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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Don’t just ‘Think Pink’ in October

By Lindsey Maeda Two words I would associate with the color pink would be wimpy and girly. I was never too fond of the color pink. It was not until about eight months ago that I realized what this color truly symbolized. One Sunday afternoon had been fairly typical. My brother and I were trying to finish the weekend homework we had procrastinated on, while my mom and dad were preparing…

October 19, 2011
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Law discriminates for equality

By Augustine Ugalde Last week a Campus News story heralded the creation of a new addition to the East Los Angeles College Athletic Department concerning the women’s swim team. Most students, faculty members, administrators, athletes and casual observers embraced this revelation without much thought. After all, the notion that a new team will carry the ELAC banner into competition against other collegiate athletes could only be positive news for the school….

October 13, 2011
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Reading rewards brain

By Lourdes Espinoza Growing up, I loved English classes. Reading novels and taking grammar lessons in school was fulfilling for me. As I got older, work, family and taking other non-English college courses got in the way of my free time. I began to read less for leisure and if anything, read for study. Today, I really try and make time to read. Whether it is on my lunch break, or when…

October 12, 2011
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Dream Act gives hope

By Yesenia Martinez Governor Jerry Brown signed the final portion of the California Dream Act on Saturday, allowing undocumented students to apply and receive state-funded financial aid in 2013 to attend college. In 2011, Brown signed two bills, AB 130 and AB 131, packaged as the California Dream Act. AB 130 was signed on July 25, which gives AB 540 students attending public colleges and universities the opportunity to apply and…

October 12, 2011
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Elans risk the health of others

By Freddy Monares People use their hands everyday.  These hands are used to meet new people, open doors, handle money and hold food. I remember being around five-years-old and my mother telling me to wash my hands after I touched anything. To this day I will not leave a restroom without turning on the faucet, slapping some soap on my hands and lathering them until clean. According to the United States…

October 6, 2011
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Renovation enhances ELAC campus

By Augustine Ugalde As East Los Angeles College marches along into its second decade of continuous construction projects, people seem divided on the changing image of the school. The endless construction has frustrated many Elans throughout the last decade with detours, parking problems and building access, just to name three. The completion of the F7 building, near the center of campus, has allowed much freer access through campus than students…

October 6, 2011
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