Women veterans establish support network at ELAC

March 22, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  The support network Veterans Empowering Through Sisterhood was established this semester as part of Veterans of East Los Angeles College to empower women veterans and reach out to the community. Members received a tour of the Downtown Women’s Center on Friday after delivering clothes donated by the ELAC community. “We have 142 (female veterans) who are currently taking classes. We were providing workshops through the Veterans Resource…

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Campus community rallies to protest Trump

By Ivan Cazares Students, faculty and staff expressed discontent with President Donald Trump in a “Speak Out” rally organized by the East Los Angeles Coalition for Social Action at G3 Foyer. Speakers expressed their opinions and presented a call to action in resistance to discrimination, hate crimes and executive orders like the travel ban. In January, Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from entering the United States for 120…

March 22, 2017
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Lunafest to benefit support centers

By Ivan Cazares The East Los Angeles Women’s Center and the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team will fundraise March 22 and 23 by sharing women-centered stories in the form of Lunafest. Lunafest is a traveling film festival that spotlights an array of women filmmakers. The funds will go to the Breast Cancer Fund and the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, which provides support, resources and education for sexual assault…

March 15, 2017
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Alumnus cleared of domestic battery allegation

By Ivan Cazares  Former East Los Angeles College athlete Michael Wyche was cleared of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge filed on him on Oct. 28, 2015, after an altercation with his girlfriend. The incident occurred on Wyche’s 23rd birthday after he returned from football practice. He was a senior defensive tackle for the University of Miami after transferring from ELAC. Wyche said both he and his girlfriend were under a…

March 8, 2017
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ELAC community welcomes new STEM Facilities

November 9, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  Student speaker Robert Wideman thanked the East Los Angeles College community for providing students with new facilities during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Math and Science Building Thursday. He also said an improvement in student’s motivation is visible since classes started in the new building. Wideman said the proximity of labs to classrooms helps him and other students focus on their studies. The building replaced several…

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Stan Lee Comic Con celebrates six years in L.A.

November 3, 2016

By Ivan Cazares and Francisco Portillo Cosplayers posed for photos with each other and fans, competitive gamers fought for national championships and collectors filled the exhibit hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday through Saturday. Whether fans call it Stan Lee’s Comikaze or Los Angeles Comic Con, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is the longest running fan convention in LA that celebrates comic book culture, science fiction and…

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ELAC Campus News wins at JACC

By Gil Milanes  The Campus News team brought home four awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference at Cerritos College this past Saturday. Ivan Cazares, managing editor, won second place in Critical Review with Rogelio Alvarez online editor-in-chief taking second place for Copy Editing. Dan Gudino online editor, won second place for Profile Feature Story and Julie Santiago art director won Honorable Mention for News Photo. CN staff…

November 3, 2016
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5K Bubble Run fundraises for nonprofit

October 26, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  The Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles’ first Bubble 5k Run brought together community members, youth  and celebrities to fundraise for the nonprofit organization Saturday. The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club has provided youth with services like tutoring and athletic programs since 1950. Runners ran two laps around Legg Lake in the Whittier Narrows Regional Park, where they were met by a wall of…

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Latino youth culture celebrated through art, style and music

October 20, 2016

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…

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Students to help children in Dominican Republic

October 20, 2016

By Ivan Cazares Elans have the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic and make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children during spring break 2017. Participants will work together with nonprofit organizations in the Dominican Republic to tutor local children, educate community members about health issues and mentor children through after school activities. The eight-day trip is being organized by professors Raeanna Gleason, Liliana Urrutia and Luis…

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