Alternative way to sell books

By Gabriela Gomez When this Spring semester ends, many students will be left with textbooks they will no longer need. In addition, they will have the expense of purchasing new textbooks for the upcoming Summer and Spring semesters. During this time, many students sell their used textbooks to the campus bookstore or stores like Text Mania in return for a small percentage of their original investment.  Students also buy used…

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Basketball player dribbles to scholarship

By Alfonso Rivera Deon Geary has a bright future after an outstanding basketball career at East Los Angeles College The 2011-2012 first team All-South Coast Conference North Division guard accepted a full basketball scholarship to California State University Dominguez Hills. As a top-100  community college recruit in California, Geary drew attention from Dominguez Hills, California State University Los Angeles and Cal Baptist University. In the end Dominguez Hills made the strongest…

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Band has a vendetta for music

By Martha Raya Team Vendetta, a band whose name reflects all the struggles and hardships that the band members have encountered, has managed to stay positive and focused on what their hearts desire, which is to change the course of their lives through music. This local band consists of bassist and vocalist Erik Gonzales, Drummer and vocalist Diego Javier and guitarist and vocalist Andrew Gastelum. Team Vendetta was officially formed…

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Young painter controls artistic brush strokes with her toes

By Maxine Casillas As she lays her paintbrush against a paper, her muscles relax. It’s typical to think that her fingers are doing the magic, but in reality it’s her toes. As a young girl, Lexis Barragan was always seen with a pencil and paper in hand, along with her box of 12 Crayola crayons and paint set. “You would rarely see me without them,” Barragan said. Out of all of her…

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Child Development teacher set to retire

By Toya Bailey After being employed at East Los Angeles College since 1975, Child Development Center teacher Linda Irene Jimenez is retiring. As a young child, Jimenez remembers playing school with her sisters and cousins all the time. Jimenez had influential teachers through most of her elementary and high school years, which ultimately gave her the urge to become a teacher. While studying early childhood development at ELAC and taking a…

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ELAC band leader brings music to campus

By Gabriela Chavez From working as a band director and applied music instructor at Cerritos College, Jesus “Chuy” Martinez gradually became a full-time teacher at East Los Angeles College. This professor of music completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music with an emphasis in jazz, from the University of Southern California. Martinez worked for seven years as the band director for the marching band, concert percussion ensemble, beginning strings, orchestra,…

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Hollywood brings revenue to ELAC

By Amanda Galindo Recently being hired to East Los Angeles College, Ernest Burnett works hard with administration to bring revenue to ELAC. Burnett serves as a college event and venue coordinator for the school and his position helps bring in revenue by bringing events to the campus such as film and television productions and holding corporate events. Not wanting to become a struggling writer, he decided to move to Los Angeles…

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Students concerned over fee hikes

By Sergio Berrueta Education is one of the many beneficial elements students strive for in life, but when the cost of education gets high, students may not know how to cope. Enrollment fees in California community colleges will go from the traditional $36 per unit to $46 per unit starting this summer session. For many others, this may not seem like a tremendous increase in price, but to the students of…

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Students squander FAFSA funds

By Bonnie Regaldo For plenty of years students have been used the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  to help out with school expenses. Those who qualify, know that it’s a relief knowing their needs for school will be taken care of with the money they have qualified for.  The money received should most likely go to school expenses, assuming that is the reason they signed up for it in…

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Professor Griffin to retire, encourages educational pursuit

By Grace Key Frank Griffen, a social science instructor at East Los Angeles College, is to retire at the end of spring semester. “After 41 years of teaching, it’s time to give it up,” he said. Coming to ELAC in 1970, Griffen remembers a Caucasian majority  school.  Griffen’s task was to take the students and show them how to expand their minds and connect to a changing community. “I had to…

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