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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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness presented at ELAC

By Mannie Miguel Vice President of Student Services Oscar Valeriano held a conference for teachers and faculty to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder last week at the E7 building. The presentation, conducted by Manuel Martinez, M.S. team leader at East Los Angeles Vet Center focused on veterans who attend colleges and universities. Martinez said that the purpose for this event is to “address the issues for PTSD for faculty…

May 5, 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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Shakespeare inspires theatre arts professor

  By Wendy Lamm   Theatre Arts professor at East Los Angeles College Kelley Hogan was inspired to pursue acting because she grew up watching plays with her father. At the age of 23, Hogan moved to London to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to get her professional acting certificate. “It was a given at an early age that I loved performing and entertaining,” said Hogan….

April 24, 2013
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Time management is key as summer approaches

April 24, 2013

  By Edward Singleton   It’s that time of the year again, students are near the end of the semester and they’re beginning to feel the pressure of accumulated school work. As summer vacations are approaching, it is easy to get distracted and leave school work for the last minute. The cure to summertime lag boils down to two parts: learning how to manage time and learning how to do…

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Professor’s new world experiences opens students’ eyes

April 23, 2013

  By Dulce Carrillo    Real world experience and eye opening stories is what anthropology professor Jeffrey Rigby encounters in his teachings. Rigby has been working at East Los Angeles College as an anthropology professor for 10 years,  and at other community colleges around the Los Angeles area since 1989. Rigby graduated from Santa Monica High School and has a Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles that focuses…

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Track and Field burns the competition

April 22, 2013

  By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies moved up in  the state individual rankings after improving their times in recent meets. The team has one final meet before postseason play, which is the Cal State LA Twilight this Saturday. The South Coast Conference prelims are at LA Trade Tech College next Tuesday with the finals on April 26. Huskies that are favored to advance out of the SCC finals to…

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Student receives $30,000 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

April 16, 2013

  By Mannie Miguel   Fernando Jaime received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship for $30,000 last week in front of his Calculus class. This is the largest scholarship in the nation for community college students.  Every year, thousands of students apply for this scholarship. Jaime was one of 73 students around the country awarded this year, and the only one from East Los Angeles College.   Transfer Center Director…

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Jazz trio’s music variety soothes audiences

April 16, 2013

  By Gabrielle Osei    A mixture of improvisation, scatting, melodies, lyrics and passion soothed the East Los Angeles College’s “First Friday Jazz Concert series” audience April 5. A male trio compiled of pianist and vocalist Bill Cantos, drummer Michael Shapiro and bassist Hussain Jiffry took the stage for the concert. The trio has played together for seven years, but the chemistry on stage shows much longer. Brazilian music has…

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Life in space inspires discussion at Vincent Price Art Museum

March 26, 2013

By Erik Machuca For those skeptical of alien life, Dr. Seth Shostak shared his life’s passion of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence at the Vincent Price Art Museum last Thursday. Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in Mountain View, California, advocated that we will soon know of life beyond Earth. “The bottom line is, because of the increase in speed and the vast amount of habitable…

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