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

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…

March 15, 2017
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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

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…

March 2, 2017
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Budgetary affairs meeting moves to partly fund several conferences

By Dorany Pineda The Associate Student Union Budgetary Affairs Committee met during their monthly meeting to discuss the spending of the student representation fee on February 24. The Student Representation Fee was voted into East Los Angeles College in the fall of 2012 for student advocacy events. According to Education Code section 76060.5 of the Student Fee Handbook approved by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Student Rep. Fee…

February 24, 2017
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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

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…

November 23, 2016
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