Break leaves unfinished business

    By Abraham Jauregui  Spring Break is over, and it’s time for East Los Angeles College students to refocus on their academic work. The break came with great timing as it helped revitalize the overworked student body, but spring semester nears an end, and we must push forward to achieve the best grades possible. The anticipated spring break gave students an opportunity to travel, visit family elsewhere, or simply…

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Break leaves unfinished business

      By Augustine Ugalde During the recent spring break it occurred to me that this break is counterproductive to advancing student education. The students at East Los Angeles College have spent the last nine weeks attending classes, doing homework, visiting tutoring labs and studying in order to accomplish their academic goals. Most students find comfort and a sense of continuity in a routine that includes going to class…

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ASU spends lots, benefits few

By Edgar Lopez  The Associated Student Union offered members free tacos in order to encourage them to vote in the ASU election two weeks ago. What’s so wrong with that? The problem was that they overestimated how many members would vote and ended up giving tacos away to anyone on campus. Cash was misspent, and that’s a huge thing with budget cuts going around. It was cash that could used…

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Green chemistry speakers teach how to manage waste

  By Rosie Chamuryan Hazardous waste disposal was discussed by Elans in the Chemistry Club on April 13 in honor of Earth Day. Patrick Movley, a scientist with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, which protects California and Californians from exposure to hazardous waste, spoke at the meeting about pollution prevention and green chemistry. Pollution prevention is improving the manufacture, delivery and use of products so that they generate less…

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Students consider careers in science after Earth Day

  By Edgar Lopez Approaching every booth with a notebook in hand, Denilson Ardon, a John Adams Middle School student, spent his time at East Los Angeles College’s Earth Day event asking questions and getting ideas for his science project. “I have never been here. It is really fun being here, it’s better than being in a classroom,” Ardon said. He said that he is thinking of becoming an engineer….

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Students seek answers from CSU chancellor

By Sandy Isidoro Students from local California State University campuses held a question-and-answer session with California State University Chancellor Charles Reed last Friday in an attempt to get answers from him concerning budget cuts. The chancellor currently makes more money, if not the same, as the U.S. president. This was also something students wanted an explanation for. While tuition continues to increase, it seems that so does the chancellor’s annual…

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Feminist Club kicked out of event

By Edgar Lopez While East Los Angeles College prepared to hold hands for Hands Across California April 17, a feminist group’s hands were busy stripping a booth. The event had booths lined up for information, contest and company vendors, but apparently, there were no booths for the ELAC Feminist Movement Club. The club was asked to leave a booth they occupied because they did not have a reservation for the…

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ASU presidential candidate responds to accusations

By Vivian Ramirez A 10-year-old rumor still follows Hassan Medina, Associated Student Union commissioner of theater arts and student presidential candidate. Despite accusations of forgery and embezzlement, Medina seeks a leadership position and brushes off rumors and references to his past. Medina’s complicated history with East Los Angeles College begins ten years ago with the Radio Club. Medina joined the Radio Club in Fall 1999 and ascended to the position…

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Campus concert aids

  By Thy Lam The day the 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Northeast Japan and caused a devastating tsunami, Issac Martinez, a former Elan, began thinking of how he could help the victims. He posted his prayers for Japan on Facebook and Twitter and surprisingly received feedback from his friends and their friends. A month later, with the help from Andrew Garcia, one of the top 10 competitors on season nine of…

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