Future Husky quarterback prepares for new challenges

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ Incoming Husky and Montebello High School quarterback Gabriel Tapia played his last high school football game on  Friday against  Schurr High School in Montebello. After ending his high school football career with a win,Tapia will be join the Huskies this upcoming 2018-2019 football season.“Gabriel is going to bring great leadership, a lot of great work ethic to the school, and is someone to lead by example,” Montebello…

May 16, 2018
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Honors program to help students transition

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ The honors program has been developed to provide highly motivated students an encouraging  learning environment. It consists of a series of courses specifically designed to prepare students for the transition to a four- year university or college. The program at East Los Angeles College is recognized by UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Whitman College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and…

May 16, 2018
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Showcase manifests importance of student art

May 9, 2018

BY andrew ayala Four young and talented artists displayed, performed and expressed their messages through their art in a  enticing fashion at the Art and Short Film Showcase on Saturday. The event included an art walk, poetry, short films and an artist Q&A.  At the entrance of the event, beautifully drawn pencil sketches were displayed to the left and meaningful poetry with flowers below them ran along the right side. …

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Spring Choral Concert interprets religious hymns

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Songs of a religious nature were sung Monday by the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale at the Spring Choral Concert.  Presented by the ELAC Music Department, the conductor for the evening was Dr. Anthony Lupica.  The ELAC Choir began the evening with “Go Down Moses,” which contains the famous line “let my people go!”  The ELAC choir was positioned in a semi-circle around a…

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LGBTQ Students regret taking out loans for school

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Forty-five percent of student loan borrowers regret their decision to accept loans, compared to 60 percent of LGBTQ students, a new study finds.  The national survey was conducted over two days in February by Student Loan Hero, a website that provides resources on student loans to students.  11,184 adults, 18 and over, participated in the survey.  Screening questions for the survey included: “Do you, personally, identify as…

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Students need more working ATMs on campus

By Julie Santiago One automated teller machines (ATM) for hundreds of ELANS is ridiculous. There needs to be more options for the amount of students we have here at East Los Angeles College. The lack of ATMs at ELAC has added another layer of difficulty for students this semester who are already dealing with problems with the SIS system and financial aid. Hundreds of students receive financial aid at ELAC,…

May 9, 2018
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Healthy food should not cost more than fast food

May 9, 2018

By Susan Lorenzana As young people, we crave delicious food without knowing the effects. Being a healthy eater is not easy. Doctors say we should eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and various meats. Eating fast food can lead to health complications. “Over 60 percent of American adults, as well as 27 percent of young Canadians aged between 2 and 17, meet the criteria for being overweight or obese,” according…

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Removal of ELAC mural: censorship, ignorance

May 9, 2018

By Eddie Mike Garcia It was upsetting to hear about the short-lived history of East Los Angeles College’s mural of 1979. The mural put ELAC on the map of a growing Chicano art movement of the time. In 1974, ELAC had an opportunity to merge its educational goals for Chicana/o students with those of the Chicana/o Mural Movement, a critical component of the larger Chicano Movement. That year, Roberto Chavez,…

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High School students to receive first-year tuition

May 9, 2018

By Noe Ortega East Los Angeles College will assist high school students with free tuition for the first year of any of the nine Los Angeles Community College District colleges with College Promise Day last Wednesday. LA College Promise is a proposition made by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2016. The goal is to increase the number of community college graduates and university transfers in the city of Los Angeles. LA…

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‘Chavez Ravine’ to showcase next Friday

May 9, 2018

By Kevin Camargo The play, “Chavez Ravine,” will showcase in the Proscenium Theater starting May 18 at 8 p.m. There will be eight total functions of the play for two weekends. “Chavez Ravine” is written by Culture Clash and is being directed by Ramiro Segovia. The play will show the lives of people before and after Dodger Stadium was built on what used to be Chavez Ravine. “The play tackles…

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