District-wide priority registration poses threat to current, new Elans

By Augustine Ugalde Jr. In what one faculty member calls a discriminatory policy, the Los Angeles Community College District is taking the community out of community colleges with its priority registration policy. The policy gives priority registration to LACCD students throughout the district with the greatest number of units earned no matter which school those units were earned. This policy supercedes the practice of allowing individual district schools such as…

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Financial Aid workshop aid students

By Jane Fernandez Attendees sat under a green tent marked “Financial Aid Office,” in bold capital letters in order to inquire information about financial aid on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The financial aid office, currently located on C 2.3, hosted a workshop to help students understand the processes of applying for financial aid. They have hosted similar workshops in the past. These workshops provide general information to students and provide answers…

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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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