‘Girl’ makes no progress

By Albert Fuentes “Girl in Progress” struggles to make any progress. With several direction and writing problems. Main character Ansiedad, played by Cierra Ramirez, goes out of her way to produce many rites of passage in her quest to reach womanhood as fast as she can. As a smart, responsible student, Ansiedad knows that she wants to be successful in life but doesn’t always get the support she needs. She…

May 16, 2012
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Husky legend plays professional ball

By Alfonso Rivera   Professional basketball player and former Husky, Steve Monreal, is living his lifelong dream.  Growing up in East Los Angeles, Monreal played football, baseball, and  basketball. It was on the hardwood where he found his niche. Monreal began playing basketball at the age of eight at Obregon Park in East Los Angeles. As a freshman at Garfield High School, Monreal was called up to the varsity team during the…

May 16, 2012
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ELAC band leader brings music to campus

By Gabriela Chavez From working as a band director and applied music instructor at Cerritos College, Jesus “Chuy” Martinez gradually became a full-time teacher at East Los Angeles College. This professor of music completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music with an emphasis in jazz, from the University of Southern California. Martinez worked for seven years as the band director for the marching band, concert percussion ensemble, beginning strings, orchestra,…

May 16, 2012
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Students squander FAFSA funds

By Bonnie Regaldo For plenty of years students have been used the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  to help out with school expenses. Those who qualify, know that it’s a relief knowing their needs for school will be taken care of with the money they have qualified for.  The money received should most likely go to school expenses, assuming that is the reason they signed up for it in…

May 16, 2012
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Services needed for evening students

By Rodolpho Trujillo East Los Angeles College should do more to help evening students. As someone who has a day job, it is challenging to find time to complete my education.  When I returned to ELAC to take some requirements necessary to advance my career, I was working during the evening and therefore found it easier to take classes, get access to instructors and find a place to study. When…

May 9, 2012
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It’s time to take classes elsewhere

By Brian Villalba I am not saying that I am going to break up with East Los Angeles College, but I think we should start seeing other people.  I am not getting what I expected in this relationship. The Los Angeles Community College District has been cutting budgets and it has affected the quality of education that I am receiving.  It may seem silly to treat ELAC like a person…

May 9, 2012
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Professor plans to retire, enjoy Florida

By Freddy Monares Looking forward to the title “retired,” department chair of Automobile Technology Walter Kangas is prepared to live on his lake-front property in Florida after his last day at East Los Angeles College on June 30. Kangas has been with ELAC since Aug. 2001 and says his biggest accomplishment for the college is getting the department certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in 2003. This…

May 9, 2012
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Annual Comic Book Day comes to East L.A.

By Lindsey Maeda Celebrating the joys of reading comics, Comic City welcomed the East Los Angeles community into their store for the ninth annual Free Comic Book Day last Saturday. Every year on the first Saturday of May, participating comic book specialty stores from across North America give away free comic books to anyone who comes into their shops. Comic book publishers provide comic books at cost to retailers to give…

May 9, 2012
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ELAC Child Development Center children rally against budget cuts

By Jane Fernandez Children from the Child Development Center rallied against budget cuts toward education at East Los Angeles College last Wednesday. These children, along with their parents, the center’s teachers and volunteers and supporting students, shouted things like, “Save our schools,” “No more cuts,” and “We have the power, schools have the power.” Martha Gayton, one of the teachers who participated in the protest, commented about the enthusiasm the…

May 9, 2012
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