• UndocuHuskies to host posada Thursday
  • Sign-ups for Covered California ends this Saturday
  • SASA Club warns of third-hand smoke danger
  • Bienestar offers free opioid, HIV services
  • The Let’s Dance Company performs at ELAC’s recital hall

ELAC student follows his dream

By Ariana Renteria  The fresh air surrounds 24-year-old Jonathan Perez, an East Los Angeles College student, as he bikes down and around the streets of San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles. He is undocumented and without any fear of being out of the shadows. When Perez was in tenth grade, he stood up against the idea that his classmates and he were being criminalized. Following a questioning and being…

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Students rally for a smoke free campus

By Freddy Monares A demonstration was held in order to raise awareness among students and rally to make ELAC a smoke-free campus, like Santa Monica College. Students from the respiratory therapy program demonstrated the difference between a healthy set of lungs and an unhealthy set of lungs with a sheep lung and a pig lung Wednesday and Thursday between the E-3 and E-5 buildings. Surveys were being given at the demonstration…

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Student journalists win at state convention

By Lourdes Espinoza Part of East Los Angeles College’s Campus News’ staff won awards at the 57th annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ state convention winning a total of five awards last weekend. Rodolfo Trujillo, writer and copyeditor, won first place in copyediting. Trujillo said, “I’m very honored to have won that. I’ve been going to JACC for a few years now and I was really, really surprised when I won….

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‘American Pie’ cast reunites for final installment

By Bryan Pedroza Characters from “American Reunion,” the final “American Pie” series, return to East Great Falls for their high school reunion, resulting in a wild and somewhat crazy long overdue weekend. They discover who and what has changed, who hasn’t and that distance and time can’t tear the bonds of friendship. Four small-town Michigan boys, who began their journey to lose their virginity in the summer of 1999, launched what…

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‘Loiter Squad’ marks spot on Adult swim

By Amanda Mayberry Cartoon Network’s late night programming, Adult Swim, aired their newest 15-minute sketch comedy show “Loiter Squad”on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. According to its creators, the show is supposed to be a cross between MTV’s “Jackass” and Comedy Central’s “Chapelle’s Show. ”  “Loiter Squad” consists of sketches, pranks and ridiculous stunts. The show is produced by Dickhouse, the same production company which produces “Jackass.” Jeff Tremaine, one of the…

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Instructor encourages children to learn art, culture

By Bryan Pedroza Second and third graders from Open Magnet Charter School visited the East Los Angeles College Art Department on Monday for an outreach ceramics event. ELAC art instructor Chris Turk hosted this event.  He has been hosting outreach art programs for young children for 10 years, mostly with local schools. Turk infused his art activity with a history lesson.  The students learned about the different cultures that have immigrated…

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State cuts to modify CSU regulations

By Vivian Ramirez With the possibility of a $200 million budget cut pending the tax initiative in the November elections, California State Universities may shut their doors to new students for the Spring 2013 semester and create  a wait list of applicants for Fall 2013. The CSU system will turn down an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 student applicants for the 2012-13 school year. But freezing Spring enrollment at many campuses is…

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Former L.A. Laker Girl teaches dance

By Oliver Blanco Former Los Angeles Laker and Rams cheerleader Annie Yee is currently teaching Chinese Dance at East Los Angeles College. Yee was born and raised in Monterey Park and dedicated her life to the art of dance and theater. At an early age, Yee’s mother, Nancy Yee exposed her to many types of dance: ballet, Chinese, tap, jazz and hula. Yee’s Chinese dance teacher, Cheng Pei Pei, was the first…

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Cyclist loses weight, gains friends

By Gabriel Serrano Contributing Writer As the sun begins to set and Los Angeles’ busy rush hour traffic begins to dwindle, a herd of bicyclists burst out on to the scene, composed of riders of all shapes and sizes pedaling on an assortment of bikes. They are known as the Eastside Bike Club. ESBC is a community organization founded by Carlos Morales and Eric Cornejo. It was first established as a support…

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