Economics professor to take hiatus in Philippines

May 24, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  After 23 years as an economics professor at East Los Angeles College, Aida Z. Caballes is retiring and taking a six month hiatus in the Philippines to work on developmental projects. On January 1, 1994, Caballes started a part-time teaching position at ELAC. Within a year-and-a-half, she became a full-time substitute and soon after a permanent, full-time professor. Before arriving to Southern California, Caballes was at the…

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President of Academic Senate retiring

May 24, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro A long time member of the East Los Angeles College District, Academic Senate president Alex Immerblum is retiring. Immerblum started as an English professor at ELAC in 1989. He remembers the first time coming to ELAC and being honored to be a part of the college. “I remember walking on campus and I noticed the library in the middle of the campus. To me it was extraordinary…

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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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Consistency brings followers to Instagramers

March 22, 2017

By Jordan Elias To become a successful Instagramer, a user must be consistent and dedicate time to the media outlet. An Instagramer is a person who dedicates their time to posting pictures and videos on a daily basis. Jessica Jalife, who has a bachelor’s in communication, and is a television producer, and Social Media Producer, said that nothing is easy, it is difficult to have a lot of followers but…

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Service dogs need welcoming

By Dorany Pineda  The number of Elans who use service dogs is growing, but many of them chose not to bring them to campus because of the distractions and problems that often arise. The Americans with Disabilities Acts allows students with disabilities the right to have a service animal at their school. The animal–typically a dog or in some instances a miniature horse– has to perform an active task that…

March 8, 2017
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ELAC student receives fellowship

March 8, 2017

By Tiana Hunter  Twenty-three year-old East Los Angeles College student Hope Flores has been selected as Los Angeles County Museums recipient for the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program. This program provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds. An art curator is a keeper or custodian of a museum or other collections. Art museum curators work with art collections and…

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Bonsai enthusiast to exhibit art

March 2, 2017

By Jose Guillen Ken Teh, a bonsai artist, prefers to be referred to as a bonsai enthusiast. The art of bonsai is growing a variety of dwarfed ornamental trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays by selective pruning. Similar to other art forms, it follows design principles. Teh’s involvement with bonsai began 30 years ago. In addition to being a bonsai artist, adjunct professor in the Modern Language…

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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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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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