Open educational resources offers cheaper supply options to students

By Steven Adamo The high-cost of textbooks is one of many topics of discussion          during Open Access Week, with workshops held today and Thursday at the Helen Miller Bailey library. During the workshops, librarian Cynthia Mari Orozco will discuss Open Educational Resources (OER). “OER are openly licensed materials that are free to use,” Orozco said. These materials are syllabi, assignments, tests, projects and free, or low-cost,…

October 25, 2017
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Latest budget cuts affect student resources on campus: Learning Assistance Center takes hit

October 25, 2017

By Jorge Vasquez The Learning Assistance Center in E3-280 had its budget cut at the start of the year. The center is now struggling to hire tutors said Learning Assistance Center and Language Lab Director Amanda Ryan-Romo. The center helps students become independent learners through one-on-one or group tutoring sessions and offers sessions for multiple subjects such as Math, English, Life Science and other college-level courses. Romo said that the…

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Latest budget cuts affect student resources on campus: Meeting focuses on budget restoration

by Gustavo Buenrostro Restoring the budget for the computer labs was a topic of discussion at the meeting for student funds held Monday in the G1 administration building. Early in the semester, budget cuts affected labs and other student services, prompting Vice President of Academic Affairs Ruben Arenas to call a meeting to discuss the funding for the labs. Arenas said there may be money in the general or Basic…

October 25, 2017
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ELAC faces impending deficit, enrollment grows

October 25, 2017

By Steve Adamo Despite growing enrollment, talk of an upcoming deficit was the main topic of the East Los Angeles College Shared Governance Council meeting Monday. During his presentation, Vice President of Academic Affairs Ruben Arenas provided numerous slides of data and charts that show East Los Angeles College’s record growth and looming deficit. “I do firmly believe that we’d be in a much worse situation, if we hadn’t tied…

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LGBTQ students celebrate National Coming Out day

October 18, 2017

By Julio Sanchez The Dream Resource Center and East Los Angeles College’s Safe Zone Coalition hosted National Coming Out Day by presenting students with activities and opportunities to express themselves without fear of judgement. National Coming Out Day is held on Oct.11 as an annual civil awareness day in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer community and its civil rights movement. National Coming Out Day was founded in 1988…

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Adelante talent show auditions take place this week

By Gustavo Buenrostro The Adelante First Year Experience program is hosting its second annual talent show                     and will be holding auditions today and tomorrow from 3 to 7 p.m. in the G3 foyer. This year if the first year Adelante FYE will be holding auditions for the show. “I think so many students have so much talent. I think (the…

October 18, 2017
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Retired psychology professor Edward Serrano dies in sleep

October 18, 2017

By Dorany Pineda Edward “Ed” Serrano, an alumnus and retired Psychology professor at East Los Angeles College, took a nap after breakfast and died in his sleep of a heart attack on Sept. 30. He was 65. Serrano’s wife of 31 years, Joan, remembers that he always wore shorts. “It had to snow before he put pants on,” she said. She said he was dearly loved by students and was…

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Speaker of sexual trafficking workshop opens up about personal experience

October 18, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Targets of human trafficking and tactics that human traffickers use was the topic of discussion at the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking workshop on Thursday in F5-211. The speaker of the workshop, Lisa Vargas, said human traffickers target physically vulnerable groups of people so that they can overpower them. She said they mostly target runaways, homeless youth and foreigners, but some do go after people…

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Sports Briefs

Football The football team demolished Los Angeles Southwest College 71-13 to win its second straight game. During the win-streak, the team has outscored its opponents 120-20. The next game will be against West Los Angeles College on Oct. 28, 6 p.m. at Weingart Stadium.   Cross country Woman’s cross country’s best finisher was Sylvia Calvache at the Mount San Antonio Invite, coming in 41 of 125 runners with a finishing…

October 18, 2017
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Financial Aid Awareness event informs students of resources

By Melody Ortiz Students learned about the financial aid process during the Financial Aid Awareness Day event Thursday at noon in front of the E3 building. The event was hosted by  Financial Aid Office Assistant Gladys Rodriguez and she explained the purpose of the event. Financial Aid Awareness Day is used to inform students of the main topics of the Financial Aid process and to answer frequently asked questions. Participating…

October 18, 2017
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