Economics professor to take hiatus in Philippines

May 24, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  After 23 years as an economics professor at East Los Angeles College, Aida Z. Caballes is retiring and taking a six month hiatus in the Philippines to work on developmental projects. On January 1, 1994, Caballes started a part-time teaching position at ELAC. Within a year-and-a-half, she became a full-time substitute and soon after a permanent, full-time professor. Before arriving to Southern California, Caballes was at the…

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Women’s basketball player signs with Kansas State

May 3, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  When Anastasia Tsybaeva’s was in seventh grade, she stood at five feet ten inches. Despite having never played, her physical education teacher convinced her to join the basketball club. She was the only girl among 40 boys. “After two days I quit because everybody was making fun of me,” Tsybaeva said. “They’re like ‘How are you so tall and you can’t play?’” It wasn’t until her freshman…

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Black Mambas prepare for overseas tour

May 3, 2017

By Diego Linares Southeast Los Angeles band Black Mambas are set to take the stage for their third European tour starting this Friday after first starting out by performing in backyards and underage in local venues. The band members say the ability to play overseas has come after gaining experience in the scene and being diligent with their craft. “It’s cool. It’s great, but it’s a lot of hard work….

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Rios elected in South Gate city council

By Ivan Cazares Dean Of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, Alfonso Rios has been an influential member of the East Los Angeles College community for 17 years. He worked as dean of ELAC’s South Gate Educational Center for 16 years and plays a major role in the campus’ development as an advocate for higher education in the Southeast region of Los Angeles. His work at the South Gate campus inspired…

April 12, 2017
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New English Department chair elected

March 22, 2017

By Francisco Portillo The English Department faculty elected a new department chair Dr. Ruth Blandón after James Kenny was promoted to Dean of Academic Affairs. Kenny held the position since 2007. “Being … Latina elected as English Department Chair is a tremendous honor, and the vote of confidence is both humbling and inspiring,” Blandón said. With the current Vice Chair/ Interim Chair Sharon Allerson retiring at the end of the…

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Club promotes student-parents’ success

By Rosslin Ojeda  The stress of being a working student can be overwhelming, but add being a parent into the mix and it may be downright chaotic. Motivated Parents on the Go, an on campus club, wants students to know that they are not alone. The club began last fall by students Christine Lopez and Dan Stevens. Lopez took on the role of president while Stevens became the vice president….

March 15, 2017
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Practice makes perfect

March 8, 2017

By Jose Guillen Discovering the power of speaking English through the eyes of international students, the ESL Cafe is a language lab where students can experience the power of language. Communication is one of the most coveted skills in the free-market. Elans have a language lab on campus to take full advantage of all its benefits. In order to participate, you must be a student at East Los Angeles College….

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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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