Poet takes first at annual talent show

BY MARIA MARROQUIN Jayden Saldana took first place for reciting his poem at Adelante First Year Experience program’s second annual talent show on Nov. 17. Saldana started his performance by saying, “I want to give a shout out to my cat,” causing audience members to laugh out loud. But as soon as he started reciting his poem, silence filled the room. Saldana had the undivided attention of the audience when…

December 3, 2017

Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

February 29, 2012