Women in STEM tell stories of obstacles

By Steven Adamo  A panel of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields shared their experiences with sexism at the Celebrating Equity: Women in STEM panel on Thursday. Panelist Tama Hasson, Ph.D., who works with undergraduates in research, recalled a moment in college when a young man asked if she needed to see his notes. “Just because I am a girl doesn’t mean I’m not smarter than you…

April 26, 2017
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Conference provides pathways for students

By Sergio Berrueta The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has teamed up with East Los Los Angeles College to assemble their first joint outreach conference on Friday. The conference, in conjunction with ELAC Economics Department, will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will include a speech by a keynote speaker yet to be announced. “We hope that students will gain perspective on…

April 26, 2017
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Suicide awareness represented with backpacks

April 12, 2017

By Steven Adamo  Eleven hundred backpacks were on display on campus Tuesday to help visualize the number of college-aged students who die each year from suicide. Rob Schicker of Send Silence Packing, the program in charge of the backpack display, said the number of backpacks on display represent the 1,300-1,500 college aged suicides that happen every year. Volunteers weaved through the sea of backpacks and provided observers with suicide facts…

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ASU to focus on student protection

By Hector Gomez East Los Angeles Colleges Associated Student Union has made it a main focus this semester to protect students from any issues or concerns when dealing with Federal Immigration on or off campus. ASU is committed to advocate students for their well being at ELAC and help them on their path to receive a higher education. One of the main goals for Associated Student Union board this semester…

April 12, 2017
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ELAC child development student dies unexpectedly

April 12, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  Damien Benson, a student studying child development at East Los Angeles College, died of a heart attack due to undiagnosed coronary heart disease in his home the night of March 19. Raeanna Gleason, assistant English professor, remembers her fall semester’s class as one of the best she’s ever taught, and it was largely because of Benson. “[Damien] was a wonderful, amazing student,” Gleason said. “He always brought…

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School district releases guidelines for undocumented

By Dorany Pineda The Los Angeles Community College District released a set of guidelines for students, staff and faculty in the event that federal immigration officials are seen on campus or request student information. The “Know Your Rights” web page is comprised of a set of do’s and dont’s if one encounters an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, details on the district’s protocol if officials request access to the campus…

April 12, 2017
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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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Financial Aid office provides students advice

By Christina Horta Students were given financial aid information at the town hall meeting on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. in front of the E3 building. The event was able to provide different types of financial aid sources available. Several financial aid assistants from the Financial Aid Office were present to answer questions recording the application process and more. Handouts with basic information about financial aid was provided. Jose…

March 22, 2017
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CSULA Pop-Up Event answers student questions

By Maria Isabel Cubillo California State University and East Los Angeles College Transfer Center hosted the CSULA Pop-Up Event, where students had questions answered yesterday in the E3 quad. Recruitment specialist at CSULA Francisco Cornelio said ELAC has been the number one feeder school for CSULA Fall 2017 and Fall 2016. A feeder school is when most students from a community college transfer to the same university. Cornelio said the…

March 22, 2017
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Third annual animation day at ELAC

By Gustavo Buenrostro The East Los Angeles College Animation Program will present this year’s Southeast European Animation Day in the Music Recital Hall on Saturday. This will be the third year that East Los Angeles College partners up with Cinema Without Borders to present the Animation day. They will also be partnering up with the Southeast European Film Festival. The films that will be shown are all animated short films,…

March 22, 2017
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