ELAC recognized by Achieving the Dream

By Jane Fernandez East Los Angeles College is one of 16 community colleges recognized by Achieving the Dream as a leader institution for the 2014 year. Achieving the Dream is a network aimed to help community college students increase their success. The network of more than 200 participating colleges across the country share a commitment to use data and past program outcomes to determine which activities, services and courses are the most helpful…

October 27, 2014
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Volunteering helps earn acceptance

By Brenda Diaz Acceptance to a four-year university is harder now than it has ever been. One very important factor of acceptance to a university is getting involved in extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are important to admissions officers because they give students an opportunity to showcase their personalities, uniqueness and how they spend their time off campus. Volunteering is one of the easiest ways of improving your chances of being…

May 7, 2014
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Transfer program to pave pathways to universities

By Erik Machuca East Los Angeles College students will soon have greater access to degrees and guaranteed admission into California State Universities due to progress by academic senates on the Associates Degree for Transfer program. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440), signed in 2010, created a partnership between California community colleges and California State University schools to make it easier for students to transfer between the two systems…

May 22, 2013
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Professor’s new world experiences opens students’ eyes

April 23, 2013

  By Dulce Carrillo    Real world experience and eye opening stories is what anthropology professor Jeffrey Rigby encounters in his teachings. Rigby has been working at East Los Angeles College as an anthropology professor for 10 years,  and at other community colleges around the Los Angeles area since 1989. Rigby graduated from Santa Monica High School and has a Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles that focuses…

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ELAC radio station strives for television station

April 23, 2013

  By William Hernandez   Students who are enrolled in Broadcasting 15 are able to take part in East Los Angeles College’s own radio station KELA and go behind the microphone to record their own 30-minute radio shows. With KELA radio up and running, the next goal will be to get a 24-hour television station called  KELA TV. “My long term goal is to get a large grant to be…

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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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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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No. 16-ranked baseball wins first series

March 20, 2013

  By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies, ranked 16th in the SoCal poll moved into third place in the South Coast Conference after winning their first series of the season over Long Beach City College. The Huskies, 10-8 overall, 3-3 in SCC play closed out the series at Long Beach (9-10, 2-4) with two wins after losing the series opener 8-2, at Long Beach last Tuesday. The Huskies bounced back…

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Consumers should beware of gift card scams

By Cristina Galvan   Consumers can save time and buy someone a gift card for one of their favorite stores, but consumers should be careful. Gift cards also take the worry out of not knowing whether or not the person likes another gift. They could be purchased at almost every store and at many large supermarkets. Markets have small sections stocked up with gift cards to stores and restaurants. This…

March 20, 2013
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Privacy does not end at death

By Jesus Figueroa   In a battle over privacy, lawyers go after Facebook to release accounts of deceased family members to their rightful heirs. The attempts to change the internet laws came after a mother, Karen Williams, lost her 22 year-old son in a motorcycle accident. She attempted to use her son’s account as a memorial for friends and family. Facebook administrators locked her out of the account due to…

March 20, 2013
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