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  • Budget revision proposes higher education funds
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New movie, Snatched, to disappoint comedy seekers

By: Joseph Dargan   After planning a vacation for two, socially awkward Emily, played by Amy Shumer, is suddenly dumped by her boyfriend and forced to invite her overprotective mom Linda, played by Goldie Hawn, on what would become the jungle adventure of a lifetime. With the overuse of dull-witted, lowbrow humor and the occasional predictable gag, “Snatched”, unfortunately falls short of comedy gold. Hawn’s performance is solid while Shumer’s…

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Budget revision proposes higher education funds

By: Rene Rauda The new budget revision released by Governor Jerry Brown on May 11, revealed a proposed total of $33 billion to be invested in higher education. These new funds will be distributed among all California Community Colleges, California State Universities and Universities of California. The May revision mentions California Community Colleges will not raise tuition for the 2017-18 school year. In January, UC President Janet Napolitano presented a…

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Students for Political Awareness Club helps fight poverty

By: Reina Aguirre The Students for Political Awareness Club at East Los Angeles College is teaming up with organizations to help those in poverty in the community and abroad. The ESPA club organized a shoe drive where people can help, by donating their used shoes to the non-profit organization Soles4Souls. Their mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing. The used shoes…

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Psychology Department hosts open house featuring student film

By Gisselle Palomera The Psychology Department hosted its fourth annual open house featuring a student-made film last Thursday at the G3 Foyer. The 10 minute film highlighted how addiction can affect anyone at any time. The film begins with a student named Marlon being pressured to party and drink by his classmates. Marlon is uninterested in this and refuses because he wants to focus on everything he’s been working so…

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51 employees to retire this year

By: Melisa Bivian 51 East Los Angeles College employees will be retiring this upcoming June. The Supplementary Retirement Plan passed on Wednesday, May 10 after the Board of Trustees came together with the Public Agency Retirement Services. On January 11, the board authorized Los Angeles Community College District’s chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez to enter into an agreement with PARS to create the SRP. A letter written by chancellor Rodriguez in…

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Broadcasting professor makes best of dwindling classes

By: Dylan Dixon East Los Angeles College broadcasting professor, Jason “Mr. B” Beaton started working in radio approximately 30 years ago at KRLA. There he began his career playing oldies to those living in East Los Angeles at the time. Mr. B said ELAC is of great importance to him because the community was so accepting of him as a native Canadian. At the start of his ELAC career he…

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Men’s Leadership Club takes first place at 4th Annual Husky Bowl

By: Melisa Bivian Associated Student Union approved clubs came together last Thursday in the quad in front of the S2 building to compete for first-place at the fourth annual Husky Bowl. Competitors race d against the clock to get the fastest time against their opponents by running into the obstacle course jumper. Clubs participated in ASU’s events while the students in attendance cheered on their friends and family that competed….

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Game club welcomes new gamers to level up

By: Melody Ortiz ELAC’s Game Club was made as a safe haven for gamers of all kinds to bring, play, watch and discuss games. They play games from video to board and card games. During the meetings, members can play games on projectors connected to computers or any console provided by other members.. Jorge Ivan Macias, the club’s community manager, said the Game Club’s main goals are to allow students…

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Student faces struggles while chasing aspirations

By: Samantha Moreno The struggles of being a Latino, Bisexual, film student at East Los Angeles College is something that doesn’t faze Dreamworks employee, and ELAC student Charles “CJ” Sanchez. The 21-year-old bisexual aspiring film actor, who works within the same breathing space as Steven Spielberg, has figured out many positive things about himself by coming to ELAC. He has also had his fair share of struggles just by coming to…

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S.A.S.A club helps ELAC students fight against substance abuse

By: Lucy Luoling Lu The Students against substance abuse club is an ASU chartered club within the Chemical Dependence Certification Program at East Los Angeles College. S.A.S.A stands for Students Against Substance Abuse. The club is run by the students of East Los Angeles College with the help of psychology professor Dr. Lisa Vartanian. Although the S.A.S.A. club is part of the Chemical Dependence Certification Program, many of its club…

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