• Athletic director steps down from head coach position
  • Students explore career options in public safety
  • Burmese Water Festival educates students on Burmese culture
  • ‘Electricidad’: Classic Greek tragedy with Chicano take
  • Post-show panel explains Chicano influence, inspiration

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,…

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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….

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Cheaters target Elans

    By Faith Lee Flyers that promote cheating are targeting international students around campus. The flyers are written in Chinese, so no administrators had realized that the flyers violated school rules. The flyers promote the service’s ability to coach student how to write, but in reality, they write papers for students. The illegal flyers are located on the bulletin board next to the parking structure, around the E3, E5…

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Podcast 3.30.11

This weeks podcast uncovers cheating aimed toward international students, smokers on campus and the change to district rules and procedures. We also continue the series on how the Japanese quake and tsunami has effected Elac students. http://elaccampusnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Podcast-3.30.11.mp3

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Badminton wallops El Camino Warriors

  By Rudolfo Trujillo East Los Angeles College decisively won on Friday in a make-up game against El Camino College. The Huskies shut El Camino out during the individual matches, with El Camino’s Kumiko Noguchi providing the only serious challenge. At some points, the Huskies even seemed bored, not giving their all to a team that they were obviously superior to. “They need more practice…most of them are new players,”…

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Baseball mops up Vikings

    By Robert Barrett Playing fundamentally-sound ball, the East Los Angeles College baseball team recovered from an earlier loss to take a three-game series 2-1 from Long Beach City College. ELAC lost the first game of a three game series against the Vikings, but behind dominant pitching and fundamental baseball, the Huskies took the series after winning at home 10-5 and on the road 6-1. Thursday at Cal State…

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Actor defends career

By Peter Reyes What a shift for Mathew McConaughey as he veered off from his usual absent shirt, pretty boy character in “The Lincoln Lawyer.” It is possible that after many unworthy movies, McConaughey finally starred in a decent film. It is not great, but certainly worth the ticket price. It is without a doubt that McConaughey’s name will continue to rise in fame after this performance. Mickey Haller, played…

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Team Vendetta stimulates brains

  By Edgar Lopez Team Vendetta’s shining guitar leads, beefy bass and rattling clashing drum beats produce a brain stimulating sound. The Boyle Heights-based, self-proclaimed listener’s choice, rock band is glued together by a trio. Front men Andrew Gastelum, a student at East Los Angeles College, plays guitar while Erik Gomez, a former Elan, plays bass. Although the drummer is not usually considered a front man, Diego Javier could certainly…

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‘Stage Door’ reveals roles

  By Sonia Saavedra Rejection, frustration and betrayal play a big role in the lives of aspiring actresses in the play, “Stage Door,” set in the 1950s. “Stage Door” takes place in New York in a rooming house called the Footlights Club. The Footlights Club houses many aspiring actresses all wanting the same thing, their big break. Along the road to stardom, they experience various obstacles. They are just trying…

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Elans struggle to find places to eat

By Jose Zuniga I just got a ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato on rye, with fries and a coke. Now, where do I eat? Elans used to have a cafeteria which served as both an in-door place to eat and a lounge for students to just hang out before class or meet up with friends to chat. It even had video games and a pool table. The…

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