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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Central Americans continue to flee and seek US asylum

By: Gloria Orellana Jennifer Carcamo of the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, and Steven Osuna, PhD Professor of Sociology at California State University Long Beach, initiated the assembly with a powerpoint on Thursday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Vincent Price Art Museum. Students interested in the human rights for Central American asylum seekers had the opportunity to learn more at a lecture hosted by the…

May 16, 2017
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Health fair provides insight to better health for students

By: Samantha Moreno East Los Angeles College students were informed about the importance of their health and how to maintain it at the annual health fair on Wednesday, in the E2 quad. The booths throughout the quad included free blood pressure exams, demonstrations on how to do self-examinations for both men and women, natural supplements and applications for food stamps. CalFresh, a food stamp program which is referred to as…

May 16, 2017
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Musical to additionally feature a live band and puppets

By: Clementina Arias Little Shops of Horrors Preview East Los Angeles College presents the musicsal, “Little Shops of Horrors,” which will run from May 19th to the 21st, and through May 26th to the 28th at the Proscenium Theater. Tickets are available outside of the black box theater for $12 general, $15 at the door, or $10 for a Associated Student Union discount availble in P2-101. Stage manager, Stephanie Lopez…

May 16, 2017
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Our life expectancy may depend on where we live

By: Rene Rauda A person who is born in Los Angeles, California won’t have the same life expectancy as someone who is living in a different city. That’s because they might have a healthy lifestyle, certain diet or are living in an area where the air is pollution free. The average lifespan of a person living in LA is about 81.5 years. The County of Los Angeles Public Health stated…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC English Department previews “The Sweetheart Deal”

By: Michelle Mercado East Los Angeles College students were given a preview of Diane Rodriguez’s play, “The Sweetheart Deal” at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. ELAC professors Carlos Centeno, Reanna Gleason and Luis Orozco organized this event for ELAC students to enjoy. “The Sweetheart Deal” focuses on the Farm Workers Union in the 1970’s. The main characters, Mari and Will move to California to volunteer for an underground newspaper for…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC counselor falsely misinforms student on graduations status

By: Samantha Moreno “Unfortunately you aren’t eligible to graduate at this time,” said the counselor who shall not be named, but almost ruined this year’s graduation for me. ELAC counselors have this ability to give you all the wrong information in those wonderful 30 minute appointments. Little did I know I was going to have to be my own “academic advisor” my last two years of school. At the start…

May 16, 2017
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Local South Gate Campus bakery sells the best conchas

May 16, 2017

By: Crystal Madelyn Escobedo As you enter Elizabeth’s Bakery parking lot you will notice an elderly man guarding and greeting customers as they approach. Manuel Parra, owner of Elizabeth’s Bakery, migrated from Cuba to the U.S when he was a young man. Parra had a great deal of ambition and determination. The menu has expanded since Elizabeth’s first opened. For example, they now serve tamales, tortas cubanas, pastries, smoothies, fresh…

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An enthralling day for the workforce at ELAC

By: Cheyenne Lopez The day had finally come. the East Los Angeles College 2017 Job & Internship Fair presented by ELAC’s Career & Job Services, kicked off on May 4th at 10 am. I made sure I was dressed appropriately and professionally for the job fair’s dress code. I walked confidently towards the event’s sign-in desk and was greeted by an event staff member who handed two papers to me….

May 16, 2017
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