Win brings women’s basketball closer to playoff spot

By Rogelio Alvarez Women’s Basketball (5-3) defeated conference rivals Rio Hondo (3-5) 81-58 last Friday at Rio. The game was a must-win for East Los Angeles College, who is in contention for the Southern Coast North Conference title and a spot in the postseason. ELAC came into the game seeking to make up a tough loss at home to Mt. San Antonio College (7-1). ELAC is 17-9 overall. “We can’t…

February 14, 2018
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Basketball team dominates Rio Hondo for sixth win in a row

By Rogelio Alvarez Men’s Basketball defeated Rio Hondo College 94-64 last Friday at Rio. East  Los Angeles College extended its winning streak to six games. They are now 7-1 in the Southern Coast North Conference and 22-5 overall. “Our main focus right now is to take it one game at a time and work toward our goal of winning the conference championship,” ELAC Assistant coach Darren French said. ELAC dominated…

February 14, 2018
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New campaign hopes to assist student resources

December 6, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez Students, staff, faculty and guests gathered in F5-209 last Tuesday to raise awareness and money for East Los Angeles College’s Transforming Lives Annual Giving campaign. The campaign was created after a recent Associated Students Union poll revealed that 70 percent of students struggled with hunger and food insecurity on campus. “It was really based on the need to raise money to fund some of the programs that…

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Summer study abroad students to explore Paris

November 16, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez The East Los Angeles College Modern Language Department is offering students an opportunity to study abroad in Paris next summer. The program is being offered through a collaboration between other schools within the the European Studies Association. “The nice thing about our program is that (students are) there for the month of July. They live like Parisians in a very nice, upscale, safe part of Paris. It’s…

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Financial aid office hosts ‘Awareness Day’

By Rogelio Alvarez  The Financial Aid Office is hosting a Financial Aid Awareness Day where students can ask questions and receive information on financial aid today in front of the E3 Building from noon to 2 p.m. Financial aid staff will be at the event ready to assist any students. Light refreshments will be provided and students can participate in a scavenger hunt where they can win prizes. “When we…

April 19, 2017
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Softball team snaps three-game-losing streak

March 15, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez The softball team ended a three game-losing streak after defeating Orange Coast College in nonconference play 5-2 on Monday at home. “We had some girls that hit well today. Pitching actually did a pretty great job today,” softball head coach Erika Blanco said. The win improved the Huskies overall record of 12-10, but are still 0-2 in Southern Coast Conference North play. The Huskies had a slow…

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Life as an undocumented student

March 2, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez Never take voting for granted because many undocumented students like myself feel powerless against anti-immigration laws because we cannot vote. East Los Angeles College students, faculty and staff affected by the current anti-immigration laws should stand together in solidarity and oppose xenophobia. ELAC is a sanctuary campus and students can feel at ease knowing they can attend their classes without worrying about an immigration raid. No one…

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STEM to receive $6 million grant

By Rogelio Alvarez The East Los Angeles College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program will implement new additions to their programs after receiving a $6 million grant. The STEM program was awarded the Jardin de Stem grant from the United States Department of Education in October. The grant will allocate $1.2 million per year for five years and will help fund peer mentorships, supplemental instruction for STEM-related subjects, reading…

March 2, 2017
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Exhibition gives audience production insight

February 16, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez  “Tartuffe: Costumes and CTE Technology” showcased the collaborative process in the making of the East Los Angeles College Theater Arts Department’s production of “Tartuffe” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. The costumes and parts of the stage set were created with Cutting Tool Engineering (CTE) technology, such as a fabric printer and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router. “We have a joint-agreement with the Architecture and Engineering Departments….

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Women’s basketball continues No. 1 in state

February 16, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez  Women’s basketball defeated Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 81-62 last Friday at home, extending its win streak to seven. East Los Angeles College, currently ranked No. 1 in the state, has an overall 24-2 record and 7-1in Southern Coast Conference North play. ELAC is tied for first place in the SCC North Conference. “We had a great second half. We played team basketball, played some great defense…

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