Unit limitation gives students wake up call

By Edgar Lopez There were nearly 70 students in a biology class with the majority  trying to add. How many precious spots were open for the instructor to add? Five. It’s the same old story. Students need classes, students get rejected, teachers feel bad. Well, there’s a new page-turning twist and a good one. Although the LACCD will not be enforcing this new rule until the summer, students can still lose their…

February 29, 2012
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Latinos lack outrage after shooting

By Augustine Ugalde Police are killing Latinos on the streets of Monterey Park and no one seems to care. The shooting of an East Los Angeles College student at the Carl’s Jr. across the street from the campus on Jan. 23 has many people wondering why this man had to die. Steven Rodriguez, 22, was shot and killed in broad daylight by two trigger-happy Monterey Park police officers for breaking a…

February 10, 2012
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Justified or tragic?

By Amanda Mayberry Early Monday morning Steven Rodriguez, 22, was gunned down, many are saying unjustly, by Monterey Park police officers. The shooting took place outside of Carl’s Jr. located across the street from campus at the busy intersection of Cesar E. Chavez and Atlantic. Rodriguez was shot about ten times at point blank range by police officers while students as well as employees and customers from the restaurant and other…

January 26, 2012
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Holiday Season brings out the worst in people

By Augustine Ugalde The holiday season is supposed to be a happy time that some people spend in the company of family and friends to celebrate their spirituality and get closer to God. It is also the time to reflect on the past year and to bring hope for the year to come; it is a special time of year. So why does it also bring on so much stress, intolerance…

January 13, 2012
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Cheating is the wrong way to go

By Christina Rocha Cheating on finals is a good way to end up expelled.  Some people know how to cheat, and arrange to get a copy of the test or use their cell phones, or their Ti 83 and Ti 84 calculators to cheat. Do not do this because you will be suspended from the college. If one takes the same instructor, he or she will always see one as…

December 14, 2011
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It’s not OK to abuse children

By Christina Rocha Imagine when you were a teenager. Did you ever get into trouble? Well, almost every teenager gets into some kind of trouble at one time or another. When I saw a video of a disabled girl named Hillary who has cerebral palsy who was beat by her parents with a belt and cursed at her, I was disturbed by this. The only crime that this teenager committed…

December 14, 2011
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Measure R funds more than traffic relief

By Oscar Landeros Measure R will bring a lot of traffic relief and provide transportation throughout the county of Los Angeles over the next 30 years. Measure R was approved by a two-thirds majority to commit $40 billion to traffic relief and transportation upgrades. Funding projects, such as the East Side Corridor Phase Two project and the rebuilding of the El Monte station, will affect a variety of individuals such…

December 9, 2011
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Priority registration needs major overhaul

By J.C. Casarez Every semester, returning students look forward to registering for classes in hopes of getting the classes they need. Unfortunately, the classes are usually closed by the time they register. Appointments are set in anticipation of an onslaught of too many students registering at once and as a means of creating an opportunity for returning students to select their classes first. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that the…

December 7, 2011
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Street vendors bring no harm to the community

By Erik Luna On any given day, most people who walk the streets of East Los Angeles can see various street vendors walking with their assorted products for sale. What most people don’t see are the citations these vendors get for going out and trying to earn an honest dollar. Most of these vendors usually sell a wide variety of snacks such as churros, corn on the cob, cups of shaved…

December 7, 2011
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‘Tis the season to be greedy

  By Rodolfo Trujillo The true message of Christmas is about God’s love for his people.  If you don’t believe in that, then why celebrate it at all? Christmas is less than three weeks away and people are going crazy at the stores buying gifts for the people in their lives. With unemployment and a struggling economy, many people are out looking for deals. The day after Thanksgiving it was shocking…

December 7, 2011
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