Electrician recovering from explosion

By Amanda Mayberry   On-campus electrician Jeff Daclan, recovering from a small explosion in the H8 building, was discharged from Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center on Monday. The explosion caused a power outage in H8 and G8 buildings, evacuated classrooms and left one man injured on April 10. The G8 building reopened for students and teachers Monday. Electricity was restored to the G8 building last week on April 16, but…

April 24, 2013

Halloween parade returns to East LA College

By Amanda Mayberry   The sights and sounds of Halloween came to East Los Angeles College last Wednesday as hundreds of little ghouls paraded down the center of campus in celebration of the holiday. Due to the helping hands of the East Los Angeles College cheer squad, fiscal office, Sheriff Department and many others, children were able to have a special Halloween just for them. Children dressed up in Halloween…

November 6, 2012

Rally promotes Prop 30 awareness

By Erik Luna   Students and faculty members of East Los Angeles College gathered together for a “Unity Rally,” to raise awareness for Proposition 30 and why people should vote for it. Proposition 30, which has the potential to raise $6 billion dollars for public education annually by increasing taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years, will be put to a vote in November. The rally, which took place…

October 30, 2012

Pho 87 serves Vietnamese dishes

  By Amanda Mayberry Teetering right on the edge of Chinatown and Lincoln Heights is Pho 87, a restaurant that serves amazing Vietnamese food at affordable prices. The restaurant serves 25 different flavors of pho with the choice of beef, pork, or chicken, as well as appetizers, rice, noodles and other soups. The entire menu consists of 106 numbered items. As simple in décor and menu as it is in…

October 10, 2012

Former Elan becomes owner of comic book store

  By Amanda Mayberry   With a love for comic books, former Elan Peter Mellini went from comic store employee to owner almost overnight. Mellini has been owner of Nostalgic Books and Comics for about two weeks. “I always say if it wasn’t for comic books, I wouldn’t know how to read,” Mellini said. In spite of a few difficulties Mellini remains enthusiastic and has a lot of plans to improve…

September 24, 2012

Alumnus receives award for blog

By Amanda Mayberry & Lindsey Maeda Former East Los Angeles College student Jesus Sanchez received an award for Distinguished Work in New Media for his news blog, The Eastsider LA, from the Society of Professional Journalists on May 8. Sanchez is editor and publisher of The Eastsider, which he started in 2009 after being laid off from his job as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. This is the…

May 23, 2012

Students starve for affordable education

By Amanda Mayberry Recently, students from six CSU campuses have announced they are on  a hunger strike in protest of  budget cuts. The students are demanding that administrators freeze tuition for five years and instead make decreases to the pay raises for CSU chancellors and presidents. They say they will continue to starve themselves until these demands are met. The persisting budget decreases and fee hikes made to community colleges…

May 22, 2012

Puente Club takes trophy again in ASU’s second annual Husky Bowl

By Amanda Mayberry Puente Club were the champions again in the second annual Husky Bowl hosted by Associated Student Union between the E3 and E5 buildings last Thursday. The Husky Bowl is a contest in which chartered clubs compete against one another to earn first, second and third place. The club in first place received $1,000, second place $500 and third place $250. The contest was comprised of a series of…

April 25, 2012

‘Loiter Squad’ marks spot on Adult swim

By Amanda Mayberry Cartoon Network’s late night programming, Adult Swim, aired their newest 15-minute sketch comedy show “Loiter Squad”on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. According to its creators, the show is supposed to be a cross between MTV’s “Jackass” and Comedy Central’s “Chapelle’s Show. ”  “Loiter Squad” consists of sketches, pranks and ridiculous stunts. The show is produced by Dickhouse, the same production company which produces “Jackass.” Jeff Tremaine, one of the…

March 28, 2012

Club raises awareness on deaf community

By Amanda Mayberry The Chatting Hands Club is using their voices and their hands to advocate their message to students and the world. The president of the club Aron Camargo said, “We want to inform people that deafness isn’t a disorder and people shouldn’t be embarrassed to communicate with the deaf.” This spring semester is Camargo’s first time as president, though he has been a member since the club first…

March 21, 2012