South Gate shuttle victim of budget cuts

By Veronica Hurtado Students commuting from the main campus to and from South Gate can no longer rely on the East Los Angeles College shuttle for free transportation. According to Al Rios, ELAC South Gate Campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the shuttle was cancelled this fall due to the school’s budget cuts. It cost the school about $58,000 to maintain the shuttle for two semesters, and given competitive interest in…

September 14, 2012
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ASU rental helps student afford books

By Jane Fernandez     Book prices are only going up, but ELACs Associated Student Union is making books available at affordable rental prices throughout the semester. ASU offers student members the facility of renting books and other scholastic materials, such as calculators, they might need throughout the semester at low prices. Some of the books students can rent include Math 115, Biology 3, and Sociology. Book rental prices range…

September 14, 2012
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Man creates disturbance on East Los Angeles College campus

By Erik Luna After a brief confrontation in the East Los Angeles College financial aid office, a student and a unidentified man that was accompanying a young woman were held for questioning by the sheriffs earlier this afternoon. The confrontation started because the student, who wished to remain annoymous, was walking in at the same time the woman was and almost bumped her and her baby. “I was just taking…

June 4, 2012
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ELAC celebrates first gay pride event

By Dulce Carrillo Techno music, food and go-go dancers brought out a wonderful day outdoors for the Gay Pride Festival. East Los Angeles College celebrated their first gay pride event at the Performing and Fine Arts Complex, last Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The crowd of people began to arrive around noon when the go-go dancers came out with their unique style of rainbow outfits. The go-go dancers consisted of two females…

May 30, 2012
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English instructor dies of cancer

By Megan Perry Due to the cancer that spread throughout her body, English instructor Genice Everhart died at the young age of 61 on April 16. In her memory, the English department started a scholarship for English as a Second Language students, the Genice Everhart Scholarship. It is a $500 scholarship that the English department awarded on May 10 at the East Los Angeles College Scholarship Foundation Banquet that took place…

May 23, 2012
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Elans to face aftermath of budget cuts, faculty reacts

By Veronica Hurtado and Edgar Lopez Fall semester has not started, yet faculty and students can expect a leaner class schedule, a lack of supplies, and a possible reduction in student services and in student-worker positions if budget cuts are worse than anticipated. “The budget situation is very fluid,” East Los Angeles College President Tyree Wieder said. She also said that ELAC’s expenditures are not in sync with their allocation…

May 23, 2012
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Film industry uses ELAC for commercials

By Danny Vasquez Acting as host to the film industry, a few commercials and public service announcements were filmed at various locations across the campus to raise money to compensate for the budget cuts. A few areas that were highlighted were the Weingart Stadium, the G3 auditorium and the swim stadium. Last Wednesday, J.G. Wentworth filmed an internet commercial between the G1 administration building and the and G3 auditorium.  The…

May 18, 2012
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Club helps parents succeed in college

By Nelson Davilla Student parents are coming back to school and giving education a second chance. Many of the student parents have been out of school for years, however, help is out there through a club specifically for student parents. If any student parent is interested in getting tutoring for math or is interested in being a tutor, they could join MnM’s short for Math ‘N’ Mom’s, a support group for…

May 16, 2012
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