Elans neglect class scheduling

By Erik Luna   Conflicting schedules and offerings of classes at East Los Angeles College hinder student’s efforts to transfer to four-year universities. As an Elan on his third semester, I’ve always tried to focus on getting my math and English classes done, but class schedules and the time those classes start usually mess up my plans for the semester. This can be an even bigger problem than most students…

May 23, 2011
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Americans free to celebrate, mourn

May 4, 2011

  By Christopher Yee I had just gotten home from a family dinner Sunday night when I received a startling text from a friend, “Bin Laden is dead.” I stopped immediately halfway up the stairs and responded with the only thought I could muster, “Whoa.” I ran to my computer to verify what that stark text had said, and it was all over every news outlet—Osama bin Laden dead, President…

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Break leaves unfinished business

May 2, 2011

    By Abraham Jauregui  Spring Break is over, and it’s time for East Los Angeles College students to refocus on their academic work. The break came with great timing as it helped revitalize the overworked student body, but spring semester nears an end, and we must push forward to achieve the best grades possible. The anticipated spring break gave students an opportunity to travel, visit family elsewhere, or simply…

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Break leaves unfinished business

May 1, 2011

      By Augustine Ugalde During the recent spring break it occurred to me that this break is counterproductive to advancing student education. The students at East Los Angeles College have spent the last nine weeks attending classes, doing homework, visiting tutoring labs and studying in order to accomplish their academic goals. Most students find comfort and a sense of continuity in a routine that includes going to class…

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ASU spends lots, benefits few

By Edgar Lopez  The Associated Student Union offered members free tacos in order to encourage them to vote in the ASU election two weeks ago. What’s so wrong with that? The problem was that they overestimated how many members would vote and ended up giving tacos away to anyone on campus. Cash was misspent, and that’s a huge thing with budget cuts going around. It was cash that could used…

May 1, 2011
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Sheriff’s Dept. ignores smoking problem

By Augustine Ugalde, Jr. It has been about a year since ELAC decided that enough was enough in regards to smoking cigarettes on campus. Falling short of banning the practice of smoking on campus altogether, the powers that be chose to designate three areas and only three areas on campus where smoking would be allowed. Because of the construction of the latest parking facility at the northeast corner of campus,…

April 4, 2011
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Elans struggle to find places to eat

By Jose Zuniga I just got a ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato on rye, with fries and a coke. Now, where do I eat? Elans used to have a cafeteria which served as both an in-door place to eat and a lounge for students to just hang out before class or meet up with friends to chat. It even had video games and a pool table. The…

March 23, 2011
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Drivers idle while gas goes up

By Nora Vincent I was in auto-centric downtown Los Angeles about two weeks ago around Olvera Street and saw a price sign at a gas station. Regular gasoline was selling for $4.59 a gallon. A station near my house in Monterey Park was selling it for $3.99 a gallon. Before the disruptions occurred in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya the average price for a gallon of gas in Los Angeles was…

March 23, 2011
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Ignorance entangled in web

March 23, 2011

By Augustine Ugalde Jr. The sooner people realize that we’re all in this world together, the better off we’ll all be. Most East Los Angeles College denizens have seen the anti-Asian rant conducted by current University of California, Los Angeles student Alexandra Wallace on YouTube. Wallace felt it necessary to voice her message of bigotry and intolerance for all the world to see last week on an Internet post that…

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Elans ill prepared for quake

March 21, 2011

By Augustine Ugalde The devastating news coming from Japan following the colossal 9.0 earthquake suffered March 10 can only be described as shocking and horrific. We have all seen the devastating videos and news reports chronicling the utter despair the Japanese people have endured during the past week. By some reports, the earthquake suffered in Northern Japan was more than 3,000 times more intense than the Northridge quake of 1994….

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