Lack of guidance makes graduation feel nonexistant

May 23, 2018

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College students have not received first notice regarding graduation petitions regarding eligibility for graduation. The end of the spring semester is what every student looks forward to especially if it is their last semester at ELAC. For some students, this means it is their turn to transfer and begin a new journey at a four-year university. Zuvanny Macias, who is a communication major, will…


Graduates honored at ceremony

By Jordan Elias East Los Angeles College honored its graduates on Tuesday during a graduation ceremony at Weingart Stadium. “We are honored to be able to accomplish this for the students,” said ELAC President Marvin Martinez. Graduates’ families and friends were present in the event. Part of ELAC administratio spoke in front of the students and families. “You (for the students) could do it. You could graduated and now you…

June 7, 2017

ELAC counselor falsely misinforms student on graduations status

By: Samantha Moreno “Unfortunately you aren’t eligible to graduate at this time,” said the counselor who shall not be named, but almost ruined this year’s graduation for me. ELAC counselors have this ability to give you all the wrong information in those wonderful 30 minute appointments. Little did I know I was going to have to be my own “academic advisor” my last two years of school. At the start…

May 16, 2017

East Los Angeles College alum, nurse chosen as graduation speaker

By Amber Paramo Former East Los Angeles College valedictorian and football player Kevin L. Vejar was selected to be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony on June 9 at Weingart Stadium. Vejar is a Registered Nurse Care Coordinator in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach. Raised in the East Los Angeles community, Vejar attended Malabar Elementary and was accepted to Loyola…

May 31, 2015

Counselors ignore students’ goals

By Jesus Figueroa The counselors at East Los Angeles College concentrate on getting students out of community college, but they fail to serve students’ needs toward finding a major or concentrating on a major. Many students come to community college undecided or unsure about their major. As part of the registration process, incoming students are asked to visit with a counselor and develop an educational plan as well as take…

October 29, 2014

Elans face graduation head on

By Desiree Lopez That feeling of being surrounded by unknown faces but only caring about the ones who are there to see you, and the anticipation of moving the tassel to the left makes all sleepless nights studying worth it. With graduation only a week away, the feeling of excitement can be seen around campus. For most graduates, graduation does not only mean receiving an associate degree but the beginning…

June 1, 2014

Students encouraged to submit graduation petition early

By Diego Olivares The deadline for submitting graduation petitions for East Los Angeles College students to have their names on the commencement ceremony program is quickly approaching. “I feel the petition lets the student know what courses they need to take to graduate,” ELAC counselor Kirk-Ken Mihara said. It is recommended for students to see a counselor to keep track of their progress at ELAC. “I do hope students come…

March 13, 2014

Students face struggles after graduation

By Diego Olivares Students graduating from East Los Angeles College will face strong challenges in the future. Students attending community college, look forward to completing school and moving on and ELAC has allowed students many chances at improving their education. This ranges from getting  an AA or AS degree or to transfer to a four-year university. The graduation ceremony students attend is a connection between community college and their future…

March 13, 2014

Gustavo Arellano upsets ELAC’s graduating class of 2013

  By Megan Perry Hundreds of students sat on the field in Weingart Stadium to commemorate the end of the first chapter of their educational career at the graduation ceremony last week. Family and friends filled the seating on the south side of the stadium anxiously awaiting their graduate to walk down the aisle and have their name called. School officials who were given the opportunity to speak took their…

June 12, 2013

G.E. requirements help improve oneself

By JC Casarez Students must be willing to step out of their comfort zone and take classes that challenge the mind. This helps develop students into an intelligent person. As I go through the day, I encounter a variety of people from different walks of life. The one thing I usually look for is a good conversation when I meet new faces. To me this is very telling about a person in…

May 23, 2012