• Women veterans establish support network at ELAC
  • Life of James Baldwin commemorated
  • Baseball averts loss with final play
  • Panel offers insight to 2016 election
  • Former counselor remembered

Panel offers insight to 2016 election

By Gustavo Buenrostro A discussion of why women voted for President Donald Trump was a main topic discussed in “Debriefing the 2016 Election: A Gender Perspective” on Tuesday in F2-201. A panel of East Los Angeles College professors discussed the issues that arose from the 2016 presidential election. Barbara Dunsheath, a history professor and host of the event, said that the purpose of this event was to educate and encourage…

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Former counselor remembered

By Christian Horta Tears were shed on Thursday as faculty and students remembered former counselor Lydia Rudametkin who passed away of cancer over a year ago. In honor of Rudametkin, a bench with a plaque of her name was unveiled in her honor in front of the E3 building. President Marvin Martinez, along with executive assistant Olga Barnes, opened up the ceremony outside the F5 building with words of remembrance….

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Community in danger of losing art spaces

By Felipe Rodriguez Art spaces are a necessity for young artists, and along with helping and inspiring future generations, they benefit communities and bring people together. These art spaces are hidden throughout Los Angeles, and although they don’t get big attention through promoters, anyone can find these through local artist’s websites and social media. Los Angeles is known to have one of the most thriving art scene in America and…

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Club promotes student-parents’ success

By Rosslin Ojeda  The stress of being a working student can be overwhelming, but add being a parent into the mix and it may be downright chaotic. Motivated Parents on the Go, an on campus club, wants students to know that they are not alone. The club began last fall by students Christine Lopez and Dan Stevens. Lopez took on the role of president while Stevens became the vice president….

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Health instructor advocates sexual assault awareness

By Steven Adamo Domestic violence and sexual assault are among many topics in health class, taught by instructor Andrea Owens. “I personally teach about power and control, and the cycle of violence. I also teach about sexual assault and its repercussions,” said Owens. Owens is one of the co-chair of the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team. Every year, the SAAVE team plans the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during…

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Community festival empowers women

By Dorany Pineda  In celebration of International Women’s Day, Las Fotos Project held its 3rd annual Viva la Muxer event—an all-women art and music festival in East Los Angeles on Saturday. “[Viva la Muxer] showcases a lot of the community and the art. I feel like it’s a safe space for women, and to see what other women can do,” Diaz said. “Men always dominate all the spaces. That’s why…

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Sexual harassment unwelcomed on campus

By Stephanie Guevara  No one in the East Los Angeles College community should have to experience any form of harassment like I did. Students and faculty shouldn’t have to worry, when being on campus, of anyone trying to harass them. This didn’t worry me until I was harassed by an unknown individual, near the Vincent Price Art Museum last Wednesday. This individual was wandering around campus and seemed to want…

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Marling shines in ‘Semper Femina’

By Christopher Reynoso  British folk star Laura Marling’s sixth studio album Semper Femina is a welcomed addition to the singer’s discography, giving fans more of what they’ve come to love her for. In the album, she brings new sounds to keep it fresh. It offers newcomers a solid first taste of what Marling is all about, smooth vocals, rhythmic melodies and entrapping storytelling. Her discography has always been at the…

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Ed Sheeran misses with ‘Divide’

By Sergio Burrueta  Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” is a decent follow-up to his previous effort, but is riddled with moments that miss the mark. Sheeran’s talents and effort have come a long way from that of his first hit “The A Team” and the instant classic “Thinking Out Loud,” but “Divide” shows that even the best artist can make minor missteps every now and again. In this follow-up to Sheeran’s “X,”…

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Academic senate votes to promote community policing

By Steven Adamo  The academic senate voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that the administration—in conjunction with the academic senate—work with the sheriff’s department to promote community policing. The resolution is an important first step toward a one-on-one approach to campus policing. Vice president of the academic senate Jeff Hernandez relayed concerns from students and visitors over being intimidated by the SUVs on campus. Some students complained that the SUVs are…

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