Math requirements can harm non-math majors

By Amanda Rodarte For most college students our nightmares no longer revolve around the boogeyman  but around a real entity, known as math. Students spend an average of 12 years in the school system before they hit college. Instead of the requirement for math minimizing, it has  been extended to more tortuous years. The high demand for math required in the general education is unnecessary, depending on selected major. An…

November 27, 2013
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DUI still a tragic scenario students should learn

By Megan G. Razzetti When a tragedy occurs, most people open their eyes to the realities of how driving under the influence really does affect everyone. Driving under the influence is still a lesson most people have yet to learn. Two weeks ago, a few close friends and I were rocked by news that several of our former high school classmates were involved in a fatal car crash. They had…

November 27, 2013
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Limited classes at ELAC cause frustration

By Scarlet Candelario East Los Angeles College students require more class options during the summer and winter sessions. While students browse the class list for winter session, students realize that there are fewer classes to choose from. Fifty one subjects were listed, and within those 51 only the basic and introductory courses were available. It is understandable that five-to-seven week courses can be much more difficult to handle, but that…

November 27, 2013
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iPads threaten attention span

By Lilah Fajardo IPads should not be brought into classrooms because the disadvantages overwhelm the advantages. Throughout the years, technology has altered lives dramatically with electronics such as smart phones,  laptops and flatter televisions. Nowadays, books are a                     second choice. Although iPads have become very popular, they are not the easiest devices to function and books eliminate any frustration. The…

November 27, 2013
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Fast food disrupts healthy lifestyle

By Samantha Corona Consistent talk about eating healthy helps people transition from unhealthy to healthy eating habits. By not providing healthy options, ELAC’s satellite campus makes it difficult for students to eat healthy. Every now-and-then, people will have their favorite fast-food burger because fast food restaurants are everywhere. It is horrible that a student’s healthy meal option at  the South Gate campus is packed with junk ingedients. The South Gate…

November 27, 2013
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ELAC students’ privacy decided at big brother’s discretion

By Maegan Ortiz An East Los Angeles College student could be labeled suspicious person and not even know it. This is because of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and state law enforcement partners inviting people to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) on strangers and friends. One of those law enforcement partners is the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The entire Los Angeles Community College…

November 27, 2013
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Academic Senate discusses more credits, new hires

By Amanda Rodarte The Academic Senate discussed a change that would allow students to take more units for winter yesterday. The change would allow students to take up to six units. Students are currently capped at five units, with the exception of veterans. A final decision for the coming winter semester will occur at the Dec. 10 Academic Senate meeting. Other business dealt with at the meeting concerned confirming a…

November 27, 2013
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South Gate inhales, exhales allergies

By Samantha Corona Faculty, staff and students, are experiencing allergic reactions to the air coming from the ventilation system at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate campus. About two weeks ago, two professors and some students began to experience a runny nose and some sinus problems. The professors surveyed their students to see if they were experiencing the same symptoms. Leslie Radford,  communications teacher, was one of the professors that…

November 27, 2013
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Husky wins state championship title

By Denise Chavez Freshman Laura Aceves ran a personal record in the biggest race of her life. She won the Cross Country State Championship women’s individual title Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. As a result Aceves made All-American  status.For the second consecutive year  a Husky won this feat. Aceves is the second Husky in ELAC’s 68-year history to win gold medals at the state finals, the SoCal Championships, and…

November 27, 2013
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ELAC to offer dye, paint class

By Lilah Fajardo Students looking for a vibrant, hands-on course to include in their spring schedules should consider the costume dye and paint class. This course will be worth 3 units and will be held in the theatre building P2-119. ELAC’s costume shop designer and manager, Jessica Hansen, will be instructing this class. “We are so lucky to have such a beautiful new costume shop and now we have state…

November 27, 2013
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