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…


ELAC Campus News wins at JACC

By Gil Milanes  The Campus News team brought home four awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference at Cerritos College this past Saturday. Ivan Cazares, managing editor, won second place in Critical Review with Rogelio Alvarez online editor-in-chief taking second place for Copy Editing. Dan Gudino online editor, won second place for Profile Feature Story and Julie Santiago art director won Honorable Mention for News Photo. CN staff…

November 3, 2016

Men’s soccer comes up short in rivalry game

By Juile Santiago  Men’s soccer lost 2-1 in the last minutes of a home game against Los Angeles Harbor College last Friday. In the first half of the game, there wasn’t much action as both teams remained scoreless. Harbor forward Jose Cuevas opened the score in the 73rd minute of the game on a pass from midfielder Bryan Rodriguez. “Being from the same district, there is an intense rivalry. Well…

October 26, 2016