• SASA Club warns of third-hand smoke danger
  • Bienestar offers free opioid, HIV services
  • The Let’s Dance Company performs at ELAC’s recital hall
  • Villanueva sworn in as Sheriff of Los Angeles
  • LACCD releases data, reveals cost of school operations

‘Gold Rush’ reflects Moratorium

By Lourdes Espinoza An artistic look back at a day in history of Chicanos during the Vietnam War is captured through an exhibit titled “After The Gold Rush: Reflections and Postscripts on the National Chicano Moratorium of August 29th, 1970.” An opening reception will be held this Saturday, the 17, at the Small Gallery inside the Vincent Price Art Museum from 6 to 8 p.m. After The Gold Rush focuses…


F7 Building should honor Ernest Moreno

By Edgar Lopez Former East Los Angeles College president Ernest H. Moreno’s retirement leads to the question of how he would be remembered. Although his work will be remembered by current staff and students, it would soon be forgotten after they graduate or retire and move on with their lives. Therefore, there should be some way to help preserve Moreno’s legacy. In honor of all the work he did to…


Budget cuts hit students

By Augustine Ugalde California’s crippling budget cuts in education have adversely affected each and every one of the state’s 112 community colleges, including East Los Angeles College. The state’s education budget became a favorite target during former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s time in office and there is no indication this negative trend will soon end. The University of California State systems were not spared the ax either as each institution has…


Wieder takes reign

    By Bryan Pedroza To fill a vacant spot, Tyree Wieder is coming out of retirement to serve as East Los Angeles College’s interim president until the Los Angeles Community College District finds a permanent president. “Community colleges are dedicated to students, to do everything they can and enhance student success, class offerings, and student services,” said Weider. One of her key goals is to finalize all aspects of…


Budget cuts affect ELAC

By Erik Luna   The budget cuts that East Los Angeles College has suffered may soon cause changes in the academic year, and may cause problems for both students and instructors. These budget cuts have made many instructors at ELAC think twice about how they are running their classes, and what can be done to maintain a responsible use of materials. With the changes being brought forth by the district’s…


Moreno retires as president on first day of class

By Freddy Monares The longest serving president in the history of the Los Angeles Community College District, Ernest H. Moreno retired August 30 from East Los Angeles College. Moreno was President of the college for nearly 18 years, during his tenure at ELAC. Moreno’s departure took the whole spring semester, as he made his goodbye speeches at every event he attended. “We tried to talk him out of it,” said Dennis Sanchez, an English instructor at ELAC, who was present around the…


Moreno changes ELAC for the best

    By Edgar Lopez “Students walked in darkness,” said Dennis Sanchez, an instructor at East Los Angeles College, as he compared ELAC before Ernest H. Moreno, the former president, was hired. “I remember that there were tall weeds just about everywhere on campus, poor lighting, poor work conditions for teachers,” said Sanchez, who has been at ELAC as long as Moreno has. It was nearly 18 years ago since Moreno took the role of president. Moreno said there was a lot…


‘Dream’ to improve student success

  By Tierra Oliver As an introduction to the Achieving the Dream program at East Los Angeles College, staff and faculty met to discuss ways to improve student success. AtD is a national effort to increase student success in community colleges, and it uses student outcome data to act on institutional change, knowledge development and policy change. Staff and faculty reviewed student data put together by ELAC’s office of Institutional…


Harry Potter’s last spell

By Megan Perry The Harry Potter series has finally come to an end with the opening of “The Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” released July 14, at midnight. The film broke box office records with $92 million on Friday and totaled $168 million for the weekend. It has been a long time coming since the first movie, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” released in 2001. Joanne Kathleen Rowling did a…

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Coalition Team thinks inside batter’s box

The East Los Angeles College Coalition Team scheduled a softball tournament against Rio Hondo Community College but faced a community team instead on June 11. The Coalition Team, consisting of ELAC and RHCC students, planned to play at Whittier Narrows Park, but the RHCC students forfeited the tournament due to unexpected rain, a few hours before the game. Despite the fact that RHCC had forfeited, a few students did show…