Instructor spreads passion for Latin music

By Alexa Santana Music instructor Robert Chavez Jr. found his passion for music directing while he served as a conductor for the U.S. Army Band for 24 years. He organized the first Latin band for the army because he felt there was a need for it for Latin soldiers and their families. Chavez was sent to other bases to form Latin bands and by the time of his retirement in…

May 15, 2015

Campus News wins at regional conference

By Sergio Berrueta Campus News won 11 awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California Conference this past weekend in Fullerton, Calif. Students learn how to network with professionals in the journalism field.They attend workshops that cover a variety of subjects within the field. Campus News brought home with eight publication awards and three on-the-spot awards. Publication awards are based on works published within the previous year while…

October 22, 2014

East Los Angeles College Campus News Wins Awards

By Tadzio Garcia  ELAC Campus News was recognized with eight awards from the 59th Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Convention producing its second-best state conference results in a years. 543 students from California community colleges partook in the conference April 3-5 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, Calif.. Fifteen Campus News staff members experienced what it is like working in the journalism…

April 13, 2014

ELAC Campus News attains three awards at statewide championship

By  Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College Campus News won three awards in competion against community colleges and universities at the California College Media Association’s 30th National College Journalism Convention. The awards ceremony took place at the Kon Tiki Ballroom of the Catamaran Resort in San Diego last Saturday. Campus News art director Lindsey Maeda took first place for her “It’s more than a hat” Campus News ad. Editor-in-chief Danny…

March 12, 2014

Learning facilities to install emergency system

By Danny Vasquez and Jesus Figueroa The Writing Center and Math Lab will take extra precautions and have a new emergency system installed to help communicate with the sheriffs station in event of a threat. Recent events, such as active shooters, have alerted student workers to the inadequacy of school security. Writing Center Director Gisela Herrera proposed an idea for effective communication due to an incident reported two months ago. Math…

November 6, 2013

Batman, Superman step onto the field

By Danny Vasquez Warner Bros. Pictures new untitled Superman/Batman project comes to film at East Los Angeles College Weingart stadium during halftime of the Oct. 19 Husky football game. Zack Snyder who directed films such as this past summer’s blockbuster “Man of Steel,” and other movies like “300,” “Watchmen” and “Sucker Punch,” directs the upcoming film. ELAC and Victor Valley College will kickoff the game at 6:30 p.m. At halftime,…

October 9, 2013

Woman sexually assaulted on campus

By Danny Vasquez A woman was sexually assaulted by an unknown man near the E-1 building construction walkway at East Los Angeles College last Monday. ELAC’s Crime Bulletin said at around 5:30 p.m. a woman was walking down the construction walkway when a man came from behind her, lifted up her skirt and grabbed her. Deputy Alberto Romero said that the victim was not a student, but was attending an…

July 8, 2013

Roosevelt, Garfield High compete in ‘East Los Angeles Hall of Fame Classic’

By Danny Vasquez and Jesus Figueroa The rivalry between Theodore Roosevelt and Garfield high schools continued with the first “East Los Angeles Hall of Fame Classic” at East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium on April 6. Roosevelt’s alumni won the close game, 18-16. Both high schools are no strangers to competing against each other. Garfield won the 78th East Los Angeles (high school football) Classic last season, which was also…

April 17, 2013

‘Dream On’ delivers humorous acting

  By Danny Vasquez   A tempest of hilarious jokes and heartfelt moments took the stage at East Los Angeles College’s first musical in their new Proscenium theatre with “Dream On” last Friday. ELAC’s Theatre Arts Department teamed up with the Music Department to produce an entertaining night of music and comedy. “Dream On,” students performed the  first musical on their new stage,  blended music, theater and dance into a…

March 19, 2013

Man creates disturbance in Chicano Studies class

  By Danny Vasquez An unidentified man was taken away on a stretcher after disturbing a Chicano Studies class in the C2 bungalows yesterday around 6:25 p.m.The man was on the floor howling and screaming outside of classroom C2 125  AB, as the Sheriffs surrounded him. The man screamed “I don’t want to live” and “what am I going to do now?” as the Sheriffs and Cadets held him on…

March 6, 2013