ELAC falls short in book affordability

By Vanessa Gutierrez Renting books is a new and excellent way of saving money in this or any economy. College books are expensive and with college tuition fees getting higher, students need to learn better ways of saving the money that they don’t have. “I use my own money to buy my books,” said Daniel Gonzalez, refering to the fact that he does not get financial aid. Gonzalez goes to a…

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Disabled Elans find little parking

By Augustine Ugalda Parking on campus is difficult for everyone these days, but some disabled drivers may find themselves walking half-a-mile, or more to get to classes This presumed oversight is directly related to the seemingly endless construction going on at East Los Angeles College. Currently, there are three primary parking areas for disabled drivers. North of the swim stadium, disabled drivers will find 16 spaces to park, while at…

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New podcast series

To help you stay connected with the latest news and entertainment around campus and the local community, tune in to The Campus News Connection. The CNC is a weekly podcast series designed to offer you a condensed version of the print edition of Campus News so you can stay up to date while on the go. Take a listen by clicking on the link below. For any questions, comments or…

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Instructors are divided as they are forced to turn down students.

By Edgar Lopez The current overcrowded situation at East Los Angeles College has placed a great deal of pressure on not only students, but on instructors as well. While students only face a few instructors in order to add, instructors face countless students they must turn away. “It’s sad,” said Jeffrey Hernandez, an ELAC political science instructor, who believes that a computer generated random drawing is the only fair way…

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Faculty voice concerns to board

By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College faculty expressed their thoughts on the negative impact on last year’s budget at the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees meeting held last week. The faculty showed passion for service and dedication in efforts to help the district find a better solution to next year’s budget. Armida Ornelas, PhD, Advisor for the Club Students for Equal Rights, reminded the Board and…

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Huskies remember Urias

By Robert Barrett The men and women’s basketball programs united on Jan. 21 to help raise money for the family of Hector Urias, who was shot in his auto shop on Sept. 8. Hector Urias was an El Monte businessman who owned and operated Hector Urias Body Shop. He was 47 years old. Urias was a regular participant in the El Monte Adult Basketball League, where he maintained his relationship…

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Trainer finds funny bone

By Edgar Lopez Laughter roared from inside the VIP entrance of ELAC’s Weingart Stadium. It did not originate as a reaction to a blooper on the field but from a small crowd gathered around an ELAC athletic trainer. It was the small comedy skit of Diane Stankevitz, also known as Di Stanky, which caused the laughter amongst the crowd. Whether reciting a joke from an episode of “Friends” or telling…

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Turnovers kill women’s basketball

By Robert Barrett Turnovers were a major factor in the women’s basketball teams’ losses last week to Cerritos College and Mt. San Antonio College. The ELAC women’s basketball team played a competitive game against Cerritos last Wednesday at ELAC’s gym, with neither team leading by more than eight points the entire game. For the first half, the ELAC women showed outstanding transition defense not allowing any easy baskets. Early in…

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Men’s basketball battles to loss

By Robert Barrett The ELAC men’s basketball game on Friday was a tale of two halves, with the team coming up short at Mt. San Antonio College. ELAC started the game as an underdog, not only because of the size advantage that Mt. SAC had but because of an illness that was hindering some key ELAC players. The men started the game looking rattled.  They made many turnovers, and overall,…

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Track & Field season launches a promising season

By Tadzio Garcia High Jump standout Jill Schmidt took to the sky placing first at last Saturday’s All Comers meet at Mt.  San Antonio College, which kicked off the track and field season. The upcoming season promises to be a challenging one and, based on last Saturday’s results, the Huskies are poised to make a good showing. ELAC will next compete in the Cerritos Invitational, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday…

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