Academic Senate concern grows over Chancellor Oakley

By Julio Sanchez Although several notions and resolutions were approved on Tuesday’s senate meeting, the impact over the lack of consultation from the California Community State Chancellor was the most discussed topic. Academic senates throughout the states are growing concerns over how the state initiatives are being implemented and are also seeing California Community State Chancellor Eloy Oakley fail to fulfill the California Community College mission. Eloy Ortiz Oakley was…

May 30, 2018
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Dragon Ball Super ends on a high note

By Julio Sanchez Dragon Ball Super ended the series after five seasons within the last three years with a series finale that was nothing short of being too good. Since the series started with the introduction of the God of Destruction Beerus and his quest of finding someone worth fighting, the lives of Goku and his friends were once again in danger only now by a threat in the form…

May 24, 2018
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Badminton player chooses Berkeley over UCLA

By Julio Sanchez Badminton player Lingxuan Gu is setting her sights on another adventure in the fall semester when she transfers to the University of California, Berkeley. Gu, or her preferred name “Cathy,” was born and raised in Beijing, China where she lived with her family until she moved to the United States at the age of 18. Even though she left her home and family, Gu said that she…

May 23, 2018
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Pathway to Law School program assists students with partnerships

April 18, 2018

By Julio Sanchez The Pathway to Law School program intends to guide and assist students in achieving experience and perspective on what it’s like to have a legal career. It is an official transfer program, which means that when students transfer out of East Los Angeles College, they receive a certificate and a purple sash during the commencement ceremony. They are meant to symbolize that the completion of certain requirements…

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Increased social media creates lack of privacy

March 21, 2018

By Julio Sanchez Many people are taking privacy for granted and are willingly giving away their personal information for the whole world to see without considering the consequences. Not only does the lack of privacy make it easier for someone to track another person, but the latest fad of having everyone know what you are constantly doing used to be something that horror and science fiction stories used to be…

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Social Justice Plactica series ends on topic of micro-aggressions

By Julio Sanchez Adelante First Year Experience Program held its final Social Justice Platica with its sixth guest speaker, Dr. Daniel Solorzano and his presentation on the impact of racial micro-aggression. Adelante FYE student ambassador, Joe Gama who was a part of organizing the event mentioned that the presentation with Solorzano will be closing the series which was started in the fall semester of last year. The presentation covered how…

March 21, 2018
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Past Struggles push New Sociology Professor to get Involved

By Julio Sanchez From leaving Guatemala at a young age to achieving her master’s degree, Carla Osorio Veliz is now living out her dream of being a professor at a community college. Veliz is an adjunct lecturer in the Social Sciences Department at East Los Angeles College where she has been teaching sociology classes for a little over a year. She gives her students alternative articles written by people of…

December 6, 2017
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Student services spotlighted

November 16, 2017

By Julio Sanchez Faculty, staff and administrators were in attendance at an event hosted by the Student Services Department to raise awareness of more than 25 available services for students on campus. The Spotlight on Student Services event was not intended for students, but rather for faculty. The event was the first of its kind. Student Services representative, Alison Estrada said that the event gives faculty and staff the opportunity…

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New dean aims to give back to students

November 15, 2017

By Julio Sanchez With just a few weeks into her new position as the interim dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Mercedes Yanes is already planning ways to contribute to East Los Angeles College and its community in a positive way. Yanes is a first-generation immigrant from Cuba. She left her home when she was six years old while her mother was pregnant with her sister. “I remember leaving…

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ESL Club hosts inaugural Halloween party

November 8, 2017

By Julio Sanchez Witches, a dinosaur and several superheroes were all in attendance at the first ever English as a Second Language Club Halloween party Friday. The party took place in the Multipurpose Room from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. It was a family friendly event that had activities like a costume contest as well as a DJ and free tacos. The ESL club has been a part of East…

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