El Chamizal delivers great Mexican cuisine

December 8, 2014

By Miguel Maceda El Chamizal “La Casa de Las Parrilladas” is one of many restaurants that serve Mexican food. The smell of fresh cooked food awaits as people enter inside. The restaurant hostess waits by the entrance to seat customers. The wooden tables and chairs shine and reflect the green and blue lights on the walls and the red light from the ceiling. A large painting of two men and…

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New program aids Montebello students with transfer process

December 4, 2014

By Jonathan Gomez The Career Pathways Program will give students from K-12 in the Montebello School District a better chance to succeed and transfer out of community colleges faster. This program helps students in Montebello by preparing them for life after high school or just out of community college. It will provide students with a list of classes they could take depending on their major. This way students don’t have…

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Unsafe driving causes problems in parking structures

December 4, 2014

By Amber Pamaro Looking for a parking space when class is about to start is never an enjoyable experience. Students can get stuck circling around the parking lot looking for a spot, or trying to get out of the lot, or just trying to find their car. The combination of a little common sense is what can make the experience less stressful. Let’s work together to make our parking experience simple…

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Students prepare for winter fashion

December 4, 2014

By Edgar Montoya With the winter excitement  here, East Los Angeles College students should be able to purchase their winter must-haves without feeling guilty about it later. Some might not consider shopping when dealing with educational expenses, and there are many alternatives for getting clothing items that cost less. Just because school is in session during winter, it doesn’t mean one can’t look fashionable. Some may find it difficult since…

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Respiratory therapy program aims to educate students

December 4, 2014

By Stephanie Garibay For most college students the health of their lungs isn’t a main priority. Taking the right steps to prevent things like lung cancer might not be something the average person thinks about on a daily basis. According to the American Lung Association an estimated 33% of college students have used tobacco products, the leading cause to lung cancer, including cigarettes, cigars, hookah and many other products. Although…

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Prevent plagiarism and spare your paper

December 4, 2014

By Amber Paramo East Los Angeles College library offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, one of them being on how to cite properly and avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s work and failing to give credit to the source. A person’s work can range from written articles, essays, books, websites and direct spoken words. Amy Guy is part of the Helen Miller Bailey Library personnel and is…

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New cafeteria threatens food truck’s future

December 4, 2014

By Darlene Galvan The future is uncertain for Malibu Bagels Food Truck once East Los Angeles College’s upcoming student center opens. On a daily basis the food truck serves more than 100 customers according to Marla Fuentes, manager of the food truck for the past two years. A great majority of students and faculty have a larger variety of food selections directly across Collegian Avenue and in the Atlantic Square…

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Counselors tackle substance abuse

December 4, 2014

By Jessica Evans Students Against Substance Abuse (S.A.S.A) is a club through a chemical dependency program that deals with addiction and mental health. At the S.A.S.A. club meeting on Nov. 25, Professor Kevin Stepanyan spoke about his journey of being a student at ELAC to working on his PhD. “It was difficult but rewarding when I was offered the chance to work as a substance abuse counselor after earning a…

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Kinesiology Department runs for hunger

December 4, 2014

By Stephanie Guevara The first ever Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Food Drive was held at the Football Stadium by the Kinesiology Department on Nov. 25th. This is the first event they have organized as a department. Professor  Rick Gamboa, coordinated the event to promote the Kinesiology Department’s recent unification since the department used to be divided into men and women. Gamboa said he was thinking of an event that could…

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From foreign to modern language department

By Jose Rojas, Darlene Galvan and Bianca Garcia ELAC’s Foreign Language Department will officially change its name to the Modern Language Department in fall 2015, it was decided on Nov. 25, 2014. “This change was a unanimous decision and we decided to do it because we believe that the word foreign refers to something that belongs to somewhere else. All languages we offer in this department are already modern languages in…

December 4, 2014
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