Safe Zone pushes for tolerance

By Noe Ortega Student workers and faculty came together for the Safe Zone Coalition training for undocumented students and the LGBT. According to the website, Safe Zone is a sanctuary for LGBT and undocumented students, faculty and the community. It’s a place where members can share stories about their unique experiences and be in a place where they can feel at peace. It’s also a place where student workers and…

September 27, 2017

ASU moves to fund ‘Dia de los Muertos’ gallery

By Noe Ortega Associate Student Union hosted its first meeting of the semester on Friday, where the board funded future projects and student rep fees. The 14th Annual Día De Los Muertos Student Alter Exhibit Reception was funded for $1,950. To recognize Chicanos in the arts, the Vincent Price Museum will hold the Dia De Los Muertos Art gallery for two months. Chicano figures Saul Lopez, Lalo Guerrero and Lupe…

September 20, 2017

ELAC Men’s soccer wins 5-0 in first home preseason game

By Noe Ortega Men’s soccer kicked off its first home preseason game with a 5-0 win over Norco College Sept. 1. The Huskies were in complete dominance in the first half, scoring three goals and stopping Norco  from shooting the ball  the first 45 minutes. “When we quit touching the ball, then we have problems. When people start playing as individuals, we have problems. When we start playing as a team…

September 14, 2017

DACA removal looms over trustees meeting

By Noe Ortega & Giselle Palomera The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a major discussion point at the board of trustees meeting on Wednesday. Los Angeles Community College District President Sydney Kamlager and East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez spoke about President Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate DACA. “That decision is cruel, uncomfortable and contradicts the American dream. Today I want to remind us all the importance of…

September 14, 2017

Huskies fall short of qualifying for playoffs

By Noe Ortega  Softball ended its season on the right foot, despite not qualifying for the playoffs. East Los Angeles College won their last three games of the season and placed third in the South Coast Conference-North. Sophomores Alexis Lazaro, Griselda Vasquez, Andrea Rocha and Maddie Roberts played their last season for ELAC softball. ELAC’s roster had a total of 14 freshmen that competed this season and hopefully will be…

May 3, 2017

Softball ends eight-game losing streak

By Noe Ortega The Huskies ended its season 18-22 overall and 3-9 in the South Coast Conference-North. Yesterday East Los Angeles College defeated Chaffey College 6-5 in a back-and-forth game to break an eight-game losing streak last Thursday. In the bottom of the seventh inning, ELAC was tied 5-5 and had a player on first and second base when freshman right-fielder, Destiny Avena, slammed the ball towards center-field to bring…

April 26, 2017

Softball returns to winning games

By Noe Ortega Softball is on a two-game winning streak after defeating Chaffey College and Los Angeles Valley College 7-3 and 4-1 on Thursday and Friday, while yesterday’s game was cancelled due to rain. The Huskies won their first conference game in South Coast Conference-North play against Chaffey on Thursday, making them 1-2 in the conference. “I’m really proud of the team. We bounced back after a couple tough games,…

March 22, 2017

ASU, Dream Resource Center helps student Dreamers

By Noe Ortega The Associated Students Union and the Dream Resource Center collaborated to inform students and faculty about current policies and legislation yesterday in the Student Service Center. “So if ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] came to East Los Angeles College, they obviously would go to the student services area and to admissions to get access to student records because they’re going want to know what classes are the…

March 8, 2017

DACA students revive applications with legal aid

By Noe Ortega  The Welcome and Support Resource Center invited students to receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal assistance from the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic on Thursday Feb. 16. DACA is an American immigration policy that the Obama administration started in 2012. It allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation. It also makes them eligible…

March 2, 2017

Setbacks hold men’s soccer team down

  By Noe Ortega  The  Men’s Soccer team struggled to find team chemistry throughout the season leading them to a record 2-10-9. Men’s soccer had a team that had what it took to be a competitive team, unfortunately they had setbacks like injuries, dropped players, and referees not making good calls. Players were a problem to the team because they expected to have a different team before all these setbacks…

November 29, 2016