Project Ethos sets this season’s trends

By Megan Perry The heels were strapped, the bow ties tied and the glitter was on for the Project Ethos spring fashion show at the Avalon in Hollywood on March 13. The trends have been set and it is final.The trends seem to be open backs, floral print, light vibrant colors and glittered fabric to make the look a little more bold. Ten up-and-coming designers debuted their latest collections for…

March 21, 2012

Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

February 29, 2012

ELAC football heads to American Championship Bowl after win

By Megan Perry Huskies come back with a bang for an undefeated title in conference and a spot in the American Championship Bowl next Saturday after a 37-year deficit. The Bowl is to take place at Santa Monica College against the Corsairs, a team that Huskies lost to earlier this season. East Los Angeles College is ranked No. 16 in Southern California, and is the champion of the American Mountain Conference. The…

November 15, 2011

Garfield Bulldogs earn ‘Classic’ win

By Megan Perry The James A. Garfield High School Bulldogs clinched a spot in the Division I high school football playoffs on Friday as they defeated the Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders in the 77th Annual East Los Angeles Classic, at Weingart Stadium. Garfield beat Roosevelt in Friday’s Eastern League match for a second straight year since 2006 with a final score of 29-15,  placing the Bulldogs second in…

November 10, 2011

ELAC Huskies football dominate Mountain Conference

By Megan Perry The Huskies made history by defeating the Compton Tartars at Homecoming Saturday night, earning their fifth consecutive win, and fourth straight wins in conference. The Huskies took advantage of their home field advantage with a blowout score of 45-13 that improved their overall record to 6-3 for the season. Holding the top spot, the Huskies are an undefeated 4 – 0 in the American Mountain Conference. Huskies play the…

November 9, 2011

Students lack passion, drive to occupy ELAC

By Megan Perry A disappointing display of student activism, resulting from a poor showing at the Occupy ELAC protest, raises the question of students’ priorities. Occupy ELAC is a movement of students who are tired of the fee hikes and who feel they deserve a free higher education. So, one would think that students would show up to support one another and demonstrate to the government that they are tired of…

November 2, 2011

‘Poe’ actor impresses East L.A. library crowd

By Megan Perry Edgar Allan Poe stopped by the East Los Angeles Library on Third Street last Tuesday to tell his life and works. OK, so Poe died in 1849, but New York Broadway actor Duffy Hudson performs a show as Poe. Los Amigos of the East Los Angeles Library sponsored Hudson’s one-man show “In the Shadow of the Raven.” The show consisted of Hudson fully dressed as Poe, from…

October 26, 2011

Campus News wins big

By Megan Perry A journalism conference at California State University, Fullerton over the weekend resulted in the most awards Campus News has won in more than 10 years. The Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ convention included all registered community colleges from Southern California. Schools competed against one another for the top spot, and East Los Angeles College came home with 14 awards in various competitions. Last year, ELAC went home with…

October 19, 2011