Update: Students say professor’s conduct was inappropriate

By Jade Inglada Former female students from Communication Studies adjunct professor R. Steven Johnson’s classes have come forward with complaints of his inappropriate sexual behavior. One of the students first dealt with Johnson’s behavior early into his career at East Los Angeles College. His comments and actions toward female students occurred in and outside of the classroom. “I took Johnson’s class around his first year of teaching here. You are…

March 9, 2016
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Professor exchanges grades for likes, follows, reviews

By Jade Inglada Communication Studies adjunct professor R. Steven Johnson uses his students to promote his writing career in exchange for better grades. Johnson has offered students the opportunity for an extra credit book report since last year by having them purchase his self-published book, “Convertible Chocolate,” and write a review of it on Amazon. The book was released December 2013 and is based on Johnson’s personal experiences with love…

March 2, 2016
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Budget Committee plans future funding for South Gate campus

By Jade Inglada The Budget Committee discussed the idea of creating a separate budget for the South Gate Educational Center to support its growth. “One of the recommendations from the South Gate Task Force was for the Budget Committee to talk about the possibility of creating an allocation specific to South Gate,” Armida Ornelas, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild Chapter President, said. Vice President of Administrative Services Ann Tomlinson said…

June 2, 2015
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Softball field closed for renovations

By Jade Inglada The softball field will remain closed from April 30 until June 30 while going through some repairs. It’s costing about $29,000 to upgrade the field. The last time it received an upgrade was around 2010. Director of Facilities Abel Rodriguez said the field is being restored and getting new turf installed. He said that this is one of the 150 projects he is currently working on on…

June 1, 2015
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East Los Angeles College website still lacking

By Jade Inglada The semester is coming to an end and the East Los Angeles College website is still lacking vital information for students, staff and faculty. The updated version of the website became active a few days prior to the spring session beginning. The change came without any warning and confused users. Tabs and links were rearranged or completely moved to new areas. Although it has improved some things…

June 1, 2015
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Fans swarm at Korean Times Music Festival

By Jade Inglada Thousands of people were united by their love of Korean culture and entertainment at the Hollywood Bowl during the 13th Korea Times Music Festival on Saturday. The four-and-a-half-hour concert showcased some of Korea’s finest artists that have appeared over the decades. The lineup consisted of 12 artists of different backgrounds that ranged from Korean idol pop to ballad and trot, Korea’s oldest form of pop music. The…

May 7, 2015
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Elan wins prestigious $40,000 scholarship

By Jade Inglada Sophomore Eric Huynh became the seventh person from East Los Angeles College to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, valued at $40,000. It is the largest private  scholarship available to community college transfer students in the country. Huynh will receive that amount each year for up to three years as he completes his bachelor’s degree. The award will help pay for tuition, books and supplies,…

May 6, 2015
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Thieves target local store

May 6, 2015

By Jade Inglada Monterey Park Police are looking for the suspect of an armed robbery at Daniel’s Jewelers located in the Atlantic Square Shopping Center on April 30. “We’re trying to see if anyone saw anything at this time, so we can hopefully find a witness who maybe saw him get in a car,” Detective Sergeant Frank Duke said. The robbery occurred at around 4:22 p.m. when an unidentified man entered the…

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Anime fans struggle to “Escape from the Walled City”

By Jade Inglada It was a fight for survival as hundreds of players attempted to solve their way out of Weingart Stadium on March 21 to “Escape from the Walled City.” The game revolved around a scenario based off the popular anime “Attack on Titan.” The stadium acted as a small barrier town between the next section of the Walled City and the incoming Titans, giant humanoid monsters who have…

March 26, 2015
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Elan lives dream at NASA internship

By Jade Inglada Engineering major Ruben Cardiel, 19, had the chance to realize a part of his dream through a NASA internship. Cardiel was one of 40 college students from across the nation selected for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. “It’s not often that you get an internship at your dream job,” Cardiel said. The sophomore found out about the program through an email he received from…

December 10, 2014
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