ASL workshop features poetry signing to encourage deaf awareness

By Jorge Vasquez The Modern Language Lab hosted an American Sign Language (ASL) poetry workshop last Wednesday. The workshop featured poetry signings and insight on Deaf culture from ASL professors Marc Bowman, Tomás Garcia and interpreter,            Rorri Burton. Bowman signed the poem “So Happy and So Proud” by Scott Sabatini while Burton relayed his emotions to the room full of students, staff and faculty. After,…

May 2, 2018
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Video game developers confuse innovation for imitation

By Jorge Vasquez Game developers are copying previously published games. Though it’s annoying for gamers, it is necessary for innovation. There are video games in development and on shelves that resemble games within the same genre, and that’s because game companies see their successes and hope to emulate them. They’ll use the same in-game assets and engine as the more popular titles, but add new mechanics so they can be…

April 25, 2018
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Baseball in playoff position despite conference loss

April 18, 2018

By Jorge Vazquez East Los Angeles College baseball lost its third game of a three-game series at home to Pasadena City College 6-3 on Saturday. ELAC lost the series 2-1 after Saturday’s loss and last Tuesday’s 9-5 loss at home. The Huskies managed to win their only away game of the series 3-0 at Brookside Parks Jackie Robinson Memorial Field on Thursday. Despite last weeks losses, ELAC is still second…

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Empowerment Summit Series Preview

By Jorge Vazquez The Adelante First Year Experience program is hosting an inaugural Empowerment Summit series complete with multiple keynote speakers, workshops, panels and performances. The Empowerment Summit Series is a fundraising event with the goal of establishing a Adelante Scholarship program for FYE scholars says Associate Dean of first year programs, Vanessa Ochoa. The first of the series is the Woke Womxn Summit which will feature three female keynote…

March 7, 2018
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Final arts lecture of semester features ceramics

December 6, 2017

By Jorge Vasquez Skilled ceramic artist and professor Joan Takayama-Ogawa was the last to lecture for the fall as part of the visiting artist lecture series held by the Art Department. Takayama-Ogawa’s experience and expertise stems from her family’s involvement in ceramics, that reaches back six generations, as well as her extensive educational background. Most of the inspiration for her ceramic work, whether it be a statement or decorative piece,…

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Holidays celebrated with a little jazz

December 6, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez Starting the jolly month on the right foot, the ELAC Jazz band held a holiday jazz concert Friday. The concert took place in the S2 recital hall and was free to students and community members alike. It was Jazz Ensemble Director Bobby Chavez’s first show in his new position. Last year, he was assistant director to Bob Dawson. Chavez went from lead trumpet in recitals last year…

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Latest budget cuts affect student resources on campus: Learning Assistance Center takes hit

October 25, 2017

By Jorge Vasquez The Learning Assistance Center in E3-280 had its budget cut at the start of the year. The center is now struggling to hire tutors said Learning Assistance Center and Language Lab Director Amanda Ryan-Romo. The center helps students become independent learners through one-on-one or group tutoring sessions and offers sessions for multiple subjects such as Math, English, Life Science and other college-level courses. Romo said that the…

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VPAM to share altar life at student art show

October 5, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez The Vincent Price Art Museum will showcase altars of legendary Hispanic icons made by Chicana/o Studies students for Dia De Los Muertos. This is going to be the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Student Altar exhibit that VPAM hosts and the 6th year Chicana/o Studies 54 professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera oversees it. Her class of 36 creates 10 altars for famous Xicano legends such as Ritchie Valens,…

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Great success for the ELAC Jazz Band performance

By: Jorge Vazquez Upon entering the S2 building, the 17 members of the ELAC Jazz Band were already playing with conductor and director Bob Dawson. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. The band also had their 2 CDs for sale at $5 each, buyers could choose from the Eastside Jazz album or their seasonal Christmas album. Despite never being to…

May 22, 2017
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