From man of the house to ASU president

By Joe Dargan The neatly kept and cozy offices of the Associated Student Union are a far cry from Oscar Cruz’s humble beginnings. While looking down the barrel of a handgun in 2015, Cruz, 21, had to make a decision. Does he give up the borrowed laptop he’s been using to continue his education online, while working four jobs to support his family, or does he risk his life to…

October 4, 2017

Elections bring hope to Elans

By Vanessa Lopez President Barack Obama was re-elected, Proposition 30 was passed and the spirit of hope and the reward of hard work will continue to benefit the students at East Los Angeles College. Hope is such a powerful word. Believe it or not, its power has run through this college for many years. My grandfather told me about when he was a student here in the early 1960s.  He…

December 12, 2012

Search for ELAC president begins

By Rodolfo Trujillo A focus group to express concerns for the next ELAC president will be taking place today, although there are not a whole lot of students who may know that it is happening. A set of focus groups were also held on Friday for faculty, students, administrative, supervisory and classified staff, as well as community members. All of them had the opportunity to voice their opinion for what characteristics…

December 7, 2011

Chief justice takes charge

By Rodolfo Trujillo James Garcia, Associated Student Union president has answered the call to serve. Garcia has had a challenging road just to make it to school every day, trying to balance school, while caring for an ailing family member and performing his duties.   After graduating from St. Paul High School, Garcia got into real estate and insurance sales for about four years. It is around this time that…

September 22, 2011