Non-profit organization started by former ELAC student prospers

By Erik Luna In protest of high tuition, students from East Los Angeles College pitched tents in front of the campus and occupied the school two years ago. Through this protest, former ELAC student Esperanza Ortega went on to create The Hook-Up Resource Center in Montebello, which was started to help students in need and expanded to help veterans. Starting from a humble list of 20 clientele, Ortega and her…

December 4, 2013

Students bike the extra mile

  By Brian Villalba The East Los Angeles College Feminist Club and ELAC Students for Political Awareness have achieved their goal of raising funds for the Students and Soldiers Justice Memorial. Saturday was the 15-mile bike ride for the SJM foundation, which assists homeless students and student veterans. SJM is an organization of students for students, with special attention to the difficulties student veterans have to cope with.  SJM foundation’s mission…

March 14, 2012

Feminist leader promotes Occupy ELAC

By Joshua Avila Having seen the improvements of Occupy ELAC, Angie Rincon urges students to show support to fight the budget cuts. Rincon started Occupy ELAC through a feminist group she was involved in. At 22 years old, Rincon has made progress by catching the attention of senators and assembly men. She has spoken with Pedro Salcido and Ivan Carillo to help with the situation at Occupy ELAC. “The first week was slow,…

November 29, 2011