• Adelante program supports students beyond their first college year
  • Financial Aid office distributes free information and food during event
  • Event re-introduces programs, benefits available to students
  • Library now offering Laptop Rentals to Students
  • South Gate Campus holds construction ceremony

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…


EastSide Spirit and Pride club hostess scholarship dinner

By Edgar Lopez “18 years ago, ELAC was not what it is today,” said Dennis Sanchez,  the East Side Spirit and Pride club adviser and East Los Angeles College instructor. The ESSP club hosted a dinner at Steven’s Steakhouse, last Thursday, where speakers told stories of living in East Los Angeles. At the end of the ceremony, Sanchez addressed and thanked a long list of people who have helped not…


Art returns to ELAC

Visitors at the Vincent Price Art Museum re-opening reception have snacks by the entrance before heading into the galleries. PHOTO BY HUGO DOMINGUEZ, JR.   By Hugo Dominguez, Jr. Click here for photo essay After years of waiting for a space worthy of its collection, the Vincent Price Art Museum held its opening reception on Saturday evening. The galleries opened shortly after 6 p.m. and slowly began to fill. Karen…


Dancers shine bright

  By Maria Gonzalez The Let’s Dance Company wowed the audience with Visions of Dance this past weekend. Visions included performances from the dance department’s classes as well as a showcase of Let’s Dance Company’s 5th Repertoire Concert. Both the beginning and the advanced students delivered brave and incredible performances at the S2 recital hall. Many of the different dances were set to musical classics. “The Waltz” used Tchaikovsky’s “The…


Luchadores take on soapbox race

  By Rodolfo Trujillo A close-knit team mostly composed of current or former Elans competed in the 2011 Red Bull Soapbox Derby this Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. Lucha Libre started when Jesus Abril, who is studying to receive his Computer Assisted Drafting certification, heard through an email from his job, which is in the area of the race, that traffic would be delayed because of the race. Abril looked…


Restroom traps two women at art museum grand opening

    By Erik Luna Two women, who attended the opening of East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Museum, got trapped in a restroom of the building for three hours during the event last Saturday. Many attendees who heard about the mishap assumed the women were students, but this was not true. The women were not students of ELAC. The restroom that held the women captive is located on the…