School Safety Zones for Undocumented Students without Petition

By Jennifer Rodriguez Safety zones for undocumented students in the Los Angeles Community College District should automatically be implemented without a petition needed to be signed. With the new president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, there has been talk about immigration in this country. More specifically, there has been bashing and threats against undocumented immigrants. Shortly after Trump’s inauguration into presidency, we started seeing these talks go…

May 17, 2017
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ELAC Jazz Band Performance Powerful and Lively

By Jorge Vazquez The ELAC Jazz Band held a concert on May 12, 2017 in the S2 Building. Admission was free and snacks were sold in the lobby. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. Despite never being to that venue, the ELAC Jazz Band was welcoming to regulars and newcomers alike. Upon entering, the 17 band members were already playing…

May 17, 2017
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ESPA Club Contributes to the Community Collecting Shoes

By Reina Aguirre The ELAC Students for Political Awareness Club is teaming up with organizations to help those in poverty in the community and out of state. The ESPA club organized a shoe drive where people can help donate their used shoes to Soles4Souls, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing. The used shoes will help finance…

May 16, 2017
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The Feature Is Ours podcast series

Campus News presents “The Feature Is Ours,” an entertainment podcast hosted by staff members, and self-proclaimed movie buffs, Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. On this episode, hosts Anastasia and Gustavo discuss the importance of Thor’s hair in the new promotional photos for Thor: Ragnarok and who will play Cable in next year’s Deadpool 2.

March 9, 2017
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Budgetary affairs meeting moves to partly fund several conferences

By Dorany Pineda The Associate Student Union Budgetary Affairs Committee met during their monthly meeting to discuss the spending of the student representation fee on February 24. The Student Representation Fee was voted into East Los Angeles College in the fall of 2012 for student advocacy events. According to Education Code section 76060.5 of the Student Fee Handbook approved by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Student Rep. Fee…

February 24, 2017
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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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