Former Husky trains to represent Mexico in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Noe Ortega Passion and dedication is what drives former East Los Angeles College student Laura Aceves who plans on representing Mexico by competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. “I feel confident, it’s a lot of work and I know there are a lot of athletes out there trying their best to make it, so it’s definitely going to be a challenge,” Aceves said. “I believe that I…

November 5, 2017

Los Angeles goes for Hosting Olympics

by Cuauhtémoc Hernandez The city of Los Angeles entered a bid to host the 2024 Olympics, replacing Boston as the proposed candidate for the United States. Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council advanced the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics earlier this month, entering the race to compete against Paris, Rome, Hamburg and Budapest in the two-year competition. Boston resident’s scrutiny over public financing of…

September 27, 2015

L.A. Times sports writer overcomes gender discrimination

By Cristina Galvan Award-winning sports writer Helene Elliott was a guest speaker at East Los Angeles College and talked to students about overcoming gender discrimination in the work force. Growing up, Elliott knew she wanted to be a sports writer, but from the start she encountered opposition from people who believed that she couldn’t do it simply because she was a woman. “I always wanted to be a sports writer,” said Elliott….

December 7, 2011