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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Confidence lost in State Chancellor Oakley

By Noe Ortega The Academic Senate joined other colleges in California with a vote of no confidence in State Chancellor Eloy Oakley yesterday. ELAC’s no-confidence vote echoed the votes of other college academic senates notifying the Chancellor of their disapproval of him. The vote came in response to the Chancellor’s lack of consultation with the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges about recent state initiatives like AB 705 (a bill…

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Former ELAC quarterback to return for fall semester

Quarterback Phillip Tran is set to return to East Los Angeles College for the Fall semester to play for Husky  Football again after things didn’t work out at Humboldt State University, where he currently attends. Tran, a native of San Jose, California, came to ELAC because his high school coach knew ELAC’s coach, Bobby Godinez who recruited him to play for the Huskies. He played for ELAC in the Fall…

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