Instructor spreads passion for Latin music

May 15, 2015

By Alexa Santana Music instructor Robert Chavez Jr. found his passion for music directing while he served as a conductor for the U.S. Army Band for 24 years. He organized the first Latin band for the army because he felt there was a need for it for Latin soldiers and their families. Chavez was sent to other bases to form Latin bands and by the time of his retirement in…

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Community benefits from Job and Career Fair

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College gave the community and students an opportunity to learn about open positions and possible career fields May 7. The Job and Career Fair provided opportunities for students after graduating from ELAC. A variety of companies such as U-Haul, UPS, AVON, Inclusion, and the Employment Development Department distributed information on available jobs and career opportunities. ELAC’s Business, Community Service, Computer Applications and Office Technologies,…

May 15, 2015
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Students petition for longer library hours

By Bianca Garcia Students for Political Awareness President Christopher Cruz and Non-Traditional Student Union President Pedro Flores Jr. have partnered to create a petition to extend the Helen Miller Bailey Library hours. Although East Los Angeles College offers many resources to students, not all are being made accessible to every student on campus. The reason for the petition is to help the non-traditional students have full access to the library…

May 15, 2015
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Staff, faculty evaluated for accreditation process

By Ivan Cazares The second draft for East Los Angeles College’s Self Evaluation summary is due Monday as part of the ongoing Accreditation process, and will be reviewed during the summer. One hundred and ten faculty and staff members have completed an online workshop to help ELAC with its accreditation process. The workshop explained the basic accreditation process. Every seven years the schools in Los Angeles Community College District go…

May 15, 2015
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Engineering students build mechanism to lift professor

May 15, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa Engineering and technologies students lifted their instructor to the second floor with ease outside E7 technology building on May 4. Engineering professor Artin Mejy Davidian allowed students from his General Engineering 212 class, Intro to Engineering Design, to assemble a weight and balance mechanism and lift him up to about the second floor. Davidian was so sure that the mechanism took very little energy that he had his…

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News Briefs – May 13, 2015

FASFA filing deadline Free Application for Federal Student Aid priority consideration deadline for the 2015-16 school year is May 31. For more information, visit the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office.   Repertoire Dance Concert The Let’s Dance Company will host the 10th Repertoire Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the S2 Recital Hall. General admission is $15.   Correction In last issue, in the story “Architecture…

May 13, 2015
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Elan wins prestigious $40,000 scholarship

By Jade Inglada Sophomore Eric Huynh became the seventh person from East Los Angeles College to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, valued at $40,000. It is the largest private  scholarship available to community college transfer students in the country. Huynh will receive that amount each year for up to three years as he completes his bachelor’s degree. The award will help pay for tuition, books and supplies,…

May 6, 2015
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Thieves target local store

May 6, 2015

By Jade Inglada Monterey Park Police are looking for the suspect of an armed robbery at Daniel’s Jewelers located in the Atlantic Square Shopping Center on April 30. “We’re trying to see if anyone saw anything at this time, so we can hopefully find a witness who maybe saw him get in a car,” Detective Sergeant Frank Duke said. The robbery occurred at around 4:22 p.m. when an unidentified man entered the…

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Baseball eliminated from playoff contention

By Carlos Alvarez  With this loss, 4-1 against Los Angeles Harbor College on April 18, Huskies are eliminated from playoff contention. “We have been consistently bad all season long. This loss was no different,” ELAC Head Coach James Hines said. With the loss, the Huskies overall record falls to 12-21, 6-12 in the South Coast Conference. Harbor’s record moves to 17-16, 7-11 in SCC play. For the first time since…

April 27, 2015
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Swimmers make state

By Darlene Galvan and Bryce Ronquillo Husky sophmores Wenning Shen and Yingfei Zhang as well as the relay team qualified for the 2015 CCCAA Swim & Dive State Championships on April 30-May 2. Shen will swim in the 100 and 200-Yard backstroke and Zhang will compete in the 100 and 200-Yard breaststroke. The freestyle relay team consists  of Shen, Zhang, freshman Beisi Li and sophmore Ameyali Martinez will compete in…

April 27, 2015
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