Enrollment limitations begin in summer

By Rodolfo Trujillo Starting this summer students will not be able to attempt a class more than three times.  Students will now be limited to receiving three letter grades or a “W” for any one class, or a combination therof. To understand the new system that was ordered by the state, Richard Moyer, vice president of academic affairs, said that the key thing to remember is, “You have to take…

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Cal Grant requirements to rise

By Vivian Ramirez Many East Los Angeles College students who have received Cal Grants in the past may no longer qualify for them due to proposed higher grade point average requirements. California Governor Jerry Brown released his proposal earlier this year in the 2012-13 state budget plan that will save the state an estimated $372 million throughout the year. The changes affecting Cal Grant A will raise the required GPA from…

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East L.A. College stands to lose $4 million

By Vivian Ramirez The state Executive Committee of the District Budget Committee (ECDBC) is currently drafting a new allocation formula for the distribution of funds to the Los Angeles Community College District that would cost ELAC an estimated $4 million. The District Budget Committee (DBC) oversees the development of the district’s budgets, makes recommendations to the budget and monitors college debt and attempts to reduce it.  Currently, the allocation model…

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Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

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FTR barred for fraud

By Freddy Monares The Los Angeles Community College District debarred FTR International, Inc. on Feb. 8 at a meeting held at Los Angeles Harbor College from bidding or performing District contracts for up to five years. A committee of the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District held the three-day hearing, Dec. 6, 8 and 9 of 2011. FTR was the low bidder on the Math/Science building at…

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Splash is back

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s swim and diving teams opened the season producing competitive results that has put the Huskies back on the swimming map for the first time in eleven years. The Huskies opened the season placing sixth out of 9 teams at the South Coast Conference Pentathlon Friday, Feb. 17, at Pasadena City College, in a preview of the competition the Huskies will face at the end of…

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Pac-12 comes to ELAC

By Tadzio Garcia The NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference will host their men’s swimming championships for four days at the East Los Angeles Swim Center beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s agenda includes the 50-yard, 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle races as well as the 200-yard individual medley freestyle. Preliminaries and standard times trials begin on Thursday through Saturday,at 11 a.m. Evening finals begin at 6 p.m. each night. Admission is…

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LACCD board of trustee member opens forum on Cain firing

  By Erik Luna Former head coach of Huskies football Lynn Cain was fired from his position on Jan. 30, after leading the Huskies to win the American Championship Bowl game last season. A Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees member, Kelly Candaele, held a forum on Feb. 16 at the auditorium foyer so people from the community, as well as the school, could voice their opinion regarding…

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Huskies end on high note

By Alfonso Rivera Deon Geary and Rafael Morelos helped lead the Huskies to an 88-76 victory in the final game of the season against a tough El Camino College Compton Center team.] Sophomore Geary (Blair High School) scored 21 points in the winning effort. Geary ended the regular season the No. 10-leading scorer in the state with a 19.7 points per game average. Sophomore Morelos (Baldwin Park High), who averages 13.8…

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Huskies earn fourth seed

By Alfonso Rivera ​The women’s basketball team received the number four seed in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional playoffs. As a result, the Huskies host their first postseason game ever. The Huskies, 22-6 overall and ranked 7th in the state, will play against Irvine Valley College in the second round, tonight at 7 p.m. Irvine is 18-12 overall and the 13th seed. When asked about the…

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