Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness presented at ELAC

By Mannie Miguel Vice President of Student Services Oscar Valeriano held a conference for teachers and faculty to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder last week at the E7 building. The presentation, conducted by Manuel Martinez, M.S. team leader at East Los Angeles Vet Center focused on veterans who attend colleges and universities. Martinez said that the purpose for this event is to “address the issues for PTSD for faculty…

May 5, 2013
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Expedited Viability Review looms as programs are threatened

By Liliana Marquez Four departments of studies from East Los Angeles College faced a Program Viability Review last month to determine if the programs offered to students needed to be discontinued or improved. According to ELAC’s official website, a total of seven degrees and 11 certificates from the Business, Art, Life Sciences and Architecture departments were under review. The review was designed to take a decision on whether the programs…

May 2, 2013
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Artists collaborate in East Los Angeles art exhibit for Boys and Girls club

May 1, 2013

  By Erik Luna   In order to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, local artists collaborated in the “Who Remembers in East LA? The Yearbook Exhibit” last Thursday at Cities Restaurant. Self-proclaimed East Los Angeles historian and host of the event Victor Felix has made it his mission to educate the youth and bring a positive perspective to East LA. In order to spread his message, Felix…

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‘Take Back the Night’ speakers share experiences with crowd

By Brian Villalba   Survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse shared pain, courage and solidarity at East Los Angeles College’s fourth annual “Take Back the Night.” With dozens of students in attendance in the ELAC G8 foyer, survivors shared stories of abuse and survival. Speakers moved those listening to tears of empathy.  A speaker said that being able to speak about the abuse is a part of the healing…

April 24, 2013
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Electrician recovering from explosion

By Amanda Mayberry   On-campus electrician Jeff Daclan, recovering from a small explosion in the H8 building, was discharged from Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center on Monday. The explosion caused a power outage in H8 and G8 buildings, evacuated classrooms and left one man injured on April 10. The G8 building reopened for students and teachers Monday. Electricity was restored to the G8 building last week on April 16, but…

April 24, 2013
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Huskies set foot on renovated baseball field

April 24, 2013

  By Carlos Alvarez   After 32 consecutive road games this season, the baseball team finally played at home on the newly renovated Husky Park, defeating Los Angeles Harbor College 6-4 last Saturday. Head Coach James Hines said,”The baseball field is not fully completed but is in good playing condition. The field is now labeled as significantly completed. We are glad to have a field to call home. “It’s hard…

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South Gate Center plans to relocate pending environmental report

April 23, 2013

  By JC Casarez   A growing number of students at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate campus has cause ELAC faculty to consider more options to accommodate more classes. The current plan is to transition the campus from its current location on Firestone Boulevard to the property located across the street that occupies the area between Alameda Street and Santa Fe Avenue. The latest development has been the completion…

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Professor’s new world experiences opens students’ eyes

April 23, 2013

  By Dulce Carrillo    Real world experience and eye opening stories is what anthropology professor Jeffrey Rigby encounters in his teachings. Rigby has been working at East Los Angeles College as an anthropology professor for 10 years,  and at other community colleges around the Los Angeles area since 1989. Rigby graduated from Santa Monica High School and has a Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles that focuses…

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Students dedicated to breaking barriers

By Erik Machuca   Now in its second semester at East Los Angeles College, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Club (ALPFA) is looking to break barriers for minorities in the business field. ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with more than 100 chapters nationwide and more than 20,000 members. Committed to enhancing networking opportunities, access to scholarships and building leadership and…

April 23, 2013
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Track and Field burns the competition

April 22, 2013

  By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies moved up in  the state individual rankings after improving their times in recent meets. The team has one final meet before postseason play, which is the Cal State LA Twilight this Saturday. The South Coast Conference prelims are at LA Trade Tech College next Tuesday with the finals on April 26. Huskies that are favored to advance out of the SCC finals to…

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