The AJ Club motivates their members helping comunities

BY MIRIAM ROBLES Staff Writer The Administration of Justice club at East Los Angeles College is more than just a club the club president expressed, its a family full of knowledge in criminal justice. The club helps students open their expectations about what criminal justice is. Many have the impression that the Administration of Justice department is training to become a law enforcement officer, but there is more than that. …

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Breaking the barrier for transgender Latinas

By Jasmin Morfin On Nov. 20 Bamby Saucedo (an activist and advocate for transgender Latina women) gave a presentation on ELAC’s campus for the Yo Soy Trans Latina event. Salcedo has been recognized nationally and internationally as an activist and advocate. Using her personal platform, she has become a community organizer and social justice advocate for transgender Latina women. She has been recognized for and has been awarded locally and…

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Wrestling proves to be sport for all

By Karen Cruz Wrestling is a difficult sport that requires a lot of dedication, discipline, proper nutrition, and strength. Wrestling is a sport that doesn’t discriminate regardless of gender. It doesn’t discriminate your body type, height, or weight.  It challenges the wrestler to test how much strength they have.   There is always a place for you to wrestle based on your weight class. There are 10 weight classes all…

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Recognizing the truth behind the legalization of marijuana

By Davi Hor The marijuana market is estimated at $7 billion, but with new regulations, many will be driven toward the black market which defeats the purpose of legalization. On January 1, 2018, California  Proposition 64 will allow the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana.  Prop 64 was on the November 8, 2016 ballot and resulted in 57 percent in favor of the proposal. Now one year later, people will…

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Emotional distress of veterans seen in ‘Mudbound’

By Alexandria Armstrong Emmy award winning director Dee Rees makes her Netflix debut with Mudbound, written by both Rees and Virgil Williams based on the 2008 novel of the same name. Rees takes you back in time to a post war Mississippi where we follow two World War 2 soldiers( one black the other white) after they return home after the war ends. Mudbound stars award winning actress Carey mulligan,…

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Welcome center offers more than a friendly hello

By Kathy Cecchin East Los Angeles College’s Welcome and Support Resource Center hides in the maze that is the Monterey, California, campus, but it’s worth finding. Tucked away in the E1 Student Services building, next to the Financial Services office, the Welcome Center shares an office with Career and Job Services. The Center’s Director, Linda Rafols, says the department arose out students’ frustration with having to scour the campus to…

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Second annual clothing drive collects for less fortunate

By Jorge Vazquez The Adelante With Your Dreams Club aims to assist homeless and impoverished students with its second annual clothing drive. AWYD is a club for all students, preferably those that are first-generation college students, that provides support and resources needed for transferring to a four-year university or earning an Associate’s Degree. Donations of clothing, as well as canned food, are accepted to help people in need, both on…

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Summer study abroad students to explore Paris

By Rogelio Alvarez The East Los Angeles College Modern Language Department is offering students an opportunity to study abroad in Paris next summer. The program is being offered through a collaboration between other schools within the the European Studies Association. “The nice thing about our program is that (students are) there for the month of July. They live like Parisians in a very nice, upscale, safe part of Paris. It’s…

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Student services spotlighted

By Julio Sanchez Faculty, staff and administrators were in attendance at an event hosted by the Student Services Department to raise awareness of more than 25 available services for students on campus. The Spotlight on Student Services event was not intended for students, but rather for faculty. The event was the first of its kind. Student Services representative, Alison Estrada said that the event gives faculty and staff the opportunity…

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Free Speech Zones unconstitutional, according to lawsuit

By Steven Adamo A lawsuit filed in March by Pierce College student Kevin Shaw against The Los Angeles Community College District claims that campus Free Speech Zones are unconstitutional. Last fall, Shaw was prevented from passing out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution outside of the campus’ Free Speech Zone by a college administrator. According to a Los Angeles             Times report in April, the…

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