Community celebrates Chinese Spring Festival

By Cynthia Laguna  The community was brought together to celebrate the Spring Festival Gala with 12 special live performances at Foyer Auditorium in East Los Angeles College on March 6. All performances were held in Chinese, making it hard for some attendees to understand conversations between speakers. Some of the performers of the evening were ELAC students or outside performers. The  Chinese  Student &  Scholars Association worked together with ELAC…

March 12, 2015
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Workshop informs about immigration laws

By Cynthia Laguna The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California held “Know Your Rights,” a presentation discussing Proposition 47 and other laws in the Auditorium Foyer last Thursday. The ELAC Students for Political Awareness Club teamed up with ACLU to construct a powerpoint presentation with information on what to do if ever arrested or questioned by authorities. The presentation provided students with different informational fliers about voting as well…

October 22, 2014
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LACCD to implement new online student system

By Maria Isidoro and Cynthia Laguna The Los Angeles Community College District is going to implement a new Student Information System in all nine district colleges starting November 2015. The SIS, known as Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), is being replaced with Oracle PeopleSoft campus solution system. This new system provides the newest technology for students, faculty and staff to easily access all nine-district colleges student information data. The system will…

October 16, 2014
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Meditation helps students cope with stress

September 24, 2014

By Cynthia Laguna Meditation has become more popular in recent years and can be used as a stress-relieving exercise. We all undergo great stress as a result of work, school and homework. Meditation can help the mind cope with stress and overall emotional experiences. This is basically a practice where one sits comfortably, concentrates on their breathing, and tries to control the mind to focus on the present, without thinking…

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ProbCause reaches to audience with new sounds

  By Cynthia Laguna Adding a little of a mixture between punk rock and jazz, ProbCause releases his album Waves to a much bigger audience. The 10-track album reflects ProbCause versatility as he experiments with a mixture of different genres to hip hop beats, from blues, rock, and electronic. Waves, is a perfect album to listen to this summer. It features artists like Chance The Rapper, Twista, Gibbz and excellent…

May 24, 2014
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Latino health club creates healthy community

By Cynthia Laguna The Chicanos Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) club at East Los Angeles College offers support and help for all students interested in the health field. Community Service Coordinator of CCM Shadia Hamideh explains how “the club helps create a community” and support group for students within the medical field. CCM provides an opportunity for all members to attend health/pre-med conferences put together by various medical schools and…

March 19, 2014
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Black History Continuum presents rich culture and heritage

  By Cynthia Laguna The Black History Continuum at East Los Angeles College spread the message of unity and love through a mixture of various arts in the S2 Recital Hall last Thursday. The event, which was named “A Mirror at the Crossroads of the Americas,” involved spoken word, music, dance, visual arts and poetry to convey impactful messages that Africans have made across the Americas. Viver Brasil sang the…

March 13, 2014
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New Director shares passion for her work

 By Cynthia Laguna  Marcia Cagigas, the new director of the Child Development Center, is not just passionate about children but also about bringing awareness of breast cancer. Coming from a large family, Cagigas recalls growing up playing games with her twin sister and using her imagination to make anything she could get her hands on to try to keep herself active. She hopes to be able to make learning a…

March 13, 2014
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