Graduates honored at ceremony

By Jordan Elias East Los Angeles College honored its graduates on Tuesday during a graduation ceremony at Weingart Stadium. “We are honored to be able to accomplish this for the students,” said ELAC President Marvin Martinez. Graduates’ families and friends were present in the event. Part of ELAC administratio spoke in front of the students and families. “You (for the students) could do it. You could graduated and now you…

June 7, 2017
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Academic senate president honored during meeting

By Roslin Ojeda  The Academic Senate Committee gave their respects and goodbyes to President Alex Immerblum during their last meeting of the semester. Immerblum will be retiring this semester after serving on the committee for over 20 years. 14 of which he spent as president During the meeting the committee took a few minutes to present Immerblum with a framed gavel to thank him for his outstanding leadership, service and…

May 30, 2017
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East Los Angeles Comic Con

May 24, 2017

By Steven Adamo   Hundreds of people celebrated comic books at the first-annual East Los Angeles Comic Con held at El Gallo Plaza in East Los Angeles. Artists from the area and beyond shared their comics, buttons, clothing, illustrations, paintings and comic-inspired creations with the community. Among the vendors, a few were former East Los Angeles College students, like Al Guerrero. He was handing out free posters of his upcoming…

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Budget revision proposes higher education funds

May 23, 2017

By: Rene Rauda The new budget revision released by Governor Jerry Brown on May 11, revealed a proposed total of $33 billion to be invested in higher education. These new funds will be distributed among all California Community Colleges, California State Universities and Universities of California. The May revision mentions California Community Colleges will not raise tuition for the 2017-18 school year. In January, UC President Janet Napolitano presented a…

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Students for Political Awareness Club helps fight poverty

By: Reina Aguirre The Students for Political Awareness Club at East Los Angeles College is teaming up with organizations to help those in poverty in the community and abroad. The ESPA club organized a shoe drive where people can help, by donating their used shoes to the non-profit organization Soles4Souls. Their mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing. The used shoes…

May 23, 2017
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Psychology Department hosts open house featuring student film

May 23, 2017

By Gisselle Palomera The Psychology Department hosted its fourth annual open house featuring a student-made film last Thursday at the G3 Foyer. The 10 minute film highlighted how addiction can affect anyone at any time. The film begins with a student named Marlon being pressured to party and drink by his classmates. Marlon is uninterested in this and refuses because he wants to focus on everything he’s been working so…

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Central Americans continue to flee and seek US asylum

By: Gloria Orellana Jennifer Carcamo of the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, and Steven Osuna, PhD Professor of Sociology at California State University Long Beach, initiated the assembly with a powerpoint on Thursday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Vincent Price Art Museum. Students interested in the human rights for Central American asylum seekers had the opportunity to learn more at a lecture hosted by the…

May 16, 2017
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Health fair provides insight to better health for students

By: Samantha Moreno East Los Angeles College students were informed about the importance of their health and how to maintain it at the annual health fair on Wednesday, in the E2 quad. The booths throughout the quad included free blood pressure exams, demonstrations on how to do self-examinations for both men and women, natural supplements and applications for food stamps. CalFresh, a food stamp program which is referred to as…

May 16, 2017
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New student system to eliminate pink add slips

By Gil Milanes  East Los Angeles College will soon retire permit slips and welcome back waitlists after more than a decade. Key points regarding the new Student Information System were discussed Tuesday at the Academic Senate meeting. Two major changes discussed were the permit slips and waitlists, a procedure that ELAC has not practiced in many years. Under the new SIS, which will fully go live in the fall, courses…

May 10, 2017
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Board of Trustees talk LACCD billion dollar budgets

By Christina Rodriguez The Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees denied District Manager of Security Services, William Ramirez’s suggestions for new safety and emergency services. Board of Trustees committee members met in the LACCD Board Room on Wednesday to discuss the budgetary needs of the nine district colleges. Committee Members; Mike Eng, Chair, Ernest H. Moreno, Vice Chair, Mike Fong, Member, along with other board members discussed how…

May 8, 2017
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