LGBTQ and Ally Resource Fair kicks off ELAC Pride Week

By Rogelio Alvarez Guest speaker Carmen Carrera spoke about her experiences and challenges she faced as a transgender woman at the LGBTQ and Ally resource fair on Monday. The fair is part of the first annual East Los Angeles College Pride Week, hosted by Adelante First-Year Experience Program. “I’m glad that alot of students showed, even classes showed up to the event. The keynote speaker was amazing,” Adelante scholar ambassador…

April 25, 2018

OPINION: Airstrikes are not helping Syrian Refugees

April 18, 2018

By Rogelio Alvarez Recent airstrikes against the Syrian government will not lead to a ceasefire, but will increase civilian casualties in the war-torn region. Since current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad government forces shot at peaceful protesters in spring 2011, Syria has been ravaged by civil war. Millions of Syrians have fled the country or lost their homes. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in the crossfire between al-Assad’s government…


Men’s basketball bounces out in first round

February 28, 2018

By Rogelio Alvarez Men’s basketball team suffered a loss against Santiago Canyon College 94-89 last Saturday in the South Gym. “The guys did a good job. The ball just didn’t bounce all the way in tonight,” East Los Angeles College head coach John Mosley said. ELAC came into the postseason as Southern Coast Conference-North Division champions with a first-round-bye and home-court advantage. ELAC finished the season 9-1 in conference play…


Win brings women’s basketball closer to playoff spot

By Rogelio Alvarez Women’s Basketball (5-3) defeated conference rivals Rio Hondo (3-5) 81-58 last Friday at Rio. The game was a must-win for East Los Angeles College, who is in contention for the Southern Coast North Conference title and a spot in the postseason. ELAC came into the game seeking to make up a tough loss at home to Mt. San Antonio College (7-1). ELAC is 17-9 overall. “We can’t…

February 14, 2018

Basketball team dominates Rio Hondo for sixth win in a row

By Rogelio Alvarez Men’s Basketball defeated Rio Hondo College 94-64 last Friday at Rio. East  Los Angeles College extended its winning streak to six games. They are now 7-1 in the Southern Coast North Conference and 22-5 overall. “Our main focus right now is to take it one game at a time and work toward our goal of winning the conference championship,” ELAC Assistant coach Darren French said. ELAC dominated…

February 14, 2018

New campaign hopes to assist student resources

By Rogelio Alvarez Students, staff, faculty and guests gathered in F5-209 last Tuesday to raise awareness and money for East Los Angeles College’s Transforming Lives Annual Giving campaign. The campaign was created after a recent Associated Students Union poll revealed that 70 percent of students struggled with hunger and food insecurity on campus. “It was really based on the need to raise money to fund some of the programs that…

December 6, 2017

Summer study abroad students to explore Paris

By Rogelio Alvarez The East Los Angeles College Modern Language Department is offering students an opportunity to study abroad in Paris next summer. The program is being offered through a collaboration between other schools within the the European Studies Association. “The nice thing about our program is that (students are) there for the month of July. They live like Parisians in a very nice, upscale, safe part of Paris. It’s…

November 16, 2017

Financial aid office hosts ‘Awareness Day’

By Rogelio Alvarez  The Financial Aid Office is hosting a Financial Aid Awareness Day where students can ask questions and receive information on financial aid today in front of the E3 Building from noon to 2 p.m. Financial aid staff will be at the event ready to assist any students. Light refreshments will be provided and students can participate in a scavenger hunt where they can win prizes. “When we…

April 19, 2017

Softball team snaps three-game-losing streak

By Rogelio Alvarez The softball team ended a three game-losing streak after defeating Orange Coast College in nonconference play 5-2 on Monday at home. “We had some girls that hit well today. Pitching actually did a pretty great job today,” softball head coach Erika Blanco said. The win improved the Huskies overall record of 12-10, but are still 0-2 in Southern Coast Conference North play. The Huskies had a slow…

March 15, 2017

Life as an undocumented student

By Rogelio Alvarez Never take voting for granted because many undocumented students like myself feel powerless against anti-immigration laws because we cannot vote. East Los Angeles College students, faculty and staff affected by the current anti-immigration laws should stand together in solidarity and oppose xenophobia. ELAC is a sanctuary campus and students can feel at ease knowing they can attend their classes without worrying about an immigration raid. No one…

March 2, 2017