Club organizes response

March 2, 2011

By Martha Duran Members of the Political Science Club yesterday gathered to discuss the Los Angeles Times’s story regarding the misuse of funds by the Los Angeles Community College District. “We are in the news, and most (students) don’t know,” said Melissa Robles. The article published on Sunday raised concerns for students, especially those who work and pay taxes. “Notices such as these are discouraging and make you wonder,” said…

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Campus reacts to exposé

March 2, 2011

By Edgar Lopez Officials from the Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College were quick to respond to claims of impropriety regarding their use of bond money. A Los Angeles Times article published Sunday said the district acted irresponsibly in decision-making and the managing of funds, based on research their reporters had done. “I think they’re only telling part of the story,” said Vice President of Academic…

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Elan pursues seat on Bell council

By Augustine Ugalde Jr. Throwing herself directly into the maelstrom caused by the Bell scandal, current Elan Imelda Serrano hopes to become one of the city’s newest council members. Serrano, 29, is on the March 8 ballot that will decide the five seats left vacant as a result of gross improprieties conducted by the former administration. According to the 18-year resident of the city, she has decided to run for…

March 1, 2011
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Instructors are divided as they are forced to turn down students.

February 16, 2011

By Edgar Lopez The current overcrowded situation at East Los Angeles College has placed a great deal of pressure on not only students, but on instructors as well. While students only face a few instructors in order to add, instructors face countless students they must turn away. “It’s sad,” said Jeffrey Hernandez, an ELAC political science instructor, who believes that a computer generated random drawing is the only fair way…

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Faculty voice concerns to board

February 15, 2011

By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College faculty expressed their thoughts on the negative impact on last year’s budget at the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees meeting held last week. The faculty showed passion for service and dedication in efforts to help the district find a better solution to next year’s budget. Armida Ornelas, PhD, Advisor for the Club Students for Equal Rights, reminded the Board and…

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Huskies remember Urias

February 15, 2011

By Robert Barrett The men and women’s basketball programs united on Jan. 21 to help raise money for the family of Hector Urias, who was shot in his auto shop on Sept. 8. Hector Urias was an El Monte businessman who owned and operated Hector Urias Body Shop. He was 47 years old. Urias was a regular participant in the El Monte Adult Basketball League, where he maintained his relationship…

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Recruits sign letters of intent

February 15, 2011

By Robert Barrett Every year, outstanding football players sign letters of intent to play at universities, and on Feb. 2, three players from East Los Angeles College took that big step forward. ELAC sophomores Anthony Denham, Chris Dunlap and Jeremy Harris committed to National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 schools. Chris Dunlap, who plays cornerback, chose to attend Eastern Michigan University which plays in the Mid-American Conference. Jeremy Harris, also…

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“Classic” rivalry helps raise funds at alumni game

February 15, 2011

By Robert Barrett The East Los Angeles Classic rivalry was put to good use on Saturday to help raise money for both Garfield and Roosevelt high school. Alumni from both schools had a chance to strap the pads back on and play in the First Annual Garfield vs. Roosevelt Alumni Football Game at ELAC Weingart Stadium. This was a full speed, full contact game between these Los Angeles rivals. Graduates…

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