Theater arts students flourish in annual competition

By Dorany Pineda  Design students from the theater arts department won big at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) that took place Feb. 14-19 at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Stephen Azua and David Sanchez won first place against 68 other competitors in the Design and Technology categories of the Region 8 competitions. Azua won for his Lighting Design in East Los Angeles College’s production…

March 1, 2017
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Budgetary affairs meeting moves to partly fund several conferences

By Dorany Pineda The Associate Student Union Budgetary Affairs Committee met during their monthly meeting to discuss the spending of the student representation fee on February 24. The Student Representation Fee was voted into East Los Angeles College in the fall of 2012 for student advocacy events. According to Education Code section 76060.5 of the Student Fee Handbook approved by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Student Rep. Fee…

February 24, 2017
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Personal Film explores activist’s life

By Dorany Pineda  Director Raoul Peck’s documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a powerful homage to the civil rights movement and to several of the legendary figures that emerged from it, told through the poetic and moral richness of James Baldwin’s words and experiences. “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America or, more precisely, it is the story of Americans. It is not a…

February 16, 2017
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Documentary produced-Leonardo DiCaprio focuses on ecological future

By Dorany Pineda  Fisher Steven’s documentary “Before the Flood,” produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, takes an in-depth look at planet earth’s terrifying trajectory into an apocalyptic ecological future. A bleak, but poignant, insight into a nightmarish time, the film is a vivid portrait of the beauty and fragility of life on our planet, and all that is at risk if we don’t care for it. “Before the Flood” is incredibly persuasive…

November 9, 2016
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Alumna aims to empower women in Africa with humanitarian causes

By Dorany Pineda  It seems there is nothing that Chinecherem Eze hasn’t done. Originally from Nigeria, Eze is an East Los Angeles alumna who graduated with an associates degree in Political Science in the spring of 2015. She then transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where she continues to study Political Science and Theatre Arts. But it is not her educational background that is most impressive about her. In…

November 3, 2016
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Comedians boost voting with humor

October 6, 2016

By Dorany Pineda  Funny or Die and NextGen Climate teamed up for the free “Jokes for Votes” comedy show  that promoted voter registration  on Thursday at East Los Angeles College. Comedians Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, James Adomian, Thomas Dale and Beth Stelling took the Auditorium Foyer stage for two hours of laughs and voter registration promotion. “Sarah Silverman was as brilliant and provocative as she always is. You expect Silverman…

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Students parents build network through new club

By Dorany Pineda  The new Motivated Parents on the Go Club aims to provide a network of support for student – parents and their specific needs. The MPOG strives to increase the success of parent – scholars who are pursuing educational degrees for themselves and their families. It offers support groups, motivational speakers, various topic discussions, group study sessions, resource referrals, help with the transfer process, trips to California State Universities…

October 5, 2016
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Shave Shack offers cool hangout

By Dorany Pineda  The Shave Shack is a refreshing, Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream parlor that was one-and-a-half years in the making and is owned by two business partners. Hidden in the plaza just steps away from East Los Angeles College is a small, colorful, tiki-adorned Shack that opened its     doors to the public early last month. Upon entry, customers are greeted by oldies music playing from the…

October 5, 2016
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Health fair educates Elans on body wellness

By Johanna Calderon & Dorany Pineda The East Los Angeles College Health Center held their first ever health fair on Thursday promoting healthy living. One of the booths was dedicated to nutrition, which had useful information that addressed student eating habits. The information included how to read the nutritional labels on packaged foods, how to keep track of their caloric intake and the foods they consume, and how to get the…

September 29, 2016
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Prop 60 to change adult industry

September 29, 2016

By Dorany Pineda Opposing Proposition 60, a November ballot initiative known as the California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, would protect workers in the pornography industry from being sued and harassed by anti-porn communities. Voting “yes” would increase regulations in the industry, including mandated condom use when shooting a scene involving anal or vaginal intercourse and would require producers to pay certain health costs and checkups for…

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