• Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Judy Chu talk health at ELAC
  • Senate meeting discusses President Martinez’s departure, future logos
  • Campus News remembers Raul Guerra, former editor-in-chief
  • Black Student Union returns from inactivity
  • Our Voices Matter event brings discrimination to light

A journey through ‘The Strip’

By Edgar Lopez   There is no special meaning to East Los Angeles College’s main vein, the walkway between the E3 and E5 buildings. Students constantly hurry through it to get to class or to go home. It is merely a walkway. There are countless walkways around the world. What makes ELAC’s so special? I didn’t know or care to know until my editor suggested it would make a good…

Read More >>

Cofeehouse delights Elans

  By Abraham Jauregui With its casual atmosphere, unique décor, and Latin American recipes, Tierra Mia offers an alternative to the in-and-out coffee house franchises we have come to know. It is located on Firestone Boulevard, nestled between the South Gate Educational Center and the 710 freeway. This clean and distinctive coffee house presents an appealing feeling while walking inside. With its comfortable furniture, Tierra Mia offers the laid-back environment great…

Read More >>

Easter Bunny tramples film

By Edgar Lopez Although the animated film “Hop” fails to target a specific audience, wise-cracking jokes managed to cover a not-so-hidden derogatory message. The Easter-based film was directed by Tim Hill, starring Russel Brand as E.B. and James Marsden as Fred O’ Hare. A well-known voice actor, who played the villain Carlos, was Hank Azaria, who voices many characters in “The Simpsons.” E.B. is the Easter bunny’s son and the…

Read More >>

“Source Code” unravels unpredictable ending

By Jose Zuniga In the film “Source Code,” directed by Duncan Jones, scientists invented a form of sustained time-travel, which glues the viewer’s eyes to the screen in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. After a deadly incident in Afghanistan, Captain Colter Stevens, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is chosen to be the test subject of this unusual experiment. In order to anticipate and halt a future terrorist attack, a mysterious company sends Gyllenhaal…

Read More >>

MESA awards laptops

  By Jerry Casarez The MESA Program gave free laptops to students courtesy of California Connects. The program’s goal is to increase digital literacy in California communities. The program is federally funded by a $10.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. California Connects is directed on campus by MESA Program Director, Dr. Armando Rivera. MESA stands for Math…

Read More >>

Elans compete in fuel-efficiency race

  By Rosie Chamuryan Students from ELAC’s auto technology department are building a fuel efficient car that is scheduled to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston, Texas next Thursday through Friday. T h e S h e l l E c o – m a r a t h o n challenges high school and college student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient…

Read More >>

Candidates respond at forum

By Vivian Ramirez Five of the 10 candidates running for Associated Student Union board positions gave speeches and answered questions at the spring election forum in the G5 building on Monday. At the forum, candidates were available for questions to students and to campaign for votes. Although half of the candidates are running unopposed, they still have to give statements and explain why they are the best possible choice for…

Read More >>

Sheriff’s Dept. ignores smoking problem

By Augustine Ugalde, Jr. It has been about a year since ELAC decided that enough was enough in regards to smoking cigarettes on campus. Falling short of banning the practice of smoking on campus altogether, the powers that be chose to designate three areas and only three areas on campus where smoking would be allowed. Because of the construction of the latest parking facility at the northeast corner of campus,…

Read More >>

Board aims for improvement

  By Veronica Huertado The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees made changes to its meeting policy in order to allow better oversight of their many programs, especially construction. The board decided to separate monthly meetings to improve on keeping board members and the community informed. In a packed downtown Los Angeles district office, the board voted to amend the format of the monthly board and committee meetings….

Read More >>