Health fair brings new health options, alternatives to Elans

By Damien Guzman Plenty of health setups filled ELAC’s Fine Arts complex courtyard in order to provide new options to Elans and those within the community. The health fair gave less fortunate people without health insurance a chance to check blood levels, body fat percentages and offered tips on staying healthy for free. “This event is to promote health and raise awareness and is connected to diabetes foundations,” Galen Cheng,…

May 21, 2014

ELAC aims for smoke-free campus

By Erik Luna Trying to get people to quit smoking cigarettes is hard to do. So, why bring this up? Last Thursday, East Los Angeles College, along with its Respiratory Therapy program, teamed up with Tobacco-Free Kids to promote “No Smoking,” in an annual event called “Kick Butts Day.” My last cigarette was on January 1, 2013. I decided to quit strictly for myself and no one else. Sure, my…

March 26, 2014

Raising awareness with “Kick Butts Day”

By Marcus Camacho East Los Angeles College along with the East Los Angeles College Respiratory Therapy program is set  to kick off the event “Kick Butts Day.” The original purpose of the event is to promote “No Smoking” among kids around elementary and junior high schools, but now the organization is expanding to include the general college population. “Kick Butts Day” is a non-profit organization that for several years has…

March 19, 2014