Dreamers ally with Telemundo network

By Francisco Portillo The Dream Resource Center partnered with the television network Telemundo for a news special titled “Conoce tus Derechos (Know Your Rights)” on Friday. The purpose of the news special was to inform citizens on what to do and not do if United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents come knocking on their doors. Telemundo built a set in front of campus to interview representatives of the resource…

March 2, 2017
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Former ELAC President honored, E3 building named after him

By Maria Cubillo  A ceremony honoring member of Board of Trustees and former ELAC President Ernest H. Moreno took place last Wednesday with the unveiling of E3 Building’s name, titled Ernest H. Moreno Language Arts and Humanities Building. The Ernest H. Moreno Language Arts and Humanities building stands at 135,000 square feet, making it the largest building in the California Community College System. President Marvin Martinez started the ceremony and…

February 16, 2017
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Football Wins championship in conference’s inaugural season

By Dan Gudino Football head coach Bobby Godinez was showered with the ceremonial Gatorade bucket after his team won the American Metro Conference championship, defeating Pasadena City College 63-17, Saturday night at Weingart Stadium. “It feels awesome. It’s a tribute to the players, (coaching) staff, to (athletic director) Al Cone, to everybody who was a part of this. It’s an awesome feeling,” East Los Angeles College Head Coach Godinez said….

November 9, 2016
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Campuses see increase in crime

By Rogelio Alvarez  East Los Angeles College and the South Gate Educational Center has seen an increase in  reported bike and car thefts, vandalism, traffic collisions and other incidents last month. Several students reported their car batteries stolen at the South Gate Educational Center back parking lot, others had their bikes stolen on the main campus and a car in the P4 Parking Structure had profanity written on the door…

November 3, 2016
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Essay, personal statements for sale resurface on campus

By Francisco Portillo  A poster in Chinese, offering to sell essays and personal statements to East Los Angeles College students has resurfaced on campus. Previously reported by an former Campus News staff writer Faith Lee in 2011, she discovered that the unethical practices are still occurring. The flyer is written in Chinese and contains the English equivalent next to it that reads; “Are you having trouble with you personal statements?”…

November 3, 2016
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Family and culture honored through exhibit

By Diego Linares  The 13th annual “Day of the Dead: Student Altars” exhibit, opening this Saturday, is a commemoration of influential Chicano/a public figures who have made a significant impact in the arts. The exhibition is a display of altars and ofrendas (offerings) honoring those who have died. Chicano/a Studies professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera is spearheading the upcoming event and says she sees the exhibit as a way of promoting the…

October 26, 2016
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Dance Students experience live performance in flash mob

By Brooke Gemina  Dance Appreciation students joined dance professor Rick Crawford Tuesday afternoon in a flash mob performance in front of the S2 Recital Hall. The 4th Annual Flash Mob performance was set to the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. Last year, participants danced to “Can’t Stop the Beat” from the musical “Hairspray.” At the end of the performance, students gathered around and sang “Happy Birthday” to…

October 26, 2016
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Latino youth culture celebrated through art, style and music

By Ivan Cazares  More than 70 years of Los Angeles youth culture in the form of candid art, music and photography is on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum until February 25. Tastemakers and Earthshakers: Notes From Los Angeles Youth Culture opened to the public Saturday. The exhibit cites Latino  youth experiences post-World War 2 to present time and display a correlation between Los Angeles youth culture, important social…

October 20, 2016
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Prop. 56 a beneficial source of revenue

By Anastasia Landeros Everyone knows the commercial. A young woman stands at a liquor store counter and hands over some money in exchange for a pack of cigarettes. The clerk tells her that it won’t be enough so she gently peels the skin off her cheeks and places it on the counter. It’s gross and, if you’re like most people watching, an audible “Ew” escapes as the narrator warns “What’s a…

October 20, 2016
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Free legal assistance offers help with DACA

By Francisco Portillo  Undocumented students at East Los Angeles College have the opportunity to receive free legal assistance from attorneys by applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in E1-227. A partnership between the Dream Resource Center and the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC), students can meet with an attorney that specializes in immigrant justice for free. DACA, created by President Obama in 2012, offers temporary deportation relief for…

September 29, 2016
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