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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Chicano/as honored at Dia de los Muertos exhibit

November 1, 2017

                            By Julio Sanchez The opening reception of the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Altar Exhibit brought the community together to celebrate the lives of legendary Chicanos and Chicanas in Arts. The altars and ofrendas (offerings to the deceased) in the exhibit were produced by students as part of a Chicano studies class. Exhibit and event…

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Disability Awareness Day provides information and activities

November 1, 2017

By Julio Sanchez From activities to prizes to a live wheelchair basketball game, East Los Angeles College’s Diversabilities Support Program and Services hosted Disability Awareness Day. The event took place in front of the college on the Disability Awareness Day on Wednesday. The event provided students with resources and information on disabilities. There was activities like raffles and a wheelchair basketball game. The event also had different groups and organizations…

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Students Against Substance Abuse club encourages healthy living

By Julio Sanchez The Students Against Substance Abuse club is committed to saving lives, empowering individuals and strengthening communities by raising awareness on the effects of substance abuse and addiction. Substance abuse is a problem that has affected millions of people worldwide and has caused health and social problems for the abuser, as well as for the people close to them. Substance abuse can occur with drugs like heroin, cocaine…

October 4, 2017
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