Latinas in Action

October 25, 2018

The Latina Completion and Transfer Academy Club helps students with wide-range offers of services‭, ‬resources and help with difficult courses‭. ‬ By Julie Santiago and Melody Ortiz Students who have trouble transfering because of an English or math class may want to look into the Latina Completion and Transfer Academy Club. The club formed from the LCTA program, which offers help with hard-to-pass course. “A lot of our students are…

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LA-tinos leave behind a political legacy

October 25, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Latino politicians discussed a recently released book by East Los Angeles College alum George L. Pla and David R. Ayon at a panel and book signing yesterday. “Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in America,” released this year and is based on Latino leaders who play active roles in transforming politics at the state and national levels. The book centers around the experiences which have…

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Club readies to tour Italy

By Miguel Dominguez Students can explore the cities of Italy with the East Los Angeles College  Study Abroad Club during spring break in 2019. The club will be traveling through the cities of Florence, Sorrento, Pisa, Pompeii, Rome, and Venice. The club studies international politics, global sociologies, and world history. The club traveled to Amsterdam and Paris earlier this year during spring break. During the trip,  attendees learned the challenges…

October 20, 2018
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Campaign focuses on food certificate program

October 12, 2018

By Andrew Ayala  East Los Angeles College’s Transforming Lives Campaign’s latest focus is the food certificate program, which provides students in urgent need of meals. The TLC was founded by the ELAC Foundation and its main purpose is to assist students who encounter sudden emergency situations, such as hunger. “Our Foundation board discussed creating a program to support our students around hunger, homelessness, transportation and clothes; we declared those were…

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Grievances expressed to IT committee

By Gustavo Buenrostro Faculty, staff and students had a chance to air their grievances with the Los Angeles Community College District last Wednesday during the Ad Hoc Committee on information technology meeting at East Los Angeles College. IT becoming a stabilized resource will serve as a launching point to address other issues and will take up to seven years to complete. “We need to provide services in our campuses before…

October 11, 2018
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Mental health services offer help to students

By Miguel Barragan Mental health services are more important than ever, after new international survey revealed one third of college freshman suffer from mental health symptoms. The World Health Organization’s World Mental Health International College Student Initiative, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology on Sept. 13, had over 13,000 students from nineteen colleges in eight countries, including Mexico and the U.S., participate. Researchers found 35 percent of students reported…

October 7, 2018
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Campus News staff win awards at regional write-offs

October 4, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College Campus News won four awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Conference on Sept. 29 at California State University, Fullerton. The awards won were for the On the Spot competition, which is when community college journalists compete in competitions at the conference. The winners were Andrew Ayala, Kevin Camargo, Melody Ortiz and Julie Santiago. Santiago won first place in News Photo….

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