Student friendly vending machines

  By Rodolfo Trujillo Vending machines need to dispense more vital supplies than chips and soda, even though reporters, especially certain opinion writers, like chips and soda. Imagine this scenario. It’s 8:45 p.m. and your pen has run out of ink. What could you do if no one has an extra pen to lend to you? The local store is too far to go and come back in a reasonable amount…

September 28, 2011
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Don’t take all general education classes first

By Yesenia Martinez Waiting to take major course work right before transferring or graduating can be foolish and costly. Most students enter college being undecided on their major. Students want to decide on a major early in their school career so it does not cause money or delays in the long run. It is a good idea for students who know what they want to major in to take introductory courses…

September 28, 2011
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School should be safer

By Cristina Galvan School should be a safe environment where students should not have to worry about having their belongings stolen. Last week, Yadira Hernandez had her car broken into in the parking structure. Among some of the things that were stolen were her laptop, books and money to pay for her classes. Since Hernandez is an AB 540 student she does not qualify for financial aid and therefore has to…

September 28, 2011
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Higher Education, higher prices

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of recent budget cuts, the Los Angeles Community College District has discontinued the $15 a semester I-TAP program, and is now offering the College/Vocational TAP. The College/Vocational TAP allows students to buy monthly reduced passes for $36 per month. Students who have 12 units or more must fill out an application,which can be found at the fiscal office on campus or on the Los…

September 22, 2011
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Bookstores disappearing

By Christian Valles Every year the number of bookstores in America is decreasing, and this troubles some people. Most parents and teachers have always encouraged reading. However, most children play Nintendo rather than picking up a book. Bookstores have always been a place where students could get lost for hours. An institution where one could discover ideas and worlds that, to some, were unimaginable. Recently, county libraries have been cutting back on their…

September 22, 2011
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Tax oil to fund education

By Isaac Tovar Proposition 1481 would place a 15 percent tax on crude oil extraction from California, on-shore and off-shore drilling sites, to fund education, from K through college. This will approximately produce $3 billion annually. If you have been anywhere near student activities lately you might have been asked to sign a petition for this Proposition to be put in the California ballot. $1.5 billion of that goes to community colleges,…

September 22, 2011
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F7 Building should honor Ernest Moreno

By Edgar Lopez Former East Los Angeles College president Ernest H. Moreno’s retirement leads to the question of how he would be remembered. Although his work will be remembered by current staff and students, it would soon be forgotten after they graduate or retire and move on with their lives. Therefore, there should be some way to help preserve Moreno’s legacy. In honor of all the work he did to…

September 14, 2011
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Budget cuts hit students

By Augustine Ugalde California’s crippling budget cuts in education have adversely affected each and every one of the state’s 112 community colleges, including East Los Angeles College. The state’s education budget became a favorite target during former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s time in office and there is no indication this negative trend will soon end. The University of California State systems were not spared the ax either as each institution has…

September 14, 2011
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Students avoid counselors when it counts

By Thy Lam   With classes being cut every semester and students fighting every minute for the classes that they want, seeing a counselor and being prepared for the meeting always helps students and can save time and money. Making appointments with a counselor can help students, especially ones who are struggling with their educational plans. However, students are used to waiting to the very end of the semester to…

May 23, 2011
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District lacks dialogue with student reporters

May 23, 2011

  By Augustine Ugalde Jr.   The Los Angeles Community College District has been difficult to deal with since day one, whenever approached by someone carrying the “student journalist” moniker. I have never known a more uncooperative group of people in my life. The most disturbing part of this scenario is that these are the people who are entrusted with our educations. We are their students. It has been nearly…

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