New multimedia course to build skills

December 8, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro  The Journalism Department will offer a Media Design and Copywriting class in the spring semester of 2019. Students will be able to learn digital media skills that will be helpful in a variety of communication fields. Some of these skills include recording and editing audio and video, shooting and editing photographs and social media storytelling. These multimedia skills will look good on resumes and help in the…

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Student loan forgiveness deserves more attention

December 8, 2018

By Miguel Barragan Only 26 people have been approved out of nearly 34,000 borrowers who have applied to a popular student loan forgiveness plan. These figures were released at a conference held by the Education Department last week. CNBC reports that so far more than 20,000 applications for a popular student loan forgiveness plan are pending. This pending status leaves borrowers in loan-forgiveness limbo with no other options but to…

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Club hopes to gain, help undocumented student members

December 8, 2018

By Juan Calvillo The new East Los Angeles College club, the Undocu-Huskies has a scholarship of $600 with a deadline of this Friday at 11:59 p.m. The idea of a club centered on undocumented students is not something new. Club president Jose Peláez tried to start the club a few months ago, but it never took off. With the help of the club’s vice president Emiliano Zepeda Escobar and club…

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SASA Club warns of third-hand smoke danger

December 8, 2018

By Steven Adamo Educating and protecting the community and students against the dangers of marijuana was the goal of the Students Against Substance Abuse Club’s Marijuana: Second- and Third-hand Smoke talk last month. “It was like a mini town hall. It turned out pretty well,”  Gilbert Vasquez, an Addiction Studies graduate and SASA Club member, said. “We filled the room to capacity and there was great dialogue between students, clubs…

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Bienestar offers free opioid, HIV services

December 8, 2018

By Steven Adamo Providing many numerous services to East Los Angeles, Bienestar is a social service organization that offers treatment, support and education on a wide-variety of health-related issues. Services include testings and screenings, one-on-one case management and treatment for mental health and substance abuse. In an effort to lessen the numbers of opioid-related deaths, Bienestar also offers courses on and helps distribute NARCAN— an FDA-approved nasal spray used to…

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Brazilians refine athletic skills at ELAC

December 7, 2018

By Stephanie Guevara Paulo Macedo Nahashique Traveling to different countries to showcase his talent in soccer has been Paulo Macedo Nahashique’s intention since he was a teenager. Men’s soccer Brazilian-Japanese player Nahashique, 21,  traveled to Europe for the first time when he was 12 to play soccer. Nahashique was selected by the team he played in Sao Paulo Brazil, his native city, to play a tournament where professional soccer teams…

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E7 building changes name to honor donor

By Steven Adamo In honor of businesswoman and philanthropist Vicky Chang’s multi-million dollar donations, the E-7 Technology Center has changed its name to The Vicky Chang Career Technical Education building. The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees approved the name change in June of 2017, then changed the physical letters in late September 2018. Chang donated two million dollars to the LACCD in spring 2017 to help nursing…

December 7, 2018
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Theater students perform difficult play ‘Saint Joan’

December 6, 2018

By Luis Castilla The East Los Angeles Department of Theater Arts is masterfully performing the difficult and lengthy play “Saint Joan” by renowned playwright George Bernard Shaw. The three-hour play chronicles the story of how Joan of Arc helped the French fight off the English during the Hundred Years’ War in the 15th century. Joan was able to accomplish this with the help of the voices of St. Catherine, St….

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The Let’s Dance Company performs at ELAC’s recital hall

December 6, 2018

By Julie Santiago East Los Angeles College’s The Let’s Dance Company delivered a hip and aesthetically pleasing dance performance Friday Nov.30. The sixth Member Choreography Project took place at the Recital Hall. The Let’s Dance Company made the performance enjoyable without the use of props or overly flashy wardrobe. The simple stage lighting with its use of color gels simply projected onto the background synchronized with the song selection and…

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ELAC’s first female football player sets the bar

December 6, 2018

By Vincent Austin Football player Antoinette “Toni” Harris is the first female to play for East Los Angeles College’s football team. Harris began playing the sport at four years old, in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She kept at it for the past 17 years and now plays defense for the Huskies. “I like being on defense more. Offense sells tickets, but defense wins games. I want to be a…

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