Less parking for more pay

By: Dominique Vargas At East Los Angeles College, the $2 parking pass should be valid on all parking structures on campus.  The end of spring 2017 marks the end of my fourth year attending ELAC, for the first three years I put forth the money for a parking permit. I would pay $27 every semester to be allowed to park wherever there was student parking available. These past two semesters…

May 31, 2017
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Campus lacks good food

By Ja’Rodd Jones- Good food at cheap prices is all anyone could ever ask for in these hectic times, especially when one’s a struggling college student. Here at East Los Angeles College, where the food pickings are slim and the college kids are broke it’s hard to find good substance and his slippery friend named value walking hand in hand on the campus. Of course there are the mega corporations…

May 30, 2017
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Mandatory gender courses required to every student

By: Melisa Bivian Throughout the school year, students are given the opportunity to attend workshops or events that inform them about gender studies. Unfortunately, only a few students choose to participate in learning more about the problems and solutions that women face in our society. According to the National Women’s Studies Association everyone should have the ability to learn about women and gender. NWSA was established in 1977 and they…

May 22, 2017
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The healthy food crisis occuring on our campus

By: Gisselle  Palomera The Grab n’ Go on campus promotes unhealthy eating habits and limits healthy choices. With available food such as microwave burritos, instant ramen and chips, students’ only options are to eat unhealthy. Martie Trevino, a first- year East Los Angeles College student, said, “I think there definitely needs to be better options, for example more vegan options or even just healthier options and not just microwave food.”…

May 22, 2017
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Designated smoking on campus to improve student health

By: Michelle Mercado Students who are caught smoking outside the designated area should be cited to enforce the seriousness of this issue and the safety of East Los Angeles College students. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says secondhand smoke from a cigarette is a serious health hazard that causes more than 41,000 deaths per year. Many public places like the Los Angeles International Airport, Disneyland and college campuses offer…

May 22, 2017
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Additional shuttle can improve transportation to campus

By: Edgar Rodriguez The Gold Line is not a convenient transportation option for students. If the school were to provide a shuttle bus to go back and forth from the Gold Line station, then transportation would be more convenient for students who use it. Several students rely on the Atlantic Gold Line Station which opened November 5, 2009 to get to East Los Angeles College. There are many buses that…

May 22, 2017
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ELAC lacks creative clubs that aren’t academic

Students who enter college often times want to get into a club that they are interested in, and most times it’s not an academic one they’re looking for. Students have a lot of clubs to choose from at school, but many of them don’t allow you to get creative. East Los Angeles College offers clubs that go along with students’ majors, but they should offer more creative clubs like dance,…

May 20, 2017
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Library should accept student ID number to checkout textbooks

By: Dy’Mond Dozier When using your identification cards you would think you only need them along with your license or when you’re trying to do something important. Here at East Los Angeles College, however, you need your ID card to just use a library book. Everyone knows that college years can get to be very stressful. Having to remember to grab everything in the morning, along with your student ID,…

May 20, 2017
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School Safety Zones for Undocumented Students without Petition

By Jennifer Rodriguez Safety zones for undocumented students in the Los Angeles Community College District should automatically be implemented without a petition needed to be signed. With the new president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, there has been talk about immigration in this country. More specifically, there has been bashing and threats against undocumented immigrants. Shortly after Trump’s inauguration into presidency, we started seeing these talks go…

May 17, 2017
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ELAC’s New Cafeteria Empty of Healthy Choices

By Dylan Dixon An update regarding construction on campus was posted to the ELAC website in June of 2014.  In the update, a section for Campus Student Center/Book Store Complex said the project was approximately 38 percent completed at that time, and the budget for that portion of the campus were to cost $26,565,056.00.   With a $26 million budget, shouldn’t it seem like we should have at least a little…

May 17, 2017
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