An online blast from the past courtesy of East Los Angeles College

Perhaps I went overboard writing about 1979’s Egg Dropping Competition, the highlight of Engineering Week, for Campus News, the student paper of East Los Angeles College. But, if you really want to, you can now read that entire story, and countless others, as well as view photos in a new online archive, reports Jean Stapleton, the paper’s longtime advisor.

The searchable archive covers more than 50 years and includes stories about the Chicano student movement, appearances by Angela Davis and the Black Panthers as well as countless stories headlined: “Dance Slated.” You can also view one of the paper’s first issues before what was then called East Los Angeles Junior College moved to its current location. The banner headline from the March 13, 1946 issue reads: “Shamrock Dance Held Friday.”

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