Healthy choices benefit in long run

By Jane Fernandez Keeping up with a healthy diet can be hard for most college students, considering their hectic schedules. A small number of us may have the time to fix ourselves a good breakfast before going to school. However, not many of us even think about what we are going to eat for lunch, much less have time to pack lunch, find a place to heat it up at school…

March 21, 2012
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Elan’s safety should be top priority

By Erik Luna Should I cross now? No, how about now? It’s been over five minutes, I have to get to class already. The students who park in the hills behind East Los Angeles College know the fear of crossing Floral Dr. during rush hour. Busy bodies from East Los Angeles and Monterey Park zip through this street on their way back from lunch or to rush back home. Usually there will…

March 21, 2012
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Santa Monica College fees are good

By Brian Villalba Time is not on your side. Santa Monica College will be offering additional courses at an extra fee for students when all the scheduled classes are full. This is a great idea for East Los Angeles College. This service will cost $200 per unit. That could be up to $1,000 for just one class. If you are trying to transfer or graduate, then this is a way to pay extra…

March 21, 2012
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Santa Monica College’s two-tier tuition afflicts community college students

By Veronica Hurtado Increasing the cost of high demand classes by approximately 400 percent, while still offering the same classes at a regular price may be a fine solution for colleges to increase class offerings but it’s an unfair deal for students. Last week, Santa Monica College announced that due to budget cuts it would have to raise tuition from $36 to $46 per unit. In addition, the school also plans…

March 18, 2012
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Culture doesn’t define who you are

  By Brian Villalba If you are not having an identity crisis while you are at East Los Angeles College, you probably should be. The old way of identifying which group you were supposed to assimilate to was race and culture. If you still use those things to determine your identity, then it is time to evolve beyond the race/culture mind set. ELAC is a cultural melting pot, which is a perfect…

March 14, 2012
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Lunch truck misplaces orders

By Erik Luna People make mistakes. It’s a part of what makes us human and it’s a way of learning. If we touch something that is hot, we won’t touch that particular thing anymore. It’s the way we learn from our mistakes that makes us different. When it comes to food service though, people should keep a sharp eye and remember what exactly the customer ordered. About Time, the lunch truck on…

March 14, 2012
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Be prepared when adopting pets

By Edgar Lopez My street seems to be the evilest of places or the most tragic. Every month or so, a new dog is seen running around my place. The dog didn’t just break out of the pen and run for the greener grass. No, my street is notorious for having owners abandon their four-legged friends. They leave them right in front of a barbed-wire brick wall, in front of my house….

March 14, 2012
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Long-lasting love is found around campus

By Brian Villalba One thing will get you through East Los Angeles College:  love. What many of us refer to as love is in fact a combination of lust, addiction, possessiveness, interdependency and novelty. The love I am talking about is unconditional, unchanging and permanent. It is the kind of feeling we have in those friendships that last a lifetime. Being a college student is difficult. There are all kinds of academic and…

March 8, 2012
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Technological advances hurt students rather than help

By Erik Luna Technology has shined its light on a large majority of our lives, but it might not be the best for student’s education. Sure, technology has made our lives easier, with the Internet and smart phones coming in to save the day, but it doesn’t always make life easier. I took Math 227 last semester. Within the first week, I got my book and math XL code, a program…

March 8, 2012
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Smokers should take their butts elsewhere

By Bryan Pedroza What’s the deal with all the students that don’t know how to read the no smoking signs around campus? Smokers don’t take other students into consideration when choosing where to smoke. I’m not trying to make it sound as you smokers are doing something bad or wrong. Well, wait a minute. There are a bunch of cigarette butts all over campus and you aren’t respecting the no smoking signs…

March 8, 2012
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