Proposal threatens environmental regulations on automobiles

By Anthony Aguilar The Trump administration proposed a plan that would make automobile manufacturers not required to make cars and trucks more fuel efficient every year, starting 2020. The administration’s proposal says, “Automakers would only have to produce cars that achieve a real-world average of about 29 miles a gallon from 2021 to 2025.” This will take the standard that we have now, which is 43 miles a gallon, and…

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Mental health services offer help to students

By Miguel Barragan Mental health services are more important than ever, after new international survey revealed one third of college freshman suffer from mental health symptoms. The World Health Organization’s World Mental Health International College Student Initiative, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology on Sept. 13, had over 13,000 students from nineteen colleges in eight countries, including Mexico and the U.S., participate. Researchers found 35 percent of students reported…

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App helps undocumented students find scholarships

By Alex Avila Undocumented immigrants have the opportunity to obtain scholarships with an app that recommends different scholarships available to students who cannot pay for college easily. DREAMer’s Roadmap is an app dedicated to provide information and lead undocumented students to getting scholarships and not be discouraged to attend college. The app was founded by Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca who was also an undocumented student and had trouble finding ways to…

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Campus News staff win awards at regional write-offs

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College Campus News won four awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Conference on Sept. 29 at California State University, Fullerton. The awards won were for the On the Spot competition, which is when community college journalists compete in competitions at the conference. The winners were Andrew Ayala, Kevin Camargo, Melody Ortiz and Julie Santiago. Santiago won first place in News Photo….

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DACA Task Force aims to increase enrollment

By Steven Adamo Enrollment among undocumented students continues to decline, according to Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez. “Numbers continue to draw down, from fall of 2016 to fall of 2018, we lost 21% of credit undocumented students,” said Chancellor Rodriguez at the Ad Hoc Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Task Force meeting at ELAC Thursday. He met with ELAC’s Dream Resource Center, as well as staff…

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