Freshman to launch his career at ELAC

Kaelen Allen was in middle school when he realized his dream of becoming a professional basketball player. Allen is a freshman and was on born August 17, 2000. He plays for the East Los Angeles College men’s basketball team. He was recruited by ELAC coach Hunter. He said that the coach watched him play during high school and recommended him to play at ELAC. He took the offer because it…

December 2, 2019
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Don’t hate on roller skates

With the rise of more roller- skating around East Los Angeles College, the act of skateboarding and now roller-skating should not be criminalized. Countless skaters are told multiple times to either stop, leave, or use some form of safety gear by authoritative figures at ELAC, even while cruising through the school to class, which is not a dangerous deed. Skaters are looked at as delinquents when all they are doing…

December 2, 2019
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Let’s subtract math from the graduation equation

Having math courses be required to graduate is wrong and it’s not helpful. At East Los Angeles College (ELAC), one of the requirements needed to graduate is to complete Math 125 or higher. These higher levels of math are usually very complicated and will serve no purpose to most students in their everyday lives. I’m a person who is not the biggest fan of math; in fact, I passionately hate…

December 2, 2019
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One-stop is not enough

For many students, the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) shuttle is the only form of transportation to arrive at the South Gate campus. Although it is a great resource to have, the location of the bus stop makes is less accessible to many students. It would be best if an additional waiting location was added to the bus route, preferably on the opposite side of the current stop to tend…

December 2, 2019
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OK ELAC, it’s time to upgrade to digital

The entire campus needs to get ahead, leave outdated machinery behind, and bring in easy to use print/copy systems to the academic computer labs. As a new East Los Angeles College (ELAC) student, I was surprised and disappointed in the current printing and copying system available in the academic computer labs. Digging for change to try to print out last-minute papers and projects are the last thing students need during…

December 2, 2019
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Unsanitary women’s locker rooms

women’s locker room has needed a bit of deep cleaning for a while now. Located in the C1 building for mainly gym and health classes, the women’s locker room has been through a lot. One of the many things is the result of last year’s food drive. Many cans and packs of food were left in the showers of the locker room, and are now being used for this year’s…

December 2, 2019
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New LAX airport policy causes disorder

In an attempt to reduce traffic the Los Angeles International Airport has created a state of disorder – with policy changes. Individuals who do not have a ride out of LAX have to go to a a new designated area called LAX-it, through free shuttles, where they can hail a ride. This policy change should not have been implemented because it has caused longer wait times for Uber rides and…

December 2, 2019
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Recruiters prey on students

We’ve all seen the military recruitment tables set up on campus. They come in full fatigues, set up where they will find the most students, usually by the library, and lie in wait. They promise a simpler way than taking classes, getting a degree and hoping for a steady career afterward. They promise money. They even promise the ability to finish school while still in the military and receiving paid…

December 2, 2019
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ELAC Campus News wins 14 awards

By Maria Marroquin Monroy East Los Angeles College Campus News brought home 14 awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges SoCal Conference held on Oct. 19 at California State University, Fullerton. Of the 14 awards Campus News staff  received, the biggest were General Excellence in publication for both print and online edition.  Along with workshops, the convention held awards for publication and on-the-spot entries. Publication awards were for entries…

October 29, 2019
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Men’s soccer goes global for talent

East Los Angeles College soccer gained a defender that has a “joie pour le futbol”, a joy for soccer, in French player Hugo Robert. Echoing a phrase made popular by 1980 Olympic Hockey coach Herb Brooks, Robert explained his perspective in playing soccer. “I will play my game because I know it’s why I’m here,” Robert said.

October 28, 2019
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