Former undocumented student advocates on immigrant rights

By Ali Corona Michael Geovanny Felix, a 19-year-old former undocumented student at East Los Angeles College never worried about his immigration status. He grew up a normal kid in East Los Angeles from the age of five. In his junior year of high school, Felix realized he would need to have proper documentation to attend college. “The problems begin when you want to go to college,” Felix said. Felix was…

May 16, 2013
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Shakespeare inspires theatre arts professor

  By Wendy Lamm   Theatre Arts professor at East Los Angeles College Kelley Hogan was inspired to pursue acting because she grew up watching plays with her father. At the age of 23, Hogan moved to London to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to get her professional acting certificate. “It was a given at an early age that I loved performing and entertaining,” said Hogan….

April 24, 2013
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Single mother struggles through school

By Judith Lopez After a little more than three years at East Los Angeles College, Dominique Solis will finally achieve her goal of graduating despite her many struggles. Dominique Solis has balanced being a full time student, single parent and worker for the past three years as she pursued a higher education.  Dominique said, “It has not been easy trying to balance so many things at once and at times…

November 26, 2012
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Hard work earns basketball player scholarship

By Dennis Kim Rafael Morelos is witnessing his dreams become a reality thanks to the opportunities given by college and the game of basketball. Born and raised in the city of Baldwin Park, Morelos decided to stay close to his home after high school. He chose to attend East Los Angeles College with the dreams of receiving a basketball scholarship. A natural sportsman, Morelos grew up in a home filled…

May 16, 2012
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Basketball player dribbles to scholarship

By Alfonso Rivera Deon Geary has a bright future after an outstanding basketball career at East Los Angeles College The 2011-2012 first team All-South Coast Conference North Division guard accepted a full basketball scholarship to California State University Dominguez Hills. As a top-100  community college recruit in California, Geary drew attention from Dominguez Hills, California State University Los Angeles and Cal Baptist University. In the end Dominguez Hills made the strongest…

May 16, 2012
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Band has a vendetta for music

By Martha Raya Team Vendetta, a band whose name reflects all the struggles and hardships that the band members have encountered, has managed to stay positive and focused on what their hearts desire, which is to change the course of their lives through music. This local band consists of bassist and vocalist Erik Gonzales, Drummer and vocalist Diego Javier and guitarist and vocalist Andrew Gastelum. Team Vendetta was officially formed…

May 16, 2012
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