Taking a knee in protest, not disrespect

October 4, 2017

By Julio Sanchez Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem is in no way disrespectful to the American flag, the troops in the army, or America itself. Kaepernick protested to bring awareness about inequality, police brutality, and racial injustice while using the national anthem as a pedestal for his movement. Kaepernick began his protest by sitting on the bench during the national anthem in August 2016. Later, Kaepernick…


Clubs look to recruit new students

September 27, 2017

  By Julio Sanchez Clubs were spread out to encourage students to join clubs for Club Rush Week from September 19-21 in the E3 Quad. During club rush week, dozens of clubs took the initiative to make students aware of the resources and benefits that come from being involved in a club. “We’ve recruited over 15 students and will continue to recruit as many want to join,” Guadalupe Roman, member…


Life as a street vendor shouldn’t be so rough

September 20, 2017

  By Julio Sanchez Street vendors should be allowed to exercise their economic rights and be able to provide for their families without being labeled as a criminal for working. Providing for a family while working 40 hours a week is challenging, but to work beyond that while being neglected the right to do so, is admirable. Many immigrants come to the U.S. with high hopes for a better life….


Volunteers step up to help victims of Harvey

September 14, 2017

By Julio Sanchez On August 25 the world stood in  disbelief as they saw a major US city be the ultimate victim of Hurricane Harvey. The tragedy that happened in Houston has caused a great deal of pain and suffering to its residents. Streets, homes, buildings, cars, and freeways have been engulfed in water which has resulted in many leaving their homes with whatever they could carry. Then that is…


Dual threat athlete runs down scholarship

By: Julio Sanchez  Shiloh Jordan is on his way to Chowan University in North Carolina with an athletic scholarship three years after leaving his home and moving to California. At 21, Jordan, realized that if he stayed in Baltimore Maryland, there would be no progress towards his goals in life. “It was an unpleasant situation, where I felt like I wasn’t living up to my full potential. That’s when I…

May 20, 2017

ELAC Artist Strives for Success

By Julio Sanchez Efrain Esparza is a young artist whose hunger for success makes him strive to make his childhood dream into a psychedelic rockabilly reality. Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Esparza took all the resources and elements of his life during his childhood through early adulthood in order to develop sketches, ideas and drawings. He has been drawing for over 10 years and has participated and contributed to…

May 16, 2017