Great success for the ELAC Jazz Band performance

By: Jorge Vazquez Upon entering the S2 building, the 17 members of the ELAC Jazz Band were already playing with conductor and director Bob Dawson. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. The band also had their 2 CDs for sale at $5 each, buyers could choose from the Eastside Jazz album or their seasonal Christmas album. Despite never being to…

May 22, 2017
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Mandatory gender courses required to every student

By: Melisa Bivian Throughout the school year, students are given the opportunity to attend workshops or events that inform them about gender studies. Unfortunately, only a few students choose to participate in learning more about the problems and solutions that women face in our society. According to the National Women’s Studies Association everyone should have the ability to learn about women and gender. NWSA was established in 1977 and they…

May 22, 2017
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Designated smoking on campus to improve student health

By: Michelle Mercado Students who are caught smoking outside the designated area should be cited to enforce the seriousness of this issue and the safety of East Los Angeles College students. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says secondhand smoke from a cigarette is a serious health hazard that causes more than 41,000 deaths per year. Many public places like the Los Angeles International Airport, Disneyland and college campuses offer…

May 22, 2017
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Dual threat athlete runs down scholarship

By: Julio Sanchez  Shiloh Jordan is on his way to Chowan University in North Carolina with an athletic scholarship three years after leaving his home and moving to California. At 21, Jordan, realized that if he stayed in Baltimore Maryland, there would be no progress towards his goals in life. “It was an unpleasant situation, where I felt like I wasn’t living up to my full potential. That’s when I…

May 20, 2017
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ELAC lacks creative clubs that aren’t academic

Students who enter college often times want to get into a club that they are interested in, and most times it’s not an academic one they’re looking for. Students have a lot of clubs to choose from at school, but many of them don’t allow you to get creative. East Los Angeles College offers clubs that go along with students’ majors, but they should offer more creative clubs like dance,…

May 20, 2017
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Library should accept student ID number to checkout textbooks

By: Dy’Mond Dozier When using your identification cards you would think you only need them along with your license or when you’re trying to do something important. Here at East Los Angeles College, however, you need your ID card to just use a library book. Everyone knows that college years can get to be very stressful. Having to remember to grab everything in the morning, along with your student ID,…

May 20, 2017
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Softball player heads to the Midwest

By: Kevin Camacho Alexis Lazaro received a softball scholarship to Midland University to study physical therapy after two years of playing at East Los Angeles College. “Once I decided to go to ELAC and play softball here, I knew that was going to happen,” said Lazaro. According to Lazaro, this is the hardest moment in her life. “(The) stress of just transferring (is a lot, because of) the nervousness I…

May 19, 2017
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Walker’s hard work lands him an athletic scholarship

By: Michael Dominguez Sophomore guard Sequan Walker earned a scholarship to California State University of Los Angeles Division II men’s basketball team. Walker was one of four players to average double digit points this season at East Los Angeles College. Walker averaged 13.6 points overall and 16.3 points per game in the South Coast Conference – North. He was one of the key players for ELAC this season who led…

May 19, 2017
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South Gate’s Milky Way Teahouse has galactic drinks

By: Jocelyne Romo The Milky Way Teahouse opened close to East Los Angeles College’s South Gate Campus on Firestone Boulevard, bringing a new theme to town. A collection of space is relative through the small dessert spot, creating a cozy atmosphere. Milky Way offers a variety of drinks, each with a galactic name. Two of the Milky Way’s signature boba floats are Nebula which consists of taro, black milk tea,…

May 19, 2017
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A local Chinese restaurant hit in South Gate

By: Diana Garcia Dragon Loco, a Chinese restaurant tucked into the corner of Long Beach, in South Gate, has both great service and mouth watering dishes. Although it is a small restaurant,the workers and the amazing food are enough to please any customer. Crispy, bone-in wings, topped with spicy, green jalapenos and followed by a side of delicious white fried rice may be the perfect meal to ease off after…

May 19, 2017
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