Deaf professor becomes deacon, gains perspective on life

By Eliana Ayala Dr. Tomás Garcia, born deaf, gained a new perspective on life after overcoming obstacles to become an American Sign Language professor and ordained deacon. “My deafness gave me a broader understanding of the world. My deafness allowed me to listen with my heart.” said Garcia using ASL. As a Latino Garcia’s family had many pictures of Jesus, but he was confused as to who Jesus was. “I…

November 23, 2016
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Donald Trump’s election stirs fear in minority families

By Eliana Ayala The day after Donald Trump unexpectedly won elections, we share emotions of anger, fear and concern as students come together to plan the next move. Students have organized a protest against the elected president who won with a racially charged campaign attacking immigrants, specifically Mexicans. Some of the students at East Los Angeles College can appreciate their parents or ancestors for their courageous quest to the American…

November 22, 2016
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College welcomes everyone

By Eliana Ayala Community Colleges and universities across the country unite to ensure that diversity is welcome and plead to stop discriminatory acts within campus. Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, Erik Skinner released a statement on November 10, 2016 encouraging students to disregard racist remarks upon presidential elections and pursue college. California Community Colleges want students to know that immigration status information will remain confidential. Student services will remain…

November 22, 2016
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