Thefts becoming problem at ELAC

By Vivian Ramirez A chain of campus-wide thefts has raced through East Los Angeles College within the last two weeks. Student’s backpacks, cell phones and other personal belongings have been stolen from the men’s gym, the pool area and the book store. The most affected location for these incidents is the gym, located in the hallway of the C1 fitness center by the temporary library. Until last Tuesday, there were large…

October 5, 2011
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ELAC brings back women’s swim team after 10 years

   By Oliver Blanco After a 10-year absence, the East Los Angeles College women’s swim team has returned with Erik Matheson taking charge as head coach. Matheson is grateful for the opportunity to coach the women as he prepares the 35 women for their first competition in January. Matheson is receiving the position in June, a month after high school recruiting took place. With no high school students available to recruit,…

October 5, 2011
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ELAC creates emergency evacuation team

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of the new F7 building being opened this semester, a new evacuation plan is now required for East Los Angeles College. And with this new evacuation plan comes a new emergency team. The ELAC Emergency Team is made up of faculty and staff and is divided into two parts, the evacuation team and the emergency team. Faculty members are asked to volunteer and all…

September 28, 2011
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Thief steals tuition from Elan

By Isaac Tovar Yadira Hernandez was returning to her vehicle on the fourth floor of the parking structure Tuesday morning, between 10a.m.-noon, to pick up her forgotten cell phone charger when she noticed her car door lock had been tampered with. As she entered her vehicle, she made a horrifying discovery. A number of important and expensive items had gone missing. The items taken were three text books, $450, and a…

September 28, 2011
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Unchartered 350-2-SH club promotes healthy environment

By Jane Fernandez 350-2-Sustain Humanity, an unchartered club aims to not only become a part of the student’s life, but a part of the world. The club’s mission is to “bring education and awareness to people about the benefits and importance of living a sustainable life style,” as said in the club’s mission statement. “We are stressing the 350 because this represents the limit of parts per million of CO2…

September 28, 2011
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Watchdog hiring under investigation by Los Angeles City

By Rodolfo Trujillo Los Angeles Community College District Inspector General Christine Marez released a report last week stating that there was the possibility of “improper design-build scoring,” and alleged coercion in district bond construction. The improprieties were reported to have occurred at West Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Mission College Marez’s report comes a week after Board President Miguel Santiago announced that Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Gruel will…

September 28, 2011
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Chief justice takes charge

September 22, 2011

By Rodolfo Trujillo James Garcia, Associated Student Union president has answered the call to serve. Garcia has had a challenging road just to make it to school every day, trying to balance school, while caring for an ailing family member and performing his duties.   After graduating from St. Paul High School, Garcia got into real estate and insurance sales for about four years. It is around this time that…

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Discontinued TAP cards upsets students

By Christian Valles The Metro I-TAP program ended on June 6 with no future plans to continue the program at East Los Angeles College, which has left many students scrambling to find reasonable alternatives. Metro has offered an alternative to full time students, $36 a month student discount tap pass. The alternative has left one student questioning this action by Metro. David, who declined to give a last name, has…

September 22, 2011
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Clubs help families for Thanksgiving

By Jane Fernandez Thanksgiving is more than two months away, but some Elans are already working to help collect enough food to feed many low-income families. The Feminist Club and the East Los Angeles College Students for Political Awareness, ESPA, joined together on Friday to host a canned food drive for low-income families for Thanksgiving. “Children are waking up hungry and going to sleep hungry, the only food they get is…

September 22, 2011
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