Elan starts athletic career in Oklahoma

By Gil Milanes Sophomore – defensive back, Anthony Figueroa, received a scholarship last fall to Oklahoma Baptist University after completing two seasons playing football at East Los Angeles College. “I made sure all my classes were available to transfer, I made sure my GPA was always high and in the field I put in the work as best as I could,” Figueroa said. During Figueroa’s two years at ELAC, his…

May 30, 2017
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Women’s basketball player signs with Kansas State

May 3, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  When Anastasia Tsybaeva’s was in seventh grade, she stood at five feet ten inches. Despite having never played, her physical education teacher convinced her to join the basketball club. She was the only girl among 40 boys. “After two days I quit because everybody was making fun of me,” Tsybaeva said. “They’re like ‘How are you so tall and you can’t play?’” It wasn’t until her freshman…

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Black Mambas prepare for overseas tour

May 3, 2017

By Diego Linares Southeast Los Angeles band Black Mambas are set to take the stage for their third European tour starting this Friday after first starting out by performing in backyards and underage in local venues. The band members say the ability to play overseas has come after gaining experience in the scene and being diligent with their craft. “It’s cool. It’s great, but it’s a lot of hard work….

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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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