Study abroud club will travel to Italy

By Susan Lorenzana The Study Abroad club aims to study the politics of freedom, of assembly, self governance, liberty and democracy. They also aim to study human rights, freedom of religion, self-expression, women’s liberation, and LGBT awareness. Students explore the challenges of human trade, body trafficking, sexploitation and the administration of justice from global and international perspectives. During the trip, the club discussed human rights issues during tours to places…

June 3, 2018

Theater alumnus gets big break

March 27, 2018

By Frank Portillo Alumnus Peter Mendoza journeyed from student actor to playing the lead in “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas theater in Los Angeles. In a Los Angeles Times review of the play from theater critic Charles McNulty, Mendoza was said to “raise the emotional stakes for the audience as the young Marine descends into hell.” The actor, however, didn’t end up in his position easily. He…


Theatre department address everyday issues in performances

By Jesus Garcia The Theatre in the Community program is a program for students from all backgrounds who with their interest in theatre want to help their community in some way.   It is a free program where students  tour elementary schools/daycare centers with children’s theatre productions, ‘brown bag’ lunchtime performances at senior centers, food banks and events throughout Los Angeles County. The program is led by ELAC’s very own…

December 4, 2017

Game club pushed to the edge

By Allison Beatty The ELAC Game Club has gone through many hardships such as being disbanded twice and splitting into cliques. It began with a group of students looking for a relaxing way to spend their down time in the school lounge, playing games ranging from cards, board games, mobile games, and even console games like Smash 4. At this time it was not an official school club, but more…

December 3, 2017

The Dream Act at work

By: Joseph Dargan The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or Dream Act, is saving America millions of dollars and with examples like Gilberto Macedo-Velasquez, simultaneously strengthening the Latino community one Dreamer at a time. Signed into law by former President Barack Obama in June of 2012, DACA was created to protect undocumented immigrants, who were illegally brought into the United States as children, from deportation as well as providing a…

May 23, 2017

Rios elected in South Gate city council

By Ivan Cazares Dean Of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, Alfonso Rios has been an influential member of the East Los Angeles College community for 17 years. He worked as dean of ELAC’s South Gate Educational Center for 16 years and plays a major role in the campus’ development as an advocate for higher education in the Southeast region of Los Angeles. His work at the South Gate campus inspired…

April 12, 2017

Health instructor advocates sexual assault awareness

By Steven Adamo Domestic violence and sexual assault are among many topics in health class, taught by instructor Andrea Owens. “I personally teach about power and control, and the cycle of violence. I also teach about sexual assault and its repercussions,” said Owens. Owens is one of the co-chair of the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team. Every year, the SAAVE team plans the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during…

March 15, 2017

Honor society looks to future

By Gustavo Buenrostro Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, is an honors society at East Los Angeles College that recognizes students for their hard work and aims to help them grow. Any student can join and become a member. Their mission statement is, “In our 100 year history, our mission has remained the same, recognizing scholars and preparing them for successful futures.” They are part of the CaliforniaNevada Region of Phi…

March 2, 2017

Walter Ahhaitty educates an audience on Native American history

by Damien Rodriguez Calling someone indigenous is offensive, Walter Ahhaitty of the Kiowa tribe told an audience at room K5-108 on November 21. Ahhaitty explained that indigenous people prefer to be called “indins” because the word indigenous is used by non-Indian people to force an identity on them. Ahhaitty also had issues with the word sovereignty. According to Ahhaitty, the word sovereignty was used to manipulate indigenous people. He stated…

November 27, 2016