President of Academic Senate retiring

May 24, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro A long time member of the East Los Angeles College District, Academic Senate president Alex Immerblum is retiring. Immerblum started as an English professor at ELAC in 1989. He remembers the first time coming to ELAC and being honored to be a part of the college. “I remember walking on campus and I noticed the library in the middle of the campus. To me it was extraordinary…

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ELAC electrician making lasting impression on campus

By Gil Milanes  East Los Angeles College electrician Leroy Cadman continues to leave his stamp in the lives of those students and faculty who he supports. Cadman is the lead electrician at ELAC and has been with the campus since 1988. Over the past 29 years of service, Cadman has seen ELAC evolve from singlestory classrooms to multi-story classroom buildings. One thing that has not changed over the years is…

May 24, 2017
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Consistency brings followers to Instagramers

March 22, 2017

By Jordan Elias To become a successful Instagramer, a user must be consistent and dedicate time to the media outlet. An Instagramer is a person who dedicates their time to posting pictures and videos on a daily basis. Jessica Jalife, who has a bachelor’s in communication, and is a television producer, and Social Media Producer, said that nothing is easy, it is difficult to have a lot of followers but…

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ELAC student receives fellowship

March 8, 2017

By Tiana Hunter  Twenty-three year-old East Los Angeles College student Hope Flores has been selected as Los Angeles County Museums recipient for the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program. This program provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds. An art curator is a keeper or custodian of a museum or other collections. Art museum curators work with art collections and…

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Bonsai enthusiast to exhibit art

March 2, 2017

By Jose Guillen Ken Teh, a bonsai artist, prefers to be referred to as a bonsai enthusiast. The art of bonsai is growing a variety of dwarfed ornamental trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays by selective pruning. Similar to other art forms, it follows design principles. Teh’s involvement with bonsai began 30 years ago. In addition to being a bonsai artist, adjunct professor in the Modern Language…

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Honor society looks to future

March 2, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, is an honors society at East Los Angeles College that recognizes students for their hard work and aims to help them grow. Any student can join and become a member. Their mission statement is, “In our 100 year history, our mission has remained the same, recognizing scholars and preparing them for successful futures.” They are part of the CaliforniaNevada Region of Phi…

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Coalition aims for open dialogue

By Maria Isabel Cubillo and Jose Guillen  The Coalition of Social Action, a new group, invited students, staff and faculty to address their anxieties caused by president Donald Trump’s administration. The coalition aims to organize socially conscious events. The coalition plans to have panels, lectures, documentary viewings, forums, teach-ins and more pertaining to issues of the East Los Angeles College community. The first meeting was held on Feb. 9 in…

March 2, 2017
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Bakery with 20 years of service

November 22, 2016

By Maria Isabel Cubillo  Shops and a pharmacy have come and gone from the Prado Center, but Kelly’s Bakery has prevailed for over two decades. Savon became CVS, Daiso opened, and other shops and restaurants have changed names, but not Kelly’s Bakery though it has changed management. The bakery is now managed by caked LA. Kelly’s Bakery has been in the Monterey Park location since 1992, and in 2002 Kelly’s Bakery…

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Play receives standing ovation

By Javier Lopez  The play, “Mariela in the Desert,” got a standing ovation on opening night thanks to the actors’ beautiful performances and perfect stage direction. It is a charming play filled with anger, tragedy, despair, love and sacrifice. These themes come together in one house in the middle of the desert, where dreams are dried up. “The desert is God’s canvas” repeats Vance Valencia during his performance in Mariela…

November 8, 2016
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