A new addition to women’s volleyball

  By Dulce Carrillo   Elliott Walker, the new East Los Angeles College women’s head volleyball coach, has the Huskies looking forward to the new season through optimistic eyes. Recommended by former head coach Trisha Marx, he admits that this will be a difficult season, but feels good about the team’s future. “This season will be a transition season,” says Walker, who wants his team to develop the skills they…

September 14, 2012

Kung Fu Tea Bar brings retro decor to Monterey Park

  By Erik Luna   The grand opening of Kung Fu Tea Bar has already welcomed many with its retro decor, Asian pop music and a menu that offers affordable meat dishes ranging from the Taiwanese Minced Pork Bowl ($4.99) to the Enoki Beef Bowl ($5.99). Curious customers entered this new location enjoying its free Wi-Fi, outside dining and student specials. Although the music may be distracting for studying, its…

September 13, 2012

Women’s soccer falls in home opener

  By Erik Luna   Despite their 3-2 victory against Santa Ana College last Wednesday, the women’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 home loss against San Bernardino Valley College last Friday, Sept. 7. The Huskies stand 2-2-1 overall while the Wolverines improved to 2-1-1. The Huskies will host Taft next Tuesday at 5 p.m. in their last non-conference game. “Early on Brianna Ramirez zipped one through Wolverine goalkeeper Jennifer Keats…

September 11, 2012

Women’s soccer non-conference roundup

  By Erik Luna Despite their 3-2 victory against Santa Ana College on Wednesday, the East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 home loss against San Bernardino Valley College today. ELAC, the No. 24-ranked team in the state, stands 2-2-1 overall; No. 26 SBVC improves to 2-1-1. “We just came out flat in the second half of the game,” Head Coach Tessa Troglia said about the team.

September 7, 2012

Man creates disturbance on East Los Angeles College campus

By Erik Luna After a brief confrontation in the East Los Angeles College financial aid office, a student and a unidentified man that was accompanying a young woman were held for questioning by the sheriffs earlier this afternoon. The confrontation started because the student, who wished to remain annoymous, was walking in at the same time the woman was and almost bumped her and her baby. “I was just taking…

June 4, 2012

Respecting poetry as yourself

By Erik Luna People need to realize that the written word is something to be marveled at not something to be made a mockery of. Students, usually immature teenagers, look down on those who choose to express themselves verbally and intellectually. Poetry and spoken word have risen to some popularity as of late, but there are always those wise-cracking, loose lipped and intellectually challenged people who look down on this…

May 9, 2012

Instructors, students need to identify textbooks need

  By Erik Luna Instructors need to figure out whether their textbooks are essential to their classes and students need to realize the textbook can make a difference in their grade. Textbooks are a vital part of a student’s success in the classroom, yet some instructors choose to ignore the book and focus on their class lectures instead, leaving students with one expensive paperweight. Participating in a class where not…

May 2, 2012

Television’s on a downward spiral

By Erik Luna Since its introduction in 1939, television has influenced the ideals and thoughts of people who glue their eyes to its screen. The $64,000 question is: “Is this a good thing or a bad thing? “ Television shows have plummeted in terms of educational programming. Instead of intellectual content, we have mind-numbing, sex-driven and borderline ignorant reality TV shows. “Jersey Shore,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and countless other drones of…

April 25, 2012

American Civil Liberties Union stopped at ELAC to gain petition signatures

Updated Wednesday 4:23 p.m. By Erik Luna Due to the controversy of discriminatory laws, the American Civil Liberties Union’s cross-country caravan “Estamos Unidos” stopped at East Los Angeles College Monday afternoon to recruit students against laws such as SB 1070. The ACLU started to plan for the caravan in mid-March with stops in Santa Ana and San Diego. The caravan will then travel to neighboring state Arizona, on to Texas…

April 23, 2012

Student journalists win at state convention

By Lourdes Espinoza Part of East Los Angeles College’s Campus News’ staff won awards at the 57th annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ state convention winning a total of five awards last weekend. Rodolfo Trujillo, writer and copyeditor, won first place in copyediting. Trujillo said, “I’m very honored to have won that. I’ve been going to JACC for a few years now and I was really, really surprised when I won….

March 28, 2012