Workshop helps domestic abuse victims cope with pain

By Johanna Calderon “Why domestic violence victims won’t leave” was an informational workshop presented to ELAC students on Oct. 13  in E3-325. According to sociology professor Eileen Le who spoke to the students, it is never easy for the victims because they are in love with the person and hope that they can change them. At first everything is going wonderfully, but then little-by-little the abuse isolates them from everyone….

November 30, 2016
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Walter Ahhaitty educates an audience on Native American history

November 27, 2016

by Damien Rodriguez Calling someone indigenous is offensive, Walter Ahhaitty of the Kiowa tribe told an audience at room K5-108 on November 21. Ahhaitty explained that indigenous people prefer to be called “indins” because the word indigenous is used by non-Indian people to force an identity on them. Ahhaitty also had issues with the word sovereignty. According to Ahhaitty, the word sovereignty was used to manipulate indigenous people. He stated…

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Pokiholics creates buzz among ELAC Community

November 23, 2016

By Christina Rodriguez Pokiholic is one of the most recent restaurants to make its appearance in the ELAC community and has caused quite a buzz since its grand opening in September of 2015. Like most traditional poke places, the restaurant tends to those who have a palette for seafood, savory and scrumptious meals. The poke phenomena has definitely found a home at ELAC. Pokiholic is located on South Atlantic Ave…

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Students learn about domestic violence through workshop

November 23, 2016

By Johanna Calderon “Why domestic violence victims won’t leave” was an informational workshop presented to ELAC students on Oct. 13  in E3-325. According to sociology professor Eileen Le who spoke to the students, it is never easy for the victims because they are in love with the person and hope that they can change them. At first everything is going wonderfully, but then little-by-little the abuse isolates them from everyone….

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Local gas prices are among highest in nation

November 23, 2016

By Jon Martinez Based off the average gas prices by metro area, California is the 2nd highest in average gas prices among all 50 states. The highest average price for gas goes to Hawaii ($2.89), which kind of makes sense, being that Hawaii is an island 2,471 miles away from the rest of the United States. But why is California next in line? In this state, there are so many…

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Domestic violence victims honored with march and candlelight vigil

November 23, 2016

By Johanna Calderon and Jacquelyn Gonzalez The march of Mujeres de Paz down Avenida Cesar Chavez Thursday night included survivors speaking out on domestic violence and honored victims with a candlelight vigil. Susana Espinosa spoke about her decision to flee from Mexico to California. Her ex-husband was a powerful man who wouldn’t be charged if she reported he had abused her. She said that the day she left was the…

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The Killers release holiday album for charity

November 23, 2016

By Lesley Pastor Alternative rock band, The Killers, released a new holiday album this past Friday where all proceeds will benefit Bono’s (RED) charity. The holiday album is titled Don’t Waste Your Wishes and features special guests such as Elton John, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ned Humphrey Hansen. The album opens up with their first track titled “A Great Big Sled” featuring Toni Halliday, lead singer of the rock band the…

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Passion for dance takes student to new heights

November 23, 2016

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Calvin Dang serves as a prime example of someone who successfully balanced his school life at ELAC with his passion for dancing.  Dang’s interest for dance began when he was in the eighth grade when he began breakdancing with his friends.  At the time, it was common for a lot of children to be into street styles such as popping, locking, and break dancing. Dang enjoyed…

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School cafeteria’s effect on the Freshmen 15

November 23, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College’s new cafeteria structure brought more food on campus and although it is a great addition, they lack in providing enough healthy options for students. College students usually find it difficult to find time to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle when they are surrounded by junk food. Many of these unhealthy food options are relatively cheaper than their healthy counterparts and are…

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Men’s soccer ends season in loss

November 17, 2016

By Stephanie Guevara Men’s soccer ended its season with a bitter 6-1 loss on the road to Mt. San Antonio College on Friday. East Los Angeles College’s only goal was scored in the 65th minute by sophomore winger Luis Alvarado. “It’s difficult to say that our season wasn’t great, but overall we tried our best and maybe our best wasn’t enough. People out there know we tried. They know we…

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