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
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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…

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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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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Cinco de Mayo: Opening of new facilities to spice the evening

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration, which includes a ribbon- cutting ceremony, food-tasting and a mariachi opera performance titled, “El Bracero,” next Thursday. “We want the entire Monterey Park and East LA community to get to enjoy and see what the new East LA College looks like,” ELAC Public Information Officer Alejandro Guzman said. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will showcase the new Student…

April 27, 2016
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From immigrant to doctorate: Math instructor overcomes odds, achieves success

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College professor Luis Soto-Ortiz, Ph.D., knew very little English when he first arrived to the United States at 10 years old, but his passion for learning would later reward him with a bachelor’s, three master’s and a doctorate degree. “I picked up the (math) book in Spanish and read it on my own and learned mathematics on my own. I loved it,” Soto-Ortiz said….

April 27, 2016
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Nursing students provide health assistance for Elans

April 27, 2016

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College nursing students voluntarily held a free checkup event which provided testsing foron blood pressure and, blood glucose and addressed health questions. Nursing Program students set up tents outside of the Nursing Building last Wednesday. “We want to help people in our community. That’s why we have the fair,” Nursing Department Chair Lurelean Gaines said. The main goal for the health fair is to…

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