LA-tinos leave behind a political legacy

October 25, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Latino politicians discussed a recently released book by East Los Angeles College alum George L. Pla and David R. Ayon at a panel and book signing yesterday. “Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in America,” released this year and is based on Latino leaders who play active roles in transforming politics at the state and national levels. The book centers around the experiences which have…

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‘Hire A Husky’ welcomes new employees

May 9, 2018

By Giselle Palomera LA Youth at Work partnered up with the Los Angeles College Promise Works to provide students with paid summer internships in the entertainment industry, last Thursday at the Hire a Husky career and job fair. East Los Angeles College has partnered up with the Evolve Entertainment Fund through the Career and Workforce Development Center to provide students with paid summer internships in the film, music and TV…

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Users should delete profiles to teach Facebook a lesson

April 18, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Facebook users should delete profiles, in light of the investigation regarding the privacy crisis that 87 million users are unaware of. Did someone forget to read the fine print? What do you mean Facebook was not aware of the issue? These might be some areas of concern for some users. Those who have used the app, This Is Your Digital Life, are part of the 87 million…

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Art Department students make exhibit

March 27, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Art Department students are being featured in the Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial exhibit at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. Chinyi “Peggy” Tai, Zengo Yoshida and Gabriella Padilla, have had their art chosen by a juror to be part of the exhibit. The exhibit features students and 77 other artists from around the world to display their ceramic art. Tai submitted a ceramic art piece titled,…

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Academic Senate urges state legislature against block grants

March 14, 2018

By Giselle Palomera The Academic Senate meeting held yesterday, reviewed the categorical funding issue which Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing be turned into a block grant. “The Governor of California wishes to consolidate programs which are currently categorically funded into block grant funding, and has requested that the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges bring him a proposal in time for the May revision,” according to the…

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Speech Team performs award-winning selections

December 6, 2017

By Giselle Palomera Members of the East Los Angeles College Speech team presented  award-winning performances using comedy, poetry, rhetoric, drama and wit to engage the audience into their individual topics on Monday and Tuesday. Among the topics highlighted were Donald Trump’s Wall, the lack of diversity in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics program, being cheated on in a relationship, American military intervention in Ukraine, and being a stay-at-home father….

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Rupi Kaur butchers modern poetry

December 6, 2017

By Giselle Palomera The Instagram poet Rupi Kaur has changed poetry culture with over simplicity and a Tumblr-like style that destroys the complexity of poetry. Simplicity can co-exist with complexity in poetry. Poets like R.H Sin and Louise Gluck have found ways to use simplicity in poetry without losing  the complexity of their meaning. Kaur has been an upcoming poet in the social media realm with over 1.9 million followers….

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Dia de los Muertos festival brings about activism

November 8, 2017

By Giselle Palomera The Dia de los Muertos Festival at East Los Angeles College featured Aztlan Underground and Cuicani bands that sang about colonization, globalization and self-awareness. Aztlan Underground originated from ELAC and returned to spread the messages they feel strongly about. According to the band, they believe in self-awareness, decolonizing the environment and giving a voice to the voiceless on topics like crossing borders and native culture. “We give…

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Charles Bukowski revolutionizes modern poetry

October 18, 2017

By Giselle Palomera Henry Charles Bukowski was a German poet who revolutionized poetry in Los Angeles. Bukowski developed a way of using simplicity to paint a vivid image for readers and his critics. Now, many authors like Rapi Kaur, Christopher Poindexter and Lang Leav use similar forms of simplicity and realism to arrange their words into poems. Many of these authors write about the same gutters and buildings that Bukowski…

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