ELAC wins gold in Special Olympics

May 23, 2018

Gold and silver medals were awarded to ELAC’s Special Olympics Swim Team Saturday during the 2018 Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Special Olympics Spring Regional. Winning gold in the 50 and 100 meter freestyle was Melissa Rivera, who also won a silver medal in the 50 meter backstroke. Athletes can only compete in three events, and Rivera won in all of the events she entered. The silver medal in the 100…

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Geology Club teaches earth’s physical history

By Steven Adamo The Philosophy Club offers students the opportunity to analyze the inner workings of the mind, while also socializing with one another. The chartered club has been a part of East Los Angeles College for more than five years. The overall goal of the club is to unlock the potential of students through critical thinking and examining the thoughts members have on daily events. Club president Leonardo Escobar…

May 23, 2018
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Spring Choral Concert interprets religious hymns

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Songs of a religious nature were sung Monday by the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale at the Spring Choral Concert.  Presented by the ELAC Music Department, the conductor for the evening was Dr. Anthony Lupica.  The ELAC Choir began the evening with “Go Down Moses,” which contains the famous line “let my people go!”  The ELAC choir was positioned in a semi-circle around a…

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LGBTQ Students regret taking out loans for school

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Forty-five percent of student loan borrowers regret their decision to accept loans, compared to 60 percent of LGBTQ students, a new study finds.  The national survey was conducted over two days in February by Student Loan Hero, a website that provides resources on student loans to students.  11,184 adults, 18 and over, participated in the survey.  Screening questions for the survey included: “Do you, personally, identify as…

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Career day creates opportunities

By Steven Adamo Over 45 local and federal agencies shared job opportunities with East Los Angeles College students Wednesday for the Administration of Justice Department’s annual Career Day. The event is held every April and showcases career opportunities in law enforcement, the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Technician services and Animal Control officers. Officers from the Los Angeles, Burbank, Huntington Park and the County of Los Angeles Police Departments shared stories…

May 2, 2018
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Hip Hop Summit comes to ELAC

By Steven Adamo Analyzing Hip Hop as a tool of change, Adelante FYE’s “Hip Hop Summit” will feature guest speakers and live performances at the G3 Auditorium on May 12. The Emcee and facilitator of the event is Tyson Amir, educator and author of “Black Boy Poems.” The summit will also include a Hip Hop Empowerment panel. Turntablism will also be featured at the event with live performances from DJ…

April 25, 2018
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1968 Walkouts talk at VPAM

April 13, 2018

By Steven Adamo Photos from the 1968 Chicana/o walkouts was the topic of discussion at the Vincent Price Art Museum yesterday for the 50th anniversary of the walkouts. The photographs shared are part of a larger exhibit currently on display at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, curated by the speaker of the event, Dr. Carlos Manuel Haro, PhD and UCLA Assistant Director Emeritus. The exhibit at UCLA is…

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Facebook users need more control over data usage

April 11, 2018

By Steven Adamo As more and more information is reported daily about Facebook’s use of unethical practices, many people are looking for alternatives without any luck. During yesterday’s Senate joint-committee hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg if he thinks his corporation is a monopoly, in which Zuckerberg replied, “It certainly doesn’t feel like that to me.” Facebook users are rightfully frustrated, and some are deleting their accounts. However,…

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Ancient Egyptian mummy arrives at VPAM

By Steven Adamo For the first time, an Egyptian mummy was brought to East Los Angeles and revealed at the Vincent Price Art Museum Saturday during the opening of “Passing Through the Underworld: Egyptian Art.” The mummy is of an individual named Tastetnethor and is from the 22nd to 24th Dynasty, 945-700 BCE. The mummy set comes in four pieces: the wood coffin containing the human remains of Tastetnethor, the…

March 27, 2018
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Sinking California needs water rights

March 14, 2018

By Steven Adamo If the people of California are being penalized for water consumption, so should the companies that make excessive profits from California’s natural water. “Each Californian uses an average of 181 gallons of water each day,” says the U.S. Geological Survey website. In terms of reusable 5-gallon water jugs, that’s about 36 jugs per day. Last year in December, the California State Water Board concluded a nearly two-year…

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