OPINION: President Trump puts the force back in law enforcement

By Jorge Vazquez It is a safe feeling to know that the local law enforcement is here to protect the peace, but how much fire power is necessary to do so? A grenade launcher should not be used to respond to something as menial as loitering. Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order lifting the ban on military provided surplus for law enforcement on Program 1033. The ban…

September 20, 2017

Students explore options in law enforcement career day

By Jordan Elias  The Administration of Justice Department hosted a career day where East Los Angeles College’s students found out how to get into the field of law enforcement on April 25. “I like the event because every year more students come to get more information about these careers,” Vivian Guerrero, who helped organize the event, said. “This is a good opportunities to them to know the requirements to study…

May 3, 2017

Drop out student turns life around

By Jorge Lopez ELAC student Jennifer Martinez shares her personal experience now that she will be finishing her second year East Los Angeles College. For a time it seemed as if Martinez would never finish at all. Martinez started her undergraduate studies at ELAC two weeks after she had graduated from Esteban E. Torres High School. Martinez started her college journey with no idea of what to major in. Martinez’…

May 20, 2015