Auto students to compete in Eco-Marathon

  By Bryant Mejia   A small team of students from East Los Angeles College’s Automotive Technology Department will be participating in this year’s annual Shell Eco-Marathon held in Houston,Texas on April 4. The team will compete with other colleges around the country to design and build the most fuel-efficient vehicle. This will be the third time that ELAC has a team compete in the marathon. Team advisor and instructer…

March 13, 2013
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Two trustees fill seats, one seat in runoff

By Brian Villalba   Ex-president of East Los Angeles College, Ernest H. Moreno was elected to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees Tuesday with 67 percent of the vote. Assemblyman Mike Eng was also elected Tuesday to the board, and two candidates for the final seat are headed for a runoff election on May 21. The runoff was triggered by a close race between Montebello Unified School…

March 13, 2013
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College fair to help Elans transfer

By Rodolfo Trujillo   Elans looking to transfer will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from over 20 colleges and universities next Tuesday during the Spring College Fair. The fair will take place on the walkway between the P3 parking structure and the swim stadium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The majority of the colleges represented will be from the California State system, including Los Angeles, Long Beach,…

March 13, 2013
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ELAC instructor shares factors to academic success

By Erik Machuca   Midterms are three weeks away and Dr. Marcel Morales provided East Los Angeles College students the blueprint to academic            success last Thursday. Morales, a sociology instructor at ELAC, presented  “The X Factors of Success in Higher Education for Latinos in L.A.” The purpose of this is to identify and describe the personal strategies, institutional support and individual factors used by Latino males who successfully completed transfer…

March 13, 2013
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Man creates disturbance in Chicano Studies class

  By Danny Vasquez An unidentified man was taken away on a stretcher after disturbing a Chicano Studies class in the C2 bungalows yesterday around 6:25 p.m.The man was on the floor howling and screaming outside of classroom C2 125  AB, as the Sheriffs surrounded him. The man screamed “I don’t want to live” and “what am I going to do now?” as the Sheriffs and Cadets held him on…

March 6, 2013
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Cloud environment comes to LACCD, ELAC

By Sergio Berrueta   The Los Angeles Community College District and College Information Systems released new email account for students and faculty with “cloud” based services for more effective communication last month on February 4th. With the new accounts, standard email services will still remain with 10 gigabytes of storage and 20 megabytes limit for attachment of files. Along with these features, students and faculty will gain access to Microsoft…

March 6, 2013
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Rep. fee advocates education

  By Alejandra Carrillo   After 10 years struggling to establish the student representation fee, the East Los Angeles College Associated Student Union were able to get a majority vote last Winter. The student rep fee made its way into community colleges in the year 1988. Over the years, half of the community colleges in California implemented the student representation fee. During the Winter semester, ELAC earned $7,909. According to…

March 6, 2013
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Monterey Park to finish building Transit Center at ELAC

  By Erik Luna   Even though construction to the Transit Center had been delayed, the Monterey Park Department of Public Works plans to open it in the coming weeks. Due to the parking structure on the corner of Collegian Avenue and West Floral Drive being built, the Transit Center had to be halted, according to Amy Ho, Transit Manager for Monterey Park. “Part of the delay was due to…

March 6, 2013
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ELAC proposes women’s studies major degree

By Danny Vasquez   A new women’s studies major is in process to come to East Los Angeles College, the first women’s studies degree the Los Angeles Community College District will have. ELAC Honors Program Director, Susanne Spangler presented the idea as an outgrowth of the honors program. “In the district there are no other women’s studies majors…there is a general studies AA degree at Pierce that you can do…

March 6, 2013
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