Elans eager for new student center

By Maurice Nickelson Unlike other community colleges and universities, East Los Angeles College is one of the few colleges without a student lounge and cafeteria, and many students would like one. “It’s coming,” Sonny Martinez said, president of the Associated Student Union.  A $26.6 million Campus Center project, which will house a cafeteria, a student lounge, the ASU, the student government, student club meeting halls and several multi-purpose rooms is already underway and…

May 21, 2015

Main Campus Construction Alert

By Jesus Figueroa The construction crew on the East Los Angeles College main campus will be pouring concrete on Oct. 7 and 14 beginning at 3 a.m. and ending at 9 a.m. Their truck will access the construction site by entering and exiting on Collegian, using the roadway north of the S2 building. ELAC students should make time for delays making their way to class during those times.

October 1, 2014

Construction at East Los Angeles College undergoes important changes

By Maria Isidoro Construction at East Los Angeles College is undergoing major changes with the addition of three new buildings. ELAC President Marvin Martinez said that two of the buildings will be available for use fall 2015. The Student Success and Retention Center at the center of the campus, will stand at five stories and contain about 130,000 square feet. “When this building is completed, it will be the largest…

September 17, 2014

ELAC renovates campus, creates new image

By Mike Ramirez  If you have a set of eyes and ears you’ve likely noticed that East Los Angeles College has been under construction for what seems like an eternity. While the completed parts of the new campus certainly look nice, it is important to question whether or not these additions can benefit  ELAC’s overall image as a school. Those of you who remember what the campus looked like before…

May 17, 2014

Construction zone causes lack of focus

By Alma N. Maldonado   For the past few years, East Los Angeles College campus has been transforming into an example of modern architecture with the help of construction sites. It is no secret that most facilities at ELAC were or are currently in poor condition, making renovations is absolutely necessary. We have begun to enjoy the new structures like the Helen Miller Bailey Library, The E7 Technology building, F7…

May 13, 2014

Construction leads to detours at ELAC

By William Hernandez Along with facing roadblocks in getting their classes, community college students at East Los Angeles college are now having a hard time physically getting to class. No longer is the walk to class an easy route, with half of the campus being under construction, a typical two to three minute walk to class is now stretched to a five to seven minute hike because of the numerous…

September 12, 2013