Baseball splits last two

By Rogelio Alvarez  The baseball team picked up a 3-1 victory against Los Angeles Harbor College on March 17, ending a three-game losing streak. East Los Angeles College sophomore pitcher George Alamillo pitched a complete game. “I felt pretty good going into the game. I was there mentally, but not really there physically because I have a sore shoulder. “I was able to power through the game.” Alamillo said. Alamillo…

March 23, 2016

Baseball stumbles in extra innings

By Rogelio Alvarez  Baseball lost 3-4 to South Coast Conference rivals El Camino College last Saturday at home after a series of errors in extra innings. “Other than our pitchers pitching well again like we’ve done all year, there’s  zero positives. We struck out 16 times. We made four or five errors. There’s zero positives in that,” East Los Angeles College head coach James Hines said. The Huskies are now…

March 23, 2016

Steam sets off fire alarm

By Rogelio Alvarez Steam from hot food cooked in Room 508 on the fifth floor set off the fire alarm in the E3 building last night. “You don’t have to be a fireman to tell that there’s smoke coming out of a building, a trash can or up in the attic. None of those signs were present. Plant facilities determined that there wasn’t any fire,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department…

March 22, 2016

Local theater campaigns for fundraiser

By Rogelio Alvarez CASA 0101 Theater, located in Boyle Heights, is undergoing a fundraising campaign to raise $30,000 to help fund classes for youth, teens and adults from the surrounding communities. The deadline to raise $30,000 is April 30. Former East Los Angeles College student, Josefina Lopez founded the theater in 2000. The non-profit organization uses money from grants and donations to fund an art education program, theatrical productions and…

March 16, 2016

English club hosts open mic at ELAC Garden

by Rogelio Alvarez   Open Mic Poetry Night, hosted by the English Club, provided students and guest speakers the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings through poetry and short stories. Despite the cold weather, there was a huge student outcome at the event. English Club members were surprised at the turnout of students. At least 40 students and a few faculty members were present at ELAC Gardens, eager to…

December 9, 2015

Women’s soccer conference triumphs continue

BY Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to three games after defeating Los Angeles Harbor College, 2-0, Friday at Weingart Stadium. Huskies sophomore forward Tara Cofer scored both goals in the victory. Cofer’s second goal was a one-on-one with Harbor freshman goalkeeper Cynthia Prado. Huskies freshman midfielder Lizeth Delgado snuck a pass through Harbor defense to set up Cofer’s second goal of the…

October 28, 2015

Men’s soccer wins opening conference game

By Rogelio Alvarez The Huskies (4-1-3, 1-0) defeated Los Angeles Harbor College (2-5-1, 0-1), 2-0, in the South Coast Conference opening game last Tuesday. Freshman forward Valetin Mercado scored a brace in an impressive offensive display from the Huskies. After a dominating opening 20 minutes from ELAC, sophomore Albert Chamagua’s shot on goal was blocked by LAHC goalkeeper, Brian Hernandez. The rebounded shot landed in Mercado’s path for an easy…

October 2, 2015

‘Drunk Girl’ helps victims of abuse

  By Rogelio Alvarez Casa 0101 premiered, “Drunk Girl,” a series of 16 plays that focuses on the traumatic effects of sexual abuse and the various ways of coping with it. “Drunk Girl,” premiered last friday at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights. The majority of the plays were written by  East Los Angeles College alumni Josefina Lopez. “Pink Scars” was written by Rocio Diaz and “Drunk Girl” was written…

September 30, 2015

ELAC Theatre Student Pushes to Dream

by Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College student Jasia Topete’s past involvements in theater have been a major contribution to her growth as a student and as a person. Theater and Chicano Studies major Jasia Topete has been involved in ELAC Theatre Arts Productions and in Casa 0101 plays. Last spring semester, Topete portrayed Sargent Verges in William Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by theatre arts instructor Kelly…

September 27, 2015

ELAC transfer fair to help students

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College Transfer Center will have a University Transfer Fair on Wednesday Sept. 23rd from 10:00 am-1:00 pm on the walkway between Parking Structure 3 and the Swim Stadium. Representatives from the University of California (UC) system, California State Universities (CSU), private and out-of-state universities will be available to inform students on transfer requirements. The Transfer Fair has offered ELAC students the opportunity to talk…

September 22, 2015