Women veterans establish support network at ELAC

March 22, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  The support network Veterans Empowering Through Sisterhood was established this semester as part of Veterans of East Los Angeles College to empower women veterans and reach out to the community. Members received a tour of the Downtown Women’s Center on Friday after delivering clothes donated by the ELAC community. “We have 142 (female veterans) who are currently taking classes. We were providing workshops through the Veterans Resource…

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Campus community rallies to protest Trump

By Ivan Cazares Students, faculty and staff expressed discontent with President Donald Trump in a “Speak Out” rally organized by the East Los Angeles Coalition for Social Action at G3 Foyer. Speakers expressed their opinions and presented a call to action in resistance to discrimination, hate crimes and executive orders like the travel ban. In January, Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from entering the United States for 120…

March 22, 2017
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Academic senate votes to promote community policing

By Steven Adamo  The academic senate voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that the administration—in conjunction with the academic senate—work with the sheriff’s department to promote community policing. The resolution is an important first step toward a one-on-one approach to campus policing. Vice president of the academic senate Jeff Hernandez relayed concerns from students and visitors over being intimidated by the SUVs on campus. Some students complained that the SUVs are…

March 15, 2017
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Alumnus cleared of domestic battery allegation

By Ivan Cazares  Former East Los Angeles College athlete Michael Wyche was cleared of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge filed on him on Oct. 28, 2015, after an altercation with his girlfriend. The incident occurred on Wyche’s 23rd birthday after he returned from football practice. He was a senior defensive tackle for the University of Miami after transferring from ELAC. Wyche said both he and his girlfriend were under a…

March 8, 2017
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DACA students revive applications with legal aid

By Noe Ortega  The Welcome and Support Resource Center invited students to receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal assistance from the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic on Thursday Feb. 16. DACA is an American immigration policy that the Obama administration started in 2012. It allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation. It also makes them eligible…

March 2, 2017
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Dreamers ally with Telemundo network

By Francisco Portillo The Dream Resource Center partnered with the television network Telemundo for a news special titled “Conoce tus Derechos (Know Your Rights)” on Friday. The purpose of the news special was to inform citizens on what to do and not do if United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents come knocking on their doors. Telemundo built a set in front of campus to interview representatives of the resource…

March 2, 2017
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Former ELAC President honored, E3 building named after him

February 16, 2017

By Maria Cubillo  A ceremony honoring member of Board of Trustees and former ELAC President Ernest H. Moreno took place last Wednesday with the unveiling of E3 Building’s name, titled Ernest H. Moreno Language Arts and Humanities Building. The Ernest H. Moreno Language Arts and Humanities building stands at 135,000 square feet, making it the largest building in the California Community College System. President Marvin Martinez started the ceremony and…

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Campuses see increase in crime

By Rogelio Alvarez  East Los Angeles College and the South Gate Educational Center has seen an increase in  reported bike and car thefts, vandalism, traffic collisions and other incidents last month. Several students reported their car batteries stolen at the South Gate Educational Center back parking lot, others had their bikes stolen on the main campus and a car in the P4 Parking Structure had profanity written on the door…

November 3, 2016
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Essay, personal statements for sale resurface on campus

By Francisco Portillo  A poster in Chinese, offering to sell essays and personal statements to East Los Angeles College students has resurfaced on campus. Previously reported by an former Campus News staff writer Faith Lee in 2011, she discovered that the unethical practices are still occurring. The flyer is written in Chinese and contains the English equivalent next to it that reads; “Are you having trouble with you personal statements?”…

November 3, 2016
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Family and culture honored through exhibit

October 26, 2016

By Diego Linares  The 13th annual “Day of the Dead: Student Altars” exhibit, opening this Saturday, is a commemoration of influential Chicano/a public figures who have made a significant impact in the arts. The exhibition is a display of altars and ofrendas (offerings) honoring those who have died. Chicano/a Studies professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera is spearheading the upcoming event and says she sees the exhibit as a way of promoting the…

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