Inactivity in the Classroom Leads to Unhealthy Students

By Jesus Figueroa A warning to all students: sitting in class may be killing you. Here at East Los Angeles College very little is done to keep students active. Throughout recent years there have been several reports, published studies and TED talks about the dangers of a sitting for a long period of time. The American Medical Association has said that sitting for extended periods of time can be bad…

March 12, 2015
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‘Much Ado’ for spring theater season

March 4, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa The Theatre Arts Department brings the classic Shakespearean comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” to more recent times to open up the spring semester’s productions. Kelley Hogan, East Los Angeles College acting instructor and  play director, made small changes to “Much Ado about nothing.” Instead of the play taking place in Messina on the Island of Sicily in the 16th century, it takes place in Southern California during…

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Classic rocker puts new spin on old tracks

March 4, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth shows the world that he continues be a great talent with the magnificent guitar tracks on his newest album “Scorpions Revisited.” The songs on the album come from classic rock group Scorpions’ albums 40 years ago, specifically the music he helped write, perform and occasionally sing. The songs are from albums such as “Fly To The Rainbow,” “In Trance,” “Virgin Killer” and…

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Traveling exhibit makes stop at VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa Students have an opportunity to see more than 60 art prints from 44 Chicano artists at the Vincent Price Art Museum’s exhibit, “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection.” The artwork on display comes from the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, which received a large donation of prints from former Angelenos and University of California, Los Angeles alumni Ricardo Romo, Ph.D., and…

March 4, 2015
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Financial aid delays hurt students

By Jesus Figueroa Financial aid is a resource many community college students use to help alleviate the financial needs that come with a higher education —school supplies, books and transportation — but it’s not an easy process to receive the funds. College students need the financial aid reimbursement money to help pay for books, meals or transportation, but with the process being slow and or troublesome, it becomes money which…

March 2, 2015
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Theatre students win at American College Theater festival

By Jesus Figueroa The Theatre Arts Department returned from the American College Theater Festival Region 8 with several awards won by various students. ACTF was held in St. George, Utah from February 10-14. Region 8 includes colleges and Universities from Utah, Central and Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada, Guam and Hawaii. Theatre student Katie Martinez won first place for Theater Applied Arts, which includes props, hair and makeup. The winner…

March 2, 2015
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ELAC website receives update

By Cardling Del Real, Jesus Figueroa and Stephanie Garibay East Los Angeles College launched a new website design on the first day of the spring 2015 semester. This new layout is the first upgrade since 2010. ELAC’s Public Information Officer Alejandro Guzmán said that the choice to launch the site on the first day of classes was made so it would not interrupt registration for the majority of the students….

March 2, 2015
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‘Ana Maria in Novela Land’ cast speak out to Elans

By Jesus Figueroa The cast and crew of the film “Ana Maria in Novela Land” will be at a special event at the Proscenium Theater on Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon. Writer and director Georgina Garcia Riedel, novela star Michael Steger and comedian Luis Guzman will be participating in a Q&A to talk about their roles in the making of “Ana Maria in Novela Land” to theater students….

February 25, 2015
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Casa 0101 celebrates 15 year anniversary

February 25, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez prides herself in bringing theater productions to the community she grew up in. Casa 0101 is a theater in East Los Angeles. It was founded by Lopez and is run by several volunteers. “My vision for the future is that we have nurtured enough Latina/o writers [and] that a new Theatrical literature exists because of us,” Lopez said. From…

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‘Kindred’ goes on the road

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts Department is invited to perform the play “Kindred” at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb 10-14. The festival will be held at Dixie State University St. in George, Utah. The theatre department will be competing in Region VII. The region consist of college from Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada and Utah. The department is holding…

February 7, 2015
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