• Black Student Union returns from inactivity
  • Our Voices Matter event brings discrimination to light
  • Smithsonian Museum offers Elans internship
  • Veterans share services at Armed Forces Day
  • Transferring students receive awards Honors Program

Faculty, staff erase accreditation warning

By Layla Fernandez   East Los Angeles College has announced that since last June it has been in good standing without sanctions with the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. In March, ELAC was given recommendations by the Accreditation Response Group on how to improve the campus. The recommendations were to make a handbook to show the planning and budgeting to ensure improvements based on the data. Another recommendation…

Read More >>

Alumnus develops new underwater technology

  By Jessica Alvarez East Los Angeles College alumnus Dr. Thomas I. Valdez spoke to members of the Priory of Biology and Chemistry and the Chemistry Club about his new project last Wednesday. Valdez’s project, “Energy Harvesting for Underwater Monitoring,” consists of a probe that is dropped into the ocean and it can not only measure the different ocean temperatures and salinity, but it can also recharge itself. “This is…

Read More >>

Elan copes with disaster in Japan

  By Christopher Yee Miki Itsubo finds herself preoccupied in English class these days. She came to the United States from Japan in 2006 so that she could improve her English, but she still has difficulty keeping up with the pace of in-class discussions. Her current problem, however, is not listening comprehension. Despite the fact that English 103 is the last class she needs to complete her transfer requirements, Itsubo’s…

Read More >>

College anticipates budget cuts

By Jerry Casarez With California budget cut discussions going on in Sacramento that will have direct impact to all community colleges statewide, the responsibility has now been shifted locally. ELAC’s vice presidents met Monday with the school’s budget committee. Different departments were asked to meet and discuss how they can come together and plan the 2011-12 budget. The information discussed is all based on a proposed five percent cut to…

Read More >>

Podcast 3.22.11

This week, CNC looks at the budget crisis through the eyes of school administrators, ELAC’s accreditation status, and Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle who was invited by the Puente Project to speak to Elans. And as always, a look at sports with Freddy’s Sports Corner. Podcast 3.22.11

Read More >>

Baseball strikes back at Mounties

  By Jesus Arvizu and Erik Luna With each team winning on their home fields, East Los Angeles College split two games against Mt. San Antonio College with a 6-5 loss on Thursday and a 13-1 win on Saturday. The Huskies sent Cameron Baker to face the Mounties on Thursday. Baker left the game in the ninth inning after striking out seven batters and having a four-run cushion. Both Baker…

Read More >>

Track leaps into top marks

    By Tadzio Garcia The track and field team’s improvement paved the way for a record-breaking day in the summer-like heat at the Cal State Northridge Invitational last Saturday. The team surpassed 22 of their previous top times, marks and distances of the season, and they did this competing against top community colleges and notable four-year universities. “The energy of the team was the best I’ve seen all year…

Read More >>

Elans ill prepared for quake

By Augustine Ugalde The devastating news coming from Japan following the colossal 9.0 earthquake suffered March 10 can only be described as shocking and horrific. We have all seen the devastating videos and news reports chronicling the utter despair the Japanese people have endured during the past week. By some reports, the earthquake suffered in Northern Japan was more than 3,000 times more intense than the Northridge quake of 1994….

Read More >>

Show highlights fashion’s future

  By Anastasia Landeros Fashionistas from all walks of the runway gathered amid fashion designers, artists and musicians at last Saturday’s Project Ethos fashion week event. The fashion, music and art show, held at the Avalon in Hollywood, featured five up-and-coming designers as well as the winner of season seven of Project Runway, Seth Aaron Henderson. The first floor played host to the runway, while the second floor showcased photography…

Read More >>

East L.A. remembers baseball forefather

By Rodolfo Trujillo The long-time manager of the semi-professional team the Carmelita Chorizeros, Manuel “Shorty” Perez, was honored Sunday at Belvedere Park with a plaque next to the baseball field where he worked for many years. Along with Mario Lopez, Sr., owner of Carmelita Chorizeros and sponsor of the team, were partially responsible for organizing baseball in East Los Angeles and providing an opportunity for local talent to play and,…

Read More >>