College fair to help Elans transfer

By Rodolfo Trujillo   Elans looking to transfer will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from over 20 colleges and universities next Tuesday during the Spring College Fair. The fair will take place on the walkway between the P3 parking structure and the swim stadium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The majority of the colleges represented will be from the California State system, including Los Angeles, Long Beach,…

March 13, 2013

Artist turns photos into art

By Rodolfo Trujillo & Freddy Monares  Two exhibits featuring East Los Angeles College students opened yesterday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Artist Farrah Karapetian experiments with image making and the posture of people within a scene of social unrest in the exhibit “Los Angeles Times,” at the Hoy Space. Not to be confused with the newspaper of the same name, this exhibit is part of Karapetian’s ongoing work with…

May 30, 2012

Services needed for evening students

By Rodolpho Trujillo East Los Angeles College should do more to help evening students. As someone who has a day job, it is challenging to find time to complete my education.  When I returned to ELAC to take some requirements necessary to advance my career, I was working during the evening and therefore found it easier to take classes, get access to instructors and find a place to study. When…

May 9, 2012

Building moratorium’s conclusion unknown

By Rodolfo Trujillo New construction projects at East Los Angeles College will be delayed. At last week’s LACCD Board of Trustees Meeting, Chancellor Daniel LaVista said that he and his advisers are still looking at how they can comply with state regulations on construction conformity, which at this point, most of the campuses approach being overbuilt or are already at that point. La Vista gave a presentation, along with his…

May 2, 2012

ELAC awaits district approval of funds for construction of new facilities

By Rodolfo Trujillo While some ELAC students and instructors have state-of-the-art classrooms, others might have to wait months to find out if they will ever get to see a new facility. The Los Angeles Community College District is currently reviewing a request from ELAC to allow construction of the Science Career and Mathematics building, Baseball Field Renovation, Campus Student Center/Bookstore Complex and the Student Success and Retention Center. In October…

April 18, 2012

Student journalists win at state convention

By Lourdes Espinoza Part of East Los Angeles College’s Campus News’ staff won awards at the 57th annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ state convention winning a total of five awards last weekend. Rodolfo Trujillo, writer and copyeditor, won first place in copyediting. Trujillo said, “I’m very honored to have won that. I’ve been going to JACC for a few years now and I was really, really surprised when I won….

March 28, 2012

ELAC softball starts rally too late; loses to Valley

By Rodolfo Trujillo and Edgar Lopez A late rally was not enough to help the softball team, who came up short in a 5-4 non-conference loss against Los Angeles Valley College, Friday at ELAC. The loss leaves the Huskies with 9 wins and 15 losses overall, 4-6 in conference play. “We came out flat,” Head Coach Erika Blanco said. The Huskies allowed a run in the first inning, as pitcher Janessa…

March 17, 2012

Enrollment limitations begin in summer

By Rodolfo Trujillo Starting this summer students will not be able to attempt a class more than three times.  Students will now be limited to receiving three letter grades or a “W” for any one class, or a combination therof. To understand the new system that was ordered by the state, Richard Moyer, vice president of academic affairs, said that the key thing to remember is, “You have to take…

February 29, 2012

‘Tis the season to be greedy

  By Rodolfo Trujillo The true message of Christmas is about God’s love for his people.  If you don’t believe in that, then why celebrate it at all? Christmas is less than three weeks away and people are going crazy at the stores buying gifts for the people in their lives. With unemployment and a struggling economy, many people are out looking for deals. The day after Thanksgiving it was shocking…

December 7, 2011

Search for ELAC president begins

By Rodolfo Trujillo A focus group to express concerns for the next ELAC president will be taking place today, although there are not a whole lot of students who may know that it is happening. A set of focus groups were also held on Friday for faculty, students, administrative, supervisory and classified staff, as well as community members. All of them had the opportunity to voice their opinion for what characteristics…

December 7, 2011