Buses leave students behind

By Giovanni Escutia Waiting for the Metro buses after night classes at East Los Angeles College can be brutal. The fact that it is cold at night isn’t the only problem a person can face. The fact that some classes end long after or right as the buses pass can be very frustrating. Picture walking down Avenida Cesar Chavez toward Atlantic Boulevard and see the Metro 260 line, the bus that…

May 16, 2012
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Students need place to study

By Rebeca Vega In the process of making room for new buildings and new parking spaces, the campus lost something old: its study areas. This is not to say that East Los Angeles College has nothing to offer its students; we still have options, or what’s left of them. Elans can crunch numbers at the mathematics lab, equipped with five rows of computers, a printer and several tables for students to…

May 16, 2012
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Services needed for evening students

By Rodolpho Trujillo East Los Angeles College should do more to help evening students. As someone who has a day job, it is challenging to find time to complete my education.  When I returned to ELAC to take some requirements necessary to advance my career, I was working during the evening and therefore found it easier to take classes, get access to instructors and find a place to study. When…

May 9, 2012
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Students should plan a sleeping schedule

By Jane Fernandez Many of us wake up and grab some coffee to boost our energy thinking that’s the best thing we can do, but eventually that coffee makes us crash and we are back to square one. Maybe drinking coffee to stay awake during class is not the best idea and sleeping, something we all do, is the answer. While looking around my political science class I noticed many…

May 9, 2012
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It’s time to take classes elsewhere

By Brian Villalba I am not saying that I am going to break up with East Los Angeles College, but I think we should start seeing other people.  I am not getting what I expected in this relationship. The Los Angeles Community College District has been cutting budgets and it has affected the quality of education that I am receiving.  It may seem silly to treat ELAC like a person…

May 9, 2012
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Respecting poetry as yourself

By Erik Luna People need to realize that the written word is something to be marveled at not something to be made a mockery of. Students, usually immature teenagers, look down on those who choose to express themselves verbally and intellectually. Poetry and spoken word have risen to some popularity as of late, but there are always those wise-cracking, loose lipped and intellectually challenged people who look down on this…

May 9, 2012
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Students can schedule time to exercise without going to the gym

  By Franz Galvez Few people look at exercising as a fun and exciting thing to do on their free time.  Others look at it as a waste of time and a boring thing to do. Exercise doesn’t have to be as boring as you think. Who said that exercising should be a routine that should be followed on a daily basis? Unfortunately, that’s how many people view exercising and that…

May 2, 2012
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Don’t protest if you don’t vote

By Brian Villalba If you don’t vote you are telling the government you don’t care because everything is going perfectly.  Clearly things are far from perfect, but some of us seem to not care.  If you consider yourself a political activist and you are not registered to vote, then can you really still consider yourself a political activist? To vote is to participate in government. That is one way that…

May 2, 2012
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Students need to take advantage of campus offerings

  By Dulce Carrillo Eat, shower and sleep is usually what happens when getting home from school and work. It is sometimes difficult to study and do homework at home especially when your parents want you to do chores, run errands, or just put the volume higher on soccer games and telenovelas. Yes, our parents want us to go to college and become successful, but they don’t understand that there…

May 2, 2012
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Instructors, students need to identify textbooks need

  By Erik Luna Instructors need to figure out whether their textbooks are essential to their classes and students need to realize the textbook can make a difference in their grade. Textbooks are a vital part of a student’s success in the classroom, yet some instructors choose to ignore the book and focus on their class lectures instead, leaving students with one expensive paperweight. Participating in a class where not…

May 2, 2012
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