ELAC should not pay for a bad job

By Augustine Ugalde   I’m confused. Will somebody please explain this to me? Call me naïve; call me ignorant, I don’t care.  I have big shoulders. I can take it, but I must say that all this ruckus coming out of the Los Angeles Community College District by way of the Los Angeles Times has me confused. The Times has made some very pointed, critical and highly charged accusations about…

March 11, 2011
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District Chancellor puzzles with responses

Editorial Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The saying is old, but it is more than enough to make the average Elan wonder why Los Angeles Community College District chancellor Daniel LaVista was so quick to dismiss the concerns brought up by the Los Angeles Times’s six-part investigative series on the district. After 18 months of looking at district documents and interviewing officials, Finnegan and Holland concluded that “tens of millions…

March 11, 2011
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District needs to allow ELAC to meet its needs

By Rodolfo Trujillo ELAC needs to stop carrying the rest of the Los Angeles Community College District on its backs. With the school operating on limited money and the District having all but invited the entire Los Angeles community college population to ELAC to obtain the education that they cannot get on their own campuses, local students are not sure anymore if they are going to be able to graduate…

March 3, 2011
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Editorial: Elans key to change

March 3, 2011

  The news about the Los Angeles Community College District’s misuse of bond money is not exactly news to everyone. When some readers picked up last Sunday’s issue of the Los Angeles Times or logged on to their website, they were likely floored to find out that millions of taxpayer dollars have been mismanaged or misspent. However, are Elans really that surprised? Perhaps the dollar amounts involved are startling, but…

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People can find new beginnings at Elac

By Agustin Ugalde Jr. Last week as I was waiting on Floral and Atlantic for a traffic light, a young man in a Statue of Liberty costume caught my eye. This young person who was maybe 21, or 22 years old, but certainly no older than 25, was merrily twirling a “come in and check our rates” sign for a tax business. Anyone who commutes in Southern California has undoubtedly…

March 3, 2011
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South Gate resembles stepchild

February 16, 2011

By Abraham Jauregui Walking through the hallways of South Gate Educational Center, East Los Angeles College’s satellite campus, stepchild comes to mind. This 50,000 square-foot facility needs to be revamped to match the overwhelming expansion occurring at the main campus. South Gate campus is a second-rate facility to our main campus in Monterrey Park, with only 24 classrooms, a research library for English and math tutoring, a small bookstore and…

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ELAC falls short in book affordability

By Vanessa Gutierrez Renting books is a new and excellent way of saving money in this or any economy. College books are expensive and with college tuition fees getting higher, students need to learn better ways of saving the money that they don’t have. “I use my own money to buy my books,” said Daniel Gonzalez, refering to the fact that he does not get financial aid. Gonzalez goes to a…

February 16, 2011
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Disabled Elans find little parking

By Augustine Ugalda Parking on campus is difficult for everyone these days, but some disabled drivers may find themselves walking half-a-mile, or more to get to classes This presumed oversight is directly related to the seemingly endless construction going on at East Los Angeles College. Currently, there are three primary parking areas for disabled drivers. North of the swim stadium, disabled drivers will find 16 spaces to park, while at…

February 16, 2011
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