New coach, new team brings new perspective to East Los Angeles College football

By Marcus Camacho After a series of off-season moves, the East Los Angeles College football team looks to bounce back and have a successful fall season. ELAC’s off-season began with the firing of head coach Steven Mojarro. Mojarro had a record of 11-19 in his three seasons as head coach and went 3-7 to finish the year. The Huskies replaced Mojarro with first-time head coach Eric Marty. Despite this being…

May 15, 2015

Distracted driving endangers lives

By Marcus Camacho With plenty of drivers on the road, driving is already dangerous, but when a distracted driver is texting or talking on the phone, driving becomes a high risk, life-threatening situation. Replying to texts or notifications from social media and making calls while driving is dangerous. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) reported that text-messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse compared to…

May 6, 2015

Elans learn dangers of distracted driving

By Marcus Camacho  California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and iHeart Media teach students the dangers of distractions while driving for  Distracted Driving Awareness Month at East Los Angeles College on April 20. Every April, OTS,  the California Highway Patrol and more than 200 law enforcement agencies across California participate in the month-long event that aims at preventing driving deaths caused by distractions. OTS is going to different campuses in…

April 27, 2015

Speech and debate team win big at nationals

 By Marcus Camacho  The speech and debate team won the national championship title in its division at the Phi Rho Pi National Speaking Tournament for community colleges in Cleveland, Ohio last week. The tournament was a six-day event that started April 7 and ended on April 12. “It was an amazing experience. We not only were able to have the gratification of winning the award but we were able to…

April 27, 2015

TAP card is best option for commuters

By Marcus Camacho  The Transit Access Pass (TAP) card is the better option for students who find riding multiple buses or trains expensive and are wondering if there’s a better way to save money. TAP is a card that people can deposit money into and use whenever they board buses or trains. Los Angeles transit buses and metro light rails accept them. The cost of the card is $1. When…

March 26, 2015

East Los Angeles College to host ‘Attack on Titan’ scavenger hunt

By Marcus Camacho “Attack on Titan” fans rejoice as East Los Angeles College will host the “Escape from the Walled City” at Weingart Stadium on Saturday. The event will have three start times, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  With introductions and solution walkthroughs, each event is about a hour and a half. “Everyone is welcome to come and play. People who enjoy puzzles and anime/manga fans will especially…

March 21, 2015

‘Last Man on Earth’ proves to be a hit

By Marcus Camacho Saturday Night Live fans may enjoy the new original sitcom “Last Man on Earth,” starring Will Forte, which premiered Sunday on Fox. The show uses the same style of comedy as seen on SNL. The show is set in 2020, one year after a virus killed almost everyone,.The storyline follows Phil Miller, played by Will Forte, the only male survivor. Forte plays an average man who has…

March 4, 2015

CTE Fair raises student’s awareness

By Marcus Camacho Career and Job Services and Workforce Education worked together to make February Career and Technical Education Awareness Month. The event is called “Find Your Future in February” and it features mini-events all month long. It incorporates the CTE programs and clubs. Some of the programs that are part of CTE lead to careers in transportation, arts, media, entertainment, Marketing Sales & Service, Business & Finance, Health Sciences, Education,…

February 25, 2015

ELAC to host first Turkey Trot

By Marcus Camacho The holidays are making their way to campus as the Kinesiology Department host the first Husky Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Food Drive on Nov. 25. The Kinesiology department came up with the idea of the event last month. The event was a project designed by the Kinesiology Department to create a fun environment for the students, faculty and staff to participate in. The event is to promote…

November 20, 2014

Transferring benefits students

By Marcus Camacho Transferring from a community college to a four-year university is a great idea for students who don’t know what they want to major in or want to try out different fields of study. The price to attend East Los Angeles College is $46 per unit while the average price for a UC or CSU is anywhere from $248 or more per unit, depending on the school. The…

November 5, 2014