Dream Resource Center aims to make students feel safe

By Frank Portillo The Dream Resource Center provides resources for all students in need, including those who are undocumented, homeless and/or members of the LGBTQ community. “The intent (of the program) is always going to be (providing) a place where our students can come and feel like they’re welcomed and a part of something. Many students still live in what they call ‘the shadows.’ Our students are still fearful, especially…

November 15, 2017
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ELAC playoff hopes crushed after close loss to Pasadena City College

November 15, 2017

By Noe Ortega A second-half goal and a lack of finishing was enough for East Los Angeles College to fall 1-0 to Pasadena City College on Friday at home. With two loses and a tie in their last three outings, the Huskies have not won a game since October 24 against Long Beach College. ELAC is now 5-10-3 overall and are officially out of playoff contention in the South Coast…

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Defensive woes continue for men’s soccer

By Stephanie Guevara Defensive mistakes and frustration continued to hold men’s soccer back in Friday’s game, resulting in a 3-2 loss against Pasadena City College at Weingart Stadium. East Los Angeles College started the game offensively strong, having two shots on goal in the first eight minutes. Not scoring in key moments, however, backfired on the team. In the 18th minute of the game, PCC freshman midfielder Romio Sislian scored…

November 15, 2017
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New dean aims to give back to students

November 15, 2017

By Julio Sanchez With just a few weeks into her new position as the interim dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Mercedes Yanes is already planning ways to contribute to East Los Angeles College and its community in a positive way. Yanes is a first-generation immigrant from Cuba. She left her home when she was six years old while her mother was pregnant with her sister. “I remember leaving…

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Counselor to dedicate more time at ELAC after retirement

November 15, 2017

By Eddie Mike Garcia Vocational counselor with the California Department of Rehabilitation in El Monte, Robert Michael Barrios, has assisted East Los Angeles College students with disabilities with financial aid. Barrios has helped individuals with disabilities for 14 years through the DOR and has focused the last four years helping students enrolled in ELAC’s Disabilities, Support Programs and Services (DSPS) office. Barrio’s efforts and hard work have enabled ELAC students…

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Student finds new home at ELAC

November 15, 2017

By Frank Portillo After living a closeted life in foster youth, student worker Jaci Cortez now assists others as part of the Dream Resource Center staff. Her biological mother is an undocumented citizen from Guatemala and was deported for drug charges when Cortez was 4. Since she was born in the U.S., she was placed in foster care. At age 5, she was adopted by a family, but ran away…

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Dia de los Muertos festival brings about activism

November 8, 2017

By Giselle Palomera The Dia de los Muertos Festival at East Los Angeles College featured Aztlan Underground and Cuicani bands that sang about colonization, globalization and self-awareness. Aztlan Underground originated from ELAC and returned to spread the messages they feel strongly about. According to the band, they believe in self-awareness, decolonizing the environment and giving a voice to the voiceless on topics like crossing borders and native culture. “We give…

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Team lacks consistency in key moments

November 5, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara A defensive lapse in the second half left men’s soccer short of a victory against Mount San Antonio College, resulting in a 3-0 lost on Friday. East Los Angeles College began the game strong, beating Mt. Sac in quickness at moments in the wings. Defensive errors however, distorted ELAC’s flow and Mt. Sac took advantage. In minute 28 of the game, Mt.Sac sophomore midfielder Sam Ponting took the…

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Saturday nights, family affair

November 5, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara Every weekend since August, freshman quarterback Phillip Tran’s family hasn’t minded driving six hours from San Jose to Los Angeles to attend his football games. “The traveling never crossed my mind. It’s a matter of being there no matter where my son is. I will give up anything to not miss any of his games,” Phillip’s father Nathan said. The Tran family decided to devote every weekend of…

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Huskies destroy West Los Angeles College on Alumni Night

November 5, 2017

By Joe Dargan Along with the fun night of food and drinks, the Football team extended its winning streak to three. ELAC defeated divisional rival West Los Angeles College 35-17 on Alumni Night in the final home game of the season. Before the game began the Alumni Association hosted its inaugural pre-game watch party at the ELAC Garden to give previous East Los Angeles College attendees a unique game-viewing experience. The…

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