Speech team wins consecutive titles

By Stephanie Garibay For the second consecutive year, members of the East Los Angeles College speech team were awarded the national championship title in the 2016 Phi Rho Pi National Competitive Speaking Tournament for Community Colleges. Nearly 600 students from more than 60 colleges across the United States competed in the tournament. “I think what really helped us get through all of this was the fact that we are all…

May 11, 2016

Speech team triumphs at tournament

By Dan Gudino The award-winning East Los Angeles College speech team competed in debate and public speaking Feb. 14 and earned first place at the Tabor-Venitsky Invitational at Cerritos College. Last year, ELAC finished second in the Tabor-Venitsky tournament. This year, ELAC beat 19 schools to be crowned the Small Division Schools champ. The speech team’s goal is to move on to the California Community College Forensics Association State Championship…

March 2, 2016

Speech team to offer showcase

By Joel Arellano The award-winning Speech and Debate team is bringing the night of drama, comedy, and poetry to the Proscenium Theatre on Dec 9 and 11. Traditionally there is a one night  showcase at the end of each semester, but this year there will be two nights. Members of the speech team are preparing themselves for a chance to perform, since space to participate is limited. “Although not all…

December 3, 2014

Speech Team wins big at October tournament

By Jane Fernandez The Speech Team at East Los Angeles College earned eight top awards at their October tournament that took place at Pasadena City College. Fourteen members of the ELAC speech team competed at the event. Gordon Ip earned the highest honor of Tournament Champion in Poetry Interpretation. He also won first place from each preliminary and final round critic. He was the only student who achieved this. Israel Beltran and…

November 9, 2014

Elac’s speech team continues win streak

  By Sergio Berrueta ELAC’s Speech team is vying to continue their winning streak at the state championship in Concord, Calif. in order to achieve national success in Denver, Colo. At the state championship,  the team managed to sweep up a new ELAC Speech Team record of 11 awards, including the Raul Herrera garnering prestigious Pentathlon Award. “Simply put, this win is epic,” Speech Team coach Ryan Smith said. Smith has been…

March 26, 2014

Speech team wins 11 state awards

By Sergio Berrueta The East Los Angeles College Speech Team garnered second place this past weekend at the 2014 state championship tournament in Concord, California. The team earned a new record of 11 awards in various performance and speech categories including two gold, five silver, two bronze, a second place team award and the Pentathlon Award. Raul Herrera garnered the Pentathlon Award, which is given to the student in the…

March 19, 2014