Dragon Ball Super ends on a high note

By Julio Sanchez Dragon Ball Super ended the series after five seasons within the last three years with a series finale that was nothing short of being too good. Since the series started with the introduction of the God of Destruction Beerus and his quest of finding someone worth fighting, the lives of Goku and his friends were once again in danger only now by a threat in the form…

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Kanye West is in hot seat

By Matthew Johnson Rapper Kanye West made some very controversial headlines recently by stating “Slavery was not forced and it was a choice.” In an interview on Power 105 Morning Show with Host Charlamagne The God, West also stated his support for Donald Trump. “I love challenging the norm,” West said. “I love people who don’t love him. I love the fact that they’re speaking up and everybody’s just giving…

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FAFSA aids transfer student success through grants and scholarships

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College financial aid office hosted Financial Aid Transfer Workshop for students planning to transfer or will be this upcoming school year. Twice a year, the financial aid office brings a representative from the California State University of Los Angeles and University of California Los Angeles to explain how financial aid works at both institutions. Daniel Mejia and Jonathan Choy from CSULA gave a presentation…

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Gabriel Iglesias show to bring in funds

By Andrew Ayala Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is returning to East Los Angeles College on June 19 to perform his “One Show Fits All” stand-up in the G3 auditorium. This is the second time Iglesias will be performing at ELAC and will be headlining as well as bringing his opening guests along to perform. Athletic trainer Diane Stankevitz, P.h.D., is coordinating the event and all of the proceeds of the show…

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Guided Pathways paves way for students

By Joshua Inglada Students deciding what classes they need for their degrees may soon be receiving assistance to greatly streamline the process on choosing  what course best suits their academic goals. Assistant professor of Spanish Nora Zepeda and associate professor of psychology Arpi Festekjian hosted a meeting at the South Gate Educational Center for faculty to present the upcoming Guided Pathways Plan for East Los Angeles College. GP is an…

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Financial opportunities open in video game streaming

By Andrew Ayala Video games have become something deeper than a past-time or a hobby. Nowadays, they open new paths to multiple career and life-sustaining possibilities. Some of these top-earning titles include being a streamer, which is someone who plays video games live for those who enjoy watching, being a YouTuber, which is someone who makes videos on new games, tutorials or even unboxing of special editions and being a…

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Marvel Studios needs to further diversify its characters

By Frank Portillo Marvel Studios needs to continue its trend of diversifying its roster of characters and actors. What started off as a handful of traditional white male superhero characters has evolved to include more female and minorities in respectable roles. It began with the casting of Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, a character who up until that point was traditionally caucasian. Jackson changed the character who was portrayed by…

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Lack of guidance makes graduation feel nonexistant

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College students have not received first notice regarding graduation petitions regarding eligibility for graduation. The end of the spring semester is what every student looks forward to especially if it is their last semester at ELAC. For some students, this means it is their turn to transfer and begin a new journey at a four-year university. Zuvanny Macias, who is a communication major, will…

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Cone resigns as Athletic Director

By Stephanie Guevara After 18 years as the East Los Angeles College athletic director, Allen Cone resigned to become a full-time instructor. He decided to step down from his position because he lost the passion and enthusiasm the job requires, he said. “I never took myself that serious, but (I) sure (as) hell took what I did very serious… This is a great institution. I don’t care what is happening…

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ELAC wins gold in Special Olympics

Gold and silver medals were awarded to ELAC’s Special Olympics Swim Team Saturday during the 2018 Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Special Olympics Spring Regional. Winning gold in the 50 and 100 meter freestyle was Melissa Rivera, who also won a silver medal in the 50 meter backstroke. Athletes can only compete in three events, and Rivera won in all of the events she entered. The silver medal in the 100…

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