OPINION: 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

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…

November 15, 2017

The Avalanche heard ‘round ELAC Campus

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…

October 25, 2017

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

Prop. 58 fights for multilingual education

By Julie Santiago Voting yes on Proposition 58 is a step toward a more progressive educational system with more opportunities for future Californians. Prop. 58 is of particular interest to anyone whose first language wasn’t English and went to a public school. Anyone who feels they lost the opportunity to learn literacy skills in their first language, whether it was Spanish or Mandarin, will now have a chance to vote…

October 6, 2016

Classic horror film receives television adaptation

By Julie Santiago Fox’s new series “The Exorcist” isn’t a remake, but a smart adaptation of the classic 1973 horror film. Before horror fans get upset and think Hollywood is ruining a classic movie by not doing it any justice, they should give this new series a chance. In this story, the Georgetown exorcism (from the original 1973 film, “The Exorcist”) happened years ago and now takes place in present-time Chicago…

September 29, 2016

Scholarships available for eligible for Elans

By Julie Santiago Applications for fall semester scholarships offered by the East Los Angeles College Foundation are now open for Elans. Eligible students can receive up to $1,000 for school-related expenses. Student applicants must be enrolled full-time with a minimum 3.0 grade point average as well as having completed 24 or more degree applicable units prior to applying. Eligible students must also be receiving the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver…

September 14, 2016