Workshop helps domestic abuse victims cope with pain

By Johanna Calderon “Why domestic violence victims won’t leave” was an informational workshop presented to ELAC students on Oct. 13  in E3-325. According to sociology professor Eileen Le who spoke to the students, it is never easy for the victims because they are in love with the person and hope that they can change them. At first everything is going wonderfully, but then little-by-little the abuse isolates them from everyone….

November 30, 2016
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Students learn about domestic violence through workshop

November 23, 2016

By Johanna Calderon “Why domestic violence victims won’t leave” was an informational workshop presented to ELAC students on Oct. 13  in E3-325. According to sociology professor Eileen Le who spoke to the students, it is never easy for the victims because they are in love with the person and hope that they can change them. At first everything is going wonderfully, but then little-by-little the abuse isolates them from everyone….

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Domestic violence victims honored with march and candlelight vigil

November 23, 2016

By Johanna Calderon and Jacquelyn Gonzalez The march of Mujeres de Paz down Avenida Cesar Chavez Thursday night included survivors speaking out on domestic violence and honored victims with a candlelight vigil. Susana Espinosa spoke about her decision to flee from Mexico to California. Her ex-husband was a powerful man who wouldn’t be charged if she reported he had abused her. She said that the day she left was the…

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ASU meets at South Gate campus

By Johanna Calderon The Associated Student Union meeting was held at the South Gate campus to continue to charter clubs in one of the classroom .  Club members have to have all the forms complete for them to get the 500 dollar by  6pm last Friday or they lose the opportunities of get the full fund. If they miss the deadline. The members have to make sure they have everything…

November 9, 2016
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Spanish Club reinforces first language

By Johanna Calderon  The Spanish Club’s purpose is to help students retain their first spoken language. Students speak the entire meeting in Spanish. It helps because when they started school, teachers required students to speak English when they came to the U.S. for the first time. Club member Fatima Alvarado Platero is from El Salvador and knew some English when she attended school in El Salvador, but she didn’t speak…

October 26, 2016
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Spanish Club offers unison through language

By Johanna Calderon The Spanish Club’s purpose is to help others not lose their first spoken language. Students speak the entire meeting in Spanish. It helps because when they started school, teachers required students to speak English when the students came to the U.S for the first time. Club member Fatima Alvarado Platero is from El Salvador and she knew some English when she was going to school in El…

October 12, 2016
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Marijuana legalization impacts students health

by Johanna Calderon Legalizing marijuana is a big issue that students want to happen because the students do not have to worry about being detained and it would change how others see it, but should not happen. However, if it becomes legalized it can be more problematic than it is. If it was legalized, some of  ELAC students would consume this product during school hours and that would be a…

October 6, 2016
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Health fair educates Elans on body wellness

By Johanna Calderon & Dorany Pineda The East Los Angeles College Health Center held their first ever health fair on Thursday promoting healthy living. One of the booths was dedicated to nutrition, which had useful information that addressed student eating habits. The information included how to read the nutritional labels on packaged foods, how to keep track of their caloric intake and the foods they consume, and how to get the…

September 29, 2016
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Film Review: ‘No Manches Frida’

By Johanna Calderon  No Manches Frida is an extremely funny and deceiving comedy that keeps the audience laughing. This movie is a remake of German film “Fack ju Göhte”, a derivative of the German version in terms of the setting and scenarios. The films music track went well with the story, featuring a mixture of both English and Spanish songs that keep the movie flowing. Directed by Nacho Velilla, starring…

September 27, 2016
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ELAC Student finds interest in poetry

by Johanna Calderon An East Los Angeles College student, Eros Saldana, is getting his poetry book published by Creating Space through Amazon.com. He entered the Talent Show again because he had in the fall the past, but this time, he read a poem to the audience. His poem focused on immigration because it a hot topic around the world, but he writes mostly about love. “I never title my poem…

May 26, 2016
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