Good samaritan stabbed on corner of Riggin, Atlantic

    By Erik Luna   A Hispanic male is in police custody in connection to a stabbing of an unidentified man on the eastern corner of Riggin Street and Atlantic Boulevard today around 4 or 5 p.m. According to witnesses, the altercation started when the Hispanic male alledgedly attempted to kidnap a young girl by the Hawaiian Island BBQ restaurant. The victim was driving a Mercedes ML 320 and…

March 21, 2013

Where does one draw the line with free speech?

By Erik Luna   One day as I was walking back to the E7 building from the A bungalows, I started to get a bit hungry. Seeing that I had to pass by the lunch truck, I figured I would stop by and get a hamburger. Then what do I happen to see in the free speech area? None other than bloody and grotesque posters of aborted and dismembered fetuses…

March 14, 2013

Malfunctioning website causes inconveniences

By Erik Luna   Many instructors now use websites to put up assignments, tests and other useful information about their classes. At East Los Angeles College, the three main websites that are used by instructors are Etudes, the Academic Computing Environment (ACE) and Moodle. Etudes has always been a great website and I’ve never been let  down by it in the three semesters I have used it. In the first…

March 13, 2013

Monterey Park to finish building Transit Center at ELAC

  By Erik Luna   Even though construction to the Transit Center had been delayed, the Monterey Park Department of Public Works plans to open it in the coming weeks. Due to the parking structure on the corner of Collegian Avenue and West Floral Drive being built, the Transit Center had to be halted, according to Amy Ho, Transit Manager for Monterey Park. “Part of the delay was due to…

March 6, 2013

‘I Don’t Need to Show You No Stinking Badges’ takes the stage after 25 years

  By Erik Luna After 25 years, Luis Valdez’s hilarious and serious comedic drama “I Don’t Need to Show You No Stinking Badges,” is enjoying a successful run in Boyle Heights’ community theatre, Casa 0101. Valdez, who is most famous for his feature films “La Bamba,” and “Zoot Suit,” which was also a play, first produced Badges in 1986. His main focus was the role of the Chicano in the movie…

February 26, 2013

East LA College women’s soccer win streak reaches three

By Erik Luna The Huskies ended the regular season on a three game win streak after defeating Los Angeles Harbor College, 5-1, last Friday, Nov. 9 at Weingart Stadium. The Huskies finished the regular season 9-7-5 overall, ending South Coast Conference play in fifth place with a record of 6-5-3. Harbor ended its season 5-13-2, 3-9-2. The Huskies will now wait for the Southern California Seeding Meeting to find out if…

November 14, 2012

‘Day of the Dead’ altars captivate East LA College

By Erik Luna   In the spirit of “Dia de los Muertos,” the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Community Focus room was decorated with various altars that memorialized those who have died. The altars, which were created by the Chicano Studies 7 class and will be on display until Nov. 21, opened last Thursday as the Chicana/o Studies Department held their “Dia de los Muertos Festival.” Although this is the first…

November 7, 2012

Rally promotes Prop 30 awareness

By Erik Luna   Students and faculty members of East Los Angeles College gathered together for a “Unity Rally,” to raise awareness for Proposition 30 and why people should vote for it. Proposition 30, which has the potential to raise $6 billion dollars for public education annually by increasing taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years, will be put to a vote in November. The rally, which took place…

October 30, 2012

East LA College women’s soccer routs No. 6 Mt. SAC, 4-1

  By Erik Luna   The women’s soccer team handed No. 6 Mt. San Antonio College their first loss in South Coast Conference play last Friday getting revenge from their 3-0 loss to the Mounties on Oct. 2. As a result of East Los Angeles College’s 4-1 rout, the Huskies are now ranked No. 18 statewide while Mt. SAC fell to No. 8 in the rankings. ELAC stands 6-6-5 overall, 3-4-3…

October 29, 2012

Attendance should count toward grade

  By Erik Luna   Attendance should contribute to a student’s final grade in a class. Some classes I’ve taken here at East Los Angeles College focused entirely on lectures and reading the textbook, which can be regarded to as easy, but it can have its negative impact. Because there are no points being accumulated throughout the semester, the midterm and final are generally do or die. If students fail the midterm,…

October 25, 2012