ASU Makes Plans for the New Semester

By Jose Rojas The Associated Student Union presented plans to make major changes during the spring 2015 semester at its first meeting Friday. ASU announced  that they want to create a shuttle from the Gold Line station to the main campus. Executive Vice President, Romel Lopez is the leader of the committee working on this project. The committee has to evaluate how many students use the Metro Gold Line and…

March 12, 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

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

In the Spotlight: ELAC Theatre opens season with ‘Woyzeck’

By Jesus Figueroa ELAC’s Theatre Department prepares to bring “Woyzeck,” a working class tragedy play written by Georg Büchner  to the stage. The department will perform John Reddick’s translation of the play. Büchner left his play incomplete at the time of his death, but it has since been completed by several authors, editors and translators. The play is known for dealing with the dehumanizing effects of doctors and the military…

October 8, 2014

High School Senior Day displays the college experience

By Marcus Camacho High school seniors and middle school students will be coming to East Los Angeles College for “High School Senior Day” this May 9 at the Performing Arts Complex. The event is for high school seniors who will be exposed to a college environment to see what it is like to be a college student. The message this event is trying to send is that college is possible…

April 23, 2014

ELAC looks to be top contributor to blood drive

By Jose Casares Out of 251 participating schools in the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge, East Los Angeles College was number seven. ELAC has already hosted two successful blood drives this year. A third one will be held in the auditorium on April 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The most recent drive was mostly for the school staff. However some students were allowed to…

March 26, 2014

South Gate lacks college feel

By Brenda Diaz Students who attend the East Los Angeles College South Gate campus complain about the lack of a  college feeling. One reason might be that students are not as involved in extracurricular activities as they are at the main campus. Some may argue that the campus is just too small. While its size is minor compared to the main campus, that is no excuse to complain. The only…

March 20, 2014

Rep. fee advocates education

  By Alejandra Carrillo   After 10 years struggling to establish the student representation fee, the East Los Angeles College Associated Student Union were able to get a majority vote last Winter. The student rep fee made its way into community colleges in the year 1988. Over the years, half of the community colleges in California implemented the student representation fee. During the Winter semester, ELAC earned $7,909. According to…

March 6, 2013

ASU board prepares for next year

By Joshua Chan A new ASU executive board has been elected, and in order to continue improving faculty and club relations, the current board will train the new board members. From this month until July 1, the new board will learn as much as possible within this small time frame. They will learn how to run and operate meetings as well as be taught their individual responsibilities. Not every new board…

May 16, 2012