2012 Pep Squad at the 40-27 football win over Chaffey College, Part A

By Yesenia Martinez, Photographer [slideshow id=9] Photographer Yesenia Martinez captures photos of the 2012 East LA College Pep Squad as they lead the Husky fans to root on the Green Machine football team. The pep squad members support athletic teams this semester such as wrestling, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s basketball.

November 2, 2012

Locals observe Dia de los Muertos

By Yesenia Martinez   The 39th annual Dia de los Muertos festivities were celebrated by Self Help Graphics & Art with their workshop for at least 60 volunteers. The art being decorated and made in the workshops is for their Nov. 2 celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). One of the workshops was Dia de los Muertos mascara (mask) decorating with Becky Cortez.  There were all…

October 10, 2012

MESA seizes opportunity

By Yesenia Martinez   Summer-vacation internships were the topic of the hour at the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program’s fourth annual research poster symposium last Wednesday in the E7 lobby. Students spent their time during the summer vacation doing internship work with various partners of MESA such as the United States Navy, NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bridges to the Future, Cal State University, Los Angeles and University of California,…

October 2, 2012

Blanco depicts life through music

By Yesenia Martinez Anthony Blanco is a Salvadoran-American rap artist who talks about his life’s struggles in his music. Blanco started writing music at the age of 15. He grew up listening to Hip Hop and he said that he just picked up the art along the way. Blanco attended the South Gate Educational Center, but started dropping his classes to pursue his music career. “I couldn’t even start with the…

December 7, 2011

State cuts to increase tuition for Elans

  By Lindsey Maeda California’s unpromising economic state is likely to trigger another round of spending cuts, which would mean a $10 per unit increase in tuition at community colleges statewide. The Legislative Analyst’s Office reported last week that the state has not received its desired budget of $88.5 billion. Therefore, the state’s $3.7 billion revenue shortfall will trigger a total of $2 billion in cuts to several state programs, some of which include the California Community Colleges, University of California and California State Universities. These…

November 23, 2011

Students occupy ELAC for fair, free education

By Yesenia Martinez Students that are angry with fee hikes and cutting of classes and the budget are taking action by occupying East Los Angeles College to ensure a fair and free education for all. The purpose of Occupy ELAC is to achieve the goal of getting student voices across to Governor Jerry Brown about the education crisis. They want  affordable education for all students and to stop budget cuts that…

November 2, 2011

Le’s painting reflects war

By Yesenia Martinez Artist Trang T. Lê’s painting “111, 978” confronts the Iraq War in a way that allows the audience to experience the sense of pleasure before that of pain. Walking into HOY Space located at the Vincent Price Art Museum, where the Los Angeles-based artist’s painting is displayed, is like walking into a large body of water. The work wraps the walls with the confusing sense of infinity that…

October 26, 2011

‘Flesh’ journeys through seduction

By Yesenia Martinez “Man of the Flesh” will pull audiences at East Los Angeles College out of their seats with its dancing skeletons, satirical spoof of the Don Juan myth and its sexual escapades. Juan Tenorio, played by Peter Mendoza, has a control over women that the moment one dismisses him, there is an almost magnetic desire to pull him back.  Like Tenorio himself, the play leaves audiences satisfied and…

October 20, 2011

Dream Act gives hope

By Yesenia Martinez Governor Jerry Brown signed the final portion of the California Dream Act on Saturday, allowing undocumented students to apply and receive state-funded financial aid in 2013 to attend college. In 2011, Brown signed two bills, AB 130 and AB 131, packaged as the California Dream Act. AB 130 was signed on July 25, which gives AB 540 students attending public colleges and universities the opportunity to apply and…

October 12, 2011

Don’t take all general education classes first

By Yesenia Martinez Waiting to take major course work right before transferring or graduating can be foolish and costly. Most students enter college being undecided on their major. Students want to decide on a major early in their school career so it does not cause money or delays in the long run. It is a good idea for students who know what they want to major in to take introductory courses…

September 28, 2011