District needs to allow ELAC to meet its needs

By Rodolfo Trujillo ELAC needs to stop carrying the rest of the Los Angeles Community College District on its backs. With the school operating on limited money and the District having all but invited the entire Los Angeles community college population to ELAC to obtain the education that they cannot get on their own campuses, local students are not sure anymore if they are going to be able to graduate…

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Editorial: Elans key to change

  The news about the Los Angeles Community College District’s misuse of bond money is not exactly news to everyone. When some readers picked up last Sunday’s issue of the Los Angeles Times or logged on to their website, they were likely floored to find out that millions of taxpayer dollars have been mismanaged or misspent. However, are Elans really that surprised? Perhaps the dollar amounts involved are startling, but…

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People can find new beginnings at Elac

By Agustin Ugalde Jr. Last week as I was waiting on Floral and Atlantic for a traffic light, a young man in a Statue of Liberty costume caught my eye. This young person who was maybe 21, or 22 years old, but certainly no older than 25, was merrily twirling a “come in and check our rates” sign for a tax business. Anyone who commutes in Southern California has undoubtedly…

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Podcast 3.2.11 is here

This week’s podcast touches on the Sunday edition of The Los Angeles Times and their investigative story on the Los Angeles Community College District’s mishandling of proposition money. This week also features an all new sports report by CN Managing Editor Freddy Monares. For questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email The Campus News Connection at campusnewsconnection@gmail.com. Enjoy. http://elaccampusnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Podcast-3.2.11.mp3

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Club organizes response

By Martha Duran Members of the Political Science Club yesterday gathered to discuss the Los Angeles Times’s story regarding the misuse of funds by the Los Angeles Community College District. “We are in the news, and most (students) don’t know,” said Melissa Robles. The article published on Sunday raised concerns for students, especially those who work and pay taxes. “Notices such as these are discouraging and make you wonder,” said…

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Campus reacts to exposé

By Edgar Lopez Officials from the Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College were quick to respond to claims of impropriety regarding their use of bond money. A Los Angeles Times article published Sunday said the district acted irresponsibly in decision-making and the managing of funds, based on research their reporters had done. “I think they’re only telling part of the story,” said Vice President of Academic…

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Student’s reenact East Los Angeles walkout

By Erik Luna Imagine a day when Chicanos and Chicanas had little to no help in school, and were neglected at school. In East Los Angeles circa 1968, the racial climate had reached its highest point as Chicanos and Chicanas were being treated unfairly by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Bathrooms were off limits during lunchtime, the schools’ curriculum was biased and Latinos were being led to a life…

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New administration and student services locations

Listing of the new locations for the E1 Student Services Building Matriculation E1 183 Student Services E1 213 Vice President, Student Services E1 211 Transfer and Career Center E1 176 Financial Aid E1 173 Counseling E1 127 Disabled Students E1 160 Outreach & Recruitment E1 105 (inside Admissions) Fiscal E1 135 Admissions E1 105 Enrollment Center E1 121 EOP&S E1 227 International Students E1 206  

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Elan pursues seat on Bell council

By Augustine Ugalde Jr. Throwing herself directly into the maelstrom caused by the Bell scandal, current Elan Imelda Serrano hopes to become one of the city’s newest council members. Serrano, 29, is on the March 8 ballot that will decide the five seats left vacant as a result of gross improprieties conducted by the former administration. According to the 18-year resident of the city, she has decided to run for…

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