Latinas in Action

October 25, 2018

The Latina Completion and Transfer Academy Club helps students with wide-range offers of services‭, ‬resources and help with difficult courses‭. ‬ By Julie Santiago and Melody Ortiz Students who have trouble transfering because of an English or math class may want to look into the Latina Completion and Transfer Academy Club. The club formed from the LCTA program, which offers help with hard-to-pass course. “A lot of our students are…


Campus News staff win awards at regional write-offs

October 4, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College Campus News won four awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Conference on Sept. 29 at California State University, Fullerton. The awards won were for the On the Spot competition, which is when community college journalists compete in competitions at the conference. The winners were Andrew Ayala, Kevin Camargo, Melody Ortiz and Julie Santiago. Santiago won first place in News Photo….


OPINION: Dog, cat comparison invalid: both cute

October 1, 2018

There is no such thing as the perfect pet because people are different and have different needs. Throughout our campus, and everywhere else for that matter, people of different backgrounds and many different interests feel the need to compare the most popular pets in the world; dogs and cats.


Students need more working ATMs on campus

By Julie Santiago One automated teller machines (ATM) for hundreds of ELANS is ridiculous. There needs to be more options for the amount of students we have here at East Los Angeles College. The lack of ATMs at ELAC has added another layer of difficulty for students this semester who are already dealing with problems with the SIS system and financial aid. Hundreds of students receive financial aid at ELAC,…

May 9, 2018

Students missing study abroad opportunities

March 1, 2018

By Julie Santiago Students should take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities we have at ELAC. Traveling is less expensive and more possible than most probably think. There is financial help for college students and most study abroad programs at ELAC provide additional help like fundraising, scholarships, and                                          …


Students unhappy with latest library policy change

By Julie Santiago Students who petitioned for longer library hours in 2015 think that the new group study room policies lack transparency. The policies, which were implemented in Spring 2017, have study rooms in the library closing 15 minutes before the library closes. These study room policies have concerned some students who feel this could be the beginning of other library cutbacks. “We did not work hard for over a…

December 6, 2017

Initiatives discussed at ASU meeting

By Julie Santiago Associated Student Union board members spent nearly an hour discussing action item named “Make Up Pass.” The item aimed to allow ASU board members to be able to make up required hours only during emergencies and important times, passed. ASU Board members are required to stay available to students on the main campus, building: in the Student Activities Office (F5-212) for a minimum of four hours weekly….

November 16, 2017

New Beauty Club welcomes makeup lovers, wants to petition for cosmetology program

November 15, 2017

By Julie Santiago Gathered around a pink laptop in the Husky Cafeteria, Bernice Gonzalez, a Psychology major, Adriana Ramirez, also a psychology major, Rachel Galvan and Andrew “Leo” Andrade met to discuss plans for their new club the Beauty Club. Gonzalez, president of the Beauty Club, and Galvan, its secretary, had a hard time starting the club late in the semester. “It was like a Wednesday and me and her…


The Avalanche heard ‘round ELAC Campus

October 25, 2017

By Julie Santiago For most college students, becoming the school’s mascot is not their first choice for an extracurricular activity. For Melissa Ann Sawyer though, it was. At 5 feet 3 inches, the yellow-haired Sawyer had no problem picturing herself in a large, gray fluffy suit. East Los Angeles College’s newest official mascot has appeared at more football and school events since becoming Avalanche, the Husky mascot, last semester. “They…