LACCD, mayors’ websites provides information on immigrant rights

By Juan Calvillo In a series of tweets made early Saturday, President Donald Trump announced that deportation raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement were postponed. Information is available on the LACCD website for students that are undocumented or have the benefit of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. There, the district has provided something it calls the LACCD Blue Card. This simple card gives the students instructions on how to handle…

June 23, 2019

South Gate class schedule to be updated this spring

Juan Calvillo Dr. Michelle Cheang, dean at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate campus, and a committee are working to create a more focused class schedule for the spring semester. Cheang said the group is made up of department chairs, both South Gate deans and Vice President Armida Ornelas from Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Cheang wants students to participate with input on what is essential for the schedule to…

June 8, 2019

Sculptor geeks out East Los style, comic book store owner prepares for third East LA C.A.P.E.

May 29, 2019

Luis Angel Cano captures part of the aesthetic and pop culture influences of East Los Angeles using plastic toys and polymer clay. Perhaps the hand-crafted figure that best represents his style is a figure of the “Muppets” character Gonzo who wears clothes styled after Hunter S. Thompson in the film adaptation of the book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” A self-proclaimed social media introvert, Cano avoided using  for a…


Clean energy moves forward

By Miguel Barragan  Much-needed clean energy initiatives were signed into law following Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. Brown signed SB-100 on Sept. 10, the same day he signed the EO. Like the EO, the bill establishes that 100 percent of all electricity in California by the end of 2045 must be achieved through renewable and zero-carbon energy resources. The end goal of the bill…

October 15, 2018

Comfort zone for LGBTQ+ students provided on campus

September 20, 2018

By Anastasia Landeros  The Student Health Center will host the LGBTQ+ & Questioning Student Discussion Group once a month in F5-211 from noon to 1 p.m. The group, started by Student Health Center Coordinator Cecilia Cruz in spring 2017, aims to connect LGBTQ+ and questioning students with each other. “Although I am the facilitator, my goal is to encourage students to talk to each other rather than to me,” said…


Partnership with Strong Villagers allows free vision screenings

September 20, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Staff Writer The East Los Angeles College Student Health Center held a free vision screening and gave out eye glasses to students Thursday in F5-209. The event was organized by the Student Health Center and a partner organization called Strong Villages. This organization holds vision screenings in multiple countries throughout the world. “We love ELAC. Everyone here is great and we even have volunteers from ELAC helping…


Center Theatre Group makes ELAC exclusive partner

By Frank Portillo The Theater Arts Department partnered with the Center Theatre Group to make East Los Angeles College its official higher education partner. “It’s a pretty overwhelming honor … They’ve been pursued by many schools before, and we’re even talking four-year universities with really impressive programs. They decided to choose ELAC out of all those schools for their education partner,” Faculty member Jessica Hansen said. The head of the…

March 27, 2018

Win brings women’s basketball closer to playoff spot

By Rogelio Alvarez Women’s Basketball (5-3) defeated conference rivals Rio Hondo (3-5) 81-58 last Friday at Rio. The game was a must-win for East Los Angeles College, who is in contention for the Southern Coast North Conference title and a spot in the postseason. ELAC came into the game seeking to make up a tough loss at home to Mt. San Antonio College (7-1). ELAC is 17-9 overall. “We can’t…

February 14, 2018

A season worth forgetting for six wins in women’s soccer team

By Noe Ortega East Los Angeles Women’s soccer ended a season to forget with an overall record of 6-11-3. ELAC ended in last place with zero wins, six losses and two draws in the South Coast Conference-North play. The Huskies played its last game of the season on November 10 with a 2-0 win against Compton College with two goals from freshman forward Breanna Sandoval. Out of the 20 games…

December 13, 2017

LA Philharmonic creates wonderful imagery in performance

November 30, 2017

BY Alyssa Crow Staff Writer The Los Angeles Philharmonic performed a free concert at East Los Angeles College on Saturday evening to a packed auditorium. The symphony was conducted by Jonathon Heyward, who played  “Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture” by Russian composer Mikhail Glinka. Heyward approached the podium to applause, lifted his arms and the orchestra followed suit by lifting their instruments. His arms came down and the first notes sprang…