G.E. requirements help improve oneself

By JC Casarez Students must be willing to step out of their comfort zone and take classes that challenge the mind. This helps develop students into an intelligent person. As I go through the day, I encounter a variety of people from different walks of life. The one thing I usually look for is a good conversation when I meet new faces. To me this is very telling about a person in…

May 23, 2012
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Required curriculum needs overhaul

By Megan Perry Every other school day, I walk into my earth science laboratory class to see bored students who don’t want to be there, but suffer through the class anyway because they must. Before class, I can hear students griping and groaning about how much they hate the class, can’t stand the work and just wish it was over already. As I walk to my seat, I see some students…

May 23, 2012
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Child Development Center should accept younger children

By Danny Vasquez Contributing Writer On-campus child care centers with an age requirement are an inconvenience for students whose children are under the set age and are more harmful than beneficial. For students who are parents, the child development center on campus can be pretty beneficial for they allow the student to attend their classes full time without the need to worry about the well-being of their child while class is in session. However,…

May 22, 2012
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Students starve for affordable education

By Amanda Mayberry Recently, students from six CSU campuses have announced they are on  a hunger strike in protest of  budget cuts. The students are demanding that administrators freeze tuition for five years and instead make decreases to the pay raises for CSU chancellors and presidents. They say they will continue to starve themselves until these demands are met. The persisting budget decreases and fee hikes made to community colleges…

May 22, 2012
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Textbook use needs reform

By Quyen Nguyen Many East Los Angeles College students struggle having a textbooks. Textbooks can be an important factor when it comes to student success in the class, but it can be really expensive to buy one. The way college textbooks are bought and used is in need of change. The first change can be done through using free online textbooks. The second change can be done by limiting bundled…

May 22, 2012
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Support same sex marriage

By Daisy Rodriguez Same sex couples are just like heterosexual couples. They both have the same relationship problems. Just because they like the same sex doesn’t make them any different. President Obama is calling for equality when it comes to same sex marriage. The states that do allow gay marriage are Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Washington D.C, Iowa, and Washington. In 2011 President Barrack Obama eliminated the “Don’t Ask, Don’t…

May 16, 2012
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Student tardiness disrupts lecture

By Anthony Mejanoff Students walking into class in the middle of a lecture can be very disrupting. Whenever the door opens, the majority of students shift their eyes away from the instructor and to the person walking through the door. Some instructors even take time out of the class to ask for the person’s name to mark them tardy. In one of my classes, there are about 5 to 10 students…

May 16, 2012
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Alternative way to sell books

By Gabriela Gomez When this Spring semester ends, many students will be left with textbooks they will no longer need. In addition, they will have the expense of purchasing new textbooks for the upcoming Summer and Spring semesters. During this time, many students sell their used textbooks to the campus bookstore or stores like Text Mania in return for a small percentage of their original investment.  Students also buy used…

May 16, 2012
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Students concerned over fee hikes

By Sergio Berrueta Education is one of the many beneficial elements students strive for in life, but when the cost of education gets high, students may not know how to cope. Enrollment fees in California community colleges will go from the traditional $36 per unit to $46 per unit starting this summer session. For many others, this may not seem like a tremendous increase in price, but to the students of…

May 16, 2012
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Students squander FAFSA funds

By Bonnie Regaldo For plenty of years students have been used the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  to help out with school expenses. Those who qualify, know that it’s a relief knowing their needs for school will be taken care of with the money they have qualified for.  The money received should most likely go to school expenses, assuming that is the reason they signed up for it in…

May 16, 2012
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