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Writer’s Society: ELAC’s new literary outlet on campus

By: Jennifer Rodriguez The Writer’s Society is a new club that started this semester. The club is sponsored by English professor Obed Silva and current students from his fall 2016 creative writing class. One of his former students, and club member, Eva Finlay recalls how this club came about. “For the class final, we had to go to, like, a poetry slam and perform pieces we wrote such as plays…

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VPAM to host free potery workshop for all ages

By: Leticia Muro The Vincent Price Art Museum will host workshops on the last Saturday of every month in conjunction with the Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from now through July. VPAM hosted another successful Family Day workshop over the weekend. Those who attended had the opportunity to learn about Chinese ceramics, and create their own pottery pieces. The families that attended the workshop gathered in…

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Let’s Dance Company to host 12th dance concert

By: Iomara Guzman Let’s Dance Company from East Los Angeles College will host its 12th Repertoire Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Dance Recital Hall. Kimberly Denise Rabins is co-directing the dance concert with Kristin Chew Reutimann. Rabins is the artistic director and was a former member of the San Diego State University dance team. Reutimann is a member of the Los Angeles Community College…

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King Arthur’s retelling may be too fast paced

By: Alejandro Lara “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” directed by Guy Richie, is a film filled with action, adventure, computer generated images and comedic sequences. Starring Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur, who is well known for his role as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, and Jude Law as Vortigern. This film has everything that an action-seeking moviegoer can imagine. The comedic scenes are sometimes untimely and awkward, but…

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Great success for the ELAC Jazz Band performance

By: Jorge Vazquez Upon entering the S2 building, the 17 members of the ELAC Jazz Band were already playing with conductor and director Bob Dawson. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. The band also had their 2 CDs for sale at $5 each, buyers could choose from the Eastside Jazz album or their seasonal Christmas album. Despite never being to…

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Mandatory gender courses required to every student

By: Melisa Bivian Throughout the school year, students are given the opportunity to attend workshops or events that inform them about gender studies. Unfortunately, only a few students choose to participate in learning more about the problems and solutions that women face in our society. According to the National Women’s Studies Association everyone should have the ability to learn about women and gender. NWSA was established in 1977 and they…

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The healthy food crisis occuring on our campus

By: Gisselle  Palomera The Grab n’ Go on campus promotes unhealthy eating habits and limits healthy choices. With available food such as microwave burritos, instant ramen and chips, students’ only options are to eat unhealthy. Martie Trevino, a first- year East Los Angeles College student, said, “I think there definitely needs to be better options, for example more vegan options or even just healthier options and not just microwave food.”…

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Designated smoking on campus to improve student health

By: Michelle Mercado Students who are caught smoking outside the designated area should be cited to enforce the seriousness of this issue and the safety of East Los Angeles College students. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says secondhand smoke from a cigarette is a serious health hazard that causes more than 41,000 deaths per year. Many public places like the Los Angeles International Airport, Disneyland and college campuses offer…

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Additional shuttle can improve transportation to campus

By: Edgar Rodriguez The Gold Line is not a convenient transportation option for students. If the school were to provide a shuttle bus to go back and forth from the Gold Line station, then transportation would be more convenient for students who use it. Several students rely on the Atlantic Gold Line Station which opened November 5, 2009 to get to East Los Angeles College. There are many buses that…

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Dual threat athlete runs down scholarship

By: Julio Sanchez  Shiloh Jordan is on his way to Chowan University in North Carolina with an athletic scholarship three years after leaving his home and moving to California. At 21, Jordan, realized that if he stayed in Baltimore Maryland, there would be no progress towards his goals in life. “It was an unpleasant situation, where I felt like I wasn’t living up to my full potential. That’s when I…

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