Students decides their own fate

By Diego Olivares School has finally come to an end, but what will the summer have in store for us? Actually, this goes into a more interesting question, what is in store for those leaving college? For some of the students of East Los Angeles College, this semester might be their last. Of course this is the same event that occurs every year. Many students graduate and move on the other…

May 31, 2016

Coping with the death of a loved one

By Diego Olivares To lose someone who’s close to you can be one of the most painful feelings a person can experience. This is something that can occur to anybody at any point of his or her life. Be honest, it’s an event that we all have to deal with, as painful as it sounds. Many of us go through life without thinking about the time a loved one could pass….

May 25, 2016

Evil Trump is against the United States

By Diego Olivares In light of Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to East Los Angeles College, there something else that is far more concerning as of late. Yes, I’m of course, talking about the fact that billionaire/racist/most-hated scumbag in the world, Donald Trump is now the Republican presumptive nominee for President of the United States. And to be quite honest, I’m far more concerned about this than Clinton stopping by ELAC just…

May 11, 2016

Writer’s block spreads during finals month

By Diego Olivares Students with writer’s block have a living nightmare during finals week or a big assignment. That statement might sound like it’s not really a big deal. However, if you’re a student getting ready for the final month of school, it’s hell on earth. Finals are fast approaching for the students of East Los Angeles College. Stress is going to be spreading like wildfire for the next few weeks….

May 4, 2016

Elans face financial scams

By Diego Olivares Financial hardships could cause stressed college students to easily fall victim to scams set up to take their money. Going to college can take a lot out of a student’s wallet. Many of them turn to working or asking their parents for some cash. The usual method of getting money is through school financial aid. This includes applying for grants as well as loans. Students try to avoid loans as…

April 27, 2016

Traditional comedy receives Latin twist

By Diego Olivares The East Los Angeles College Theatre Department makes final preparations for its upcoming show, “Measure for Measure.” The play is the second production of the 2016 spring semester. This follows the last play, “Run for your Wife.” Directed by ELAC Theatre instructor Ramon Ramos, the play is written by William Shakespeare. It is one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works. The play, written in 1604, was also the first…

April 20, 2016

Vacations are over, back to school

By Diego Olivares Vacation in the middle of the semester tends to sometimes hinder a student’s ability to focus on contributing to school work, and striving for better grades. Students returning from vacation must ask him or herself the following, “How do I adjust again to campus life? How can I go from having fun to working hard again?” Readjusting back to school is tough due to the hard work…

April 20, 2016

ELAC expands with new E3 building

By Diego Olivares The E3 building officially opened Jan. 5 for winter classes. Students attending classes this semester will be introduced to resources now offered. It’s been a long process in the making of E3. Work on the E3 building dates back to the early 2010s. The original E3 building was demolished back in 2012 along with the E5 building. These buildings were built after World War II. Construction on the E3…

February 25, 2016

Laziness affects student education

By Diego Olivares College students have to overcome the problem of laziness which could cause them some serious problems in the future. With many students being in their 20s, it’s common for them to not want to do hard work. These are known as college slackers. There’s a saying, “It’s easier to do something, than it is to do anything.” Many college slackers clearly relate to this phrase. There could…

October 28, 2015

ELAC professor is remembered

By Diego Olivares East Los Angeles College Professor Michael A. Shepherd has passed away on Sunday, September 27.   Shepherd was part of the Men’s Kinesiology Department and part of the ELAC Staff for over 30 years.   Shepherd was born January 1, 1947 in Ohio. He became passionate about sports early in life as he played basketball and football at Carlisle High School.   The Ohio Athletic and Scholastic…

October 21, 2015