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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Panel offers insight to 2016 election

March 15, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro A discussion of why women voted for President Donald Trump was a main topic discussed in “Debriefing the 2016 Election: A Gender Perspective” on Tuesday in F2-201. A panel of East Los Angeles College professors discussed the issues that arose from the 2016 presidential election. Barbara Dunsheath, a history professor and host of the event, said that the purpose of this event was to educate and encourage…

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Lunafest to benefit support centers

By Ivan Cazares The East Los Angeles Women’s Center and the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team will fundraise March 22 and 23 by sharing women-centered stories in the form of Lunafest. Lunafest is a traveling film festival that spotlights an array of women filmmakers. The funds will go to the Breast Cancer Fund and the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, which provides support, resources and education for sexual assault…

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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Literary Salon celebrates life of activist James Baldwin

March 8, 2017

By Tiana Hunter  The Fifth Annual Black History Project 2017 will present a literary salon based on the works of James Baldwin on March 16 at East Los Angeles College. The works of Baldwin will be presented through music, dance and much more The production, funded by the Associated Student Union, will include international performing artist Charles Reese. Reese will shine a light on artist and activist James Baldwin in…

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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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Los Angeles city grant to fund drone pilot program

By Anastasia Landeros  In partnership with the Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) and the Workforce Development Board (WDB), East Los Angeles College received a $300,000 grant to develop and implement a drone and robotics program. The Commercial Drone/ Robotics Training Program will offer students the opportunity to learn programming languages and obtain the credentials needed to work within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry. UVA refers to…

March 2, 2017
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