Removal of ELAC mural: censorship, ignorance

May 9, 2018

By Eddie Mike Garcia It was upsetting to hear about the short-lived history of East Los Angeles College’s mural of 1979. The mural put ELAC on the map of a growing Chicano art movement of the time. In 1974, ELAC had an opportunity to merge its educational goals for Chicana/o students with those of the Chicana/o Mural Movement, a critical component of the larger Chicano Movement. That year, Roberto Chavez,…

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Artist’s love for cartoon inspired his newly-created mural

October 4, 2017

By Frank Portillo Student David Queponds has been using the E3 building as a canvas for his chalk artwork this semester. Currently, the artwork features characters from his favorite television show titled “Rick and Morty.” The animated sci-fi comedy shows the smartest scientist in the universe, Rick, taking his grandson Morty on wild adventures deeply embedded in the best aspects of science fiction. The characters are used to putting their…

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