New Milestone edition captivates

April 27, 2015

By Julianne Obregon  For the first time in Milestone history, students were able to manage the content in its yearly publication. The magazine is filled with artwork and literary work from students at East Los Angeles College as well as residents of East LA. The literary work in this magazine ranges from a story about adding classes on the first day of college to submissions for a six-word story contest…

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Milestone: Real Stories of East LA hits the stage Nov. 25

By Jane Fernandez The English Department will present Milestone: Real Stories of East LA on November 25th from 12 to 2 pm at the Performing & Fine Arts Complex in the S2 building. During the event, the college’s journal of literature and art- student edited issue for 2014 will be unveiled. Art from the journal will be exhibited and contributors to the issue will read their published poetry and prose. The event will close with…

November 11, 2014
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Wordsmiths write Milestone

December 5, 2012

  By Megan Perry   Writers for this year’s Milestone poured out their thoughtful words to an anticipating audience at the release party last Thursday in the P2 Proscenium Theater. The Milestone is an annual literary magazine that gives students at East Los Angeles College an opportunity to have their creative writing pieces published. This year was the first year in more than 30 years that the English Department published…

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Milestone honors late English teacher Lem

By Augustine Ugalde   Touching tributes to the late Carol Lem, coupled with original student literary work spanning a variety of subjects, highlight the latest edition of the Milestone. Editors Joan Gurfield and Susan Suntree, along with Stanley Oropesa, each contributed heartfelt tributes chronicling their personal experiences of the former English Department instructor who died Feb. 11. Gurfield wrote of the incredible dedication Lem had for the students of East…

December 5, 2012
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Respecting poetry as yourself

By Erik Luna People need to realize that the written word is something to be marveled at not something to be made a mockery of. Students, usually immature teenagers, look down on those who choose to express themselves verbally and intellectually. Poetry and spoken word have risen to some popularity as of late, but there are always those wise-cracking, loose lipped and intellectually challenged people who look down on this…

May 9, 2012
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Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

February 29, 2012
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