ELAC ranks as a top college in nation

By Dorany Pineda The Washington Monthly ranked East Los Angeles College as one of the best two-year colleges in the nation and state for low to middle-income adult learners. Out of 1,178 two-year colleges in the country, ELAC ranked 13th nationally and No. 2 in California. The criteria was based on  several main elements. A college’s earnings, ease of transfer to a four year university, cost of attendance, flexibility of…

September 14, 2016
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Clinton speaks to Elans

                        By Ivan Cazares and Megan G. Razzetti The South Gym’s floor was filled with Hillary Clinton supporters Thursday while an estimated 200 protesters gathered on Avenida Cesar Chavez. There were many people waiting in line who didn’t make it into the rally. It was the Democratic Presidential Candidate’s 11th visit to the Los Angeles area since the start…

May 6, 2016
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Faculty, students, staff question emergency readiness

By Guadalupe Barriga and Ivan Cazares Students, staff and faculty are concerned about their safety and question whether East Los Angeles College is prepared for an emergency. The issue was discussed during Thursday’s American Federation of Teachers meeting and Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting. ELAC was placed under an unofficial lockdown last week when the Monterey Park Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a rumor of…

December 9, 2015
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Students desire more food options

May 26, 2015

By Jonathan Rivera Malibu Bagel Food Truck has been serving food to the students of East Los Angeles College for a few years now.  They serve all the American and Hispanic staples from asada burritos and tacos to burgers, hot dogs and fries. It’s easy to stop by in between classes and grab a quick bite to eat.  Wait times for food usually never exceed five minutes and there’s usually a…

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Speech team presents award-winning pieces

May 21, 2015

By Guadalupe Barriga The East Los Angeles College Speech Team returns home as winners and will be presenting their national award-winning selections of comedy, drama and poetry on May 19 and 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Speech team coach Ryan Smith said he proud to show the work his students created at California Community College Forensics Association State Championship tournament. The speech team won first place in the Team Sweepstakes….

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Skilled wrestling team ready for upcoming season

May 20, 2015

By Jose Godinez Although the upcoming wrestling season does not start until September, the ELAC wrestling team seems more than ready for competition. The team wrestles throughout the year and begins strength training and conditioning during the summer. “As long as we push each other and help each other out everyday during practice, off and on the mats, we will be ready,” said ELAC wrestler Pasha Sabet. Retention of wrestlers…

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Basketball player to transfer to division-1 university

May 15, 2015

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College sophomore guard Marcus Romain signed his letter of intent to continue his collegiate basketball career at Mississippi Valley State University. “I think it’s prestigious to go to an Historical Black University,” ELAC Head Coach John Mosley said. Romain said  a balance of recruiters watched his game tape and learned about him through other recruiters. Loyola Marymount University, California State Universities, Fullerton, Bakersfield, Tennessee Tech…

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Accomplished animator honored at ELAC

By Ivan Cazares East Los Angeles College collaborated with Cinema Without Borders and the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles to present ELAC’s Polish Animation Night festival and pay tribute to Greg Jonkajtys. Jonkajtys was presented with an outstanding achievement in animation award by Cinema Without Borders at the end of the night. Jonkajtys is an accomplished Polish filmmaker, animator and visual effects artist. He is well known for his work…

May 15, 2015
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Student strives for musical success

By Rogelio Alvarez In spite of financial struggles, music student David Jesus Ybarra, remains driven to overcome his struggles and accomplish his goals. Growing up, Ybarra’s family struggled financially. According to him, his mother, Micaela Ybarra, has been his greatest example of perseverance.  Ybarra received his first guitar on Christmas after  his family had barely managed to pay off the guitar on layaway. Ybarra has played in coffee shops, backyard…

May 15, 2015
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Instructor spreads passion for Latin music

May 15, 2015

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…

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