East LA College honors Bailey’s contributions

  By Luis D. Marquez   Students have had access to the Helen Miller Bailey Library since the semester began. East Los Angeles College held a rededication ceremony last Thursday. The ceremony brought current and former campus and district leaders, Bailey family members, students and community members to celebrate the contributions of Helen Miller Bailey to the community of ELAC. Students now have access to a state-of-the-art facility where they…

October 30, 2012

Frank Potenza Trio thrills ELAC audience

  By Vivian Ramirez The Frank Potenza Trio entertained music lovers last Friday in the S2 Recital Hall for this month’s First Friday Jazz Series. The Trio features Frank Potenza, jazz guitarist and Studio/Jazz Guitar Department Chair at USC’s Thornton School of Music. The rest of the Trio comprised of Joe Bagg on the organ and Charles Ruggiero playing the drum set. A protégé of guitar legend Joe Pass, Potenza’s…

October 9, 2012

MESA seizes opportunity

By Yesenia Martinez   Summer-vacation internships were the topic of the hour at the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program’s fourth annual research poster symposium last Wednesday in the E7 lobby. Students spent their time during the summer vacation doing internship work with various partners of MESA such as the United States Navy, NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bridges to the Future, Cal State University, Los Angeles and University of California,…

October 2, 2012

Cinco de mayo celebration ELAC style

  By Dulce Carillo The Mariachi Alma Jalisciense brought the Cinco de Mayo spirit to East Los Angeles College and the surrounding community. There was food, drinks, a lot of applauding and singing with the Mariachi Alma Jalisciense by the Performing and Fine Art Complex last Thursday. Couple of the songs that the Mariachi sang were “Tragos amargos,” and “Una pagina mas.” Andrea Martinez, the new dance teacher, sang with…

May 9, 2012

Instructor teaches dance, life lessons

By Oliver Blanco Performing in her first professional dance at the age of eight, Andrea C. Martinez Gonzalez danced alongside her grandmother at the 1957 Los Angeles Fair.  Gonzalez’s grandmother, Filicitas Oropeza was part of a dance company during Gonzalez’s childhood years.  At the age of five, Oropeza took Gonzalez to her dance company’s rehearsals. Gonzalez was amazed by her grandmother’s dancing.  She attempted to emulate her and other professional…

May 2, 2012

Two students plays tackle misogynistic themes

  By Oliver Blanco Filled with emotions and convincing acting made Friday’s opening of “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days” and “Mothers” two plays worth watching.  “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days,” written by Sonny Rubio and directed by Will Pellegrini opened with an image of “The Andy Griffith Show” projected on the floor of a dark living room. A bright red light shined on the…

April 25, 2012

Faulty connection results in E7 flood

By Oliver Blanco A three and a quarter inch pipeline burst and flooded the E7 building basement, during spring break last Friday at approximately 1 p.m. While off duty, a member of the facilities department, whose name is being withheld, discovered the flood last Sunday at noon. “It was fate.  He (the Facilities Department member) had just come in on a Sunday afternoon to use the computer lab down in the…

April 18, 2012

Former L.A. Laker Girl teaches dance

By Oliver Blanco Former Los Angeles Laker and Rams cheerleader Annie Yee is currently teaching Chinese Dance at East Los Angeles College. Yee was born and raised in Monterey Park and dedicated her life to the art of dance and theater. At an early age, Yee’s mother, Nancy Yee exposed her to many types of dance: ballet, Chinese, tap, jazz and hula. Yee’s Chinese dance teacher, Cheng Pei Pei, was the first…

March 28, 2012

ELAC brings back women’s swim team after 10 years

   By Oliver Blanco After a 10-year absence, the East Los Angeles College women’s swim team has returned with Erik Matheson taking charge as head coach. Matheson is grateful for the opportunity to coach the women as he prepares the 35 women for their first competition in January. Matheson is receiving the position in June, a month after high school recruiting took place. With no high school students available to recruit,…

October 5, 2011