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…


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…


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

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…


Wrestlers start off dueling green and white

By Michael Price Friday, September 21, 2012 Two squads of ELAC wrestlers faced off against each other for starting positions yesterday evening at the Green-and-White Duals held in the men’s gym. The meet showcased new and returning Elan wrestlers. Eleven matches were held in total. The inter-squad meet is held to assess where the wrestlers are at, Head Coach Ralph J. Valle explained, “The purpose [of the Green and White Duals]…

September 20, 2012

Former East Los Angeles College athlete ends 2012 Olympics run

By Tadzio Garcia Former East Los Angeles College Husky Kenneth Medwood’s 2012 Olympics run ended while local athlete Kim Rhode became the first American to win a medal in five consecutive Olympic Games. Medwood, representing Belize, was one of 24 athletes that advanced to the 400-meter hurdles semifinals out of the first round. Medwood, who was the flag bearer for Belize in the opening ceremonies, clocked in at 49.87 seconds,…

August 6, 2012

Monterey Park Mayor honor’s ELAC women’s basketball

By William Hernandez After a historic season, the women’s basketball team was honored for their success by the Monterey Park community, receiving an award of recognition from Mayor David Lau last Tuesday. “It was an honor receiving the award,” said Head Coach Bruce Turner.  My first year of recruiting, and all the high schools around East Los Angeles College didn’t even know we had a basketball team.” The 2011-12 season…

May 23, 2012

ELAC baseball team winning streak reaches six

By Carlos Alvarez The baseball team winning streak reaches six with come from behind victory against Los Angeles Harbor College, 6-4, on Tuesday, April 24. Sophomore starting pitcher Christian Madrid (3-4) gained his composure after giving up four runs (3 earned) in the first inning to get the victory. “He was trying to do too much. He was to pumped up before the game, but he did a good job,” Head…

April 26, 2012