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…


Garfield High wins Classic for eight year streak

By Kevin Camargo Garfield takes the East Los Angeles Classic game. For  the eighth time in a row, the Garfield High School Bulldogs defeated the Roosevelt High School Rough RIders, 34-14, in the 83rd annual East LA Classic. Roosevelt dominated the first quarter of the game, with the score 7-0 leaving Garfield without any points. Garfield had many dropped passes, flags and a high snap that gave Roosevelt good field position….

November 5, 2017

Boom festival gives students opportunity to sign up for classes

October 25, 2017

By Kevin Camargo Music playing from multiple speakers, carnival games going live, clubs hosting food fundraisers, busy informational booths and students and staff dressed in costumes to keep the Boom Festival energy high on Thursday. The all-day Boom Festival gave students the opportunity to enroll into short-term classes and get more information about different academic departments, academic counseling, student services and clubs. “It’s a benefit because, even if you’re not…


One Book, One College program to engage students

By Kevin Camargo One Book, One College is a program that English instructors Dina Szklarek and Grace Lee decided to bring to East Los Angeles College so the whole campus can engage in one same book. On Thursday, the English department hosted a flash-mob reading, which is a large public gathering to introduce the book, of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Nicholas D. Kristof…

October 18, 2017

Volleyball wins after rough start

October 5, 2017

By Kevin Camargo Volleyball won an away game last Friday, after defeating Los Angeles Trade-Technical College 0-3. The game started off rough for the Huskies. The first set consisted of an offensive game for both teams. The score at the end of the first set was 19-25, with East Los Angeles College winning the first set. “Today’s win was good. We put up a fight (in) the first set because…


Political science mixer prepares students for transfer

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October 4, 2017

By Kevin Camargo The Political Science Department sponsored an event Thursday for students interested in Political Science as a major. The event offered food and drinks, while transfer mentors Justine Gutierrez and Nick Bravo handed out East Los Angeles College bags with information about the Transfer Center, inside. “There’s about nine or ten of us there that work at the transfer center that can support you (and) get (you) through…