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….


‘Chavez Ravine’ reveals historic construction of Dodger Stadium

May 23, 2018

By Kevin Camargo The play, “Chavez Ravine” offers a special experience in the history of Dodger Stadium and the communities that came before its construction. Not only does the play educate the audience, but it also offers humorous, satirical and poignant scenes that go well together. The play sold out on opening night on Friday. It had three shows last weekend. “Chavez Ravine” starts off with the opening game for…


‘Chavez Ravine’ to showcase next Friday

May 9, 2018

By Kevin Camargo The play, “Chavez Ravine,” will showcase in the Proscenium Theater starting May 18 at 8 p.m. There will be eight total functions of the play for two weekends. “Chavez Ravine” is written by Culture Clash and is being directed by Ramiro Segovia. The play will show the lives of people before and after Dodger Stadium was built on what used to be Chavez Ravine. “The play tackles…


Cinco de Mayo event to be turned into Multicultural event

The Associated Student Union Board voted to turn the Cinco de Mayo event into a multicultural event during their meeting on Friday. The ASU Board had previously voted to support a Cinco de Mayo event that would have taken place on May 7. The Theater Club is set to be reenacting the Battle of Puebla during the multicultural event. Due to the change of event, more details are yet to…

May 2, 2018

Former university student now heads ASU

April 18, 2018

By Kevin Camargo After serving as a senator, secretary and vice president for the Associated Students Union, Monique Allyson Hernandez is now the President. She found East Los Angeles College as her home, after having trouble finding one. Hernandez attended Mount Saint Mary’s University in the 2014 Spring semester after graduating from Whittier High School. After having financial issues, Hernandez decided to leave MSMU to attend ELAC. “I was going…


Badminton wins its first game

March 27, 2018

By Kevin Camargo Badminton defeated Compton College 17-4 on Friday to get its first win of the season and improve its record to 1-2. “The team didn’t give up, so that’s good. They didn’t feel they were going to (be) 0-3,” said East Los Angeles College head coach Qui Nguy. Nguy said he believes that his team did well, aside from having a young team. “We need to work on…


New partnership reveals opportunity for free college

By Kevin Camargo East Los Angeles College partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District- Local District East, LAUSD Board Member Dr. Ref Rodriguez and California State University, Los Angeles to launch the GO Southeast program at Bell High School last Wednesday. “We’re having this partnership to ensure that our students have an opportunity to go through the K through 12 pipeline and continue,” ELAC Student Services Associate Dean, Miguel…

March 14, 2018

Trump’s unreasonable blame game against immigrants

February 14, 2018

By Kevin Camargo People should not generalize that all immigrants are criminals because of one case out of thousands. Instead, we need to make the country safe for everyone living in the United States whether they are documented or not. President Trump tweeted  Feb. 6 that it is “disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies.”…


Volleyball comes up short against PCC

November 15, 2017

By Kevin Camargo Volleyball lost at home on Friday, after falling 2-3 against Pasadena City College. East Los Angeles College won the  1st and third set, 25-17 and 25-17, respectively. PCC won the second, fourth and fifth set, 19-25, 23-25 and 9-15. “Today’s game was about redemption. We had to come in and redeem our level of play from the first time we played them,” ELAC head coach Elliott Walker…