Student strives for musical success

By Rogelio Alvarez In spite of financial struggles, music student David Jesus Ybarra, remains driven to overcome his struggles and accomplish his goals. Growing up, Ybarra’s family struggled financially. According to him, his mother, Micaela Ybarra, has been his greatest example of perseverance.  Ybarra received his first guitar on Christmas after  his family had barely managed to pay off the guitar on layaway. Ybarra has played in coffee shops, backyard…

May 15, 2015
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TAP card is best option for commuters

By Marcus Camacho  The Transit Access Pass (TAP) card is the better option for students who find riding multiple buses or trains expensive and are wondering if there’s a better way to save money. TAP is a card that people can deposit money into and use whenever they board buses or trains. Los Angeles transit buses and metro light rails accept them. The cost of the card is $1. When…

March 26, 2015
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Disney delights with new ‘Cinderella’

By Julianne Obregon Disney reinvents its 1950s animated film “Cinderella” through live-action and leaves the audience wondering what will happen next. In this version of the film, the audience is given the opportunity to get a better look at Cinderella’s life before and after her new family arrives. When Cinderella, played by Lily James, was a young girl, she made a promise to her mother, played by Hayley Atwell, to…

March 21, 2015
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Uber Becomes the go to Transportation Service for Students

March 21, 2015

By Maria Isidoro I started to ride Uber last year and quickly became addicted. Using Uber has saved me money and time. When I need a ride, I open the Uber app, press a button, and I get a ride in three minutes. I ride Uber to get safely and comfortably from point A to point B. Uber Technologies Inc. is a ridebooking service that only requires a valid credit card…

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Cleanliness Not a Campus Priotrity

March 21, 2015

By Gil Milanes East Los Angeles College has been improving its buildings, giving the college a better appearance, but it has neglected to keep up with the maintenance. The E7 Technology building that was completed a couple of years ago is a perfect example. The elevators, restrooms and some halls are tagged., Giving it an older appearance than what it actually has. Some classrooms have suffered from water leaks from…

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VPAM features Los Angeles-based artist’s first survey of work

March 12, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa  The Vincent Price Art Museum is presenting the first survey of Los Angeles-based artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia’s “Mis Papeles,”containing different mediums of art representing the variety of work produced by Segovia since 2007. The exhibit also includes the debut of a large-scale work of art consisting of woven shredded paper. Segovia’s artwork of sculptures, paintings and crafts are showcased through the Small Gallery of the VPAM. The…

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LACCD supports Obama’s free college proposal

March 12, 2015

By Ivan Cazares The Los Angeles Community College District is rallying behind President Obama’s America’s College promise. The president announced this proposal to make the first two years of community college free for all citizens during a visit to Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tennessee. LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D., “Those of us who have been around long enough, we are returning to that free tuition in California. In 1960…

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Community celebrates Chinese Spring Festival

By Cynthia Laguna  The community was brought together to celebrate the Spring Festival Gala with 12 special live performances at Foyer Auditorium in East Los Angeles College on March 6. All performances were held in Chinese, making it hard for some attendees to understand conversations between speakers. Some of the performers of the evening were ELAC students or outside performers. The  Chinese  Student &  Scholars Association worked together with ELAC…

March 12, 2015
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First Friday Jazz concert explores latin influence

March 12, 2015

By Alexa Santana   First Friday Jazz offered a taste of Latin culture to East Los Angeles College at the S2 Recital Hall this past Friday. The L.A. Mambo All-Star Orchestra gave a wonderful performance. Roberto Chavez Jr., also known as Bobby, professor at ELAC and UCLA Extension, is the orchestra’s musical director. Ten pieces that incorporated a variety of Latin culture played during the two-hour show. The show consisted of…

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