Drop out student turns life around

By Jorge Lopez ELAC student Jennifer Martinez shares her personal experience now that she will be finishing her second year East Los Angeles College. For a time it seemed as if Martinez would never finish at all. Martinez started her undergraduate studies at ELAC two weeks after she had graduated from Esteban E. Torres High School. Martinez started her college journey with no idea of what to major in. Martinez’…

May 20, 2015

Intermediate acting class performs in rehearsal room

By Jorge Lopez The East Los Angeles intermediate acting class presented the play “Showcase Crisis” at the rehearsal room in the Performing and Fine Arts Complex. The performances were split up into two days. The first day the scenes were related to social issues and the second day, the scenes had death-related theme. The project for the students was to interview someone they knew over the age of 50 that…

May 2, 2012

Several state records set at ELAC Swim Stadium

By Jorge Lopez Several state records and one national record were broken in the ELAC pool this past weekend. Unfortunately, the Huskies swimming and diving team did not qualify for the state finals. The California Community College Athletic Association Swim and Dive State Championships came to an end on Saturday afternoon, after three days of competition at the ELAC swim stadium. The ELAC swimming pool has been known as one…

April 29, 2012

ELAC swimming and diving team post 12 fastest times

    By Tadzio Garcia Competing without several Huskies, the swimming and diving team came up short against Chaffey (62-216) and Mt. San Antonio (83-186) colleges last week while posting a season high 12 personal best times. “We missed fast girls today. It’s frustrating because we could have scored alot more points. But we did swim the best we could and that is important,” said Beisi Li. In diving competition, Melissa…

April 10, 2012

Swimmers threaten tough competition

By Jorge Lopez The swimming and diving team stunned Long Beach City and El Camino colleges at the double-dual meet held at Long Beach on Friday, taking the huskies to a 4-1 record in dual-meet competitition . They beat the Vikings, 63-59, and the Warriors, 67-60. The meet got off to a great start in the 200-yard medley, when the Husky A-team, composed of Alexandra Gonzalez, Beisi Li, Martha Rivas and…

March 28, 2012

Engineers celebrates a ‘night of sciences’

By Jorge Lopez Noche de Ciencias, or night of sciences, is the wrap up of a week long celebration of engineers known as E-week. Students along with their parents filled the foyer of the auditorium Friday evening as the engineering club held the event. Other events throughout the week included guest speaker Juan Jose, former president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the relocation of a sundial monument to the…

March 1, 2012

Fitness center plans for new ‘Bio Measure’ machine

By Jorge Lopez Obesity a big problem for Elans, East Los Angeles College’s fitness center is making progressive steps in order to make fitness exciting. They have a surplus of machines which would include a new Bio Measure machine. The fitness center plans to get one more Bio Measure adult measuring system by the end of the spring semester. The Bio Measure is a free standing device that accurately measures weight, height,…

November 29, 2011