Street vendors bring no harm to the community

By Erik Luna On any given day, most people who walk the streets of East Los Angeles can see various street vendors walking with their assorted products for sale. What most people don’t see are the citations these vendors get for going out and trying to earn an honest dollar. Most of these vendors usually sell a wide variety of snacks such as churros, corn on the cob, cups of shaved…

December 7, 2011
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‘Tis the season to be greedy

  By Rodolfo Trujillo The true message of Christmas is about God’s love for his people.  If you don’t believe in that, then why celebrate it at all? Christmas is less than three weeks away and people are going crazy at the stores buying gifts for the people in their lives. With unemployment and a struggling economy, many people are out looking for deals. The day after Thanksgiving it was shocking…

December 7, 2011
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Unattended drinks leave students vulnerable

By Giang Hoang Across the United States, there are now higher rates of intentional drug poisoning. Many people are not aware that they can be the next victims. Some people seek clubs and parties to socialize, mingle, or meet new acquaintances. On the common grounds of nightclubs and parties, more than half of the people there indulge in alcoholic beverages. Some people are offered drinks by random strangers and the…

November 23, 2011
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Students should have equal enrollment

By Rosa Guillen For years now, community colleges have been at the bottom of the educational food chain, belittled by the UC’s and Cal States. However, many more students today are turning to community colleges to expand their education. Community college has become an important and efficient form of education that provides students flexible schedules and numerous fields of study. Recently, with so many students attending community college, it has…

November 23, 2011
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Students oblivious to Vincent Price Art Museum

By Dulce Carrillo After half a year of being re-opened, students still don’t have any idea that East Los Angeles College has their very own art museum. “We have a museum?” is a comment which is what you’ll hear from most students when they hear ELAC has a museum. The Vincent Price Art museum is located by the S1 building, close to Carl’s Jr. Students usually pass by the building…

November 23, 2011
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ELAC counseling leaves students to fend for themselves

By Alan Morales The availability of quality guidance is a vital necessity for students today at any academic level. Attending college is a crucial part for the development of an individual. Having good instructors and counselors is vital. Can you imagine walking into the counseling office on Monday and getting an answer that you need to come on Friday to make an appointment? This is not an uncommon occurrence at…

November 23, 2011
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Elans need VTEA survey

By Anna Ortega More than 50 percent of East Los Angeles College students who are registered to classes requesting a Vocational and Technical Education Act survey, haven’t done it. VTEA was created to determine where funds were needed most. Some solutions proposed to improve the college education system are are to make tuition free. Others are requesting lower unit fees and some others just want to stop the cuts on…

November 23, 2011
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ELAC should not be a dead end

By Jason R. Farabaugh Community college students get lost in the shuffle. Where are the guidance counselors? The foundation that’s been built through elementary, middle and high school is proving to be cracked as students are finding it difficult to make the adjustment into community college. According to the Community College Review, a website that offers reviews on community colleges throughout the country, 70 percent of California community college students…

November 23, 2011
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Accept the reality of ‘Occupy’

By Brian Villalba Wake up people. Occupy East Los Angeles College is advocating for you, and they are doing it for free. Active and/or passive support is the only rational expression of your opinion. Occupy ELAC is acting in your own best interests so, there is no way you can rationally be against this movement and still be acting in your own best interests. For such a large population to act…

November 23, 2011
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Occupy ELAC protesters fail to understand journalism ethics

By Augustine Ugalde After receiving numerous complaints about an opinion piece directed toward the Occupy ELAC movement, it became clear that the protesters need to be educated about journalistic ethics. Campus News, the journalism department and I have come under heavy criticism for the opinions I expressed regarding some of the protester’s demands. The protesters took their complaints personally, by visiting CN to protest, submitting letters to the editor, posting on…

November 16, 2011
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