Elans pay $1 for representation

By Isaac Tovar It is for your advantage to vote “yes” in a special election today.  This small increase will give ELAC something students need the most during these economically tough times: a voice. Elans will be voting to pass a $1 additional fee to tuition that will allow students to be represented in our state Capitol and Board of Governors. Special elections will be held in front of the parking…

November 9, 2011
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The dangers of texting

By Edgar Lopez Most of us benefit from texting. It gives us the ability to communicate with others without having to call them. It can be a simple, innocent, sub-conscious act, but it can harm or annoy some people. Texters become a hazard to themselves when walking down the street. They feel a vibration or hear their phone calling and dig deep into their pocket for their phone and start…

November 2, 2011
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Scavengers help recycle

By Erik Luna Although it’s hip to be green now, some people have been doing their part for the green movement without realizing it. Late into the night people from all around the East Los Angeles community get their flashlights and gloves ready for a night of Dumpster-picking in hopes of finding a good score. Usually, a good score for them is finding aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Everyone who roams the…

November 2, 2011
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Students lack passion, drive to occupy ELAC

By Megan Perry A disappointing display of student activism, resulting from a poor showing at the Occupy ELAC protest, raises the question of students’ priorities. Occupy ELAC is a movement of students who are tired of the fee hikes and who feel they deserve a free higher education. So, one would think that students would show up to support one another and demonstrate to the government that they are tired of…

November 2, 2011
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Students seek stress relief

By Joe Ruiz Most, if not all, college students deal with stress that can be caused by worrying about their academic performance, financial problems and their future. Everyone manages to deal with stress in a distinct way. College students tend to experience different levels of stress, alternating from minor to severe effects. With midterms around the corner, students begin to feel the pressure and may not realize overexposure to stress can…

October 26, 2011
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How to succeed in college

By Augustine Ugalde Many East Los Angeles College students go through a daily routine that includes juggling work and school in order to survive in the world. The demands for academic and professional success can be burdensome, but some find the chase exhilarating. The question is why do we put ourselves through such a grind when we could settle for much less in our lives? Reducing hardships that cause stress would probably…

October 26, 2011
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A call to Occupy ELAC

By Cristina Galvan Occupy ELAC will allow students to come together to protest budget cuts and show that we care about our education. We are all being affected by budget cuts that seem to get worse by the year. Tuition is currently at $36 a unit and is expected to rise. Students are capable of becoming future teachers, lawyers, police officers and scientists and we are being left behind to struggle in…

October 26, 2011
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Students should take responsibility

By Augustine Ugalde East Los Angles College does a great job in preparing students for the next step in their academic careers by adhering to the stringent rules set by state lawmakers. The California Department of Education is entrusted with ensuring that each educational institution in the state satisfies minimum academic standards for transfer, graduation and beyond. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges also has a hand in making sure…

October 19, 2011
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Not all majors should take math

By Augustine Ugalde Once again the big, ugly monster that calls itself the Math Department has shown its true colors and eliminated several students from moving forward with their lives. My Intermediate Algebra, Math 125 class had more than 120 aspiring students crammed into an auditorium-sized classroom hoping to either add or complete this required course at the beginning of the semester. Eight weeks later, that number is down to approximately…

October 19, 2011
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