Tax prep day at ELAC provides free services to community

By Christina J. Rodriguez A free tax preparation day was held at East Los Angeles College on Saturday in collaboration with the Financial Wellness Program, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, ELAC Corporation and the Eastside Tax Coalition. This was the first event held at ELAC. The free program was held in the E3 building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four years ago, MAOF and the ELAC Corporation began collaborating with…

February 16, 2017
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Elixir Piano Trio performs on ELAC campus

November 23, 2016

by Felipe Rodriquez The Elixir Piano Trio held a phenomenal performance this past Monday at the main campus S2 Recital Hall. The Trio performed famous works from composers Joseph Haydn, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Astor Piazzolla. “Hoboken XV:25(1732-1809)” by Joseph Haydn was soft in progression and ended with a rather smooth tone compared to the rest of the pieces. By the end of the first performance the crowd reacted easily but…

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ELAC community welcomes new STEM Facilities

November 9, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  Student speaker Robert Wideman thanked the East Los Angeles College community for providing students with new facilities during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Math and Science Building Thursday. He also said an improvement in student’s motivation is visible since classes started in the new building. Wideman said the proximity of labs to classrooms helps him and other students focus on their studies. The building replaced several…

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Campuses see increase in crime

By Rogelio Alvarez  East Los Angeles College and the South Gate Educational Center has seen an increase in  reported bike and car thefts, vandalism, traffic collisions and other incidents last month. Several students reported their car batteries stolen at the South Gate Educational Center back parking lot, others had their bikes stolen on the main campus and a car in the P4 Parking Structure had profanity written on the door…

November 3, 2016
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Essay, personal statements for sale resurface on campus

By Francisco Portillo  A poster in Chinese, offering to sell essays and personal statements to East Los Angeles College students has resurfaced on campus. Previously reported by an former Campus News staff writer Faith Lee in 2011, she discovered that the unethical practices are still occurring. The flyer is written in Chinese and contains the English equivalent next to it that reads; “Are you having trouble with you personal statements?”…

November 3, 2016
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Dance Students experience live performance in flash mob

October 26, 2016

By Brooke Gemina  Dance Appreciation students joined dance professor Rick Crawford Tuesday afternoon in a flash mob performance in front of the S2 Recital Hall. The 4th Annual Flash Mob performance was set to the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. Last year, participants danced to “Can’t Stop the Beat” from the musical “Hairspray.” At the end of the performance, students gathered around and sang “Happy Birthday” to…

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5K Bubble Run fundraises for nonprofit

October 26, 2016

By Ivan Cazares  The Boys and Girls Club of East Los Angeles’ first Bubble 5k Run brought together community members, youth  and celebrities to fundraise for the nonprofit organization Saturday. The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club has provided youth with services like tutoring and athletic programs since 1950. Runners ran two laps around Legg Lake in the Whittier Narrows Regional Park, where they were met by a wall of…

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Spanish Club reinforces first language

By Johanna Calderon  The Spanish Club’s purpose is to help students retain their first spoken language. Students speak the entire meeting in Spanish. It helps because when they started school, teachers required students to speak English when they came to the U.S. for the first time. Club member Fatima Alvarado Platero is from El Salvador and knew some English when she attended school in El Salvador, but she didn’t speak…

October 26, 2016
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Comedian expected to bring laughter to Elans

October 26, 2016

By Francisco Portillo  Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is coming to the G3 auditorium on Nov. 15 to perform his touring “Fluffy Breaks Even” show. Iglesias is headlining the show, with other comedians serving as the opening performances. The event is being coordinated by the Athletic Trainer Diane Stankevitz. “It will basically be the same thing that they did at the LA County Fair,” Stankevitz said. The show is a private college…

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Prop. 56 a beneficial source of revenue

October 20, 2016

By Anastasia Landeros Everyone knows the commercial. A young woman stands at a liquor store counter and hands over some money in exchange for a pack of cigarettes. The clerk tells her that it won’t be enough so she gently peels the skin off her cheeks and places it on the counter. It’s gross and, if you’re like most people watching, an audible “Ew” escapes as the narrator warns “What’s a…

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