Smokers should take their butts elsewhere

By Bryan Pedroza What’s the deal with all the students that don’t know how to read the no smoking signs around campus? Smokers don’t take other students into consideration when choosing where to smoke. I’m not trying to make it sound as you smokers are doing something bad or wrong. Well, wait a minute. There are a bunch of cigarette butts all over campus and you aren’t respecting the no smoking signs…

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Be better; not bitter

By Brian Villalba People get angry at the news sometimes. Some choose to curse, scream and embarrass themselves in all kinds of ways. The real issue is, if they ought to be bitter or better? At East Los Angeles College’s Campus News it is our policy for any distress to be handled. If you have an issue with something Campus News has printed, go through the appropriate channels and conduct yourself like…

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Millennials should take the leap of faith

By Brian Villalba Millennials have a tough, uphill road ahead to graduation. If you were born from 1982-2003 then you are considered of the Millennial generation. A very common stereotype is that Millennials are lacking in dedication, ambition and  are self-centered and disrespectful. Part of this may not be undeserved, but like any stereotype it does not apply to the entire generation. This is a serious problem that college grads face, as…

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Cortez transforms objects into artwork

By Maria Gonzalez Xavier Cazares Cortéz’ exhibit “SUDDENLY WE HAD nothing,” showing at the Vincent Price Art Museum, is an artistic collage depicting globalization through unique techniques and messages. “My artistic production cycle involves actively taking systems and structures and destroying them. Then recovering the pieces and transforming them into something new,” said Cortéz . When entering the HOY Space wing of the museum, the overwhelming objects of this collection are…

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Sports give Husky another chance in life

By Jerry Casarez Life has a way of taking unexpected turns without notice at any moment and Chris Floyd has experienced his fair share. For the 25-year-old junior and football standout, life didn’t always look so promising. Floyd, who is better known these days for his contributions as a defensive tackle on last season’s football team, was once a troubled youth who is now majoring in criminal justice. “I want to be…

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Football keeps former Husky out of trouble

By Ariana Renteria After a constant struggle with gang involvement, East Los Angeles native Caesar Aguila has succeeded in turning his life around. “My mom was always on top of me.  But every teenager wants to do their own thing, always wants to do the opposite of what their parents want them to do,” said Aguila. Growing up without a father figure, Aguila was the youngest of five boys and one…

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Helen Miller Bailey Library set to open first day of summer session

By Vivian Ramirez Students can expect a high-tech learning environment and modernized study space with the opening of the Helen Miller Bailey Library on the first day of summer classes. The renovation of the library includes an expansion of the building by 11,850 sq. ft., a more helpful study environment, and upgrades to service areas and technology. The new library will occupy a total a total of 56,241 sq. ft. The…

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Rediscovering the love of reading

By Lindsey Maeda I had been waiting and was growing impatient. Sitting in the main office of any elementary school is never fun.  In most cases, you are either an anxious parent, waiting to take your child home early because they ate something funky, or the unfortunate student who was sent off to no-man’s land on bad behavior. In my case, I was neither a parent nor student, but a…

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ELAC Auto graduates awarded with ASE certificates

By Isaac Tovar East Los Angeles College automotive program graduates earned a technologically challenging certificate designed to improve their employment chances. They were recognized at ceremony and dinner Wednesday in the auto tech building. Twelve students participated in an exam this semester that is preparatory of the industry standard Automotive Service Excellence certification tests. These exams aren’t limited to graduates only, as instructors encourage some students to take them before graduating. However,…

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