Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness presented at ELAC

By Mannie Miguel Vice President of Student Services Oscar Valeriano held a conference for teachers and faculty to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder last week at the E7 building. The presentation, conducted by Manuel Martinez, M.S. team leader at East Los Angeles Vet Center focused on veterans who attend colleges and universities. Martinez said that the purpose for this event is to “address the issues for PTSD for faculty…

May 5, 2013
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Expedited Viability Review looms as programs are threatened

By Liliana Marquez Four departments of studies from East Los Angeles College faced a Program Viability Review last month to determine if the programs offered to students needed to be discontinued or improved. According to ELAC’s official website, a total of seven degrees and 11 certificates from the Business, Art, Life Sciences and Architecture departments were under review. The review was designed to take a decision on whether the programs…

May 2, 2013
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Time management is key as summer approaches

April 24, 2013

  By Edward Singleton   It’s that time of the year again, students are near the end of the semester and they’re beginning to feel the pressure of accumulated school work. As summer vacations are approaching, it is easy to get distracted and leave school work for the last minute. The cure to summertime lag boils down to two parts: learning how to manage time and learning how to do…

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‘Take Back the Night’ speakers share experiences with crowd

By Brian Villalba   Survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse shared pain, courage and solidarity at East Los Angeles College’s fourth annual “Take Back the Night.” With dozens of students in attendance in the ELAC G8 foyer, survivors shared stories of abuse and survival. Speakers moved those listening to tears of empathy.  A speaker said that being able to speak about the abuse is a part of the healing…

April 24, 2013
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Students dedicated to breaking barriers

By Erik Machuca   Now in its second semester at East Los Angeles College, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Club (ALPFA) is looking to break barriers for minorities in the business field. ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with more than 100 chapters nationwide and more than 20,000 members. Committed to enhancing networking opportunities, access to scholarships and building leadership and…

April 23, 2013
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Roosevelt, Garfield High compete in ‘East Los Angeles Hall of Fame Classic’

By Danny Vasquez and Jesus Figueroa The rivalry between Theodore Roosevelt and Garfield high schools continued with the first “East Los Angeles Hall of Fame Classic” at East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium on April 6. Roosevelt’s alumni won the close game, 18-16. Both high schools are no strangers to competing against each other. Garfield won the 78th East Los Angeles (high school football) Classic last season, which was also…

April 17, 2013
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Student receives $30,000 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

April 16, 2013

  By Mannie Miguel   Fernando Jaime received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship for $30,000 last week in front of his Calculus class. This is the largest scholarship in the nation for community college students.  Every year, thousands of students apply for this scholarship. Jaime was one of 73 students around the country awarded this year, and the only one from East Los Angeles College.   Transfer Center Director…

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Jazz trio’s music variety soothes audiences

April 16, 2013

  By Gabrielle Osei    A mixture of improvisation, scatting, melodies, lyrics and passion soothed the East Los Angeles College’s “First Friday Jazz Concert series” audience April 5. A male trio compiled of pianist and vocalist Bill Cantos, drummer Michael Shapiro and bassist Hussain Jiffry took the stage for the concert. The trio has played together for seven years, but the chemistry on stage shows much longer. Brazilian music has…

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Life in space inspires discussion at Vincent Price Art Museum

March 26, 2013

By Erik Machuca For those skeptical of alien life, Dr. Seth Shostak shared his life’s passion of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence at the Vincent Price Art Museum last Thursday. Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in Mountain View, California, advocated that we will soon know of life beyond Earth. “The bottom line is, because of the increase in speed and the vast amount of habitable…

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Baseball’s home win earns second place tie

By Carlos Alvarez   The No. 16 East Los Angeles baseball team moved into a second place tie in the South Coast Conference with No. 7-ranked Mt. San Antonio and LA Harbor colleges after their second consecutive win over Pasadena City College, 3-0, yesterday. The Huskies, 12-8 overall and 5-3 in the South Coast Conference, will try to get their second straight conference sweep when they face Pasadena at Brookside…

March 22, 2013
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