League of Women Voters informs Elans about propositions

By Javier Lopez The League of Women Voters Los Angeles (LWVLA) and the Associated Student Union (ASU) brought guest speakers to ELAC in order to inform students about the pros and cons of Proposition 55 and 57. The debate began with Kim McGill from the Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) defending Prop. 57. She stated all of the benefits that the proposition would bring to California’s communities. One of the problems…

October 12, 2016

New Associated Student Union president strives to help students

By Javier Lopez Fellow peers see Romel Lopez, the new East Los Angeles College Associated Student Union president, as kind and helpful. Lopez expresses his dedication to help students. When Lopez was asked how he would improve students’ lives as ASU president, he stated that not only regular students were his priorities but also non-traditional students. Lopez said his main concerns was non-traditional students. “ I want to make education that…

May 21, 2015

ASU board decided for 2015-16

By Joshua Inglada New Associated Student Union representatives have been elected. As of May 5, Romel Lopez won the position of President with 368 votes. “I’ll be the first in my family to graduate,” Lopez said. “Information was a key item that helped me get where I am today. I want to be able to give that information to the student body and the less-informed.” The position of Executive Vice…

May 15, 2015

ASU elections not publicized enough

By Jesus Figueroa Student representation is an important way to have the voice of the students heard, but the candidates and election don’t seem to be a priority. The Associate Student Union elections are quickly approaching and the candidate flyers are going up for the first time. The South Gate Educational Center gets ignored completely with no candidate forum, but they do get the same two days to vote. The…

April 15, 2015

East Los Angeles College celebrates Dia de los Muertos

  By Sergio Berrueta The third Annual Dia de los Muertos event brings Mexican culture to a new generation of Latinos. The event was held in the Perfoming and Fine Arts courtyard. Started by the Chicana/o Studies Department, the festival gives those in the community and students the opportunity to celebrate the festivities. The event was also funded through the Associated Student Union (ASU). Local artists were on hand to…

November 5, 2014

Kaiser introduces ALYX System to South Gate campus

By Jade Inglada Students and the local community were given the opportunity to donate blood with Kaiser Permanente’s ALYX Component Collection System at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate Center on Tuesday. Blood and Platelet Recruitment Coordinator Tiffany K. Laffitte was in charge of the blood drive. Kaiser Permanente has been able to use the South Gate facility for its blood drives for free because of Roni Inouye, who is…

October 29, 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

Resource Event provides information for student health

By Diego Olivares The Associated Student Union sponsored the Resource Event of Spring 2014 held on April 24. Located at East Los Angeles College’s E7 main walkway, the event is part of the Violence Intervention Program. “It was something the staff wanted.” ASU President Eduardo Vargas said. “It’s to provide psychological help that a student may need.” The event allows many programs to get their message out to students. Many…

May 3, 2014

Commissioner breaches student’s information

  By Brian Villalba   Impeachment proceedings have begun for East Los Angeles College’s Associated Student Union Commissioner of Administration of Justice, Antonio Alonso. The proceedings are in response to an alleged breach of personal information committed by the Alonso. Alonso confessed to ASU President Jennifer Estrada that he had breached personal information of a female student who was seeking ASU assistance. Alonso said he obtained the female student’s mobile…

October 18, 2012

ELAC tackles ballot initiatives

By Lourdes Espinoza Propositions 30, 32 and 38 were the basis of an educational forum held by the American Federation of Teachers and the Associated Student Union last Thursday night in the S2 Lecture Hall. This public forum was organized to bring awareness of these propositions as the November ballots draw near. Informational booths and voter registration tables were set up outside the S2 building for those who wanted more information…

September 27, 2012