Workshop prepares Elans for active shooter scenario

By Anastasia Landeros Oct. 1, 2015: A 28-year-old student at Umpqua Community College in Oregon fatally shoots an assistant professor and eight students before committing suicide. June 1, 2016: Two men are killed in an apparent murder-suicide inside an engineering building at the University of California, Los Angeles. May 4, 2017: A 21-year-old male kills his 20-year-old female stalking victim in the Performance Hall Building at North Lake College in…

September 14, 2017
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New ELAC vice president hopes to liven up athmosphere

  By Giselle Palomera Monique Hernandez began her term as vice president for the Associated Student Union with promise of more club events and a livelier campus. Hernandez began at East Los Angeles College in 2014 and is now the newly elected vice president after serving two terms as senator and secretary. As the beginning of the semester brings on new challenges, Hernandez encourages students to be involved and to…

September 14, 2017
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DACA removal looms over trustees meeting

By Noe Ortega & Giselle Palomera The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a major discussion point at the board of trustees meeting on Wednesday. Los Angeles Community College District President Sydney Kamlager and East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez spoke about President Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate DACA. “That decision is cruel, uncomfortable and contradicts the American dream. Today I want to remind us all the importance of…

September 14, 2017
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Study suggests homeless population growing in LACCD

By Steven Adamo Homeless students within the Los Angeles Community College District are on the rise                      according to survey results                              reported by the Los Angeles Times. The survey was authored by Hope Lab, a non-profit                      …

September 14, 2017
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Husky cafe offers more food variety

By Giselle Palomera The Husky Café opened mid-August, making Pacific Dining Food Management Service the sole food service provider for all the nine Los Angeles Community College District campuses. Pacific Dining offers three different kitchen services. The Casa Solana kitchen offers students a variety of Mexican food. The Husky Grill offers burgers, hot sandwiches and other favorites like Pastrami. Block and Barrel offers deli sandwiches and paninis. “Students come to…

September 14, 2017
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OPINION: Volunteers step up to help victims of Harvey

By Julio Sanchez On August 25 the world stood in  disbelief as they saw a major US city be the ultimate victim of Hurricane Harvey. The tragedy that happened in Houston has caused a great deal of pain and suffering to its residents. Streets, homes, buildings, cars, and freeways have been engulfed in water which has resulted in many leaving their homes with whatever they could carry. Then that is…

September 14, 2017
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OPINION: The rise of ignorance plagues America

By Joseph Dargan White supremacy has become louder, more disruptive, and scariest of all, more mainstream force over the last eight years or so. The great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” The recent rise of the White Power movement has once again proven these great words to be true said Dr. Robert Sussman, a physical…

September 14, 2017
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OPINION: Columbus loses recognition day

By Francisco Portillo The city of Los Angeles took a step in the right direction last Wednesday when City Council voted 14-1 to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. This action reflects the removal of Confederate memorabilia in southern states. For  years now, I have contemplated the validity of Columbus Day as a holiday. Throughout grade school, I was taught about what an amazing historical figure Christopher Columbus was….

September 14, 2017
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SIS system crashes on first week of class, reverts to add slips

By Dorany Pineda On the second day of the Fall 2017 semester, the new Student Information System crashed while thousands of students at East Los Angeles College signed up for classes. Ruben Arenas, ELAC’s dean of institutional advancement, was at one of the SIS welcome stations by the Fiscal Office helping students navigate the system when he noticed it started slowing down. “We’re not sure what happened, but it could’ve…

September 14, 2017
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International players pursue same goals at ELAC

By Stephanie Guevara Vicente Herencia, Edson Jimenez, Kevin Rodriguez and Gustavo Sliva come from four different countries to pursue the same goal in the United States that couldn’t be fulfilled in their countries. Herencia, Jimenez, Rodriguez and Silva opted to play for the East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team because they found the opportunity to earn an education and play soccer. Herencia,19,  a freshman defender from Santiago, Chile became…

September 14, 2017
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