Students struggle to balance daily schedule

By Dulce Carrillo Money has become a huge issue for many college students and balancing time is another. Besides worrying about assignment deadlines, certain things like school supplies, class dues, transportation, food, phone bills, rent, money and time is need before they begin to pile up. We only have one life to live and to make the best out of it, but being a working slave and college student has…

November 19, 2014

Book festival brings locals together

By Dulce Carrillo and Megan G. Razzetti  The Los Angeles Latino Book and Family Festival provided educational fun for local families on Saturday in the Performing and Fine Arts Complex at East Los Angeles College. Latino Literacy Now, Go East L.A. and ELAC hosted the event which included Dia de Los Muertos celebrations, authors,seminars and food booths. “I brought my daughter to have her get involved with other kids and…

November 5, 2014

Volleyball loses to winless Lancers

By Dulce Carrillo With back and forth competitive sets, East Los Angeles College, 7-7 overall and 1-2 in the South Coast Conference,  lost 3-1 to Pasadena City College (1-9, 1-2) at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium in Pasadena Oct. 10. ELAC is now tied for fifth place in the South Coast Conference with Los Angeles Trade Tech College (3-2, 1-2) and PCC. The first set took a competitive start with close points throughout. The Huskies won the…

October 14, 2014

Demonic doll ‘Annabelle’ gets back story

By Dulce Carrillo Suspenseful horror film “Annabelle,” directed by John R. Leonetti, is a prequel film to the 2013 film “The Conjuring,” directed by James Wan, and introduces the demonic doll Annabelle. The film is chilling and uses music and silence to inspire fear, increasing the horror and suspense of the film. The film begins with a similar opening as “The Conjuring,” where two young women and a young man…

October 8, 2014

Professor’s new world experiences opens students’ eyes

  By Dulce Carrillo    Real world experience and eye opening stories is what anthropology professor Jeffrey Rigby encounters in his teachings. Rigby has been working at East Los Angeles College as an anthropology professor for 10 years,  and at other community colleges around the Los Angeles area since 1989. Rigby graduated from Santa Monica High School and has a Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles that focuses…

April 23, 2013

Women’s Studies Committee teaches Title IX laws, benefits

  By Dulce Carrillo   Women in past decades in East Los Angeles College wore the same uniforms but played the same sport as the men did when Title IX was introduced. ELAC Women’s Studies Committee presented to a full crowd of Elans about the benefits of Title IX in women’s athletics last Thursday in the women’s gym. Title IX is a law that was passed in 1972. No person…

March 20, 2013

Take the time to connect with loved ones

By Dulce Carrillo    When an older person passes away, people pay their respect, then move on with their life. When someone young dies, it opens people’s eyes to see that life can be taken away in a blink of an eye. Grandparents, great aunts or parents have lived their life. They experienced being a kid, going to dances, having their first kiss, finding true love, getting hurt, marriage, kids,…

March 20, 2013

Women’s restrooms are dirty because of female students

By Dulce Carrillo Paper towels on the floor, clogged toilets, broken toilet paper holders and urine stains are just some of the things that make the women’s restrooms at East Los Angeles College look dirty. These issues are not the janitor’s fault though. It is the fault of the women that enter the campus’ restrooms. Many go in a rush to use the restroom and that is where the mess…

February 26, 2013

Social media websites can ruin reputation

By Dulce Carrillo   Social media website users are usually unaware of the consequences that come with exposing personal information on the internet. I use Facebook to keep in touch with my friends and family who are in Mexico. I was excited to show my mom a picture of relatives, but as I logged on Facebook an extremely provocative picture of a woman popped out on my screen. My mom, who…

October 17, 2012

ELAC journalists take top honors

  By Megan Perry Staff members from the East Los Angeles College Campus News won 11 awards and one contest at the 2012 Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California conference. The 2012 spring semester’s ELAC Campus News staff brought home two General Excellence awards, one for the print edition and one for online journalism. The print edition scored a total of 97 out of 125 points in 25 categories in various aspects of…

October 11, 2012