Spring Choral Concert interprets religious hymns

By Steven Adamo Songs of a religious nature were sung Monday by the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale at the Spring Choral Concert.  Presented by the ELAC Music Department, the conductor for the evening was Dr. Anthony Lupica.  The ELAC Choir began the evening with “Go Down Moses,” which contains the famous line “let my people go!”  The ELAC choir was positioned in a semi-circle around a…

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LGBTQ Students regret taking out loans for school

By Steven Adamo Forty-five percent of student loan borrowers regret their decision to accept loans, compared to 60 percent of LGBTQ students, a new study finds.  The national survey was conducted over two days in February by Student Loan Hero, a website that provides resources on student loans to students.  11,184 adults, 18 and over, participated in the survey.  Screening questions for the survey included: “Do you, personally, identify as…

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LMU transfer student to receive huge payday

By Cristal Gomez  First-generation college student Lizabeth Garcia received the Phyllis Grace Mozillo scholarship to attend Loyola Marymount University.   Originally, Garcia received $20,000 in financial aid funds to help with the $30,000 tuition costs but she received $61,960 through the scholarship.     She is a sociology student and is currently in her second year at East Los Angeles College.  She visited LMU for the first time during a…

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Guard signed by Central Florida

By Cristal Gomez Shooting-guard Frank Bertz signed to the University of Central Florida for the upcoming season.  Bertz was named to the first-team all-conference lineup for the South Coast-North division this season.  He has played the sport since he was five years old, starting in a peewee league and worked on his skills all the way to where he is now. “My coach at Sultana High School prepared me for…

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Students need more working ATMs on campus

By Julie Santiago One automated teller machines (ATM) for hundreds of ELANS is ridiculous. There needs to be more options for the amount of students we have here at East Los Angeles College. The lack of ATMs at ELAC has added another layer of difficulty for students this semester who are already dealing with problems with the SIS system and financial aid. Hundreds of students receive financial aid at ELAC,…

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Healthy food should not cost more than fast food

By Susan Lorenzana As young people, we crave delicious food without knowing the effects. Being a healthy eater is not easy. Doctors say we should eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and various meats. Eating fast food can lead to health complications. “Over 60 percent of American adults, as well as 27 percent of young Canadians aged between 2 and 17, meet the criteria for being overweight or obese,” according…

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Removal of ELAC mural: censorship, ignorance

By Eddie Mike Garcia It was upsetting to hear about the short-lived history of East Los Angeles College’s mural of 1979. The mural put ELAC on the map of a growing Chicano art movement of the time. In 1974, ELAC had an opportunity to merge its educational goals for Chicana/o students with those of the Chicana/o Mural Movement, a critical component of the larger Chicano Movement. That year, Roberto Chavez,…

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High School students to receive first-year tuition

By Noe Ortega East Los Angeles College will assist high school students with free tuition for the first year of any of the nine Los Angeles Community College District colleges with College Promise Day last Wednesday. LA College Promise is a proposition made by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2016. The goal is to increase the number of community college graduates and university transfers in the city of Los Angeles. LA…

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‘Chavez Ravine’ to showcase next Friday

By Kevin Camargo The play, “Chavez Ravine,” will showcase in the Proscenium Theater starting May 18 at 8 p.m. There will be eight total functions of the play for two weekends. “Chavez Ravine” is written by Culture Clash and is being directed by Ramiro Segovia. The play will show the lives of people before and after Dodger Stadium was built on what used to be Chavez Ravine. “The play tackles…

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‘Hire A Husky’ welcomes new employees

By Giselle Palomera LA Youth at Work partnered up with the Los Angeles College Promise Works to provide students with paid summer internships in the entertainment industry, last Thursday at the Hire a Husky career and job fair. East Los Angeles College has partnered up with the Evolve Entertainment Fund through the Career and Workforce Development Center to provide students with paid summer internships in the film, music and TV…

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