Prop 30 brings more money to community colleges

by Gabriela Hernandez Renovations to ELAC have been going on for years, with Proposition 30 it can push ELAC South Gate Educational Center to extend . Proposition 30 or better known as the Sales and Income Tax Initiative will help to fund various community colleges in Los Angeles. With this new funding the renovation or extension of the South Gate Educational Center can begin. The Proposition itself is not for…

November 27, 2016
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Students learn about domestic violence through workshop

November 23, 2016

By Johanna Calderon “Why domestic violence victims won’t leave” was an informational workshop presented to ELAC students on Oct. 13  in E3-325. According to sociology professor Eileen Le who spoke to the students, it is never easy for the victims because they are in love with the person and hope that they can change them. At first everything is going wonderfully, but then little-by-little the abuse isolates them from everyone….

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Local gas prices are among highest in nation

November 23, 2016

By Jon Martinez Based off the average gas prices by metro area, California is the 2nd highest in average gas prices among all 50 states. The highest average price for gas goes to Hawaii ($2.89), which kind of makes sense, being that Hawaii is an island 2,471 miles away from the rest of the United States. But why is California next in line? In this state, there are so many…

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School cafeteria’s effect on the Freshmen 15

November 23, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College’s new cafeteria structure brought more food on campus and although it is a great addition, they lack in providing enough healthy options for students. College students usually find it difficult to find time to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle when they are surrounded by junk food. Many of these unhealthy food options are relatively cheaper than their healthy counterparts and are…

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New math final exams are bad for students

November 22, 2016

by Jerry Flores A change has happened in the Mathematics department, starting this semester the Community College District will be creating final exams. This new rule has made  students feel uncomfortable and mad because it will be harder and they do not feel sure of what is going to be on the exams.    Mathematics is an indispensable subject that is needed if  someone wants to transfer or graduate. At East…

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Remember the DAPL Protests this Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016

by Lauren Colberg While most families are preparing for their long awaited thanksgiving feast, other families that are native to this country fight to protect their land. The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, located in the central part of North and South Dakota, fights to protect its land from the Dakota Access Pipeline that is designed to transfers close to six hundred thousand barrels of crude oil from North Dakota to…

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How to Get a Good Credit Score

November 22, 2016

By Brittney Lee One of the most exciting things is growing older is finally having the capability of being financially independent. I believe that building your credit score when you first start college is a great way to start realizing how the real world works. Having a good credit score is very important. Especially for those of us who want to get out of our parents’ house, get a new…

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Donald Trump’s election stirs fear in minority families

November 22, 2016

By Eliana Ayala The day after Donald Trump unexpectedly won elections, we share emotions of anger, fear and concern as students come together to plan the next move. Students have organized a protest against the elected president who won with a racially charged campaign attacking immigrants, specifically Mexicans. Some of the students at East Los Angeles College can appreciate their parents or ancestors for their courageous quest to the American…

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ASU discounts for tea should exist

November 22, 2016

by Steven Adamo The ASU discount should be available to both coffee and tea. Tea has roughly half the caffeine content as coffee, but if you are an ASU member who is expecting half off the price, then too bad. Most students purchase the ASU parking pass to have more parking options, but there are many other benefits like free microwave oven use, discount tickets to Magic Mountain, free snacks…

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Someone call the gardener and turn off the sprinklers

November 22, 2016

By Christina Rodriguez Tired of walking to class and getting sprayed by the sprinklers? Do you think it’s drizzling or a bird released his duty over you? Nope. It is solely the sprinklers.The new construction at East Los Angeles College is extremely appreciated. The buildings look beautiful and the architecture is phenomenal. Although, there are some discrepancies with the new sprinkler system on campus. Students and staff are complaining about the sprinkler mess….

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