Women veterans establish support network at ELAC

March 22, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  The support network Veterans Empowering Through Sisterhood was established this semester as part of Veterans of East Los Angeles College to empower women veterans and reach out to the community. Members received a tour of the Downtown Women’s Center on Friday after delivering clothes donated by the ELAC community. “We have 142 (female veterans) who are currently taking classes. We were providing workshops through the Veterans Resource…

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Campus community rallies to protest Trump

By Ivan Cazares Students, faculty and staff expressed discontent with President Donald Trump in a “Speak Out” rally organized by the East Los Angeles Coalition for Social Action at G3 Foyer. Speakers expressed their opinions and presented a call to action in resistance to discrimination, hate crimes and executive orders like the travel ban. In January, Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from entering the United States for 120…

March 22, 2017
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Financial Aid office provides students advice

By Christina Horta Students were given financial aid information at the town hall meeting on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. in front of the E3 building. The event was able to provide different types of financial aid sources available. Several financial aid assistants from the Financial Aid Office were present to answer questions recording the application process and more. Handouts with basic information about financial aid was provided. Jose…

March 22, 2017
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Third annual animation day at ELAC

By Gustavo Buenrostro The East Los Angeles College Animation Program will present this year’s Southeast European Animation Day in the Music Recital Hall on Saturday. This will be the third year that East Los Angeles College partners up with Cinema Without Borders to present the Animation day. They will also be partnering up with the Southeast European Film Festival. The films that will be shown are all animated short films,…

March 22, 2017
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Panel offers insight to 2016 election

March 15, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro A discussion of why women voted for President Donald Trump was a main topic discussed in “Debriefing the 2016 Election: A Gender Perspective” on Tuesday in F2-201. A panel of East Los Angeles College professors discussed the issues that arose from the 2016 presidential election. Barbara Dunsheath, a history professor and host of the event, said that the purpose of this event was to educate and encourage…

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Alumnus cleared of domestic battery allegation

By Ivan Cazares  Former East Los Angeles College athlete Michael Wyche was cleared of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge filed on him on Oct. 28, 2015, after an altercation with his girlfriend. The incident occurred on Wyche’s 23rd birthday after he returned from football practice. He was a senior defensive tackle for the University of Miami after transferring from ELAC. Wyche said both he and his girlfriend were under a…

March 8, 2017
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‘Metamorphasis’ transforms from classic story to stage play

By Francisco Portillo The Theater Department’s first play of the semester is “The Metamorphosis,” by E. Thomalen based on a novel by Franz Kafka. The play is about a hard-working man named Gregor Samsa who supports his family, played by Christopher Magallanes. He wakes up one day mysteriously transformed into a dung beetle. His family tries to get rid of the hideous insect, unaware of the transformation that has taken…

March 8, 2017
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Los Angeles city grant to fund drone pilot program

By Anastasia Landeros  In partnership with the Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) and the Workforce Development Board (WDB), East Los Angeles College received a $300,000 grant to develop and implement a drone and robotics program. The Commercial Drone/ Robotics Training Program will offer students the opportunity to learn programming languages and obtain the credentials needed to work within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry. UVA refers to…

March 2, 2017
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Workshop emphasizes importance of Chicano-movement walkouts

By Jorge Aldaco Dr. Jose M. Aguilar Hernandez presented a workshop titled Youth Power: Student Activism in Los Angeles. The workshop was presented Tuesday in the Multipurpose Room in F5. Aguilar-Hernandez is a professor at Cal Poly Pomona teaching in the Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department. He spoke about the recent student walkouts and protest of recent events and past elections in US politics. He also talked about the past…

March 2, 2017
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Forum on climate change turns awkward

March 2, 2017

By Christian Horta  A tense moment occurred during the question and answer session at a conference held on Thursday evening explaining the science behind global warming. Presenter Jeffrey Bennett, an astronomer and author, opened the floor to questions at the end of his presentation, and an attendee stood up in front of the audience to argue that some of his facts were incorrect. When Bennett politely told the attendee that…

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