Students should have equal enrollment

By Rosa Guillen For years now, community colleges have been at the bottom of the educational food chain, belittled by the UC’s and Cal States. However, many more students today are turning to community colleges to expand their education. Community college has become an important and efficient form of education that provides students flexible schedules and numerous fields of study. Recently, with so many students attending community college, it has…

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Black Friday arrives early

By Marcelle Alvarado The Christmas shopping kick-off is just around the corner as Black Friday creeps up closer this year and shoppers everywhere are preparing to hit stores. It used to be a tradition that department stores like Macy’s, would unveil their Christmas displays and bargains the day after Thanksgiving, now more popularly known as Black Friday. However, it seems Christmas music is on continuous play at shopping centers and…

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Students oblivious to Vincent Price Art Museum

By Dulce Carrillo After half a year of being re-opened, students still don’t have any idea that East Los Angeles College has their very own art museum. “We have a museum?” is a comment which is what you’ll hear from most students when they hear ELAC has a museum. The Vincent Price Art museum is located by the S1 building, close to Carl’s Jr. Students usually pass by the building…

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‘Happy Feet Two’ dances into theaters

By Rosa Guillen  “Happy Feet Two” contains messages of hope and it also addresses issues that are now endangering the lives of animals in Antarctica. Mumble, the tap dancing penguin returns to the big screen voiced by Elijah Wood in the star-studded film as the father of Erik, voiced by Ava Acres, the young emperor penguin in search of something different. We first met Mumble in 2006 in the Oscar-winning…

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ELAC history professor gives back to community

By Rosa Guillen  History Professor at both the South Gate and Monterey Park ELAC campuses, Carlos Ramirez, is definitely not “all books and no play.” He also enjoys a jam session here and there with fellow musicians. Even while teaching history classes at ELAC and Advanced Placement Government courses at South East High School in South Gate, Ramirez still makes time to pick up a guitar. “I like to pretend…

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ELAC baseball strikes out with field

By Carlos Alvarez Faced with uncertainty of when the construction of a new field will begin, anticipation for a new home baseball field has become a frustrating situation. “It’s a mess. Time is limited. We basically have to work around Cal State LA’s schedule. We play a game at seven in the afternoon and the kids get home at midnight. Then weights at six in the morning. It’s hard,” said…

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Mr. Burrito eats the competition

By Fernando Luna  If you are looking for some good old fashioned Mexican cuisine and happen to be in the city of South Gate, head over to Taqueria El Paisano. This Mexican eatery is owned by the Ortiz brothers: Roberto and Israel. It has been in business for the last four years, established in 2007. They are the miracle workers cooking behind the walls of the kitchen for their loyal…

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ELAC counseling leaves students to fend for themselves

By Alan Morales The availability of quality guidance is a vital necessity for students today at any academic level. Attending college is a crucial part for the development of an individual. Having good instructors and counselors is vital. Can you imagine walking into the counseling office on Monday and getting an answer that you need to come on Friday to make an appointment? This is not an uncommon occurrence at…

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Elans need VTEA survey

By Anna Ortega More than 50 percent of East Los Angeles College students who are registered to classes requesting a Vocational and Technical Education Act survey, haven’t done it. VTEA was created to determine where funds were needed most. Some solutions proposed to improve the college education system are are to make tuition free. Others are requesting lower unit fees and some others just want to stop the cuts on…

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ELAC should not be a dead end

By Jason R. Farabaugh Community college students get lost in the shuffle. Where are the guidance counselors? The foundation that’s been built through elementary, middle and high school is proving to be cracked as students are finding it difficult to make the adjustment into community college. According to the Community College Review, a website that offers reviews on community colleges throughout the country, 70 percent of California community college students…

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