Pac-12 Championships, day one

By Tadzio Garcia Stanford University is in first place, by two points, after the first day of the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships at East Los Angeles College. The University of California, Berkeley is in second place; just two points shy of Stanford’s lead of 74 points. The country’s fifth-ranked team, the University of Southern California, is in third place. Day 1 consisted of preliminaries and finals in the 200-yard medley relay…

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No. 1 seed meets No. 5 in SoCal semifinals

By William Hernandez, Alfonso Rivera and Tadzio Garcia In a year filled with firsts, the Huskies open another chapter to their history-making season as they host the Cerritos College basketball team in the California Community College Athletic Association’s women’s basketball Southern California Regional semifinals. Game time is tonight at 7 p.m. The winner moves on to the SoCal Regional finals next Saturday facing the victor of the Mt. SAC (27-3),…

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Instructor brings rhythm to recital hall

By Dulce Carillo Smooth urban jazz music and laughs from Bob Dawson’s jokes were what came to be from the First Friday Jazz Concert at the Recital Hall in S2. The East Los Angeles Jazz Quintet are five incredible musicians who have known each other for years and call each other brothers that headlined the semester’s first concert event. Justo Almario plays the sax and clarinet, Ramon Banda,  drums, Guillermo Guzman,…

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ATMs need to be replaced

By Erik Luna Students need money, that’s a fact. Some carry credit cards or debit cards while others stick with plain old cash. It’s not a big deal, but sometimes students need cash. Case in point, the vending machines on campus have a tendency to malfunction when it comes to their built-in card kiosk. Proving that it’s a good thing to carry a couple extra dollars. Many students visit the two ATMs…

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Students should use their right brains more

By Brian Villalba Do what is right. Don’t neglect the right brain. It takes both right and left to succeed. The arts are not just an elective to be taken so you can transfer.  The arts can help format your brain to make you a smarter version of yourself. Expanding your right brain and integrating it with your left brain will provide you with a decisive advantage that you will…

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Unit limitation gives students wake up call

By Edgar Lopez There were nearly 70 students in a biology class with the majority  trying to add. How many precious spots were open for the instructor to add? Five. It’s the same old story. Students need classes, students get rejected, teachers feel bad. Well, there’s a new page-turning twist and a good one. Although the LACCD will not be enforcing this new rule until the summer, students can still lose their…

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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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