DSPS brings awareness to disabilities

By Jesus Figueroa Activities and information booths centered around disabilities were set up at the walkway between the Swim Stadium and the parking structure of the East Los Angeles College’s main campus by the Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) office last Wednesday for the first Disability Awareness Day. DSPS brought awareness to the many different types of disabilities, which affect a large number of students, all throughout the month…

November 5, 2014
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Theatre club raises funds for projects

By Sergio Berrueta The Theatre Department has been raising funds to help with future projects. A new club called Performance East has formed on campus to draw attention to the Theatre Department. The club is led by Priscilla Balma with memebers Marlene Grajeda, Andrew Maldonando and Azzul Cerda and advisers Casey Owen Gale and Natalie Wong. The club was barely chartered two weeks ago. “We are raising funds for the…

October 22, 2014
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Theatre Deparment announces audition dates for upcoming plays

By Jesus Figueroa Audition dates have been announced for two of East Los Angeles College Theatre Department’s next season plays. “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedic play, which touches on honor, shame and court politics, will hold auditions on Nov. 15 for all roles. The play has been updated to be set in World War II. The dialogue has been modified but the integrity of characters and storyline remain the…

October 22, 2014
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Pedestrians disrupt cart pathways

By Jesus Figueroa Driving the electric carts on campus can be a pain due to people not paying attention to where they are going and blocking pathways. It seems that more and more people are distracted by their cell phones, talking to friends or even looking at what’s going on with the construction on campus rather than paying attention to what they are doing and where they are going. To…

October 22, 2014
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‘Automata’ takes over film

By Jesus Figueroa The sci-fi story of “Automata” puts robots into a future chaotic world as slaves for the humans who were lucky to survive. Lead actor Antonio Banderas has a stellar performance but falls short of being the most exciting part of the film. In a world that has been destroyed by solar flares and only a mere 22,000 people lucky to survive, robots called Automatas live only to…

September 24, 2014
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Award-winning artists’, students work presented at VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa The 2014 Student Juried Art Exhibit opened yesterday at the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Small Gallery, displaying 52 artworks with four students splitting three juror prizes. Top awards were given during the opening reception held from 6 to 8 p.m. The Juried Prize Award was given to Dorian Diaz, with a ceramic sculpture entitled “Horse for Picasso,” Chin Hin Ip, who drew two conte on paper drawings…

September 24, 2014
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Getty awards $150,000 to Vincent Price Art Museum

By Jesus Figueroa The Vincent Price Art Museum is the only community college museum to have received a total of $150,000 in grants from the Getty foundation to participate in the “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.” The VPAM will use the grants for researching and planning an exploration of Latin American and Latino art. The grants are among $5 million worth of grants announced by the Getty. “The grants were very…

May 21, 2014
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FAST Huskies compete in Houston

  By William Hernandez The East Los Angeles College Future Automotive Science Technician Huskies garnered a 25th place finish in the 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas event in Houston, Texas April 24-27. Out of the 28 schools that passed inspection tests and finished the 10-lap race, the FAST Huskies’s made-from-scratch aerodynamic-carbon-fiber vehicle used a total of 221.10 gasoline miles per gallon. More than 200 high schools, colleges and universities from across…

May 8, 2014
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VPAM seeks student work for fall gallery

By Jesus Figueroa Art students at East Los Angeles College are given the opportunity to have their work displayed at the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Small Gallery this fall for the 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibit. The submissions are open to any ELAC student who has taken a course in studio art, architecture or photography during  the 2013-2014 school year. The art exhibit opens until Sept. 23, and  submission applications…

May 7, 2014
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‘Take Back the Night’ inspires courage

  By Damien Guzman Students filled the foyer of East Los Angeles College’s Ingalls Auditorium last Thursday night for sexual assault awareness month’s assembly and candlelit march, “Take Back the Night.” The powerful and impactful event which gave those affected by sexual assault an open platform to discuss the way sexual assault has    impacted their lives. Organizers passed out lit candles to attendants for a candlelight march up Avenida…

May 2, 2014
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