Club promotes student-parents’ success

By Rosslin Ojeda  The stress of being a working student can be overwhelming, but add being a parent into the mix and it may be downright chaotic. Motivated Parents on the Go, an on campus club, wants students to know that they are not alone. The club began last fall by students Christine Lopez and Dan Stevens. Lopez took on the role of president while Stevens became the vice president….

March 15, 2017
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Community festival empowers women

March 15, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  In celebration of International Women’s Day, Las Fotos Project held its 3rd annual Viva la Muxer event—an all-women art and music festival in East Los Angeles on Saturday. “[Viva la Muxer] showcases a lot of the community and the art. I feel like it’s a safe space for women, and to see what other women can do,” Diaz said. “Men always dominate all the spaces. That’s why…

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Club fundraises to equip disabled people with adaptive equipment

By Francisco Portillo The Kinesiology Club is raising money for AbilityFirst, a program that is dedicated to providing disabled persons with adaptive equipment that assists the activities of daily living. AbilityFirst is a local program, with a building located on 154 N Gage Ave. In order to fundraise, the Kinesiology Club is teaming up with other clubs such as the Adelante, Math Club and the Association of Future Fire Fighters…

November 3, 2016
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Alumna aims to empower women in Africa with humanitarian causes

By Dorany Pineda  It seems there is nothing that Chinecherem Eze hasn’t done. Originally from Nigeria, Eze is an East Los Angeles alumna who graduated with an associates degree in Political Science in the spring of 2015. She then transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where she continues to study Political Science and Theatre Arts. But it is not her educational background that is most impressive about her. In…

November 3, 2016
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Elan lives dream at NASA internship

By Jade Inglada Engineering major Ruben Cardiel, 19, had the chance to realize a part of his dream through a NASA internship. Cardiel was one of 40 college students from across the nation selected for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. “It’s not often that you get an internship at your dream job,” Cardiel said. The sophomore found out about the program through an email he received from…

December 10, 2014
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Students prepare for winter fashion

December 4, 2014

By Edgar Montoya With the winter excitement  here, East Los Angeles College students should be able to purchase their winter must-haves without feeling guilty about it later. Some might not consider shopping when dealing with educational expenses, and there are many alternatives for getting clothing items that cost less. Just because school is in session during winter, it doesn’t mean one can’t look fashionable. Some may find it difficult since…

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Soccer player follows father’s footsteps

October 22, 2014

By Liliana Marquez Matias Amato started a new life away from family, friends and his home country to embark on another journey to pursue his long-time dream of becoming a professional goalkeeper. The moment when he had to leave his family and friends behind was something difficult for him. “Everyone went to the airport to say goodbye to me. It was sad. Once I got on the plane I realized…

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Vision Club showcases ELAC talent

May 14, 2014

By Brittany Hauer The Vision Club hosted its Third Annual Talent Show on Friday May 9 in the East Los Angeles College auditorium. Fellow club members pass out sidewalk chalk to the young children so they can practice artistic expression. The night was filled with twenty-seven acts. First place was awarded to Melody Valenzuela who sang and played guitar to original piece “Loraine,” which she dedicated to her mother. Her voice  was…

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ELANS speak black history month

By Russell Zazueta The significance of Black History Month at East Los Angeles College is answered by the knowledge of its students. It is the responsibility and interest of ELAC students to understand Black History Month is a time capsule of achievement for Black civil rights. February recognizes the contributions of African-American civil rights activists, artists, athletes, scientists, politicians and other African-American contributions to society that have influenced social culture,…

February 26, 2014
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