East Los Angeles Scoreboard, Week 11

    November 11, 2012 By Tadzio Garcia   Soccer teams end on high and low notes The women’s soccer team closed out the regular season 4-1-1, in their last six South Coast Conference games including a 4-1 shocker over then No. 6-ranked Mt. San Antonio College. As a result, they stand a good chance to advance to the playoffs. The Huskies are ranked No. 23 in the state but…

November 11, 2012

East LA College goalkeeper overcomes life’s obstacles

By Liliana Marquez   Juan Escobar overcame injuries and illness that could have forced him to abandon soccer to become the starting goalkeeper during his two seasons representing the East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team. Escobar, 19, who was born in Hollywood and raised in South Gate, is currently playing his last season with the men’s soccer team. Escobar is the oldest of Juan Escobar and Maria Castillo’s four…

November 6, 2012

ELAC men’s soccer stunned by tie with Compton

By Liliana Marquez   The men’s soccer team tied 1-1 against El Camino College Compton Center last Friday at the Murphy Family Field in Carson. For the first time in the last three seasons the Huskies did not score a win against Compton. The Huskies haven’t won a game since October 19 when they defeated Long Beach City College at Weingart Stadium. Jimmy Espinal who has been an outstanding player during…

November 5, 2012

East LA College Scoreboard, Week 10

    By Tadzio Garcia The cross country and football teams highlight this past week in East Los Angeles College sports.  The men’s soccer team tied, while the women’s soccer team survived a red-card fest in a 3-1 loss. The volleyball team lost a nail-biter. Football chooses collegiality over first-stringers In the last two weeks, winless El Camino College Compton Center lost to Mountain Conference rivals Victor Valley College, 65-28,…

November 4, 2012

Student Services re-open lactation room on main campus for nursing mothers

By Veronica Hurtado The reopening of the lactation room, E1-138, in the Student Services building for nursing mothers brings forth issues the school faces to comply with federal and state labor laws. Nursing mothers on campus have access to the lactation room after a member of the Work Environment Committee questioned last Tuesday whether the college provides the federal and state mandated service to employees, and services that could be extended…

October 10, 2012

Arias back to pursue teaching

  By Augustine Ugalde   An unyielding desire to continue pursuing his teaching career has Robert John Arias back doing what he loves for the East Los Angeles College Social Sciences department. Arias returned to teaching a full semester this fall less than a year after suffering a devastating stroke last Sept. 27. The effects of the stroke left Arias wheelchair bound and with limited movement on the left side of…

September 19, 2012

South Gate shuttle victim of budget cuts

By Veronica Hurtado Students commuting from the main campus to and from South Gate can no longer rely on the East Los Angeles College shuttle for free transportation. According to Al Rios, ELAC South Gate Campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the shuttle was cancelled this fall due to the school’s budget cuts. It cost the school about $58,000 to maintain the shuttle for two semesters, and given competitive interest in…

September 14, 2012

Women’s soccer non-conference roundup

  By Erik Luna Despite their 3-2 victory against Santa Ana College on Wednesday, the East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 home loss against San Bernardino Valley College today. ELAC, the No. 24-ranked team in the state, stands 2-2-1 overall; No. 26 SBVC improves to 2-1-1. “We just came out flat in the second half of the game,” Head Coach Tessa Troglia said about the team.

September 7, 2012

Elans to face aftermath of budget cuts, faculty reacts

By Veronica Hurtado and Edgar Lopez Fall semester has not started, yet faculty and students can expect a leaner class schedule, a lack of supplies, and a possible reduction in student services and in student-worker positions if budget cuts are worse than anticipated. “The budget situation is very fluid,” East Los Angeles College President Tyree Wieder said. She also said that ELAC’s expenditures are not in sync with their allocation…

May 23, 2012

Committee proposes departments to cut hours for the Fall semester

  By Lourdes Espinoza and Veronica Hurtado Although students will start to enroll for the fall semester soon, some classes will be cut from the course schedule. According to Kerrin MacMahan, dean of academic affairs, some of the classes that are on the fall schedule will  be cancelled in accordance to the Enrollment Management Committee’s proposed reductions even though the schedule has already been sent to the printer. The EMC is…

May 2, 2012