East Los Angeles College alum, nurse chosen as graduation speaker

By Amber Paramo Former East Los Angeles College valedictorian and football player Kevin L. Vejar was selected to be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony on June 9 at Weingart Stadium. Vejar is a Registered Nurse Care Coordinator in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach. Raised in the East Los Angeles community, Vejar attended Malabar Elementary and was accepted to Loyola…

May 31, 2015

Health fair provides resources for Montebello community

By Amber Paramo “ICARE” Academy provided families in the Montebello Unified School District with resources to keep children, teens and adults safe, healthy and educated on Saturday at  Bell Gardens High School. “ICARE” Academy promotes careers in child development, family services and education-giving students opportunity with hands-on experience, along with on-site childcare, internships, and partnerships with local colleges, agencies and businesses. The public was able to receive information for everyone in…

May 6, 2015

‘Take Back the Night’ raises sexual assault awareness

By Amber Paramo “Take Back the Night” brought support to victims of sexual assault while they shared their stories at Ingalls Auditorium on April 30. The event is to raise awareness on all forms of sexual abuse and to encourage victims feel comfortable when speaking about it. Candles were distributed to the audience for a candlelight march around the East Los Angeles College campus, in honor of all victims of…

May 2, 2015

Energy drinks cause health risks

By Amber Paramo Before reaching for an energy drink, there are some healthy alternatives that students should consider. Instead of consuming unhealthy energy drinks, students should replace it with healthier alternatives such as green juices/smoothies, green tea and water. Green vegetables such as spinach and kale are used in drinks for energy. These vegetables are a good source of vitamin B. Vitamin B improves the performance of the body’s metabolism….

April 30, 2015

Women’s basketball legend speaks to Elans

By Amber Paramo Former University of California, Los Angeles women’s basketball standout Ann Meyers Drysdale shared her impact and success in women’s basketball for Women’s History Month. Drysdale was the first woman player drafted by the Women’s Professional Basketball League (WPBL) in 1978 to the New Jersey Gems. Playing for the Gems, Drysdale was the WPBL Co-MVP for the 1979–1980 season. She also became the first and only woman to…

March 26, 2015

Educational summit introduces career opportunities, advancement programs

By Rogelio Alvarez and Amber Paramo The Community Economic Development (CED) Summit presented internships, apprenticeships and vocational skill training to students and community who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The summit took place on March 13 at East Los Angeles College in the G3 Arts Foyer Room.​ It was a chance for students and the community to build connections with professionals working in related fields. The goal of…

March 15, 2015

Unproductive students in library distract the rest

By Amber Paramo and Cortez Cruz Serrato As of Spring 2015, East Los Angeles College library has not been the environment it once was quiet and accessible. ELAC’s library is a place where students should be able to concentrate, study and focus. Nothing is more important than the level of silence that helps create the library’s environment. With loud volume of voices, music and conversations the library is no longer…

March 4, 2015

Prevent plagiarism and spare your paper

By Amber Paramo East Los Angeles College library offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, one of them being on how to cite properly and avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s work and failing to give credit to the source. A person’s work can range from written articles, essays, books, websites and direct spoken words. Amy Guy is part of the Helen Miller Bailey Library personnel and is…

December 4, 2014