Diabetes expo in LA; ELAC nurses to host

By Megan Perry For the first time in five years, the East Los Angeles College Nursing Department will host the American Diabetes Association Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center next Saturday. “Diabetes is a silent killer,” said Lurlean Gaines, ELAC’s nursing department chair. This is a departmental project created by Gaines, so all 300 of her students and her entire faculty will perform the screenings, draw blood and help…

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Meetings forecast more budget cuts

By Veronica Hurtado Members of the East Los Angeles College community met with officials to work in a joint effort to support Governor Brown’s tax extension measure to avoid further educational cuts. A statewide coalition in support of Governor Brown’s tax extension, Stand Up for California sponsored a series of Kitchen Table Conversations to discuss ways to avoid additional cuts to public services. Community members, along with the Los Angeles…

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ELAC anticipates tuition fee hikes

By Eric Contreras Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget on Monday, which included an increase in community college tuition based on Senate Bill 70 proposed in March. The May Revise said that the $10 per unit tuition fee increase, from $26 to $36, originally proposed in the January budget will go into effect for Summer 2011. Many Elans are concerned about whether or not they will be able…

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Play reenacts reactions to John Lennon’s death

  By Sonia Saavedra Outside, in front of the Dakota Apartment Building in New York City, nine strangers stand in disbelief when they heard the news. “The Day They Shot John Lennon,” by James Mclure and directed by Kelly Hogan, follows nine characters who each react differently to the death of former Beatle John Lennon. Each character has a story to tell. The actors give remarkable and unforgettable performances that…

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District sued for misuse of funds

      By Rodolfo Trujillo The Los Angeles Community College District is being sued by a coalition of community organizations and citizens for spending millions of dollars on a satellite campus at the former Van de Kamp’s Bakery. The property was intended as a satellite for Los Angeles City College, but the Van de Kamp’s coalition, an unincorporated association of nearly 20 community organizations and a large number of…

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Art show hits South Gate

By Jose Zuniga Bringing attention to Chicano art, Chicano Studies 54 is hosting a show entitled “Titeocalli” from May 24 to 26 at the South Gate campus. The students’ artwork will be displayed in room 105 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gate campus. According to the Chicano Studies instructor Raul Herrera, students from the class use many approaches to understand the Chicano art. Not only do…

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Elans engage in philosophical debate

  By Vivian Ramirez The Speech and Debate Team were the winners of last Thursday’s Student Symposium, a philosophical debate competition between student groups. The five ELAC clubs that participated are the Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, ELAC Students for Political Awareness, Speech and Debate Team, and The History Circle. “A symposium literally means Greek drinking party,” said Robert John Arias, History instructor and adviser for The History Circle. “Plato wrote…

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Americans free to celebrate, mourn

  By Christopher Yee I had just gotten home from a family dinner Sunday night when I received a startling text from a friend, “Bin Laden is dead.” I stopped immediately halfway up the stairs and responded with the only thought I could muster, “Whoa.” I ran to my computer to verify what that stark text had said, and it was all over every news outlet—Osama bin Laden dead, President…

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Clubs compete in Husky Bowl for cash prize

  By Megan Perry Puente Club won the first Husky Bowl last Wednesday for a monetary reward and their name on a plaque on the trophy. East Los Angeles College’s clubs competed for a first prize of $1,000. The Husky Bowl was created by the Associated Student Union vice president Robert Cancio so the ASU clubs would be able to come together for friendly competitions and the chance to win…

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