Dream Resource Center aims to make students feel safe

By Frank Portillo The Dream Resource Center provides resources for all students in need, including those who are undocumented, homeless and/or members of the LGBTQ community. “The intent (of the program) is always going to be (providing) a place where our students can come and feel like they’re welcomed and a part of something. Many students still live in what they call ‘the shadows.’ Our students are still fearful, especially…

November 15, 2017
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Student strives for musical success

By Rogelio Alvarez In spite of financial struggles, music student David Jesus Ybarra, remains driven to overcome his struggles and accomplish his goals. Growing up, Ybarra’s family struggled financially. According to him, his mother, Micaela Ybarra, has been his greatest example of perseverance.  Ybarra received his first guitar on Christmas after  his family had barely managed to pay off the guitar on layaway. Ybarra has played in coffee shops, backyard…

May 15, 2015
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Community benefits from Job and Career Fair

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College gave the community and students an opportunity to learn about open positions and possible career fields May 7. The Job and Career Fair provided opportunities for students after graduating from ELAC. A variety of companies such as U-Haul, UPS, AVON, Inclusion, and the Employment Development Department distributed information on available jobs and career opportunities. ELAC’s Business, Community Service, Computer Applications and Office Technologies,…

May 15, 2015
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Students should take advantage of financial aid resources

By Alexa Santana The Financial Aid Department provides students with the resources they need, but students are not taking advantage these resources. Students failed to attend the last financial aid town hall meeting, that provided important information about the upcoming school year. Starting in the fall there will be adjustments to the Board of Governor’s Fee waiver that many students use to  pay for tuition. Students will need to keep…

April 30, 2015
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Energy drinks cause health risks

By Amber Paramo Before reaching for an energy drink, there are some healthy alternatives that students should consider. Instead of consuming unhealthy energy drinks, students should replace it with healthier alternatives such as green juices/smoothies, green tea and water. Green vegetables such as spinach and kale are used in drinks for energy. These vegetables are a good source of vitamin B. Vitamin B improves the performance of the body’s metabolism….

April 30, 2015
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Badminton’s conference woes continue

By Joshua Inglada  The Husky badminton team recorded its second South Coast Conference loss to Pasadena City College in the on  Friday (21-0). PCC badminton showed no signs of weakness and kept up its mounting offense to the Huskies’ shaky defense. They smashed several shots while the Huskies fumbled occasionally. Not a single match point was earned by ELAC’s badminton team. According to Huskies coach Qui Nguy, it was a…

April 27, 2015
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Artist holds book signing to promote years of work

April 27, 2015

By Joshua Inglada Los Angeles artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia presented his ideas of recreation and community in his book “Mis Papeles,” to guests after an art-tour. The tour and book signing took place in the Vincent Price Art Museum on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “Mis Papeles,” is a compilation that displays four categories of Hurtado’s artwork. The highlights range from 2007 to 2014 and are ongoing in…

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‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ brings laughter to audience

April 27, 2015

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts Department leaves the audience in laughter as it presents “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” by Steve Martin on April 17. The comedic puns, outrageous references, critical thinking  and love triangles from beginning to end keeps the audience guessing on how things will unfold. Set in 1904, a group of great minds somehow find themselves discussing what the idea and meaning of beauty…

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Milestone reveals authors’ fears

By Ivan Cazares  A group of Elans shared their fears and aspirations through short stories and poetry to celebrate the newest issue of Milestone in the S2 Recital Hall on April 16. Milestone is a literary magazine that has been published at East Los Angeles College for the past 70 years. “That’s over 60 years of giving students an outlet,” English professor Dustin Lehren said. Lehren served as an adviser…

April 27, 2015
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Financial aid delays hurt students

By Jesus Figueroa Financial aid is a resource many community college students use to help alleviate the financial needs that come with a higher education —school supplies, books and transportation — but it’s not an easy process to receive the funds. College students need the financial aid reimbursement money to help pay for books, meals or transportation, but with the process being slow and or troublesome, it becomes money which…

March 2, 2015
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