Dance Students experience live performance in flash mob

October 26, 2016

By Brooke Gemina  Dance Appreciation students joined dance professor Rick Crawford Tuesday afternoon in a flash mob performance in front of the S2 Recital Hall. The 4th Annual Flash Mob performance was set to the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. Last year, participants danced to “Can’t Stop the Beat” from the musical “Hairspray.” At the end of the performance, students gathered around and sang “Happy Birthday” to…

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Schurr helps build ELAC enrollment of new students

By Brooke Gemina George Miller Schurr High School brought East Los Angeles College 239 first-year student enrollments fall 2015, making it the number-one school for new enrollment. Schurr is known a feeder school. ELAC President Marvin Martinez explained, that a feeder school  is one of the surrounding high schools that brings new students in every term. “What that specifically means, is there are a number of high schools that surround…

October 20, 2016
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Festival celebrates Monterey Park 100th anniversary

By Brooke Gemina  Monterey Park celebrated its 100th birthday on Saturday at Barnes Memorial Park with the Third Annual Geranium Festival and Artwalk. Events at the festival included a dunk-tank, three-legged race, a sack race, musical chairs, and a water balloon tossing contest. Macy Intermediate School’s principal Jacinto Zavala, Schurr High School principal Francisco Arregui, and Monterey Park Police Chief Jim Smith volunteered to brave the Dunk Tank amongst a…

October 12, 2016
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PeruJazz receives standing ovation, plays encore

October 12, 2016

By Brooke Gemina  PeruJazz received a standing ovation and demands for an encore after its performance Friday night in the S2 Recital Hall. The band dove right into performing after Robert Dawson, who is the Music Department Chair, introduced them. “I had to write a letter to Lima, (Peru),” Dawson said. PeruJazz is an underwritten band, meaning that the Peruvian government subsidizes their income. Dawson wrote a letter to Lima outlining…

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Local festival to return to Monterey Park

By Brooke Gemina Monterey Park will host its third annual Geranium Festival on Oct. 8 at Barnes Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a nominal charge for a ride on the electric train and to rock climb. Activities available at the festival will include face painting, three-legged races, Dunk-A-Principal , sack races, pie-eating contests and two dog contests. A few bands, baile folklorico and martial arts group…

September 29, 2016
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Olympian returns to ELAC as track and field coach

September 29, 2016

By Brooke Gemina After spending several years as a professional track and field athlete,  East Los Angeles College alum, Edgar Lightbourn, has returned to ELAC. Lightbourn transferred to the University of Southern California, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, before performing at the professional level in track and field. He has participated in several world – level competitions, like the Central American Championship games, the Pan American games,…

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Mental health issues under scrutiny

            By Brooke Gemina “The dog ate my homework,” “It was here when I looked this morning” are common excuses to avoid school responsibilities, but mental health is not. While those excuses are exactly that, excuses, and will be greeted with an unsympathetic gaze by professors, physical illness often is treated as a valid reason – the key word here being reason. However, many individuals, students…

May 18, 2016
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Nursing students provide health assistance for Elans

April 27, 2016

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College nursing students voluntarily held a free checkup event which provided testsing foron blood pressure and, blood glucose and addressed health questions. Nursing Program students set up tents outside of the Nursing Building last Wednesday. “We want to help people in our community. That’s why we have the fair,” Nursing Department Chair Lurelean Gaines said. The main goal for the health fair is to…

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