ELAC Anthropology is advocated by instructor, archeologist

By Jane Fernandez Anthropology professor Julie Bernard aspires to create a better learning environment for students at East Los Angeles College. “I love to see them being able to see the world in a different way and to see themselves in a different way as a result of some of the stuff we see in class,” Bernard said. Bernard started her teaching career at ELAC in 2008 as an anthropology…

May 22, 2013
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ELAC music artist sells music on iTunes

By Mannie Miguel Multi-talented artist Nico Curiel, better known as Profesor Galactico, is on a mission to make a name for himself. At the age of 14, Curiel got his first drum set and has not looked back on his music career. He attended East Los Angeles College in Winter 2008 and stopped coming since Fall 2009. He had to put his education on hold due to financial reasons, but…

May 22, 2013
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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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Badminton struggles in South Coast Conference championships

By Samuel Gonzales The ELAC women’s badminton team got off to a slow start at the 2013 South Coast Conference championships last weekend at Pasadena City College. Top seeded players Shirley Su and Cherry Lai both were unable to win their first matches. “I wasn’t ready, I was very tired and I didn’t eat a good breakfast,” Su said. After losing her first match Su was knocked out when she…

May 20, 2013
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Agreement with LAUSD, ELAC possibly to end

By Erik Luna   The Side-by-Side program, which gives students first-hand experience teaching special education is in danger of being canceled because the Center for Advanced Transition Skills (CATS) is reluctantly ending its ties with the Los Angeles Community College District. CATS is a collaboration between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the LACCD. Members of the board of trustees from LAUSD will vote to see whether they cancel…

May 10, 2013
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Contests: ‘The Great Gatsby’ giveaway

  This is an exclusive giveaway giving East Los Angeles College students the opportunity to enter for a chance to win movie passes and a paperback copy of “The Great Gatsby” book and exclusive promotional items courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture’s “The Great Gatsby.” Site visitors should enter by answering the following thematic question: Finish this line from “The Great Gatsby” trailer: “Gatsby, he had a grand vision for his…

May 10, 2013
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Expedited Viability Review looms as programs are threatened

By Liliana Marquez Four departments of studies from East Los Angeles College faced a Program Viability Review last month to determine if the programs offered to students needed to be discontinued or improved. According to ELAC’s official website, a total of seven degrees and 11 certificates from the Business, Art, Life Sciences and Architecture departments were under review. The review was designed to take a decision on whether the programs…

May 2, 2013
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Artists collaborate in East Los Angeles art exhibit for Boys and Girls club

  By Erik Luna   In order to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, local artists collaborated in the “Who Remembers in East LA? The Yearbook Exhibit” last Thursday at Cities Restaurant. Self-proclaimed East Los Angeles historian and host of the event Victor Felix has made it his mission to educate the youth and bring a positive perspective to East LA. In order to spread his message, Felix…

May 1, 2013
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Former Husky selected in 2013 NFL Draft

By Pete Moye’ Former East Los Angeles College defensive back Jeremy Harris was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft on Saturday. The six-foot-two-inch, 180-pound Harris signed with the New Mexico State Aggies following the 2010 season after being a two-year starter for the Huskies under former and current head coaches, Lynn Cain and Steve Mojarro. Harris accumulated 38 total tackles, 10 pass…

April 29, 2013
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Summertime is perfect for a job

  By Summer Gomez   As we all know, summertime is approaching.  Although there are many activities to do during the summer that do not require money, I think that this is a great opportunity for students to work. Since the majority of students are out of school and the rest are only in school for less than 20 percent of the day, plenty of time is left for you…

April 24, 2013
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