Culture Week starts with personal story of struggle and survival

by Hunter Chase When the last American troops left Vietnam in 1975, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese followed. They left in the hope of escaping an oppressive communist regime. On May 9, Son Nguyen, a professor at LAHC, shared his family’s story at the “Journey from the Fall” presentation. This event was a part of…

Alexa Victoriano elected new student trustee for LACCD

by Marco Barajas On May 13, Alexa Victoriano was elected as the 2016/17 Student Trustee for the Los Angeles Community College District. She will be sworn-in on June 8 in a board meeting at the district’s main office. “When I heard I won, I first called my dad,” Victoriano said. “He was very proud of…

Handling active shooter situations

by Gabriel Islas On May 17, Officer Nick Guskos held an open conference at the LAHC Technological building for students and faculty staff regarding safety procedures in case of a shooting on campus. According to officer Guskos, Team leader of the Sheriff’s Department, sometimes the shooter has a target identified before taking action. “They may…

DACA workshop educates and encourages students to take action

by Joseline Gonzalez On May 12, Jenny Galvez and Andres Gonzalez held a workshop about the DREAM Act and AB540. DREAM stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, a process for undocumented immigrants in the United States that would give them conditional, and eventually, permanent residency. The workshop facilitators’ goal was to give…

LAHC Culture Week celebrated with forgotten images from slavery

Note: This is one of a series of events happening during Culture Week at LAHC By Nadia Villanueva On May 11, LAHC continued its Culture Week celebration with an exhibit called “Forgotten Images.” This is a traveling museum hosted by husband and wife David and Sharon McLucas, who have collected images and artifacts in association…

Harbor College Science Complex wins award for environmental excellence

  by Gabriel Islas Los Angeles Harbor College Science Complex, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), has received LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification for sustainable design awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition to earning LEED Platinum, the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) awards program  recently recognized HGA’s…