ELAC lab technician explores photography

By Cynthia Laguna Photography started as an interest for East Los Angeles lab technician John Monge, while he served in the air force. Monge’s passion for photography started as a hobby. Serving time in the air force, he traveled to Japan and the beautiful scenery around him encouraged him to pick up a camera. Monge borrowed his friend’s camera capturing the sunset and architecture. “I managed to sell photos from…

November 27, 2013
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A Wrestler’s Journey to Success

By Melina Martinez Hugo Joshua Perez is a wrestler fulfilling a family tradition by competing for first place in the state championship. This 5’ 4”, 20-year-old East Los Angeles wrestler weighs 135 pounds and is currently ranked fifth in the state. Following in his father’s and uncles’ footsteps, Perez has been wrestling since his freshman year at Alhambra High School. He knew he would succeed in this sport when he…

November 27, 2013
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Professor helps students through technology

By Desiree Lopez Students at East Los Angeles College are unaware of the free services they can obtain; one of them is Professor Daniel Judge’s math streaming videos. About seven years ago former college president, Earnest Moreno, and vice president, Dr. Richard Moyer, asked Judge if he wanted to be a part in creating a distance learning math courses for students to use online. The purpose was for students traveling on…

November 27, 2013
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A new trend among sports fans

By Tony Hernandez Fantasy football is making a name for itself and becoming more popular among football fans each season. Fans not only watch the games, but also are involved in tracking the performances of their favorite players, along with helping them learn more about football and it’s statistics. Fantasy football is an interactive competition in which users compete against each other as general managers of virtual teams built from…

November 27, 2013
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Overcoming obstacles to fulfill a dream

By Megan G. Razzetti Theater Arts major Carolina Meza, 26, was once very shy and never explored her passion for Theater until she started East Los Angeles College. In the hallway of the P2 building Meza , can usually found surrounded by friends, chatting with a group of friends. At first meeting, one would never guess that Meza is a bright and bubbly young lady would have ever been a…

November 27, 2013
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English instructor continues long writing career

By Jade Inglada East Los Angeles College Professor Susan Suntree’s writing has won awards allowing her to travel all over the world. Originally wanting to become an actress, Suntree still remains passionate about performing but ultimately chose to pursue writing. After starting out at a community college, she left California and transferred to the University of Arizona to continue her education. “I studied nursing at the University of Arizona for…

November 27, 2013
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Photography professor gives insight on his work

By Danny Carrillo East Los Angeles College Photography Professor Thomas Blum didn’t develop a strong interest in photography until his late 20’s. “My first father-in-law was big into photography and it always fascinated me,” he says what got him in the photography direction. Then he made a trip to Yosemite with his first wife, to visit where Hansel Adams worked for best photography and “started taking pictures up there and…

November 27, 2013
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Soccer coach goes for the goal

By Russell Zazueta Head coach Tessa Troglia of the East Los College women’s soccer team reveals her ingredients to life thanks to soccer. Troglia has an extensive background in soccer as a player and coach. Early on, Troglia proved to be a tremendous young athlete at La Serna High and Cal State Los Angeles. She was an assistant coach for Cerritos College when they were State Champions in 2007. She…

November 27, 2013
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Brand new club dedicated to pop culture

By Ceasar Carbajal For those who love pop culture at East Los Angeles College, the Cultural Assembly for Social Entertainment is dedicated to it. CASE was formed in mid-October of 2013 and is a club that discusses how contemporary pop culture influences Americans today. Whenever a celebrity does something during the weekend, it makes headlines and is the topic of discussion every Monday at school. “Everyone is welcome, and everyone’s…

November 27, 2013
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Spanish club plans trip to Spain

By Gabriela Gonzalez Hispanic traditions are an important element that help the Spanish club raise cultural awareness for students at East Los Angeles College. President of the Spanish club, Natalie Perez, re-established the club to emphasize the importance of all cultures with a focus on her own Hispanic roots. The Spanish club’s goal is to provide an encouraging environment for all students who are passionate or interested to learn the…

November 27, 2013
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