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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Child Development Center helps parents

By Jane Fernandez East Los Angeles College does not only educate adults but also children through the Child Development Center. The Child Development Center first opened its doors at ELAC in February 1975. At the time, it was a single bungalow and provided service to 11 families, many of whom were single mothers. In 1977, the center opened a second bungalow and it kept it that way until 1990, when a proposal…

December 7, 2011
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Disabled student overcomes challenges

By Frank Chavez Determined to not fit the stereotype of a disabled man or woman, Rodger Hernandez never allowed his condition of cerebral palsy to get in his way of achieving his goals. Hernandez was born in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa in Mexico.  However, when he was one-year old his parents made the choice of migrating to the United States for a better life. Hernandez, born on Nov. 3,…

December 7, 2011
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Theatre students find outside stage

By Ariana Renteria Echoes of voices can be heard walking down the ramp toward the P2 theatre building. Gradually the echoes begin to make sense. The voices are not random. They are poetry leaving the mouths of East Los Angeles College students. The students are speaking words from the likes of “Hamlet,” “Rhinoceros in Love” and “Personal Messages.” Not only are these words flowing from students mouths, they are passionately acted  out…

November 23, 2011
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