ELAC honors veterans over three days, three events

By Damien Guzman East Los Angeles College honored veterans Nov. 12 thru Nov.14 with a Veterans Day celebration that highlighted veterans’ military stories. The event was hosted by the ELAC Veterans Resource Center and Veterans of ELAC (VELAC) and included a flag raising ceremony. Veterans and staff members met at the S2 Recital Hall with guest speakers, including ELAC President Marvin Martinez, California State Senator Ed Hernandez and a few…

November 19, 2014

80th Annual Classic ends in romp

By Damien Guzman The Garfield Bulldogs dominated the East Los Angeles Classic pummeling their arch-rival school Roosevelt Rough Riders 42-7 Nov. 7 at Weingart Stadium. Garfield junior linebacker Joseph Silva, who leads the Bulldogs in tackles according to the Los Angeles Times, set the tone on the first play of the game. The Bulldogs kicked off the ball to start off the 2014 Classic and Silva ignited the crowd. He laid a…

November 8, 2014

Football loss ensues with brawl

By Damien Guzman Frustrations ran high after the football team lost an American Mountain Conference game late in the fourth quarter with a turnover Nov. 1 to give San Diego Mesa College a 9-7 win. A fight nearly broke out as the players shook hands after the game in a scuffle that left coaches on both sides trying to separate them. While players from opposite teams argued, some ELAC players blamed…

November 5, 2014

Elans reach finals of international challenge

By Damien Guzman East Los Angeles College engineering students Christopher Aguayo and Alex Zaragoza will be the only community college finalists in the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge to be held on Nov. 15 in Montreal, Canada. Both ELAC students made the final round along with 22 other students from around the world. The competition is held by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. IAM3D focuses on 3D printed models…

October 16, 2014

Men’s soccer gets 1-0 upset

By Damien Guzman The East Los Angles College men’s soccer team upset then No. 2-ranked Los Angles Mission College Eagles, 1-0, in a match of CCCAA South Region ranked teams. ELAC is currently ranked 11 in the state. Mission is No. 17-ranked. Mission boasts forward Ericson Penate who was the CCCAA’s third-best top scorer in the state scoring six goals going into the match with ELAC. Penate received a red card, at…

September 17, 2014

Huskies football lose season opener

By Damien Guzman   The East Los Angeles College Football team played sloppy in a 41-0 loss on Sept. 6 at Glendale Community College. A large ELAC contingent for the Huskies was not enough to motivate the team to compete for a win. ELAC quarterbacks starting sophomore Jose Sanchez and backup freshman Michael Ladino combined for three interceptions, while Ladino finished with 128 passing yards to Sanchez’s 64. “Sanchez is a gamer, but I think…

September 8, 2014

Coldplay stays true to mellow sound in new release

By Damien Guzman Coldplay’s new album “Ghost Stories” sticks with the band’s mellow  style of music,resulting in  another great album. Coldplay’s  best and most popular song “Magic” defines who they are as musicians. With a deep bass highlighting the song, singer Chris Martin adds his unique voice to compliment the sounds. Along with a smooth electric guitar playing in the background and soft drum beats, the song leaves you day…

June 3, 2014

Health fair brings new health options, alternatives to Elans

By Damien Guzman Plenty of health setups filled ELAC’s Fine Arts complex courtyard in order to provide new options to Elans and those within the community. The health fair gave less fortunate people without health insurance a chance to check blood levels, body fat percentages and offered tips on staying healthy for free. “This event is to promote health and raise awareness and is connected to diabetes foundations,” Galen Cheng,…

May 21, 2014

‘Take Back the Night’ inspires courage

  By Damien Guzman Students filled the foyer of East Los Angeles College’s Ingalls Auditorium last Thursday night for sexual assault awareness month’s assembly and candlelit march, “Take Back the Night.” The powerful and impactful event which gave those affected by sexual assault an open platform to discuss the way sexual assault has    impacted their lives. Organizers passed out lit candles to attendants for a candlelight march up Avenida…

May 2, 2014

Softball pitcher moving to the next level

By Damien Guzman and Carlos Alvarez East Los Angeles College starting pitcher Alashanee Medina is true to her Native American heritage as her first name means “she plays all the time,” fitting perfect with her constant work on the mound. Medina was active in multiple sports but when she began playing softball at the age of 9 she became passionate about the sport. “I knew early that she would be…

April 23, 2014