Quetzal, other artists celebrate ‘Cinco de Mayo’ at ELAC

By Lourdes Espinoza   An amusing blend of Mexican music and culture thrilled many at the Cinco De Mayo Festival as crowd enjoyed ‘aguas frescas’ with a side of mariachi music on May 7. Vendors set up between the S1 and S2 buildings offered everything from food to arts and crafts. Several small children from East Los Angeles College’s Child Development Center gathered around the bands and danced in unison…

May 17, 2013

Vision Club holds second annual talent show

By Lourdes Espinoza    A night full of laughs and multi-talented acts filled the auditorium during the Vision Club’s second annual Talent Show last Friday night. Acts included dance routines, acoustic guitars, soulful singing and an impromptu act. Many children were welcomed and played around prior to the show as chalk art, face painting, games and a magic show catered to the youthful crowd. Brother-and-sister act Monique Mauries and Eric…

May 8, 2013

Young designers fashion new trends

  By Lourdes Espinoza   Hundreds of fashionistas flooded the sold out “Project Ethos LA Fashion Week: The Fate of Fashion, Music and Art” Tuesday night at the Avalon in Hollywood. Encompassing urban trends, this show was the mecca for style, live music and art. This colorful exhibition reflects the unique trends within the city. LA flair popped with emerging talent as models and dancers strutting down the runway wearing…

March 20, 2013

E7 safety concerns remain

By Lourdes Espinoza and Brian Villalba   The E7 Technology Center at East Los Angeles College remains occupied in spite of safety issues because of exceptions to Division of State Architect certification. The DSA certified buildings have historically proven safe and have lowered maintenance costs more than buildings that go without certification. The Tech Center hosts a total of nine departments and plays a vital role for thousands of students…

December 5, 2012

Dia de los Muertos celebrated in Boyle Heights

    By Lourdes Espinoza   The 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos event held at Mariachi Plaza offered the hundreds of local community residents who attended an array of entertainment and activities on Sunday, Nov. 4. This all-day event was free and open to the public hosted by the Boyle Heights International Farmer’s Market. Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday that originated from both Spanish Catholicism which celebrated All…

November 7, 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