Suspect in school gun threats identified

  By Erik Luna   Neiman Jerome Smith, the 19-year-old student that called and threatened to shoot-up two schools, was charged with making felony criminal threats according to the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section. According to Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department, Smith, a student at Santa Monica College, turned himself in and was apprehended at the school’s Psychological Services without incident. His bail is…

May 17, 2013
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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
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Gun threat forces ELAC to evacuate

    By Megan Perry & Erik Luna   A male suspect, 19, is in custody after allegedly calling California Highway Patrol threatening he had a gun and was heading to a college campus in Monterey Park. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida, the suspect was caught at Santa Monica College by campus police. The East Los Angeles College sheriffs station received a call…

May 16, 2013
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South Gate forms mental health program

By Joseph Recinos East Los Angeles College in conjunction with J.A.D.E family services has joined forces to provide personal counseling and self-improvement workshops. J.A.D.E is a well established non- profit organization that has been around since the 1970’s and provides various types of counseling services for the South Los Angeles area. Dean of the South Gate Campus, Al Rios said that the effort to bring these mental health services to…

May 10, 2013
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Agreement with LAUSD, ELAC possibly to end

By Erik Luna   The Side-by-Side program, which gives students first-hand experience teaching special education is in danger of being canceled because the Center for Advanced Transition Skills (CATS) is reluctantly ending its ties with the Los Angeles Community College District. CATS is a collaboration between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the LACCD. Members of the board of trustees from LAUSD will vote to see whether they cancel…

May 10, 2013
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Contests: ‘The Great Gatsby’ giveaway

  This is an exclusive giveaway giving East Los Angeles College students the opportunity to enter for a chance to win movie passes and a paperback copy of “The Great Gatsby” book and exclusive promotional items courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture’s “The Great Gatsby.” Site visitors should enter by answering the following thematic question: Finish this line from “The Great Gatsby” trailer: “Gatsby, he had a grand vision for his…

May 10, 2013
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Former Husky selected in 2013 NFL Draft

By Pete Moye’ Former East Los Angeles College defensive back Jeremy Harris was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft on Saturday. The six-foot-two-inch, 180-pound Harris signed with the New Mexico State Aggies following the 2010 season after being a two-year starter for the Huskies under former and current head coaches, Lynn Cain and Steve Mojarro. Harris accumulated 38 total tackles, 10 pass…

April 29, 2013
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ELAC, Rio Hondo to meet in elimination game

By Carlos Alvarez   The East Los Angeles College baseball team ended the regular season with a sweep of Cerritos College and an eight game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs. The Huskies advanced to the playoffs as the 17th seed and will play a single game elimination game tomorrow at No. 15th seed Rio Hondo College.”We have been playing all season on the road. Will be alright….

April 29, 2013
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Summertime is perfect for a job

  By Summer Gomez   As we all know, summertime is approaching.  Although there are many activities to do during the summer that do not require money, I think that this is a great opportunity for students to work. Since the majority of students are out of school and the rest are only in school for less than 20 percent of the day, plenty of time is left for you…

April 24, 2013
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‘Take Back the Night’ speakers share experiences with crowd

By Brian Villalba   Survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse shared pain, courage and solidarity at East Los Angeles College’s fourth annual “Take Back the Night.” With dozens of students in attendance in the ELAC G8 foyer, survivors shared stories of abuse and survival. Speakers moved those listening to tears of empathy.  A speaker said that being able to speak about the abuse is a part of the healing…

April 24, 2013
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