Domestic violence vigil unites community

October 9, 2013

By Evelyn Sanchez Hundreds of students, domestic violence victims and member of the community walked down Avenida Cesar Chavez last Thursday while chanting on behalf of those who were victims of Domestic violence. With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the East Los Angeles Women’s Center presented its Mujeres de Paz 16th annual vigil. This was the third year the program collaborated with East Los Angeles College. Every nine…

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Goalie red-carded in Husky loss

October 9, 2013

by Erik Luna The Huskies women’s soccer team was left at a disadvantage when their goalkeeper Briana Aguila was tagged with a red card during the second half of yesterday’s 3-2 loss to Mt. San Antonio College. At the beginning of the second half, Aguila, being the last defender, stepped out of the penalty box and handled the ball – causing the referees to give her the red card. “It…

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ESL instructor helps students with robot project

By Alejandra Carrillo Professor Ron Chang Lee, Ph.D.  strives to help people learn English with computer technology. Lee was born and raised in China. While living in China, he graduated from Suzhou University with a bachelor’s in English. He then started teaching English as a foreign language to science and engineering college students in 1980. “There were not many English teachers in China at that time and there were too…

September 26, 2013
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Former golfer teaches theater

By Sergio Berrueta Golfing was always a passion for East Los Angeles Theatre Arts Department instructor Natalie Wong before she came to ELAC to help teach the community she lived in. Wong built a small, yet illustrious professional career in golfing for 10 years while attending Yale University. “I played junior golf, high school golf, college golf (at Yale) and mini-tour golf. Pretty much, every level of golf except for…

September 26, 2013
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Student driving raises concern

By: Freddy Monares It seems that driving at East Los Angeles College and the unspoken decency that comes with driving has been lost. Students driving at ELAC seem to have forgotten that they are all human beings and they will get to their destination sooner or later Getting out of a parking spot in one of the several parking structures at ELAC has now become a trial of how fast…

September 26, 2013
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Monterey Park to finish building Transit Center at ELAC

March 6, 2013

  By Erik Luna   Even though construction to the Transit Center had been delayed, the Monterey Park Department of Public Works plans to open it in the coming weeks. Due to the parking structure on the corner of Collegian Avenue and West Floral Drive being built, the Transit Center had to be halted, according to Amy Ho, Transit Manager for Monterey Park. “Part of the delay was due to…

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East Los Angeles College scoreboard, Feb. 17

February 18, 2013

  By Tadzio Garcia Huskies on the brink of playoff berths The Huskies have an opportunity to send both the men’s and women’s basketball teams to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. With two games remaining in the regular season, the men’s basketball team will make the playoffs while the women’s team is on the cusp. The women’s team is 15-10 overall and will finish at…

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LACCD approves permanent ELAC president

By Tadzio Garcia The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees approved the seventh permanent president of East Los Angeles College, Marvin Martinez, on Jan. 31. Martinez has been the president of Los Angeles Harbor College since August, 2010. He transfers to his new position at ELAC on July 1. A memo from LACCD Chancellor Daniel J. LaVista said, “He brings a wealth of leadership experience to his new…

February 13, 2013
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Assault rifle ban doesn’t solve problems

February 11, 2013

By Brian Villalba Any ban of assault rifles is wrong. A ban would take legislative energy away from solving the real problems with firearms.  The real problems stem from lack of enforcement and lack of regulation. The gun culture in this country can coexist with regulation because most gun owners are law-abiding citizens.  The actual assault is on the Bill of Rights.  The Second Amendment is one of the few…

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