Let’s Dance Company to host 12th dance concert

By: Iomara Guzman Let’s Dance Company from East Los Angeles College will host its 12th Repertoire Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Dance Recital Hall. Kimberly Denise Rabins is co-directing the dance concert with Kristin Chew Reutimann. Rabins is the artistic director and was a former member of the San Diego State University dance team. Reutimann is a member of the Los Angeles Community College…

May 22, 2017
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King Arthur’s retelling may be too fast paced

By: Alejandro Lara “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” directed by Guy Richie, is a film filled with action, adventure, computer generated images and comedic sequences. Starring Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur, who is well known for his role as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, and Jude Law as Vortigern. This film has everything that an action-seeking moviegoer can imagine. The comedic scenes are sometimes untimely and awkward, but…

May 22, 2017
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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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