Assault rifle ban doesn’t solve problems

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…

February 11, 2013

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

Pac-12 Championships, day one

By Tadzio Garcia Stanford University is in first place, by two points, after the first day of the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships at East Los Angeles College. The University of California, Berkeley is in second place; just two points shy of Stanford’s lead of 74 points. The country’s fifth-ranked team, the University of Southern California, is in third place. Day 1 consisted of preliminaries and finals in the 200-yard medley relay…

March 1, 2012

Elans neglect class scheduling

By Erik Luna   Conflicting schedules and offerings of classes at East Los Angeles College hinder student’s efforts to transfer to four-year universities. As an Elan on his third semester, I’ve always tried to focus on getting my math and English classes done, but class schedules and the time those classes start usually mess up my plans for the semester. This can be an even bigger problem than most students…

May 23, 2011