Tax prep day at ELAC provides free services to community

By Christina J. Rodriguez A free tax preparation day was held at East Los Angeles College on Saturday in collaboration with the Financial Wellness Program, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, ELAC Corporation and the Eastside Tax Coalition. This was the first event held at ELAC. The free program was held in the E3 building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four years ago, MAOF and the ELAC Corporation began collaborating with…

February 16, 2017
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ELAC community welcomes new STEM Facilities

November 9, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  Student speaker Robert Wideman thanked the East Los Angeles College community for providing students with new facilities during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Math and Science Building Thursday. He also said an improvement in student’s motivation is visible since classes started in the new building. Wideman said the proximity of labs to classrooms helps him and other students focus on their studies. The building replaced several…

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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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Dance Students experience live performance in flash mob

October 26, 2016

By Brooke Gemina  Dance Appreciation students joined dance professor Rick Crawford Tuesday afternoon in a flash mob performance in front of the S2 Recital Hall. The 4th Annual Flash Mob performance was set to the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. Last year, participants danced to “Can’t Stop the Beat” from the musical “Hairspray.” At the end of the performance, students gathered around and sang “Happy Birthday” to…

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5K Bubble Run fundraises for nonprofit

October 26, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  The Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles’ first Bubble 5k Run brought together community members, youth  and celebrities to fundraise for the nonprofit organization Saturday. The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club has provided youth with services like tutoring and athletic programs since 1950. Runners ran two laps around Legg Lake in the Whittier Narrows Regional Park, where they were met by a wall of…

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Spanish Club reinforces first language

By Johanna Calderon  The Spanish Club’s purpose is to help students retain their first spoken language. Students speak the entire meeting in Spanish. It helps because when they started school, teachers required students to speak English when they came to the U.S. for the first time. Club member Fatima Alvarado Platero is from El Salvador and knew some English when she attended school in El Salvador, but she didn’t speak…

October 26, 2016
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Schurr helps build ELAC enrollment of new students

By Brooke Gemina George Miller Schurr High School brought East Los Angeles College 239 first-year student enrollments fall 2015, making it the number-one school for new enrollment. Schurr is known a feeder school. ELAC President Marvin Martinez explained, that a feeder school  is one of the surrounding high schools that brings new students in every term. “What that specifically means, is there are a number of high schools that surround…

October 20, 2016
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Latino youth culture celebrated through art, style and music

October 20, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  More than 70 years of Los Angeles youth culture in the form of candid art, music and photography is on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum until February 25. Tastemakers and Earthshakers: Notes From Los Angeles Youth Culture opened to the public Saturday. The exhibit cites Latino  youth experiences post-World War 2 to present time and display a correlation between Los Angeles youth culture, important social…

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Students to help children in Dominican Republic

October 20, 2016

By Ivan Cazares Elans have the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic and make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children during spring break 2017. Participants will work together with nonprofit organizations in the Dominican Republic to tutor local children, educate community members about health issues and mentor children through after school activities. The eight-day trip is being organized by professors Raeanna Gleason, Liliana Urrutia and Luis…

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