Gustavo Arellano upsets ELAC’s graduating class of 2013

  By Megan Perry Hundreds of students sat on the field in Weingart Stadium to commemorate the end of the first chapter of their educational career at the graduation ceremony last week. Family and friends filled the seating on the south side of the stadium anxiously awaiting their graduate to walk down the aisle and have their name called. School officials who were given the opportunity to speak took their…

June 12, 2013

Gun threat forces ELAC to evacuate

    By Megan Perry & Erik Luna   A male suspect, 19, is in custody after allegedly calling California Highway Patrol threatening he had a gun and was heading to a college campus in Monterey Park. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida, the suspect was caught at Santa Monica College by campus police. The East Los Angeles College sheriffs station received a call…

May 16, 2013

Campus News wins big at journalism convention

  By Edward Singleton   After three days of back-to-back competition, the East Los Angeles College’s Campus News staff came home with nine awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state convention in Sacramento at the DoubleTree Hotel last weekend. Fifteen staff members, along with Journalism Department Chair Jean Stapleton, attended the convention. About 500 community college students from across California were given the opportunity to attend workshops and…

April 22, 2013

Free shuttle returns to ELAC

    By Lindsey Maeda After many requests from students, staff and faculty members, the shuttle that runs between East Los Angeles College and the South Gate campus will resume services tomorrow. The free shuttle service was originally cancelled to sustain class offerings last fall, but seeing as various members of the ELAC and South Gate communities relied on it, administrators decided to bring it back. “The shuttle’s going to…

February 11, 2013

‘Earnest’ warms up set with comedy

    By Megan Perry   A warm set, fun actors and traditional costumes brought the “The Importance of Being Earnest” to life during opening night on Friday at East Los Angeles College’s P2 Proscenium Theater. Audiences were seeing the play the minute they stepped into the house and received a program. The program usually lists the names of the characters and the names of the actors playing them, but this…

December 5, 2012

Wordsmiths write Milestone

  By Megan Perry   Writers for this year’s Milestone poured out their thoughtful words to an anticipating audience at the release party last Thursday in the P2 Proscenium Theater. The Milestone is an annual literary magazine that gives students at East Los Angeles College an opportunity to have their creative writing pieces published. This year was the first year in more than 30 years that the English Department published…

December 5, 2012

‘Day of the Dead’ altars captivate East LA College

By Erik Luna   In the spirit of “Dia de los Muertos,” the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Community Focus room was decorated with various altars that memorialized those who have died. The altars, which were created by the Chicano Studies 7 class and will be on display until Nov. 21, opened last Thursday as the Chicana/o Studies Department held their “Dia de los Muertos Festival.” Although this is the first…

November 7, 2012

Eager students enhance class

  By Megan Perry   Students at East Los Angeles College sit through a number of different classes, some better than others, every semester. I’ve had some classes that I couldn’t wait to get to, and others I couldn’t wait to get out of. I naturally blamed teachers. Some instructors lecture on a boring topic in a monotone voice leaving students, including me, to not pay attention to what they say….

November 6, 2012

Proposition 34 eliminates death, part 2

Tax money pays for inmates’ comfort By Megan Perry   With elections just around the corner, students need to take a look at some important propositions that could change California’s future. On the ballot this year is a state measure that would eliminate capital punishment in California. Proposition 34 says it will repeal the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, applying retroactively to…

October 31, 2012

ELAC journalists take top honors

  By Megan Perry Staff members from the East Los Angeles College Campus News won 11 awards and one contest at the 2012 Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California conference. The 2012 spring semester’s ELAC Campus News staff brought home two General Excellence awards, one for the print edition and one for online journalism. The print edition scored a total of 97 out of 125 points in 25 categories in various aspects of…

October 11, 2012