• Women veterans establish support network at ELAC
  • Life of James Baldwin commemorated
  • Baseball averts loss with final play
  • Panel offers insight to 2016 election
  • Former counselor remembered

Women’s basketball advances to Elite Eight

By Dan Gudino Sophomore guard Allissa Gomez scored 14 points in overtime, sending women’s basketball to the Elite Eight of the state playoffs after an intense 70-64 win at home against Pasadena City College on Saturday. With two minutes to go in the game, Gomez splashed a go-ahead jump shot, falling to the floor on her back as she was fouled. She then closed the game with five straight free…

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Dog park scarcity create boundaries for local dog owners

By Felipe Rodriguez Dog parks are a great addition to any community and the benefits of bringing one to the East Los Angeles community will create better interactions among its residents and their pets. With only a handful of dog parks located in specific areas of Los Angeles, many of these parks are out of reach for people without adequate transportation. According to the Los Angeles County of Animal Services,…

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The positive benefits of social media

By Jordan Elias  Social media is seen as negative exposure to the world , but when used correctly it can lead to positive experiences. To some, social media might cause depression or anxiety, but in my case people have told me that my Instagram posts have uplifted their day. I work hard within social media and it is very important to me because it helps me to communicate with my…

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On the ethics of human embryo experiments

By Dorany Pineda Scientists have discovered how to grow and keep human embryos alive in lab dishes for up to 14 days. Though the international ethical debate this discovery has sparked is valid, scientists should be allowed to grow the embryos past the two week limit. The findings could be paramount to uncovering some key questions about life and why its development sometimes goes wrong. The debate mainly revolves around…

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ASU, Dream Resource Center helps student Dreamers

By Noe Ortega The Associated Students Union and the Dream Resource Center collaborated to inform students and faculty about current policies and legislation yesterday in the Student Service Center. “So if ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] came to East Los Angeles College, they obviously would go to the student services area and to admissions to get access to student records because they’re going want to know what classes are the…

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Literary Salon celebrates life of activist James Baldwin

By Tiana Hunter  The Fifth Annual Black History Project 2017 will present a literary salon based on the works of James Baldwin on March 16 at East Los Angeles College. The works of Baldwin will be presented through music, dance and much more The production, funded by the Associated Student Union, will include international performing artist Charles Reese. Reese will shine a light on artist and activist James Baldwin in…

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‘Metamorphasis’ transforms from classic story to stage play

By Francisco Portillo The Theater Department’s first play of the semester is “The Metamorphosis,” by E. Thomalen based on a novel by Franz Kafka. The play is about a hard-working man named Gregor Samsa who supports his family, played by Christopher Magallanes. He wakes up one day mysteriously transformed into a dung beetle. His family tries to get rid of the hideous insect, unaware of the transformation that has taken…

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Practice makes perfect

By Jose Guillen Discovering the power of speaking English through the eyes of international students, the ESL Cafe is a language lab where students can experience the power of language. Communication is one of the most coveted skills in the free-market. Elans have a language lab on campus to take full advantage of all its benefits. In order to participate, you must be a student at East Los Angeles College….

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Service dogs need welcoming

By Dorany Pineda  The number of Elans who use service dogs is growing, but many of them chose not to bring them to campus because of the distractions and problems that often arise. The Americans with Disabilities Acts allows students with disabilities the right to have a service animal at their school. The animal–typically a dog or in some instances a miniature horse– has to perform an active task that…

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ELAC student receives fellowship

By Tiana Hunter  Twenty-three year-old East Los Angeles College student Hope Flores has been selected as Los Angeles County Museums recipient for the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program. This program provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds. An art curator is a keeper or custodian of a museum or other collections. Art museum curators work with art collections and…

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