Students Against Substance Abuse club encourages healthy living

By Julio Sanchez The Students Against Substance Abuse club is committed to saving lives, empowering individuals and strengthening communities by raising awareness on the effects of substance abuse and addiction. Substance abuse is a problem that has affected millions of people worldwide and has caused health and social problems for the abuser, as well as for the people close to them. Substance abuse can occur with drugs like heroin, cocaine…

October 4, 2017

Counselors tackle substance abuse

By Jessica Evans Students Against Substance Abuse (S.A.S.A) is a club through a chemical dependency program that deals with addiction and mental health. At the S.A.S.A. club meeting on Nov. 25, Professor Kevin Stepanyan spoke about his journey of being a student at ELAC to working on his PhD. “It was difficult but rewarding when I was offered the chance to work as a substance abuse counselor after earning a…

December 4, 2014

Inebriated Elans disrupt class

  By Erik Luna Students should not attend school under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Obvious as it may be, it definitely needs reiteration. I’ve had my fair share of run-ins with the intoxicated at East Los Angeles College. I usually just shrug it off because it really didn’t affect me. This was outside of the classroom, yet when I run into someone that is intoxicated or under the…

March 20, 2014