Milestone honors late English teacher Lem

By Augustine Ugalde   Touching tributes to the late Carol Lem, coupled with original student literary work spanning a variety of subjects, highlight the latest edition of the Milestone. Editors Joan Gurfield and Susan Suntree, along with Stanley Oropesa, each contributed heartfelt tributes chronicling their personal experiences of the former English Department instructor who died Feb. 11. Gurfield wrote of the incredible dedication Lem had for the students of East…

December 5, 2012
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Milestone: 2012 celebrates annual release

November 20, 2012

By Tiffany Choy   The annual student literary journal Milestone: 2012 will be in the arms of students, teachers and the community. It will be released in the next two weeks, before Nov. 29. To commemorate it this year, there will be a Milestone reading and party tomorrow.  The celebration will be located in the Art Lecture Hall (S1-112) at 12:15 p.m. This celebration is open to all East Los Angeles…

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Professor plans to retire after 35 years

By Megan Perry Long-time English professor Stanley Oropesa is planning to retire from East Los Angeles College this semester and travel to Eastern Europe. He will be coming back on a part-time basis and is set to teach one or two classes in the spring of next year. “I’m ready to teach two (classes) in the spring, but I’d like to take a semester off to just have some fun…

March 21, 2012
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Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

February 29, 2012
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