• Architect encourages students to learn outside class
  • Workshop offers students help with applications
  • May Day march takes over Boyle Heights, East L.A.
  • Police departments offer applications to students
  • Transfer conference informs students at South Gate campus

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…

C/N Oliver Blanco

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…


Track stars compete in West Region Championships

By Tadzio Garcia Jill Schmidt placed second in the high jump at the track and field state finals last week, while Shawnta Barnes placed fourth in the heptathlon. As a result Barnes was awarded All-American status. “The All-American award feels great, but I am just as excited about Jill’s results as well,” said Barnes. Schmidt and Barnes led the Huskies to a 20th place finish. The Huskies scored 13 points…


Unit limit for Fall ‘11 to be lifted

By Megan Perry East Los Angeles College has been limiting continuing students to enroll for a maximum of 15 units for Fall 2011, but the limit will be lifted on May 31 for open registration. The maximum will go back up to 18 units, and students will be able to petition if they want to take more than that. This limits on the number of units students could sign up…


ELAC to talk immigration this Friday

By Christopher Yee Following up on President Barack Obama’s recent call for nationwide immigration reform, United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be holding a forum on the same subject at East Los Angeles College on Friday. The event, titled “A Conversation on Immigration Reform for the 21st Century,” will take place in the P2 Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Complex from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Solis explained…