New student system to eliminate pink add slips

By Gil Milanes  East Los Angeles College will soon retire permit slips and welcome back waitlists after more than a decade. Key points regarding the new Student Information System were discussed Tuesday at the Academic Senate meeting. Two major changes discussed were the permit slips and waitlists, a procedure that ELAC has not practiced in many years. Under the new SIS, which will fully go live in the fall, courses…

May 10, 2017
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Board of Trustees talk LACCD billion dollar budgets

By Christina Rodriguez The Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees denied District Manager of Security Services, William Ramirez’s suggestions for new safety and emergency services. Board of Trustees committee members met in the LACCD Board Room on Wednesday to discuss the budgetary needs of the nine district colleges. Committee Members; Mike Eng, Chair, Ernest H. Moreno, Vice Chair, Mike Fong, Member, along with other board members discussed how…

May 8, 2017
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Students explore options in law enforcement career day

By Jordan Elias  The Administration of Justice Department hosted a career day where East Los Angeles College’s students found out how to get into the field of law enforcement on April 25. “I like the event because every year more students come to get more information about these careers,” Vivian Guerrero, who helped organize the event, said. “This is a good opportunities to them to know the requirements to study…

May 3, 2017
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LGBT mistreatment sparks discussion

May 3, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  Dr. Jose M. Aguilar-Hernandez spoke about the mistreatment of Dr. Jose M. Aguilar-Hernandez epidemic in “Silence Equals Death” at the E3 Ingalls Hall on Thursday. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Coalition to Unleash Power, an organization established in March 1987, dealt with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus crisis and its political opponents for treatment of ill patients and for research and education on the epidemic. “…the government took about five…

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Thousands gather for May Day March

May 3, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  Thousands of marchers used the annual May Day March as a platform to protest President Donald Trump’s administration on May 1. Demonstrators gathered at MacArthur Park at 11 a.m. and marched about two miles to City Hall in support of workers’ issues, issues of discrimination and immigration issues. Groups chanted “We don’t want a fascist U.S.A.” Another group chanted “the people united will never be divided” in…

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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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