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…


Students’ show musical talent with pride

November 9, 2016

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College Applied Music Program students paid homage to classical artists with their musical talents on Wednesday in the S2 Recital Hall. More than a dozen students sang challenging songs in a foreign language or performed with instruments such as a piano, cello, double bass violin, violin and classical guitar. “The best part of performing is not just people coming out and listening to us,…


Campuses see increase in crime

By Rogelio Alvarez  East Los Angeles College and the South Gate Educational Center has seen an increase in  reported bike and car thefts, vandalism, traffic collisions and other incidents last month. Several students reported their car batteries stolen at the South Gate Educational Center back parking lot, others had their bikes stolen on the main campus and a car in the P4 Parking Structure had profanity written on the door…

November 3, 2016

ELAC Campus News wins at JACC

By Gil Milanes  The Campus News team brought home four awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference at Cerritos College this past Saturday. Ivan Cazares, managing editor, won second place in Critical Review with Rogelio Alvarez online editor-in-chief taking second place for Copy Editing. Dan Gudino online editor, won second place for Profile Feature Story and Julie Santiago art director won Honorable Mention for News Photo. CN staff…

November 3, 2016

Men’s soccer remains winless in conference

October 12, 2016

By Rogelio Alvarez  Men’s Soccer lost to Mt. San Antonio College 3-0 yesterday at home in South Coast-North Conference play. Elac is now 0-4 in conference play. “We have a game plan, but players do not want to follow the game plan, which makes it difficult. When the players panic and start doing what they want to do, then they don’t follow up the game plan. I don’t see a…


Volleyball Loses in three sets

By Rogelio Alvarez Volleyball team was shutout against Mt. San Antonio College 3-0 last Friday in the South Gym. The Huskies are now 6-6 overall and 0-2 in South Coast-North Conference play. Despite Mt. SAC’s well-coordinated offense, the Huskies fought hard to stay in the game. “We didn’t give up. We kept fighting. We got over our mistakes quickly and we fought. We really wanted (the win),” ELAC freshman right…

October 5, 2016

Nas tops off night at Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival

By Rogelio Alvarez Grammy award-winning hip hop artist Nas topped off a night of amazing acts by performing hits spanning his 24-year career at the 2016 Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival at the San Manuel Amphitheatre festival grounds last Saturday. Although Nas did not close out the show, his one-hour set was the biggest highlight of the night. At one point during his set, Nas asked the crowd what song he…

June 23, 2016

ELAC undergoes changes to benefit students, campus, staff

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College Shared Governance Council held a meeting last Monday to discuss different proposals and reports on various topics concerning the campus. “This is a committee that is representative of various committees so that we may have more collaboration and inclusion in a coherent plan of action for the campus,” vice president of student services and special programs Julie Benavides said. ELAC president Marvin Martinez…

May 25, 2016

Bracero history shared through performance

By Rogelio Alvarez “El Bracero,” written by Rosalinda Verde and directed and produced by Miguel Orozco, tells the emotional story of a migrant farm worker in the Bracero Program motivated to reunite with his lover through the artistry of mariachi music. The play was performed twice last Thursday at Ingalls Auditorium to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The production was based on the lives of braceros or manual laborers that worked…

May 11, 2016

‘El Bracero’ brings history to performances

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College will host two  of “El Bracero,” a one-act mariachi opera, highlighting the hardships of the Bracero Program. It will take place tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m in the Ingalls Auditorium. “We’re proud to bring ‘El Bracero’ to East Los Angeles as part of our Cinco de Mayo festivities. ‘El Bracero’ dramatically portrays the obstacles legal farmworkers faced in the United States,”…

May 4, 2016