NAMI advocates mental well being

By Jesus Figueroa   The National Alliance of Mental Illness Club attempts to get students aware of mental wellbeing through an art contest. “Culture and mental well being” was chosen by the majority vote of club members as the theme for the “NAMI on campus art contest.” The contest is open to all students on campus. The top three winners will get gift cards from Michael’s. First place will get…

March 19, 2013
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Records fall for Huskies track and field

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies got their strongest results in six years at the Ben Brown Invitational held at Cal State Fullerton last Friday and Saturday stunning the crowd with first place finishes. They did this without recent East Los Angeles College All-Americans Jill Schmidt and Shawnta Barnes. Schmidt left off where she did two years ago in the women’s high jump at Ben Brown as a Husky. She won…

March 13, 2013
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Online daters need to be careful about whom they date

By Alejandra Carrillo   Online dating has become very popular since the turn of the century, but people should be more cautious of whom they meet online. Well known dating sites like match.com, eharmony.com and plentyoffish.com have opened many opportunities for people to meet their significant other. Popular websites like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Tumblr are not considered dating sites, but can still be used to meet and date people…

March 13, 2013
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Broadway performer becomes instructor

March 13, 2013

    By Alejandra Carrillo   Longtime Broadway performer and professional actress Wanda-Lee Evans brings hertalents to East Los Angeles College in the performance “African Cultural Influences in Latin America” on Monday. Evans began dancing at a young age. She was born in Florida, but moved to Boyle Heights, California during her elementary school years. She says she grew up in the ghetto with five siblings and parents who encouraged…

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Former ELAC student pays homage to instructor

By Cristina Galvan   Rita Soza remembers her times with teacher Helen Miller Bailey fondly. Soza is currently working on a biography on Bailey. Besides having the library named after her, Bailey left a strong impact on many of her students, including Soza. Soza attended Elac in the Early ‘70s.  She took two classes with Bailey, which were Western Civilization 1 and 2. After receiving her Associates degree, Soza attended…

March 13, 2013
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Artist displays ‘Paletas’ at ‘MexiCali Biennial’

March 6, 2013

  By Jesus Figueroa   Rafa Esparza returns to East Los Angeles College with “Paletas de Sangre” (Blood Popsicles) on display in the “MexiCali Biennial 2013” exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum. “I liked how the work dealt  with the gruesome and violent subject of narco trafficking and revenge killings. It is terrorism intertwined with a seemingly harmless act of buying candy or in this case paletas from the…

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Going green benefits environment, wallets

By Cristina Galvan Going green will help the environment as well as students’ wallets. Without realizing it, our everyday actions harm our environment whether it is throwing a wrapper on the floor or not recycling. There are things that students could do to go green. With gas prices going up, there are other alternatives to reaching one’s destination. Students can ride their bikes, skateboards, scooters or even walk to school…

March 6, 2013
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Monterey Park to finish building Transit Center at ELAC

March 6, 2013

  By Erik Luna   Even though construction to the Transit Center had been delayed, the Monterey Park Department of Public Works plans to open it in the coming weeks. Due to the parking structure on the corner of Collegian Avenue and West Floral Drive being built, the Transit Center had to be halted, according to Amy Ho, Transit Manager for Monterey Park. “Part of the delay was due to…

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Elections bring hope to Elans

By Vanessa Lopez President Barack Obama was re-elected, Proposition 30 was passed and the spirit of hope and the reward of hard work will continue to benefit the students at East Los Angeles College. Hope is such a powerful word. Believe it or not, its power has run through this college for many years. My grandfather told me about when he was a student here in the early 1960s.  He…

December 12, 2012
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Dedicated Christina Aguilera fan gets over 3 million views

  By Alejandra Carrillo   Carlos Gomez, a Psychology major at East Los Angeles College and self-proclaimed as Christina Aguilera’s number one fan, began a fan page dedicated to her that has gotten a little over 3 million hits. Gomez, who is soon to be a graduate of Cal State University, Los Angeles, started his fan page three years ago with hopes of connecting Aguilera fans worldwide. He became a…

December 5, 2012
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