Award-winning artist dies in traffic accident

    By Jesus Figueroa   “2009 Student Art Show” winner Barbara Shwe-Ching Liang died on June 1, 2013 at the age of 29 in a traffic accident in Los Angeles. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined. Award-winning sculpture “Warning: May Contain Peanuts” held on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum in the student art show was was created by Liang. The elephant sculpture made…

July 17, 2013
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Woman sexually assaulted on campus

By Danny Vasquez A woman was sexually assaulted by an unknown man near the E-1 building construction walkway at East Los Angeles College last Monday. ELAC’s Crime Bulletin said at around 5:30 p.m. a woman was walking down the construction walkway when a man came from behind her, lifted up her skirt and grabbed her. Deputy Alberto Romero said that the victim was not a student, but was attending an…

July 8, 2013
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ELAC theatre scene shop manager helps niece cope with Neimanns-Pick Disease

  By Diego Olivares   Efrain Corona is having a hard time concentrating on work at East Los Angeles College, where he is the theatre scene shop manager. Corona, who has been at ELAC for two years, got some devastating news about his 15-year-old niece Julie. Julie had been diagnosed with Neimann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). According to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Inc., people with NPC cannot metabolize cholesterol…

May 27, 2013
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Mother of ELAC student crashes car into gate

By David Rios   The mother of a student at East Los Angeles College drove her car into the back entrance gate of Weingart Stadium last Wednesday around 8 a.m. The woman decided to drop off her son along the back entrance into the school. The back entrance into the disabled parking lot was often used by parents as a student drop-off, however due to the ongoing construction there has…

May 24, 2013
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It takes courage to stand up for LGBT

By Tadzio Garcia    The topic of the civil rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population is ever current just as it is ever relentlessly under open attack. It’s still socially acceptable to denounce LGBTs. It takes a measure of courage to stand up for LGBTs, that is, their right to be themselves without fear of danger. The United Nations has not convinced its membership of its Universal Declaration…

May 22, 2013
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ELAC music artist sells music on iTunes

By Mannie Miguel Multi-talented artist Nico Curiel, better known as Profesor Galactico, is on a mission to make a name for himself. At the age of 14, Curiel got his first drum set and has not looked back on his music career. He attended East Los Angeles College in Winter 2008 and stopped coming since Fall 2009. He had to put his education on hold due to financial reasons, but…

May 22, 2013
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Students should carefully prepare for finals

By Ericka Perez With finals coming up who is not stressing out? Trying to finish homework and trying to cram as much information into our brains is not an easy task. We need to learn to priorities. We should study little by little every day so we won’t feel overwhelmed on the day before we have our finals.  Studying the most challenging subject first would be good because our minds…

May 20, 2013
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All disabled students should be properly accommodated

By David Rios East Los Angeles College Disabled Students Program need to have their services available all day, because not all wheelchair users have powered chairs and they also need a way to get around faster. I am a student at ELAC who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. I realized that most wheelchair users on campus have powered wheelchairs, which allows them to move around easier. I do not…

May 20, 2013
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Badminton struggles in South Coast Conference championships

By Samuel Gonzales The ELAC women’s badminton team got off to a slow start at the 2013 South Coast Conference championships last weekend at Pasadena City College. Top seeded players Shirley Su and Cherry Lai both were unable to win their first matches. “I wasn’t ready, I was very tired and I didn’t eat a good breakfast,” Su said. After losing her first match Su was knocked out when she…

May 20, 2013
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Track and field athletes set personal best at So Cal Finals 2013

By Victoria Hernandez   The East Los Angeles College track and field team competed in the So Cal Finals 2013 making history as it’s been six years since the team competed in five different events for the So Cal Finals. “I am very proud of the team, and the team’s chemistry throughout the whole season. We hope to end it strong,” said ELAC Head Coach Louis Ramirez. The first one…

May 20, 2013
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