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

Counselors tackle substance abuse

By Jessica Evans Students Against Substance Abuse (S.A.S.A) is a club through a chemical dependency program that deals with addiction and mental health. At the S.A.S.A. club meeting on Nov. 25, Professor Kevin Stepanyan spoke about his journey of being a student at ELAC to working on his PhD. “It was difficult but rewarding when I was offered the chance to work as a substance abuse counselor after earning a…

December 4, 2014

Social worker advocates HIV/AIDS awareness

  By Carlos Alvarez Even after National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day passed, former Elan Steve Sandoval-Templeman continues to educate and provide counsel to all who seek knowledge on HIV/AIDS. “When I was younger, I knew I wanted to mentor young adults. To provide them with a place they felt safe,” Sandoval-Templeman said. At a young age he knew he wasn’t like the kids around him. Sandoval-Templeman said that he…

October 4, 2012

East L.A. Women’s Center offers multitude of services for female, male Elans

By Jerry Casarez For more than 35 years, the East Los Angeles Women’s center has provided a safe haven within the community for victims of sexual and domestic violence. Not only have they created a safe environment where a victim can get the proper counseling to help start the healing process, but they have also become a place where educational tools and training are provided to help promote awareness. The…

May 2, 2012