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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Taking a knee in protest, not disrespect

October 4, 2017

By Julio Sanchez Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem is in no way disrespectful to the American flag, the troops in the army, or America itself. Kaepernick protested to bring awareness about inequality, police brutality, and racial injustice while using the national anthem as a pedestal for his movement. Kaepernick began his protest by sitting on the bench during the national anthem in August 2016. Later, Kaepernick…

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Clubs look to recruit new students

September 27, 2017

  By Julio Sanchez Clubs were spread out to encourage students to join clubs for Club Rush Week from September 19-21 in the E3 Quad. During club rush week, dozens of clubs took the initiative to make students aware of the resources and benefits that come from being involved in a club. “We’ve recruited over 15 students and will continue to recruit as many want to join,” Guadalupe Roman, member…

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Life as a street vendor shouldn’t be so rough

September 20, 2017

  By Julio Sanchez Street vendors should be allowed to exercise their economic rights and be able to provide for their families without being labeled as a criminal for working. Providing for a family while working 40 hours a week is challenging, but to work beyond that while being neglected the right to do so, is admirable. Many immigrants come to the U.S. with high hopes for a better life….

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Volunteers step up to help victims of Harvey

September 14, 2017

By Julio Sanchez On August 25 the world stood in  disbelief as they saw a major US city be the ultimate victim of Hurricane Harvey. The tragedy that happened in Houston has caused a great deal of pain and suffering to its residents. Streets, homes, buildings, cars, and freeways have been engulfed in water which has resulted in many leaving their homes with whatever they could carry. Then that is…

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