ASL workshop features poetry signing to encourage deaf awareness

By Jorge Vasquez The Modern Language Lab hosted an American Sign Language (ASL) poetry workshop last Wednesday. The workshop featured poetry signings and insight on Deaf culture from ASL professors Marc Bowman, Tomás Garcia and interpreter,            Rorri Burton. Bowman signed the poem “So Happy and So Proud” by Scott Sabatini while Burton relayed his emotions to the room full of students, staff and faculty. After,…

May 2, 2018
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Career day creates opportunities

By Steven Adamo Over 45 local and federal agencies shared job opportunities with East Los Angeles College students Wednesday for the Administration of Justice Department’s annual Career Day. The event is held every April and showcases career opportunities in law enforcement, the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Technician services and Animal Control officers. Officers from the Los Angeles, Burbank, Huntington Park and the County of Los Angeles Police Departments shared stories…

May 2, 2018
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Academic Senate votes in favor of zero, low-cost textbooks

By Maria Marroquin Senate members voted in favor of East Los Angeles College adapting Open Educational Resources (OER) and zero or low-cost textbooks during the Academic Senate meeting last Tuesday. The Senate bill 1359 requires all California State Universities and California Community Colleges to promote the selection of course materials that will result in cost savings to students. Plans of adding an icon in the courses catalog to inform students…

May 2, 2018
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Laura Aguilar: 1959-2018

May 2, 2018

By Frank Portillo Photographer and alumna Laura Aguilar died at 58 in a Long Beach nursing home last Tuesday. Pilar Tompkins Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum, said that she was an incredible and important artist who had a brave soul. “She has really forged a path that is, in my mind, so critical for many of the conversations that are taking place today. Especially within the intersections…

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ELAC athletic trainer earns Doctorate

April 25, 2018

By Susan Lorenzana East Los Angeles College athletic trainer Diane Stankevitz earned her Doctorate degree in athletic training from the University of Idaho, last year. Stankevitz received her Bachelor’s Degree in physiological science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Master’s Degree in kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach. Stankevitz said that she could not pass the opportunity to receive her doctorate in two years. She went…

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Softball loss threatens playoff hopes

April 25, 2018

By Noe Ortega Lack of hits caused East Los Angeles College softball’s second consecutive loss,2-1, against Pasadena City College at Robinson Park on Monday. Prior to Monday’s loss, the Huskies lost their last home game of the season on Friday against Cerritos College 10-4. PCC dominated ELAC the last time they collided but the Huskies came into this game knowing that they needed a win to make it to playoffs….

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Husky baseball aims for playoffs

April 25, 2018

By Jerry Flores Husky baseball won its second consecutive game against El Camino College last Thursday at home with a final score of 8-4. Losing by two runs, the Huskies offense started to work in the bottom of the fifth inning when sophomore infielder Matthew Sosa smashed the ball to the rightfield allowing Freshmen outfielder Brandon Acosta to score the run for East Los Angeles College. Freshman designated hitter Grant…

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Workshops prepare ELAC for emergency situations

April 18, 2018

By Allison Beatty All next week there will be workshops preparing the East Los Angeles College faculty and staff for various emergency situations. Emergencies range from active shooters on campus to campus-wide evacuations. This is the first time an entire week has been dedicated to promoting emergency preparedness. “I really hope the amain message is about commitment, that’s really important to me,”  Myeshia Armstrong, Vice President of Administrative Services said….

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ELAC student stabbed on Montebello bus

April 18, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Austin Zavala, an East Los Angeles college student, was stabbed multiple times in the chest on April 9 while taking the Montebello 10 bus to ELAC. The last update on Zavala is that he is still in critical condition. The stabbing happened at 10:13 a.m. on Whittier Boulevard. The suspect has been arrested and identified as Manuel Ortiz by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives. Ortiz…

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Huskies Sports Update: Track and Field

Men’s East Los Angeles CollegeTrack and Field competed in the Twilight Open tournament that was held at California State University, Los Angeles from Thursday to Friday. In the eighth event held, freshman Steven Garcia finished second in the Men’s 1500 meter run with a time of 4:38.33. Garcia also competed in the Men’s 800 meter dash and placed third with a time of 2:11.58. Freshman Joshua Cardenas also competed in…

April 18, 2018
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