Chicano Studies Department to host annual Dia de los Muertos Festival

By Marcus Camacho A taste of Latin culture comes to East Los Angeles College with the annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival on Nov. 3 starting at 10 a.m. The Chicano Studies Department will host the event at the S2 Art Complex courtyard. The event will include a toy drive where people can donate a new, unwrapped toy to the Wish Upon an Angel Foundation booth. The toy drive is…

October 29, 2014

Enterpreneur Club to play host to special guest speaker event

By Marcus Camacho The “Business Communications: Getting Your Point Across” will discuss business communication and business with an emphasis on entrepreneurship to the students. This event is at noon in Building G-301C on Oct.28. The venue has been moved from F-7 109 because of being unsure of the turnout and the fan base for this event. The purpose of the event is to motivate and inspire the students to the reality of…

October 27, 2014

ESPA fundraises for new scholarships

By Marcus Camacho The East Los Angeles College Students for Political Awareness club (ESPA) has a new scholarship that will benefit students. The Geeta Chowdhry Scholarship is named after a professor who died in January at the age of 56. The scholarship was named after Chowdhry because she was the adviser of Political Science Professor Natalina Monteiro. Chowdhry was a professor at Northern Arizona University. The scholarship will have two…

October 8, 2014

‘Mujeres de la Paz’ candlelight march, vigil to raise domestic violence awareness

By Marcus Camacho The “Mujeres de Paz (Women of Peace) – 17th Annual Candlelight March and Vigil” will be held at East Los Angeles College Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. to raise domestic violence awareness. During the event, members from the crowd will be given a chance to share their stories. The organizers of the event have taken steps to ensure the people will feel comfortable sharing their testaments. “We…

September 24, 2014

Metro fare increase troubles students

By Marcus Camacho As if dealing with finances wasn’t stressful enough, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) raised their bus fare prices last week, making it more difficult for college students to stay within their budget. This will not affect or bother students that own a car or hitch rides from friends and family members, but for students who take the bus, the changes in the Metro fare…

September 23, 2014

Volleyball looks to improve

  By Marcus Camacho The East Los Angeles College women’s volleyball team should improve the upcoming season after a strong recruitment. ELAC has recruited 13 athletes, who have played club volleyball or high school volleyball on the average of at least two years. “We have some players that can play in multiple positions on the floor. So as far as recruiting for a community college, we’ve done a good job for…

May 20, 2014

High School Senior Day displays the college experience

By Marcus Camacho High school seniors and middle school students will be coming to East Los Angeles College for “High School Senior Day” this May 9 at the Performing Arts Complex. The event is for high school seniors who will be exposed to a college environment to see what it is like to be a college student. The message this event is trying to send is that college is possible…

April 23, 2014

Middle, High school students invited to ELAC campus

By Marcus Camacho East Los Angeles College will host “Take Back The Night” on tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. near the G3 Auditorium Foyer. “Take Back The Night” is an international event with the mission to end all forms of sexual violence and raise awareness . This event has been taking place internationally since the 1970s, but this will be the fifth annual event that has taken place at ELAC….

April 23, 2014

Raising awareness with “Kick Butts Day”

By Marcus Camacho East Los Angeles College along with the East Los Angeles College Respiratory Therapy program is set  to kick off the event “Kick Butts Day.” The original purpose of the event is to promote “No Smoking” among kids around elementary and junior high schools, but now the organization is expanding to include the general college population. “Kick Butts Day” is a non-profit organization that for several years has…

March 19, 2014

Men’s basketball has big season

    By Marcus Camacho   The East Los Angeles College basketball team did something they haven’t done in about 42 years, win a conference championship. ELAC finished 20-9 overall and 9-4 in the South Coast Conference North Division. The Huskies ended their season with an, 86-81, double overtime second round playoff loss to Citrus College. ELAC got the ball rolling early in the season when they won eight straight games, six during two tournaments, the 42nd…

March 8, 2014