Elans narrative life experiences through works of literature

By Maria Cubillo  Prose, poems and songs were performed by ELAC Writers Society, Speech team and creative writing 127 students during their Drop the Mic Night which packed the F5 201 Multipurpose room on Thursday. The audience recorded the performances. English professor and Writers Society adviser, Obed Silva, said, “I wanted to teach (my students) that they can create and write beautifully. I want them to know if you can…

May 24, 2017
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Visiting professor talks of education as resistance

By Maria Isabel Cubillo  “If we get stuck in the fear and pain, we can not move forward,” visiting professor Dolores Delgado Bernal said, who spoke about resistance that leads to social justice. Delgado Bernal, a professor of education and ethnic studies from the University of Utah and a visiting professor at  California State University, Los Angeles, spoke to students about types of resistance and how more effectively seek social…

May 10, 2017
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Former ELAC student opens restaurant

By Maria Isabel Cubillo Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez opened Casa Fina Restaurant and Cantina in Boyle Heights on Friday. Free tacos, aguas frescas and cake were served from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The food was so delicious. Everyone was really nice and kind,” said Lizette Palominos, a resident of Boyle Heights.The restaurant will host stand-up comedy nights, open mic nights, bohemian nights, and karaoke nights….

May 10, 2017
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Applied music students show off talent, hard work at recital

By Maria Isabel Cubillo Attendees were transported to a 1930s opera, a party out of the “Great Gatsby” and a walk through the woods by the musical performances of students of the Applied Music Program. The recital featured Yunting Xie, an East Los Angeles College graduate who now attends the University of Southern California’s School of Music. She performed three pieces: Bach’s “Prelude, English Suite No. 2,” Haydn’s “Sonata in F,…

April 26, 2017
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eTranscripts need to be promoted

By Maria Isabel Cubillo The lack of knowledge about eTranscript California can leave students unprepared, with high last -minute fees. Students can save the $10 fee per paper transcript requests. In December 2012 Michelle Pilati, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Vice President wrote an article titled “Making the Case for eTranscript California” in which she explains that eTranscript California allows all California Community Colleges to request, view and transmit…

March 22, 2017
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CSULA Pop-Up Event answers student questions

By Maria Isabel Cubillo California State University and East Los Angeles College Transfer Center hosted the CSULA Pop-Up Event, where students had questions answered yesterday in the E3 quad. Recruitment specialist at CSULA Francisco Cornelio said ELAC has been the number one feeder school for CSULA Fall 2017 and Fall 2016. A feeder school is when most students from a community college transfer to the same university. Cornelio said the…

March 22, 2017
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