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
Read More >>

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
Read More >>

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
Read More >>

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
Read More >>

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
Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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
Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>