East Los Angeles College celebrates Raza Day LA

By Joshua Inglada Raza Recruitment and Retention Center de University of California, Berkeley volunteered in collaboration with East Los Angeles College to promote student awareness through Raza Day LA. The event was held March 28 at the S2 Recital Hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the group’s fifth celebration for Raza Day LA. Latinos, Chicanos and others are who Raza focuses on with its workshops. Raza’s services…

March 29, 2015

Candle march, vigil brings awareness to domestic violence

B Ivan Cazares The East Los Angeles Women’s Center promoted domestic violence awareness with special speakers and performances during “Mujeres de Paz – 17th Annual Candlelight March and Vigil.” Approximately 100 participants marched down Avenida Cesar Chavez on Thursday. They marched from Mednik Avenue, holding signs and chanting “No more violence!” At the front of the crowd were members of the ELAC football team who were encouraged to support the…

October 8, 2014

Elac revives Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Ruben Hernandez  East Los Angeles College students received a taste of Mexican culture when the Cinco de Mayo celebration continued through the week. Cinco de Mayo is a traditional event commemorating the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexicans fought the French for the occupancy of Mexico in 1862. Headlining the event were musical performances and customary dances honoring the various provinces of Mexico. ELAC’s child development center kids…

May 17, 2014

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness presented at ELAC

By Mannie Miguel Vice President of Student Services Oscar Valeriano held a conference for teachers and faculty to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder last week at the E7 building. The presentation, conducted by Manuel Martinez, M.S. team leader at East Los Angeles Vet Center focused on veterans who attend colleges and universities. Martinez said that the purpose for this event is to “address the issues for PTSD for faculty…

May 5, 2013

Rep. fee advocates education

  By Alejandra Carrillo   After 10 years struggling to establish the student representation fee, the East Los Angeles College Associated Student Union were able to get a majority vote last Winter. The student rep fee made its way into community colleges in the year 1988. Over the years, half of the community colleges in California implemented the student representation fee. During the Winter semester, ELAC earned $7,909. According to…

March 6, 2013

Free shuttle returns to ELAC

    By Lindsey Maeda After many requests from students, staff and faculty members, the shuttle that runs between East Los Angeles College and the South Gate campus will resume services tomorrow. The free shuttle service was originally cancelled to sustain class offerings last fall, but seeing as various members of the ELAC and South Gate communities relied on it, administrators decided to bring it back. “The shuttle’s going to…

February 11, 2013

Student Services re-open lactation room on main campus for nursing mothers

By Veronica Hurtado The reopening of the lactation room, E1-138, in the Student Services building for nursing mothers brings forth issues the school faces to comply with federal and state labor laws. Nursing mothers on campus have access to the lactation room after a member of the Work Environment Committee questioned last Tuesday whether the college provides the federal and state mandated service to employees, and services that could be extended…

October 10, 2012

ELAC plans to cap winter, summer units

By Jair Fuentes Recent changes at East Los Angeles College have been affecting students, and now a unit limitation requirement may affect winter and summer sessions. With budget cuts already eliminating programs and cutting classes, students’ schedules have not been exactly what they expected. A pending revision to the Los Angeles Community College District Board Rule 8603 states that students are allowed to register district-wide for up to nine units in…

October 3, 2012

ELAC to graduate 800 students this June

By Rebeca Vega Anthropology major Noemi Solano waited eight years after graduating high school before she decided to enroll in classes at East Los Angeles College. The Woodrow Wilson High School alumn said she made the commitment to earn an associate  degree within two years of enrolling when she met up with her former classmates. “I have two friends who finished law school and that really put it in perspective for…

May 16, 2012

Financial Aid Office stops issuing Ability to Benefit examination

By Veronica Hurtado Starting July 2012 the school’s financial aid office will stop administering the Ability to Benefit test for students who do not have a high school diploma or GED. Students without a diploma or GED seeking financial aid had to the option of taking the ATB exam or waiting to complete at least six units toward a college degree or certificate to qualify for aid. Under the new July…

April 25, 2012