Walter Ahhaitty educates an audience on Native American history

November 27, 2016

by Damien Rodriguez Calling someone indigenous is offensive, Walter Ahhaitty of the Kiowa tribe told an audience at room K5-108 on November 21. Ahhaitty explained that indigenous people prefer to be called “indins” because the word indigenous is used by non-Indian people to force an identity on them. Ahhaitty also had issues with the word sovereignty. According to Ahhaitty, the word sovereignty was used to manipulate indigenous people. He stated…

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Prop 30 brings more money to community colleges

by Gabriela Hernandez Renovations to ELAC have been going on for years, with Proposition 30 it can push ELAC South Gate Educational Center to extend . Proposition 30 or better known as the Sales and Income Tax Initiative will help to fund various community colleges in Los Angeles. With this new funding the renovation or extension of the South Gate Educational Center can begin. The Proposition itself is not for…

November 27, 2016
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Edge of Seventeen highlights the struggles of growing up

November 27, 2016

by Marcel Balladares With only a handful of films under her belt, Kelly Fremon shows what it’s like to be a teen dealing with tough situations today. The Edge of Seventeen is fantastic as the situations shown throughout the film can be seen as small to some and life altering to others, with Hailee Steinfeld being at the center of it all. An Oscar nominated actress for the Coen brothers’…

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School program helps both students and its employees

by Hector Gomez Francia Cruz has endured a tough task at East Los Angeles College maintaining success as a student worker for the Adelante First Year Experience Program.  Cruz was born in Mexico, but has lived most of her life in Huntington Park, California.  She has been attending East Los Angeles College for two years now and is planning to transfer by the fall of 2017.  Cruz has helped and…

November 24, 2016
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Faculty, staff train for emergency situations

By Yessica Bobadilla and Lesley Pastor The Administration of Justice Department is offering their final workshop of the year to faculty and staff on emergency situations. “When we look around and look at our readiness on a larger scale we really need to be ready to take care of ourselves,” said one of the program coordinators, Jason Hosea. The coordinators picked workshops that they believed to be beneficial to faculty…

November 23, 2016
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Deaf professor becomes deacon, gains perspective on life

November 23, 2016

By Eliana Ayala Dr. Tomás Garcia, born deaf, gained a new perspective on life after overcoming obstacles to become an American Sign Language professor and ordained deacon. “My deafness gave me a broader understanding of the world. My deafness allowed me to listen with my heart.” said Garcia using ASL. As a Latino Garcia’s family had many pictures of Jesus, but he was confused as to who Jesus was. “I…

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Pokiholics creates buzz among ELAC Community

November 23, 2016

By Christina Rodriguez Pokiholic is one of the most recent restaurants to make its appearance in the ELAC community and has caused quite a buzz since its grand opening in September of 2015. Like most traditional poke places, the restaurant tends to those who have a palette for seafood, savory and scrumptious meals. The poke phenomena has definitely found a home at ELAC. Pokiholic is located on South Atlantic Ave…

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Students learn about domestic violence through workshop

November 23, 2016

By Johanna Calderon “Why domestic violence victims won’t leave” was an informational workshop presented to ELAC students on Oct. 13  in E3-325. According to sociology professor Eileen Le who spoke to the students, it is never easy for the victims because they are in love with the person and hope that they can change them. At first everything is going wonderfully, but then little-by-little the abuse isolates them from everyone….

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Local gas prices are among highest in nation

November 23, 2016

By Jon Martinez Based off the average gas prices by metro area, California is the 2nd highest in average gas prices among all 50 states. The highest average price for gas goes to Hawaii ($2.89), which kind of makes sense, being that Hawaii is an island 2,471 miles away from the rest of the United States. But why is California next in line? In this state, there are so many…

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Domestic violence victims honored with march and candlelight vigil

November 23, 2016

By Johanna Calderon and Jacquelyn Gonzalez The march of Mujeres de Paz down Avenida Cesar Chavez Thursday night included survivors speaking out on domestic violence and honored victims with a candlelight vigil. Susana Espinosa spoke about her decision to flee from Mexico to California. Her ex-husband was a powerful man who wouldn’t be charged if she reported he had abused her. She said that the day she left was the…

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