Workshop prepares Elans for active shooter scenario

By Anastasia Landeros Oct. 1, 2015: A 28-year-old student at Umpqua Community College in Oregon fatally shoots an assistant professor and eight students before committing suicide. June 1, 2016: Two men are killed in an apparent murder-suicide inside an engineering building at the University of California, Los Angeles. May 4, 2017: A 21-year-old male kills his 20-year-old female stalking victim in the Performance Hall Building at North Lake College in…

September 14, 2017
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Honoring the dead: ELANs, community members celebrate Dia de los Muertos

November 3, 2016

By Diego Linares  Vendors, student clubs, outside foundations and musical acts gathered for the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival yesterday in the front quad. Grammy award-winning musical group Quetzal played a slew of songs about social injustices, just a few feet away from Avenida Cesar Chavez. Musical director and founding member of the band, Quetzal Flores, said that remembering loved ones with the tradition…

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Comedian expected to bring laughter to Elans

October 26, 2016

By Francisco Portillo  Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is coming to the G3 auditorium on Nov. 15 to perform his touring “Fluffy Breaks Even” show. Iglesias is headlining the show, with other comedians serving as the opening performances. The event is being coordinated by the Athletic Trainer Diane Stankevitz. “It will basically be the same thing that they did at the LA County Fair,” Stankevitz said. The show is a private college…

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Students to help children in Dominican Republic

October 20, 2016

By Ivan Cazares Elans have the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic and make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children during spring break 2017. Participants will work together with nonprofit organizations in the Dominican Republic to tutor local children, educate community members about health issues and mentor children through after school activities. The eight-day trip is being organized by professors Raeanna Gleason, Liliana Urrutia and Luis…

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Health fair educates Elans on body wellness

By Johanna Calderon & Dorany Pineda The East Los Angeles College Health Center held their first ever health fair on Thursday promoting healthy living. One of the booths was dedicated to nutrition, which had useful information that addressed student eating habits. The information included how to read the nutritional labels on packaged foods, how to keep track of their caloric intake and the foods they consume, and how to get the…

September 29, 2016
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Scholarships available for eligible for Elans

By Julie Santiago Applications for fall semester scholarships offered by the East Los Angeles College Foundation are now open for Elans. Eligible students can receive up to $1,000 for school-related expenses. Student applicants must be enrolled full-time with a minimum 3.0 grade point average as well as having completed 24 or more degree applicable units prior to applying. Eligible students must also be receiving the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver…

September 14, 2016
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Facebook gives negative effects

By Russell Zazueta It’s only when Facebook users lose themselves on Facebook that they discover the negative effect it has on them. The only thing worse than being bored is to discover all the things friends are doing that you are not. As a result, when friends and strangers alike on Facebook showcase their life adventures with photos, they unwittingly, or wittingly, hurt the self-esteem of others. It’s one of…

September 14, 2016
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Student strives for musical success

By Rogelio Alvarez In spite of financial struggles, music student David Jesus Ybarra, remains driven to overcome his struggles and accomplish his goals. Growing up, Ybarra’s family struggled financially. According to him, his mother, Micaela Ybarra, has been his greatest example of perseverance.  Ybarra received his first guitar on Christmas after  his family had barely managed to pay off the guitar on layaway. Ybarra has played in coffee shops, backyard…

May 15, 2015
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Financial aid delays hurt students

By Jesus Figueroa Financial aid is a resource many community college students use to help alleviate the financial needs that come with a higher education —school supplies, books and transportation — but it’s not an easy process to receive the funds. College students need the financial aid reimbursement money to help pay for books, meals or transportation, but with the process being slow and or troublesome, it becomes money which…

March 2, 2015
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Library workshops unnoticed by Elans

May 16, 2014

  By Sandy Gamino and Vanessa Meza The South Gate library at East Los Angeles Colege offers many workshops in which students are able to acquire beneficial skills. Librarians June Cheng, Gabriela Lopez, and Karen Bourgaize are the instructors. Workshops last up to an hour and take place in Room 109. These workshops are designed to help students gain resources that will help them in their classes.  The question is, do students…

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