Latest issue of ELAC Campus news created by J101 students

May 26, 2020

Issue 20 of ELAC Campus News was written by Spring 2020 Journalism-101 students, or “pups,” as they’re called in the newsroom. With the help of the current Campus News staff and page editors, the team was able to create this week’s issue exclusively online. After issue 15 of Campus News, published on March 11, the staff had to shift the newsroom into a virtual work environment due to the campus…

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Student mothers face extra stress

By Julie Santiago Mothers at East Los Angeles College are finding the transition to online classes challenging amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many mothers find themselves taking on more duties now that their children are also staying home because of nationwide school closures.  Rocio Sanchez, full-time sociology major at ELAC and mother of two, said she used to be able to drop off her children and focus on schoolwork while they…

April 4, 2020
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Opinion: Panic shopping worsens already bad situation

By Melody Ortiz and Raymond Nava With COVID-19 or Coronavirus, causing many people to self-quarantine, many people have decided to take more drastic measures and have begun to panic shop, which is when people start to immediately buy supplies in mass bulk in the midst of a crisis. While it may be smart to stock up supplies in the wake of the virus and the need to self-quarantine, the lengths…

March 18, 2020
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Athletics Department refutes Campus News opinion

By Cerwin D. Haynes of the Athletics Department A Response to the Campus New Editorial We here at East Los Angeles College Athletics would like to take a few moments to respond to an op-ed piece in the December 6th edition of the Campus News. Before we start, there’s a few things we’d like to point out: We appreciate our students using their voice to express their opinions and exercise…

March 3, 2020
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Undocu-Huskies have first meeting

By Steven Adamo   East Los Angeles College hosted Cash for College workshops that gave instructions on how to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms and AB540 students helped complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) forms Saturday.  Along with CADAA filing, the deadline is March 2 for any Cal Grant program consideration. Deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year FAFSA is March 2,  and additional community college…

March 2, 2020
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Cash for College aims to help students

By Vanessa Ramos   East Los Angeles College hosted Cash for College workshops that gave instructions on how to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms and AB540 students helped complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) forms Saturday.  Along with CADAA filing, the deadline is March 2 for any Cal Grant program consideration.    Deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year FAFSA is March 2,  and additional…

March 2, 2020
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Elac, UCLA host event to provide transfer opportunities

By Erica Cortes The UCLA’s Center for the Community College Partnership hosted a social painting and planting party on Wednesday in the multi-purpose room.  They shared food and painting pots while planting small succulents.  The CCCP partnered with UCLA ambassadors to help current students transfer.  The event’s objective was to give information about upcoming events and encourage others to join the community.  Chely Gonzalez, the program’s  coordinator was in charge…

March 2, 2020
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Petitioners are a nuisance on ELAC campus

Zasha Hayes
March 2, 2020

By Alejandro Ambriz In areas surrounding the library and E3 building, petitioners have been persistently asking for signatures since the beginning of the spring semester.  These are typically brief interactions, such as when they ask for a signature regarding rent control or are advocating for a candidate. There is nothing wrong with the recruiters asking for signatures, especially since they include policies like waste management and housing initiatives that would…

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Elac student steps up to fight campus hunger

By Juan Calvillo  Though East Los Angeles College’s administration takes steps to tackle food insecurity on campus, Monika Rueda, a current ELAC student, is compelled to do her part. She distributes food to students in need across from the Helen Miller Library every other Tuesday. She spoke with Cecilia Cruz, coordinator for the student Health Center, and asked what was the most immediate course of action she could take. “She…

March 2, 2020
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Health Center prepares students in case of Novel Coronavirus

By Juan Calvillo The Student Health Center explained available health resources, sanitary options and facts about the Coronavirus during a meeting on Thursday. The informational meeting was conducted by Cecilia Cruz and Michelle Quon. Cruz, coordinator of the student Health Center, said that if students feel ill they are welcome to come to the health center for a check up.  The Center for Disease Control in the United States has…

March 2, 2020
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