Student Discovers Passion for Writing

By Melody Ortiz Like many college students, former East Los Angeles College student Joshua Castro, 30, enrolled without any idea of what he wanted to do. “I just knew I was supposed to go to college after high school,” Castro said. However, after the first two years of general education classes and other subjects that peaked his interest, Castro found his passion for writing. He writes and performs his original…

December 12, 2017

OPINION: Letter to the Editor: ELAC Bookstore neglects ‘Milestone Magazine’

By Joshua Castro Milestone, the literary arts journal for East Los Angeles College since 1950, has been virtually disregarded by the ELAC Bookstore for nearly a decade. I was first introduced to Milestone back in the fall of 2011 by English professor Susan Suntree, and was elated to discover a creative arts scene on ELAC’s campus. But when I visited the ELAC Bookstore to purchase my own copy, there were…

September 27, 2017

OPINION: ‘Milestone’ can be saved (Letter to the Editor)

By Joshua Castro Milestone, the literary arts journal of East Los Angeles College since 1950, was denied its 2016 & 2017 annual Spring publications due to attempted censorship by the ELAC administration, which resulted in loss of funding for the magazine. On February 15, 2017 Milestone readers, contributors, and staff were informed via Milestone’s Facebook page (@ELACMilestone) that the 2016/2017 editions had been “postponed;” and the Milestone class (English 32:…

September 20, 2017

Wordsmiths write Milestone

  By Megan Perry   Writers for this year’s Milestone poured out their thoughtful words to an anticipating audience at the release party last Thursday in the P2 Proscenium Theater. The Milestone is an annual literary magazine that gives students at East Los Angeles College an opportunity to have their creative writing pieces published. This year was the first year in more than 30 years that the English Department published…

December 5, 2012