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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Candlelight vigil unites community

October 12, 2017

By Giselle Palomera Victims and supporters marched in protest against the cycle of domestic abuse down Cesar Chavez Avenue with East Los Angeles Women’s Center at the Mujeres de Paz vigil and walk on Thursday, featuring guest speaker Rose McGowan. The march was led by Rebeca Melendez from the ELAWC and was sponsored by East Los Angeles College, Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education team and the ELAC Feminist Club. Posters…

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New ELAC vice president hopes to liven up athmosphere

September 14, 2017

  By Giselle Palomera Monique Hernandez began her term as vice president for the Associated Student Union with promise of more club events and a livelier campus. Hernandez began at East Los Angeles College in 2014 and is now the newly elected vice president after serving two terms as senator and secretary. As the beginning of the semester brings on new challenges, Hernandez encourages students to be involved and to…

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DACA removal looms over trustees meeting

By Noe Ortega & Giselle Palomera The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a major discussion point at the board of trustees meeting on Wednesday. Los Angeles Community College District President Sydney Kamlager and East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez spoke about President Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate DACA. “That decision is cruel, uncomfortable and contradicts the American dream. Today I want to remind us all the importance of…

September 14, 2017
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The healthy food crisis occuring on our campus

By: Gisselle  Palomera The Grab n’ Go on campus promotes unhealthy eating habits and limits healthy choices. With available food such as microwave burritos, instant ramen and chips, students’ only options are to eat unhealthy. Martie Trevino, a first- year East Los Angeles College student, said, “I think there definitely needs to be better options, for example more vegan options or even just healthier options and not just microwave food.”…

May 22, 2017
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