ELAC professor shares personal stories through book

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College Sociology Professor, Dr. Daniel A. Castro’s “Dear Chavela” reading discussed his thoughts about social, political and educational issues. In his book, there are small stories from the mind of Castro about him growing up as a Chicano citizen. Castro discussed in his reading the challenges of lower class and Hispanic citizens’ lack of support for continuing their education, culture disconnect and way of…

June 2, 2015
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Academic Senate elects executive positions

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College elected Academic Senate executive positions, District Academic Senate representatives and Senate Career Technical Education representatives at the Academic Senate meeting on May 26. ELAC Academic Senate president Alex Immerblum, vice president Jeffrey Hernandez and treasurer Sherrie Davey all won re-election. Immerblum and Davey both won close races, while Hernandez won decisively. Other positions didn’t have to compete because not all had others competing for re-election….

June 1, 2015
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Studying early makes finals easier

By George Maldonado The schedule that East Los Angeles College students make to study for finals always seems to be budgeted within days or hours of their finals. All semester, many students go to school whether its all week or once a week, but the fact is that most students don’t seem to care about studying until the final week. Now, students have a short amount of time to study…

June 1, 2015
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Basketball player to transfer to division-1 university

May 15, 2015

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College sophomore guard Marcus Romain signed his letter of intent to continue his collegiate basketball career at Mississippi Valley State University. “I think it’s prestigious to go to an Historical Black University,” ELAC Head Coach John Mosley said. Romain said  a balance of recruiters watched his game tape and learned about him through other recruiters. Loyola Marymount University, California State Universities, Fullerton, Bakersfield, Tennessee Tech…

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Community benefits from Job and Career Fair

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College gave the community and students an opportunity to learn about open positions and possible career fields May 7. The Job and Career Fair provided opportunities for students after graduating from ELAC. A variety of companies such as U-Haul, UPS, AVON, Inclusion, and the Employment Development Department distributed information on available jobs and career opportunities. ELAC’s Business, Community Service, Computer Applications and Office Technologies,…

May 15, 2015
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Chinese American Education Association recognizes high school students

By George Maldonado  The Chinese American Education Association acknowledged high school students for their academic achievement and awarded students with scholarship awards on April 18. The Chinese American Education Association hosted the Second Chinese Speech Contest  and 11th Annual Scholarship Ceremony at Diamond Bar High School. East Los Angeles College Professor Robert Liu is the President of the Chinese American Education Association. He has previously served as secretary, vice-president and has been…

May 4, 2015
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‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ brings laughter to audience

April 27, 2015

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts Department leaves the audience in laughter as it presents “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” by Steve Martin on April 17. The comedic puns, outrageous references, critical thinking  and love triangles from beginning to end keeps the audience guessing on how things will unfold. Set in 1904, a group of great minds somehow find themselves discussing what the idea and meaning of beauty…

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East Los Angeles College softball team sweeps win

By George Maldonado The East Los Angeles College softball team upsets No.7 ranked Cerritos College to earn their fifth win in the South Coast Conference on March 12. In the top of the fifth inning Cerritos gained momentum by scoring its first run of the game 2-1. However, the inning ended just after because of an illegal timeout used by Cerritos Head Coach Kodee Murray. Head coach Murray was displeased…

March 14, 2015
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Badminton faces challenge this season

By George Maldonado The East Los Angeles College badminton team was upset as 2014 undefeated South Coast Conference champions by Pasadena City College (21-0), Wednesday Feb 25. This game set the tone for the season because both teams are projected as the top two competitors for the conference title. With the win PCC moves into first place in the standings. The Huskies began their scoreless match to an energetic PCC…

March 3, 2015
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Cross country runners compete at state

December 8, 2014

By George Maldonado and Ramiro Bacilio East Los Angeles College women’s and men’s cross country competed at the state championships on Nov. 22 at Woodward Park in Fresno. The women who placed in the top 100 of women athletes for ELAC were sophomore Laura Aceves who placed third, freshmen Stephanie Trelles and sophomore Ruby Padilla. These women along with others helped ELAC to a 19th place finish. For the women…

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