ELAC campus prime political stop

November 19, 2021

With East Los Angeles College’s 75th anniversary, many students may find ELAC’s history in the political sphere interesting. The campus has hosted many political events such as rallies from presidential candidates, some as recent as last year, to debates for local races. ELAC even has a former professor currently serving as an elected United States Representative in Congress, former professor Judy Chu.


Speech and Debate Team brings home win

May 12, 2019

The East Los Angeles College Speech and Debate Team won their second consecutive community college championship title at the National Forensics Association Tournament in Santa Ana, which ran from April 18-22. At NFA, the team competed against four-year universities as well as other community colleges. They placed second among California schools and 17th in the nation overall.


ELAC should bring back policy debate team

By Adrian Juarez Students at East Los Angeles College have all been victims of budget cuts, from low course availability to higher fees and tuition. Our student resources continue to evaporate a little more each semester with often no notice or public explanation. One team in particular that was disbanded for no apparent reason was ELAC’s Speech 106 policy debate team, coached by Professor Nadar Haddad who founded the team…

May 18, 2013

Coach rescues ELAC debate team

By Kritsida Adisakkitti Many students and faculty undermined the East Los Angeles College debate team that continuously brought home wins during the past five years. Nadar Haddad is the founder and coach of the official debate team that ELAC lacked for a 25-year period. After Haddad received his Bachelor’s Degree at California State University, Long Beach in Political Science and his Master’s Degree at University of North Texas, he was offered a…

November 29, 2011