ELAC succeeds accreditation

By Ivan Cazares East Los Angeles College was commended for being the cultural, social and educational hub of this community by Representatives of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on Thursday. Representatives of ACCJC evaluated all nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District and the District Office. ACCJC is one of several private educational associations that accredits colleges in the United States. These associations must apply…

March 16, 2016
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Accreditation team to report findings Thursday

By Ivan Cazares Representatives of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) were given a tour of the campus by Associated Student Union board members yesterday, to help with their evaluation of the school. An open forum to talk to the accrediting team was held last night and it will present a summary of its findings tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the G3 Foyer. “Accreditation is an opportunity for…

March 9, 2016
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Religious group provokes Elans

By Ivan Cazares Students engaged in a public shouting match against a group of Evangelical Christians in the free speech area last Thursday and Friday. Religious groups are common at East Los Angeles College. However many students expressed dissatisfaction with the group’s anti-gay message. “I actually support gay marriage. If a lesbian wants to marry a gay guy, I don’t have a problem with that,” Joshua Borchert, a member of…

March 9, 2016
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Campus sheriffs react to possible burglary attempt

By Ivan Cazares Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies searched for an unidentified man on campus last Wednesday until 2 a.m. “He’s evaded us twice,” Deputy Armando Connell said. The suspect evaded police once and a more extensive search was called when the suspect was spotted back on campus that same night. Deputies suspect the man’s intention was to burglarize one of the buildings. However, this was not confirmed. East Los…

March 2, 2016
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Accreditation team to visit campus

By Ivan Cazares Representatives of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) will visit East Los Angeles College on Tuesday to make sure ELAC provides students with the services and resources it outlines in its self-evaluation summary. “It’s a peer review,” Faculty Accreditation Chair Barbara Dunsheath said, meaning the team consists of educators from different community colleges. The team will visit different departments, the library and might even…

March 2, 2016
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Faculty, students, staff question emergency readiness

By Guadalupe Barriga and Ivan Cazares Students, staff and faculty are concerned about their safety and question whether East Los Angeles College is prepared for an emergency. The issue was discussed during Thursday’s American Federation of Teachers meeting and Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting. ELAC was placed under an unofficial lockdown last week when the Monterey Park Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a rumor of…

December 9, 2015
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Construction progress faces delays

By Ivan Cazares  East Los Angeles College has several construction projects in progress and it has faced multiple obstacles that have delayed those projects. ELAC President Marvin Martinez said the construction of the Student Success and Retention Center and the Campus Student Center will be completed before the end of the year. Both buildings were scheduled to be completed in February, according to a project summary published by JACOBS Project…

October 28, 2015
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Unidentified woman found dead on campus

By Ivan Cazares A woman died near Parking Structure 4 on Sunday. The Sheriff’s Department received a call reporting the death at 4 a.m. The Sheriff’s Department would not reveal the circumstances of her death. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide division is conducting an investigation on the matter. East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez announced the death of a person in an email addressed to faculty and staff….

October 13, 2015
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Offbeat Indie Comic Hits the Stands

by Jose Ivan Cazares Volume one of “B-Squad: Soldiers of Misfortune” is a fun to read independent comic book. The series is written by Eben Burgoon. It follows the odd adventures of a group of mercenaries. The group consists of misfits that are based on pop culture stereotypes. The main cast of characters ranges from a chain smoking frenchman called Jean Paul Bombardiere, to a tech savvy social media addict…

September 27, 2015
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Huskies football defeated in season opener

By Ivan Cazares and Dan Gudino   East Los Angeles College football lost against the Glendale Community College Vaqueros, 35-31, in the Huskies 2015 season opener at Weingart Stadium Sept. 5. The final quarter started with a  score of 28 to 26 in favor of the Huskies. Glendale took the lead,  29-28, with a 19-yard field goal from Vaquero kicker Kerin Beltran with 3:44 left in the quarter. ELAC freshman kicker…

September 22, 2015
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