ELAC and Cal State LA’s Model U.N. forces unite

By Vicky Nguyen East Los Angeles College and Cal State Los Angeles Model United Nation clubs forged an alliance at ELAC’s first hosted practice conference on Friday, March 17. The theme of the conference was cyber security. Through a series of debates, negotiations, and caucuses, the delegates put together an agreed upon definition of cyber terrorism and a plan to fight against it. At the end of the conference, superlatives…

December 3, 2017

Inspiring single mother of four beats stigmas

By Jackelyn Dubon Aracely Vasquez is a woman who overcomes any obstacle that comes her way and is a prime example of a mom who does it all. Aracely Vasquez, who goes by “Sally,” is not just your average ELAC student. She is also a single mother of four children and works full-time. She is working on getting her Associates Degree in Computer Application Office Technology. She is a part-time…

December 1, 2017

Theatre Student Undertakes Controversial Play

by Stephanie Guevara   East Los Angeles College student, Samuel Solorio, has started in many plays but his next play, ‘Drunk Girl’ may be the most controversial yet. ‘Drunk Girl’, which will be premiering in Casa 0101,  a collection of 16 short plays, monologues, and sketch pieces revolving around the struggles of women having power over their bodies, lives and destinies. Solorio took part in eight of the 16 short…

September 27, 2015

Students petition for longer library hours

By Bianca Garcia Students for Political Awareness President Christopher Cruz and Non-Traditional Student Union President Pedro Flores Jr. have partnered to create a petition to extend the Helen Miller Bailey Library hours. Although East Los Angeles College offers many resources to students, not all are being made accessible to every student on campus. The reason for the petition is to help the non-traditional students have full access to the library…

May 15, 2015

Artist returns to ELAC to display retrospective at VPAM

By Liliana Marquez During the summer of 1979 Arthur D. Avila, who was the East Los Angeles College president at the time, ordered the removal of a mural titled, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University” located at the west wall of Ingalls Auditorium. The mural, which upon its completion in 1975 became the largest mural ever painted in East Los Angeles, was created by artist Roberto Chavez. The…

December 11, 2014

Track and field team rises to compete after Cal State L.A. bomb scare

By Tadzio Garcia   The  East Los Angeles College track and field meet last Friday was cancelled because of a Thursday bomb threat at California State University, Los Angeles. An anonymous caller called the El Monte police Thursday morning before 11 a.m. and said a bomb would go off at Cal State L.A. in two hours. The campus was evacuated safely on Thursday at about 12:15 p.m. The Los Angeles…

April 24, 2013

Barnes one-woman show beats three teams

By Tadzio Garcia Shawnta Barnes scored all 34 of the Huskies points at the Coast Team Invite hosted by Orange Coast College, giving the women’s team enough points to upset Concordia University on Friday, April 6. The Huskies only fielded about one-third of their team in Costa Mesa. The women’s team placed 11th also beating Santa Ana and Santiago colleges. The men’s team didn’t score. Eleven of the Huskies 19…

April 14, 2012