Suspect in school gun threats identified

  By Erik Luna   Neiman Jerome Smith, the 19-year-old student that called and threatened to shoot-up two schools, was charged with making felony criminal threats according to the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section. According to Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department, Smith, a student at Santa Monica College, turned himself in and was apprehended at the school’s Psychological Services without incident. His bail is…

May 17, 2013

Gun threat forces ELAC to evacuate

    By Megan Perry & Erik Luna   A male suspect, 19, is in custody after allegedly calling California Highway Patrol threatening he had a gun and was heading to a college campus in Monterey Park. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida, the suspect was caught at Santa Monica College by campus police. The East Los Angeles College sheriffs station received a call…

May 16, 2013

Freestyle Photographic Supplies hosts annual student photography exhibition

      By Millie Chen   Freestyle Photographic Supplies is hosting their annual student exhibition of fine art photography from May to July 18. The event includes works from East Los Angeles College, represented by Juliet Lai, Amber Brown and Eric E. Franco. Many other institutions also have their photographs displayed in the gallery. The purpose of this exhibition is to show support for student photographers. This is their 8th…

May 15, 2013

South Gate forms mental health program

By Joseph Recinos East Los Angeles College in conjunction with J.A.D.E family services has joined forces to provide personal counseling and self-improvement workshops. J.A.D.E is a well established non- profit organization that has been around since the 1970’s and provides various types of counseling services for the South Los Angeles area. Dean of the South Gate Campus, Al Rios said that the effort to bring these mental health services to…

May 10, 2013

Agreement with LAUSD, ELAC possibly to end

By Erik Luna   The Side-by-Side program, which gives students first-hand experience teaching special education is in danger of being canceled because the Center for Advanced Transition Skills (CATS) is reluctantly ending its ties with the Los Angeles Community College District. CATS is a collaboration between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the LACCD. Members of the board of trustees from LAUSD will vote to see whether they cancel…

May 10, 2013

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness presented at ELAC

By Mannie Miguel Vice President of Student Services Oscar Valeriano held a conference for teachers and faculty to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder last week at the E7 building. The presentation, conducted by Manuel Martinez, M.S. team leader at East Los Angeles Vet Center focused on veterans who attend colleges and universities. Martinez said that the purpose for this event is to “address the issues for PTSD for faculty…

May 5, 2013

Expedited Viability Review looms as programs are threatened

By Liliana Marquez Four departments of studies from East Los Angeles College faced a Program Viability Review last month to determine if the programs offered to students needed to be discontinued or improved. According to ELAC’s official website, a total of seven degrees and 11 certificates from the Business, Art, Life Sciences and Architecture departments were under review. The review was designed to take a decision on whether the programs…

May 2, 2013

Artists collaborate in East Los Angeles art exhibit for Boys and Girls club

  By Erik Luna   In order to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, local artists collaborated in the “Who Remembers in East LA? The Yearbook Exhibit” last Thursday at Cities Restaurant. Self-proclaimed East Los Angeles historian and host of the event Victor Felix has made it his mission to educate the youth and bring a positive perspective to East LA. In order to spread his message, Felix…

May 1, 2013

Former Husky selected in 2013 NFL Draft

By Pete Moye’ Former East Los Angeles College defensive back Jeremy Harris was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft on Saturday. The six-foot-two-inch, 180-pound Harris signed with the New Mexico State Aggies following the 2010 season after being a two-year starter for the Huskies under former and current head coaches, Lynn Cain and Steve Mojarro. Harris accumulated 38 total tackles, 10 pass…

April 29, 2013

Track and field team rises to compete after Cal State L.A. bomb scare

By Tadzio Garcia   The  East Los Angeles College track and field meet last Friday was cancelled because of a Thursday bomb threat at California State University, Los Angeles. An anonymous caller called the El Monte police Thursday morning before 11 a.m. and said a bomb would go off at Cal State L.A. in two hours. The campus was evacuated safely on Thursday at about 12:15 p.m. The Los Angeles…

April 24, 2013