Students struggle with deciding major

By Ayana Arroyo Students at East Los Angeles College are uncertain about their future. It’s harmful to be a student with an undecided major because it wastes your time and money. After asking students in one class, eight out-of ten answered “undecided” about their majors. Outside classrooms, students gave the same results. In other cases, some students responded with whichever career was fastest or easiest to obtain. With no clear…

October 14, 2014

Roberto Chavez exhibits work at Vincent Price Art Museum

By Julianne Obregon  The Vincent Price Art Museum had many people fill the large gallery for the opening reception of the Roberto Chavez and the False University: A Retrospective exhibition that included a walkthrough with the artist Roberto Chavez on Sept. 13. Chavez is a big contributor to the Chicano art movement in East Los Angeles. Chavez’ collection of different art forms earned him recognition at the Vincent Price Art…

September 18, 2014

Dia de Los Muertos Events

-Casa de Las Calaveras: Day of the Dead Attraction at the East Los Angeles Library follows the Calaveras couple as they make their way back home to Earth for Dia de Los Muertos on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and free to the public. -Dia de Los Muertos at East Los Angeles Civic Center will have special guest Gregorio Luke lecture on Dia de Los Meurtos at 8:30…

October 30, 2013

Runners earn top-10 spots

  By Tadizo Garcia Freshman Laura Aceves won the women’s individual title at the Rio Hondo College Cross Country Invitational in a time that was rarely surpassed last season by anyone in the state. South Coast Conference rival LA Trade Tech College won the women’s team title snapping two-time defending champion East Los Angeles College’s consecutive title streak in the process. The Huskies settled for fourth place out of eight…

September 12, 2013

‘Light in the Darkness’ showcases bright talent

  By Ricardo Pimenta Casa 0101, a creative safe haven for the youth of Boyle Heights, introduces a powerhouse of a play with “Light in the Darkness.” Written by Victor Tamayo, then adapted and directed by Ramon “Monxies” Flores, who with the help of Producer Emmanuel Deleage,  “Light in the Darkness” ventures deep into the life of a gangster in Boyle Heights “Light in the Darkness” offers audiences a window…

September 12, 2013

LACCD faculty receives three percent raise in salary

By Erik Luna After a four-month-long negotiation between management in the Los Angeles Community College District, the American Federation of Teachers Local 1521 Los Angeles College Faculty Guild  was able to obtain a three-percent raise for full-time and adjunct faculty. This will be the first raise faculty members in the LACCD will receive since 2008, which was less than one percent. Faculty members will retroactively be paid starting from July…

September 11, 2013

Breaking News: Monterey Park Police Departments surrounds suspected burglar

By Erik Luna   Monterey Park police officials have surrounded a house behind the Atlantic Square shopping complex in response to a suspected armed burglar. According to a Monterey Park Police Department detective, who decline to give a name, the suspect is armed with a rifle. MPPD has been on the scene since 11 a.m. and their special response team carried out the evacuation of the whole block. They made…

September 6, 2013

Las Cafeteras premiere video for ‘Luna Lovers’ at VPAM

  By Erik Luna A renaissance is happening in East Los Angeles and Las Cafeteras are happy to be a part of it. Last night the band, who has former East Los Angeles College students, premiered their new music video for their song “Luna Lovers,” from their album “It’s Time,” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Jaranero and singer Hector Flores said that it was important to display their work…

August 7, 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

ELAC theatre scene shop manager helps niece cope with Neimanns-Pick Disease

  By Diego Olivares   Efrain Corona is having a hard time concentrating on work at East Los Angeles College, where he is the theatre scene shop manager. Corona, who has been at ELAC for two years, got some devastating news about his 15-year-old niece Julie. Julie had been diagnosed with Neimann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). According to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Inc., people with NPC cannot metabolize cholesterol…

May 27, 2013