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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Study abroad program to send Elans to Paris

By Jade Inglada Sign-ups have officially opened for students to participate in the 2014 Summer Study in Paris program at East Los Angeles College. The study abroad program runs for four weeks throughout the entire month of July. There is no deadline to join, but students are recommended to sign-up early since the trip is limited to 100 students. Six other colleges in California are participating students in this program…

November 27, 2013
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Young Elan opens business

By Nguyet Tran Opening a new business as a 21 year-old student is rare, but not for Carolina Chavez. An alumna of Schurr High School, Chavez has taken her experiences in graphic design and opened up a clothing printing shop directly across the East Los Angeles College campus called Stencil Art Studio about three months ago. “My major is graphic design and I wanted to show my skills and do…

November 27, 2013
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Bollini’s leaves guests wanting more

By Joshua Inglada Not far from East Los Angeles College is Bollini’s Pizzeria, an Italian restaurant that succeeds in both quality and quantity. With several authentic recipes handed down through tradition, their goal is to satisfy customers with the freshest ingredients California has to offer. The menu offers pizza, both in small and large sizes, but also lists pasta, salad and appetizers. They also offer roasted chicken and a 20…

November 27, 2013
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