Late financial aid causes troubles for students

March 14, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro The spring semester is more than a month in and students still have not received their financial aid.  That is not okay. Many students are going to the Financial Aid Office to figure out why they haven’t received any money yet.  What the office tells students is that they don’t  know when they will receive their financial aid. The best they can do is tell students whether…

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Sinking California needs water rights

March 14, 2018

By Steven Adamo If the people of California are being penalized for water consumption, so should the companies that make excessive profits from California’s natural water. “Each Californian uses an average of 181 gallons of water each day,” says the U.S. Geological Survey website. In terms of reusable 5-gallon water jugs, that’s about 36 jugs per day. Last year in December, the California State Water Board concluded a nearly two-year…

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SIS update creates obstacles for students

March 8, 2018

By Frank Portillo Since its introduction, the new Student Information System on campus has evolved from complete garbage to a mediocre functioning system. Despite its slight change for the better, the negative aspects outweigh the positives by a large margin. When the system update went live, many students like myself were outraged about the change. It was baffling that the system, which was relatively flawless, would be changed into something…

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Colleges everywhere should pay student athletes

March 8, 2018

By Michael Dominguez College athletes and students  work hard to earn scholarships to attend the school they want. To get  their degree from and get a job and be able to make a living off it but being a  student athlete is a difficult one. While trying to juggle practice and school. Many are also trying to live with very little money while their universities makes millions from students. Student…

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Via Care offers students affordable health care

By Andrew Ayala Medical care is not cheap and can be anything but affordable, especially to a college student. Via Care has a booth outside the library where students can go sign up for free or affordable healthcare. It is nice to have services like this offered in our community and on campus. Via Care is a company that has provided healthcare to East Los Angeles for 20 years. Via…

March 8, 2018
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Students missing study abroad opportunities

March 1, 2018

By Julie Santiago Students should take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities we have at ELAC. Traveling is less expensive and more possible than most probably think. There is financial help for college students and most study abroad programs at ELAC provide additional help like fundraising, scholarships, and                                          …

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School shooting victims are not crisis actors

By Jerry Flores Government representatives should not claim a person is an actor after experiencing and surviving a shooting. On Feb. 20, Florida legislator’s aide Benjamin Kelly said David Hogg, a survivor of Florida’s shooting, was an “actor that travels to various crises when they happen.” Instead of making those claims, Government officials should help survivors through their traumas as much as they can. How is it possible to think…

March 1, 2018
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Arming teachers would be wild and dangerous

March 1, 2018

By Cristal Gomez Schools are meant to be a safe haven for students to get an education, not a place for guns to be kept in classrooms. Since the beginning of 2018, there have been 17 school shootings, and it’s only February. The shooting that happened in Florida on Feb 14 was just one of the many school shootings in the U.S. Between the year 2000 and 2018 there have…

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Dodge misuses Martin Luther King, Jr. speech in advertisement

By Frank Portillo Respected historical figures should be off the table when it comes to advertising. As one of the most watched live televised events, the Super Bowl even intrigues viewers between the action with clever ads and             long-awaited movie trailers. One of this year’s commercials, however, caused quite a bit of controversy. The ad in question featured a voice-over of Martin Luther King…

February 14, 2018
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Financial aid not helping students in need

By Cristal Gomez Financial aid is not helping students in need. During times like these, financial aid isn’t fulfilling its purpose as is making students worry if they will be able to pay for their semester. Winter session helps students obtain credits in order to graduate earlier or on time, but the money was not given to students who  needed the aid in order to get their classes. A freshman…

February 14, 2018
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