Students encouraged to submit graduation petition early

By Diego Olivares The deadline for submitting graduation petitions for East Los Angeles College students to have their names on the commencement ceremony program is quickly approaching. “I feel the petition lets the student know what courses they need to take to graduate,” ELAC counselor Kirk-Ken Mihara said. It is recommended for students to see a counselor to keep track of their progress at ELAC. “I do hope students come…

March 13, 2014
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Students face struggles after graduation

By Diego Olivares Students graduating from East Los Angeles College will face strong challenges in the future. Students attending community college, look forward to completing school and moving on and ELAC has allowed students many chances at improving their education. This ranges from getting  an AA or AS degree or to transfer to a four-year university. The graduation ceremony students attend is a connection between community college and their future…

March 13, 2014
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Drops cause class cancellations

By Diego Olivares East Los Angeles College students do not attend classes that they enroll into. Students enroll into classes at the beginning of every semester, filling up the required class space. In some cases, many of these students don’t attend the first day. If a class has few students as a result of this, then the class is in danger of being cancelled. This could cause problems for both…

March 6, 2014
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“Dallas Buyers Club” paints a harsh cinematic work of art

By Diego Olivares “Dallas Buyers Club” is an unblinking look at the intolerance and irresponsible behavior placed on those who suffered heavily during the 1980s AIDS era. This is brought about through its powerful lead performances, naturalistic style and its uncompromising subject matter. Based off a true story, the film follows the life of Ron Woodroof, played by Matthew McConaughey, a homophobic, drug-and-sex addict who is diagnosed with HIV. Shortly…

November 6, 2013
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ELAC theatre scene shop manager helps niece cope with Neimanns-Pick Disease

  By Diego Olivares   Efrain Corona is having a hard time concentrating on work at East Los Angeles College, where he is the theatre scene shop manager. Corona, who has been at ELAC for two years, got some devastating news about his 15-year-old niece Julie. Julie had been diagnosed with Neimann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). According to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Inc., people with NPC cannot metabolize cholesterol…

May 27, 2013
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