Sports Briefs: Sept. 15 – 21, 2016

By Diego Linares Water Polo  The water polo team looks to regain its composure after going 0-8 to start the season. The team has had to play through two injuries, one being a shoulder subluxation suffered by starter Irene Young, but are looking toward a young core of athletes to propel them forward. ELAC water polo head coach Erik Matheson said freshman players Jessenia Barberena and Cynthia Sanchez have been…

September 21, 2016
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Students decides their own fate

By Diego Olivares School has finally come to an end, but what will the summer have in store for us? Actually, this goes into a more interesting question, what is in store for those leaving college? For some of the students of East Los Angeles College, this semester might be their last. Of course this is the same event that occurs every year. Many students graduate and move on the other…

May 31, 2016
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New Health Certificate courses available at ELAC

By Jeffrey Iraheta This program started fall 2015 and is currently accepting applications for the spring 2016. The Health and Service Careers Foundational Skills Certificate is 7.5 units. These units include four core classes that include HLTHOCC 062: Skill Set for the Health care Professional, HLTHOCC 063: Basic Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology (the disordered physiological processes associated with disease or injury), Pharmacology (the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the…

December 14, 2015
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Asian 20 class being offered story

By Rudy Ojeda For the first time in its curriculum East Los Angeles College will be offering a class on Asian and Asian American film that will cover visual media from the Asian pacific region. The Instructor for the class would be David K. Song who is the advisor to the Asian American club on campus. The class would be the first of its kind being offered at ELAC and will…

December 14, 2015
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New childcare program to start in spring

By Daniela Jalteco The Child Development Center at East Los Angeles College started an all day Pre-K program in spring 2015. The program was started to provide child care services to help assist students who want to continue their education, but can not find or afford a caretaker. ”There was a big group of low-income single mothers and they needed child care to go back to school,” Director of the Child…

December 8, 2015
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More Options for ELAC Students

By Natalie Perez East Los Angeles College should concede giving students more options by adding more academic departments. A lot of the students who come to ELAC do so because the college is conveniently close to their homes or because their family members came here before them. Most of them start with no idea of what career path they want to take. Eventually they choose to major in something that…

December 8, 2015
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Social sciences plans program for Cuba

By Elizabeth Toy The Social Sciences Department is coordinating the Interdisciplinary Cultural Immersion Program in Cuba for spring break from March 31 to April 8, 2016. Dr. Rin Kahla, Professor of Sociology,  Dr. Anthony Samad, Professor of African American Studies and Dr. Natalina Monteiro, Professor of Political Science invite both ELAC students and community members to join the program and experience the culture and community of Cuba, an opportunity that…

November 18, 2015
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Vaporizers and e-cigs pose danger to students

By Diego Olivares Vapor Electronic Cigarettes are more harmful to a person’s health than what companies are falsely advertising. Vapor Cigarettes, or e-cigs for short, have become an alternative to cigarette smoking in the past few years. e-cigs are battery-powered vaporizers  designed for the smoker to inhale harmless water vapor. E-cigs are popular with young adults and college students around the country. One of the beliefs that many young adults…

October 7, 2015
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Shootings plague the campuses

By Guadalupe Barriga Terrible school shootings have happened in the United States and the safety of students on campus is in question. Students also wonder how prepared East Los Angles College is with these situations. The latest school active shooting happened last Wednesday in at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, where 10 people were killed and about 18 are injured. As a student at a community college, it brings me sadness…

October 7, 2015
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Emergency procedures updated after campus faces threat

By Ivan Cazares An emergency involving an active shooter on campus over the summer prompted President Marvin Martinez to call a meeting to discuss how the school responded and how it could improve on how it responds to emergency situations. “It was quite clear to everyone that our response to this emergency was a failure of epic proportions,” Psychology Department Chair Dr. Sherrie L. Davey said in an email addressed…

October 7, 2015
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