CaminArte connects Boyle Heights community

By Augustine Ugalde The radiant sights and sounds of the bustling CaminArte celebration are sweet music to Nico Avina’s ears as his vision for Boyle Heights gets closer to reality. Avina, along with a collective of like-minded artists, brought the event to the Mariachi Plaza this summer as an outlet for budding Boyle Heights artists to display and sell their artwork locally. “People talk about the rebirth of Boyle Heights, but…

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Food truck caters to Elans’ appetite

By Lindsey Maeda It is about time ELAC had a food truck that was truly accommodating to its customers. The food tastes even better knowing that the people serving it put in additional tender love and care. Serving up a variety of satisfying dishes, the About Time food truck provides accommodating service with a smile to East Los Angeles College students.  Around noon, the truck brings-in ELAC’s hungry lunch crowd, but…

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Cross Country on brink of post season

By Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja placed fourth at the Santa Barbara Cross Country Invitational last Saturday leading the women’s team to ninth place while men’s team placed eighth. Proving that Ceja’s first place finish last week at the Rio Hondo Classic was no fluke, Ceja beat quality runners on one of the most difficult cross country courses in California. The course leads runners plodding through the sand on the beach resulting…

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Survivor recounts past abuse in film

By Ruth Calcoa Sonia Rivera, director of the Sexual Assault Program at the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, said  her objective is to stop violence on campus. Violence seems to be escalating each year, according to Rivera. Rivera visits campuses from middle schools to universities to raise more awareness on domestic violence and the dangers it poses. “Parents are usually the last to know. We as peers, friends, teachers and…

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Campus News wins big

By Megan Perry A journalism conference at California State University, Fullerton over the weekend resulted in the most awards Campus News has won in more than 10 years. The Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ convention included all registered community colleges from Southern California. Schools competed against one another for the top spot, and East Los Angeles College came home with 14 awards in various competitions. Last year, ELAC went home with…

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Students should take responsibility

By Augustine Ugalde East Los Angles College does a great job in preparing students for the next step in their academic careers by adhering to the stringent rules set by state lawmakers. The California Department of Education is entrusted with ensuring that each educational institution in the state satisfies minimum academic standards for transfer, graduation and beyond. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges also has a hand in making sure…

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Faculty learns to use evacuation device

By Joseph Recinos Evacuating disabled and injured Elans with limited mobility from an earthquake or other campus disaster was the focus of a school-wide tutorial last Thursday. The Evacu-Trac CD7, which is a rolling chair that facilitates the evacuation of disabled or injured people, was demonstrated to East Los Angeles College faculty and staff. Because of its unique design, the CD7 is as completely stable on stairs as it is on…

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Not all majors should take math

By Augustine Ugalde Once again the big, ugly monster that calls itself the Math Department has shown its true colors and eliminated several students from moving forward with their lives. My Intermediate Algebra, Math 125 class had more than 120 aspiring students crammed into an auditorium-sized classroom hoping to either add or complete this required course at the beginning of the semester. Eight weeks later, that number is down to approximately…

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Don’t just ‘Think Pink’ in October

By Lindsey Maeda Two words I would associate with the color pink would be wimpy and girly. I was never too fond of the color pink. It was not until about eight months ago that I realized what this color truly symbolized. One Sunday afternoon had been fairly typical. My brother and I were trying to finish the weekend homework we had procrastinated on, while my mom and dad were preparing…

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ELAC does bare minimum to prepare for big quake

By Rodolfo Trujillo While other organizations statewide prepare for the big earthquake that will inevitably hit California, East Los Angeles College will do a simple evacuation drill. Tomorrow is the Great California ShakeOut and ELAC will be joining almost 10 million people throughout the state in testing out its emergency response in the event of an earthquake.  Other organizations will have a simulated earthquake drill. Some people will act as…

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