Speech team wins consecutive titles

By Stephanie Garibay For the second consecutive year, members of the East Los Angeles College speech team were awarded the national championship title in the 2016 Phi Rho Pi National Competitive Speaking Tournament for Community Colleges. Nearly 600 students from more than 60 colleges across the United States competed in the tournament. “I think what really helped us get through all of this was the fact that we are all…

May 11, 2016

Speech team triumphs at tournament

By Dan Gudino The award-winning East Los Angeles College speech team competed in debate and public speaking Feb. 14 and earned first place at the Tabor-Venitsky Invitational at Cerritos College. Last year, ELAC finished second in the Tabor-Venitsky tournament. This year, ELAC beat 19 schools to be crowned the Small Division Schools champ. The speech team’s goal is to move on to the California Community College Forensics Association State Championship…

March 2, 2016

Speech team starts competitive season with wins, top awards

By Cardling del Real & Jesus Figueroa The East Los Angeles College Speech Team competed at Grossmont College in El Cajon, east of San Diego, on Nov. 15 and 16 and a total of 19 Elans earned awards at the tournament. The team is ranked second among colleges as a team, after recently competing in two tournaments in November. The team started its winning season in late October. To start off…

November 19, 2014

Speech Team wins big at October tournament

By Jane Fernandez The Speech Team at East Los Angeles College earned eight top awards at their October tournament that took place at Pasadena City College. Fourteen members of the ELAC speech team competed at the event. Gordon Ip earned the highest honor of Tournament Champion in Poetry Interpretation. He also won first place from each preliminary and final round critic. He was the only student who achieved this. Israel Beltran and…

November 9, 2014