gate campus needs to stop. The way I see it, college is a privilege and…

November 27, 2013
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