Rios elected in South Gate city council

By Ivan Cazares Dean Of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, Alfonso Rios has been an influential member of the East Los Angeles College community for 17 years. He worked as dean of ELAC’s South Gate Educational Center for 16 years and plays a major role in the campus’ development as an advocate for higher education in the Southeast region of Los Angeles. His work at the South Gate campus inspired…

April 12, 2017
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Health instructor advocates sexual assault awareness

March 15, 2017

By Steven Adamo Domestic violence and sexual assault are among many topics in health class, taught by instructor Andrea Owens. “I personally teach about power and control, and the cycle of violence. I also teach about sexual assault and its repercussions,” said Owens. Owens is one of the co-chair of the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team. Every year, the SAAVE team plans the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during…

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Honor society looks to future

March 2, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, is an honors society at East Los Angeles College that recognizes students for their hard work and aims to help them grow. Any student can join and become a member. Their mission statement is, “In our 100 year history, our mission has remained the same, recognizing scholars and preparing them for successful futures.” They are part of the CaliforniaNevada Region of Phi…

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Walter Ahhaitty educates an audience on Native American history

November 27, 2016

by Damien Rodriguez Calling someone indigenous is offensive, Walter Ahhaitty of the Kiowa tribe told an audience at room K5-108 on November 21. Ahhaitty explained that indigenous people prefer to be called “indins” because the word indigenous is used by non-Indian people to force an identity on them. Ahhaitty also had issues with the word sovereignty. According to Ahhaitty, the word sovereignty was used to manipulate indigenous people. He stated…

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Prop 30 brings more money to community colleges

by Gabriela Hernandez Renovations to ELAC have been going on for years, with Proposition 30 it can push ELAC South Gate Educational Center to extend . Proposition 30 or better known as the Sales and Income Tax Initiative will help to fund various community colleges in Los Angeles. With this new funding the renovation or extension of the South Gate Educational Center can begin. The Proposition itself is not for…

November 27, 2016
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School program helps both students and its employees

by Hector Gomez Francia Cruz has endured a tough task at East Los Angeles College maintaining success as a student worker for the Adelante First Year Experience Program.  Cruz was born in Mexico, but has lived most of her life in Huntington Park, California.  She has been attending East Los Angeles College for two years now and is planning to transfer by the fall of 2017.  Cruz has helped and…

November 24, 2016
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Theater Department offers roles for first-time students

November 23, 2016

by Collin Ho Kumamoto The Theater Arts Department on ELAC Campus is responsible for hosting different showcases year round and is, for the most part,  run by theater students.  Students are responsible for building and designing props for each show.   The Theater Department opens their auditions to all students across campus, however having experience is always encouraged.  The Theater Department takes pride in the connections that are developed between…

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ELAC Student finds interest in poetry

by Johanna Calderon An East Los Angeles College student, Eros Saldana, is getting his poetry book published by Creating Space through Amazon.com. He entered the Talent Show again because he had in the fall the past, but this time, he read a poem to the audience. His poem focused on immigration because it a hot topic around the world, but he writes mostly about love. “I never title my poem…

May 26, 2016
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Cyclist loses weight, gains friends

By Gabriel Serrano Contributing Writer As the sun begins to set and Los Angeles’ busy rush hour traffic begins to dwindle, a herd of bicyclists burst out on to the scene, composed of riders of all shapes and sizes pedaling on an assortment of bikes. They are known as the Eastside Bike Club. ESBC is a community organization founded by Carlos Morales and Eric Cornejo. It was first established as a support…

March 28, 2012
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Galo looks to score in life

By Liliana Marquez The final whistle echoed across Weingart Stadium marking the end of another season for the men’s soccer team, but for Galo Moreno it marked the beginning of a new chapter on his life. Moreno, 19, born and raised in Monterey Park has been part of the men’s soccer team for the past two years, making this season his last playing for ELAC. He grew up having soccer as…

December 7, 2011
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