Community in danger of losing art spaces

March 15, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez Art spaces are a necessity for young artists, and along with helping and inspiring future generations, they benefit communities and bring people together. These art spaces are hidden throughout Los Angeles, and although they don’t get big attention through promoters, anyone can find these through local artist’s websites and social media. Los Angeles is known to have one of the most thriving art scene in America and…

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Dog park scarcity create boundaries for local dog owners

March 8, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez Dog parks are a great addition to any community and the benefits of bringing one to the East Los Angeles community will create better interactions among its residents and their pets. With only a handful of dog parks located in specific areas of Los Angeles, many of these parks are out of reach for people without adequate transportation. According to the Los Angeles County of Animal Services,…

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Undocumented students face new threat

March 2, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College is one of many sanctuary schools that encourage undocumented students to pursue their dreams and even though the current administration is starting to deport illegal immigrants, students should be granted full permission to stay here. With immigration raids and new policies constantly gaining more and more attention in the news, students that are undocumented find it harder each day to continue working toward…

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Tuition hikes create new hurdles for students

February 15, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez  Many community college students are not prepared to face tuition bills that pass the $10,000 mark  right after transferring. Fewer can imagine the amount of debt that will accumulate after they graduate. Even with financial aid, many students still find it hard to pay  for simple things like necessary supplies and eventually find themselves paying out of pocket for fees that financial aid disregards. Many ditch the…

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School cafeteria’s effect on the Freshmen 15

November 23, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College’s new cafeteria structure brought more food on campus and although it is a great addition, they lack in providing enough healthy options for students. College students usually find it difficult to find time to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle when they are surrounded by junk food. Many of these unhealthy food options are relatively cheaper than their healthy counterparts and are…

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Elixir Piano Trio performs on ELAC campus

November 23, 2016

by Felipe Rodriquez The Elixir Piano Trio held a phenomenal performance this past Monday at the main campus S2 Recital Hall. The Trio performed famous works from composers Joseph Haydn, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Astor Piazzolla. “Hoboken XV:25(1732-1809)” by Joseph Haydn was soft in progression and ended with a rather smooth tone compared to the rest of the pieces. By the end of the first performance the crowd reacted easily but…

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CAOT fundraises $500 for breast cancer awareness

November 22, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez The Computer Applications and Office Technologies club is one of East Los Angeles college’s newest clubs. Within the small time frame that the CAOT club has been around they’re already putting together events. The CAOT club began last spring with a small group of students and gained more members within the following semesters. Within the initial semester that the club began, Professor Ann Mahrenholz stepped in to…

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New Cafeteria Does Not Provide a Healthy Diet for Students

November 21, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College’s new cafeteria structure brought more food on campus and although it is a great addition, they lack in providing enough healthy options for students. College students usually find it difficult to find time to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle when they are surrounded by junk food. Many of these unhealthy food options are relatively cheaper than their healthy counterparts and are…

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The Aftermath of the 2016 Election

November 21, 2016

by Felipe Rodriguez It’s almost been two weeks since Donald Trump won the 2016 election and since then many protests have occurred and are continuing to happen. Now on its fifth day of nonstop outrage, protests have reached nationwide levels and showing no end. On November 8, it was announced that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Although Trump dominated the electoral vote, his opponent…

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