First Cupid’s Dance celebrates love

By Maria Marroquin First Cupid’s Dance hosted at East Los Angeles College was a great welcome back to students due to its combination of great music and free tacos. Only a couple of minutes went by after the doors of the event opened when a long line started forming outside ELACs multipurpose room. Once people walking by smelled the delicious scent of tacos al pastor, asada and chicken they could not…

February 22, 2018

ASU Chief resolves to open dialogue with students

BY JOHN MOLINA Staff Writer   There were two big issues students brought to attention during the Open Dialogue Meeting last Tuesday: safety and overpriced food. Student voices and opinions are important to Associated Student Union, which is why they hosted the open dialogue meeting. Many students showed up to this open dialogue and shared their ideas on what would make East Los Angeles College a better and safer campus….

November 29, 2017

From man of the house to ASU president

By Joe Dargan The neatly kept and cozy offices of the Associated Student Union are a far cry from Oscar Cruz’s humble beginnings. While looking down the barrel of a handgun in 2015, Cruz, 21, had to make a decision. Does he give up the borrowed laptop he’s been using to continue his education online, while working four jobs to support his family, or does he risk his life to…

October 4, 2017

ASU moves to fund ‘Dia de los Muertos’ gallery

By Noe Ortega Associate Student Union hosted its first meeting of the semester on Friday, where the board funded future projects and student rep fees. The 14th Annual Día De Los Muertos Student Alter Exhibit Reception was funded for $1,950. To recognize Chicanos in the arts, the Vincent Price Museum will hold the Dia De Los Muertos Art gallery for two months. Chicano figures Saul Lopez, Lalo Guerrero and Lupe…

September 20, 2017

New ELAC vice president hopes to liven up athmosphere

  By Giselle Palomera Monique Hernandez began her term as vice president for the Associated Student Union with promise of more club events and a livelier campus. Hernandez began at East Los Angeles College in 2014 and is now the newly elected vice president after serving two terms as senator and secretary. As the beginning of the semester brings on new challenges, Hernandez encourages students to be involved and to…

September 14, 2017

ELAC tight end signs to Division I University

By Christina Rodriguez Football’s sophomore tight end Ceejhay French-Love signed this off season with Arizona State University for Fall 2017. “Blessed, I feel blessed. I started to play football when I was 9 years old. Football is my life, it’s what I do, it’s what I love,” said French-Love. Verbally committed to ASU in February, French-Love officially signed with the Sun Devils while on his visit to Tempe, Arizona. The…

May 24, 2017

Men’s Leadership Club takes first place at 4th Annual Husky Bowl

By: Melisa Bivian Associated Student Union approved clubs came together last Thursday in the quad in front of the S2 building to compete for first-place at the fourth annual Husky Bowl. Competitors race d against the clock to get the fastest time against their opponents by running into the obstacle course jumper. Clubs participated in ASU’s events while the students in attendance cheered on their friends and family that competed….

May 23, 2017

Anti-Fasciast Group Encourages Students to open Discussions

By Andres Herrera With an anarchy symbol above their table, a group of students who call themselves “Antifa” invite students to have a discussion. They set up a table around the E5 building on campus and display books, pamphlets and booklets. They look for fellow students to inform and educate. The pamphlets and books are from the institute of anarchist studies, art collectives from the ELAC and zines, or handmade…

May 16, 2017

ASU to focus on student protection

By Hector Gomez East Los Angeles Colleges Associated Student Union has made it a main focus this semester to protect students from any issues or concerns when dealing with Federal Immigration on or off campus. ASU is committed to advocate students for their well being at ELAC and help them on their path to receive a higher education. One of the main goals for Associated Student Union board this semester…

April 12, 2017

ASU discounts for tea should exist

by Steven Adamo The ASU discount should be available to both coffee and tea. Tea has roughly half the caffeine content as coffee, but if you are an ASU member who is expecting half off the price, then too bad. Most students purchase the ASU parking pass to have more parking options, but there are many other benefits like free microwave oven use, discount tickets to Magic Mountain, free snacks…

November 22, 2016