Inspiring single mother of four beats stigmas

By Jackelyn Dubon Aracely Vasquez is a woman who overcomes any obstacle that comes her way and is a prime example of a mom who does it all. Aracely Vasquez, who goes by “Sally,” is not just your average ELAC student. She is also a single mother of four children and works full-time. She is working on getting her Associates Degree in Computer Application Office Technology. She is a part-time…

December 1, 2017

Passion for dance takes student to new heights

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Calvin Dang serves as a prime example of someone who successfully balanced his school life at ELAC with his passion for dancing.  Dang’s interest for dance began when he was in the eighth grade when he began breakdancing with his friends.  At the time, it was common for a lot of children to be into street styles such as popping, locking, and break dancing. Dang enjoyed…

November 23, 2016

Architecture club wins at Design Village

By Ivan Cazares and Stephanie Garibay For the first time, members of the East Los Angeles College Architecture Club were awarded the most habitable award at the 2015 Design Village. The winning team Circadian Rhythms included members Ivan Hu, Saul Navarro, Matthew Rivera, Eddie Ramirez and Thomas Gin. Circadian Rhythms was one of three ELAC teams included in the competition, but was the only team to win an award. The…

April 30, 2015

Study aboard in Paris next summer

By Paulette Flores Summer study in Paris is a month-long program where the student applies college language from the classroom toward Paris life. The program is open to students who are 17 years of age and older. The programs gives the student two choices to choose from whether it is to participate in either the Survival French program or The Insitut Catholique de Paris. Survival French is a French culture and…

December 4, 2014

CTE fair helps direct students’ futures

By Jade Inglada A variety of department career information and clubs were available to students during the Career and Technical Education Fair last Wednesday in the S2 and P2 quad. The Office of Workforce Education and Associated Student Union hosted the CTE Fair. The purpose of the fair was to offer information to students on the different path options available at East Los Angeles College. This could be achieved by…

October 29, 2014

South Gate Educational Center dean leads ELAC students by example

  By JC Casarez  Over the years Al Rios has always been in the business of helping others first. Known to many as the Dean of the South Gate Educational Center, Rios also has a background in politics and working for nonprofit organizations throughout the community. Rios, like many of the students he helps now, was once a student at East Los Angeles College. While growing up in Boyle Heights…

February 13, 2013