Artist turns photos into art

By Rodolfo Trujillo & Freddy Monares  Two exhibits featuring East Los Angeles College students opened yesterday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Artist Farrah Karapetian experiments with image making and the posture of people within a scene of social unrest in the exhibit “Los Angeles Times,” at the Hoy Space. Not to be confused with the newspaper of the same name, this exhibit is part of Karapetian’s ongoing work with…

May 30, 2012
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ELAC celebrates first gay pride event

By Dulce Carrillo Techno music, food and go-go dancers brought out a wonderful day outdoors for the Gay Pride Festival. East Los Angeles College celebrated their first gay pride event at the Performing and Fine Arts Complex, last Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The crowd of people began to arrive around noon when the go-go dancers came out with their unique style of rainbow outfits. The go-go dancers consisted of two females…

May 30, 2012
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ELAC student shares humor on Facebook

By William Pasillas Contributing Writer William Ernesto Garcia Jr. graces his Facebook followers with his weekly batch of humor known as “Willies Words of Wisdom Wednesdays.” Each Wednesday, with the exception of a few rare occasions, he releases new material on the Facebook page of the same name. It is an advice column, and a soapbox where he points observations he finds funny. Topics can range from economics, to dating or just…

May 23, 2012
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Former student transfers out-of-state due to math struggles

By Augustine Ugalde Current Arizona State University student, Anastasia Landeros is a familiar name to many journalism students and to the administrators and faculty at East Los Angeles College. Landeros first attended ELAC in 2004 at the age of 16, while still a student at Alhambra High School. Landeros transferred to an out-of-state university because of the math requirements at ELAC. “I would still be at ELAC if it wasn’t for Arizona…

May 23, 2012
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Alumnus receives award for blog

By Amanda Mayberry & Lindsey Maeda Former East Los Angeles College student Jesus Sanchez received an award for Distinguished Work in New Media for his news blog, The Eastsider LA, from the Society of Professional Journalists on May 8. Sanchez is editor and publisher of The Eastsider, which he started in 2009 after being laid off from his job as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. This is the…

May 23, 2012
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G.E. requirements help improve oneself

By JC Casarez Students must be willing to step out of their comfort zone and take classes that challenge the mind. This helps develop students into an intelligent person. As I go through the day, I encounter a variety of people from different walks of life. The one thing I usually look for is a good conversation when I meet new faces. To me this is very telling about a person in…

May 23, 2012
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Required curriculum needs overhaul

By Megan Perry Every other school day, I walk into my earth science laboratory class to see bored students who don’t want to be there, but suffer through the class anyway because they must. Before class, I can hear students griping and groaning about how much they hate the class, can’t stand the work and just wish it was over already. As I walk to my seat, I see some students…

May 23, 2012
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English instructor dies of cancer

By Megan Perry Due to the cancer that spread throughout her body, English instructor Genice Everhart died at the young age of 61 on April 16. In her memory, the English department started a scholarship for English as a Second Language students, the Genice Everhart Scholarship. It is a $500 scholarship that the English department awarded on May 10 at the East Los Angeles College Scholarship Foundation Banquet that took place…

May 23, 2012
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Duck House serves delicious duckmeals

  By Eduardo Preciado  Numerous restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley area serve duck every day, either shredded, stuffed, roasted, glazed, sautéed or curried. Eating duck is very common across all Asia. Luckily for those that want to know what all the fuss is about, eating duck is just a few blocks away from ELAC. The Duck House is a Taiwanese restaurant but serve dishes from all over Asia. As…

May 23, 2012
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