South Gate campus replacement on hold

By Ivan Cazares  East Los Angeles College’s plans to replace the South Gate Educational Center with a new facility is in limbo according to Evelyn Escatiola, the South Gate campus’ Dean of Academic Affairs. A ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled in February to mark the start of construction was postponed until April, and is now postponed indefinitely. Escatiola said the Los Angeles Community College District has not given a reason as…

April 19, 2017
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‘Fate of the Furious’ delivers more over the top action

April 19, 2017

By Ivan Cazares and Johanna Calderon  “The Fate of the Furious” is a sensational thriller that will keep audiences in suspense and guessing what will happen next. The film will not disappoint fans invested in the franchise and characters. However, the film will not make someone a fan if they haven’t liked previous entries in the franchise. It delivers more over-the-top action and cheesy lines that have become synonymous with…

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Rios elected in South Gate city council

By Ivan Cazares Dean Of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, Alfonso Rios has been an influential member of the East Los Angeles College community for 17 years. He worked as dean of ELAC’s South Gate Educational Center for 16 years and plays a major role in the campus’ development as an advocate for higher education in the Southeast region of Los Angeles. His work at the South Gate campus inspired…

April 12, 2017
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Women veterans establish support network at ELAC

March 22, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  The support network Veterans Empowering Through Sisterhood was established this semester as part of Veterans of East Los Angeles College to empower women veterans and reach out to the community. Members received a tour of the Downtown Women’s Center on Friday after delivering clothes donated by the ELAC community. “We have 142 (female veterans) who are currently taking classes. We were providing workshops through the Veterans Resource…

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Campus community rallies to protest Trump

By Ivan Cazares Students, faculty and staff expressed discontent with President Donald Trump in a “Speak Out” rally organized by the East Los Angeles Coalition for Social Action at G3 Foyer. Speakers expressed their opinions and presented a call to action in resistance to discrimination, hate crimes and executive orders like the travel ban. In January, Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from entering the United States for 120…

March 22, 2017
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ELAC Director of Special Projects Honored

 By Jose Ivan Cazares Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects Dr. Armando Rivera will receive the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Educator of the Year award alongside STEM professionals from industry, military, government and academic institutions on Oct. 16. Great Minds in STEM will host the 27th annual HENAAC STEM Career Conference in Pasadena. Great Minds in STEM is a non-profit organization focused on educational awareness…

September 29, 2015
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