• Architect encourages students to learn outside class
  • Workshop offers students help with applications
  • May Day march takes over Boyle Heights, East L.A.
  • Police departments offer applications to students
  • Transfer conference informs students at South Gate campus

Philippe stands test of time

By Victor Borja Philippe the Original is one of the oldest and well known restaurants in all of Southern California, established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu himself. Mathieu claimed to have been the creator of the “French Dipped Sandwich.” In 1918, he cut a French roll and inadvertently dropped it into the roasting pan filled with juices still hot from the oven. The patron said he would take the sandwich…

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‘Hamlet’ actors pull through to end

By Erik Luna Great physical talent, along with amazing acting made last Friday’s opening of “Hamlet,” a success for the Department of Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting. Despite cold weather conditions and the East Los Angeles Christmas Jazz celebration being held the same day, “Hamlet,” opened up with a good turnout. The play had a few twists and turns from the original play written by William Shakespeare. Instead of being set…

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Blanco depicts life through music

By Yesenia Martinez Anthony Blanco is a Salvadoran-American rap artist who talks about his life’s struggles in his music. Blanco started writing music at the age of 15. He grew up listening to Hip Hop and he said that he just picked up the art along the way. Blanco attended the South Gate Educational Center, but started dropping his classes to pursue his music career. “I couldn’t even start with the…

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Vietnamese club gives comfort to students

By Thy Lam Providing a sense of family by helping Vietnamese students connect with other students from their homeland is what the Vietnam Student Association hopes to accomplish. The group was established three years ago as a study group and then began to share experiences about learning, cultures and lifestyles. After gathering for some months, they felt the need of an official association for Vietnamese students. The purpose of VSA’s establishment is…

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ELAC softball plays Santa

By Amanda Mayberry Bringing holiday cheer, food  and entertainment to underprivildeged children, the East Los Angeles College Softball team will be playing the role of Santa Claus every year.  The softball team will host the 5th Annual Gift and Food Drive on Tuesday at 4 p.m. All who wish to donate can turn in donations at the women’s gym located behind the technology center or in various offices throughout campus….

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Child Development Center helps parents

By Jane Fernandez East Los Angeles College does not only educate adults but also children through the Child Development Center. The Child Development Center first opened its doors at ELAC in February 1975. At the time, it was a single bungalow and provided service to 11 families, many of whom were single mothers. In 1977, the center opened a second bungalow and it kept it that way until 1990, when a proposal…

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Disabled student overcomes challenges

By Frank Chavez Determined to not fit the stereotype of a disabled man or woman, Rodger Hernandez never allowed his condition of cerebral palsy to get in his way of achieving his goals. Hernandez was born in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa in Mexico.  However, when he was one-year old his parents made the choice of migrating to the United States for a better life. Hernandez, born on Nov. 3,…

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Priority registration needs major overhaul

By J.C. Casarez Every semester, returning students look forward to registering for classes in hopes of getting the classes they need. Unfortunately, the classes are usually closed by the time they register. Appointments are set in anticipation of an onslaught of too many students registering at once and as a means of creating an opportunity for returning students to select their classes first. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that the…

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L.A. Times sports writer overcomes gender discrimination

By Cristina Galvan Award-winning sports writer Helene Elliott was a guest speaker at East Los Angeles College and talked to students about overcoming gender discrimination in the work force. Growing up, Elliott knew she wanted to be a sports writer, but from the start she encountered opposition from people who believed that she couldn’t do it simply because she was a woman. “I always wanted to be a sports writer,” said Elliott….

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