Elans need Planned Parenthood

By Abraham Jauregui   Ask a Republican in the House of Representatives whether family planning, breast cancer treatment, disease awareness, prevention and screening should be federally funded and they will say no. In an attempt to save government spending, they proposed to cut funds to a program that has aided local communities for years. Apparently, family planning is not part of the Republican’s core values. An amendment, proposed by Indiana…

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ELAC should not pay for a bad job

By Augustine Ugalde   I’m confused. Will somebody please explain this to me? Call me naïve; call me ignorant, I don’t care.  I have big shoulders. I can take it, but I must say that all this ruckus coming out of the Los Angeles Community College District by way of the Los Angeles Times has me confused. The Times has made some very pointed, critical and highly charged accusations about…

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District Chancellor puzzles with responses

Editorial Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The saying is old, but it is more than enough to make the average Elan wonder why Los Angeles Community College District chancellor Daniel LaVista was so quick to dismiss the concerns brought up by the Los Angeles Times’s six-part investigative series on the district. After 18 months of looking at district documents and interviewing officials, Finnegan and Holland concluded that “tens of millions…

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Colleges unite for fee hikes

  By Daniella Molina East Los Angeles College students will have the chance to participate in a state-wide event called “Hands Across California” on April 17. The event will consist of approximately 1.5 million people holding hands across the state to protest the fee increases in higher education and raise funds for scholarships to benefit Californians attending community colleges. The purpose is to illustrate the value of California community colleges…

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ELAC considers hiring freeze

By Jessica Alvarez With a five percent budget cut approaching, East Los Angeles College is contemplating a hiring freeze in order to spend money more wisely. The possible hiring freeze means that any hiring requests must have a special request form signed by President Moreno before having it submitted to the district. The California Community College systems’ full-time to part-time faculty ratio is supposed to be 75 percent to 25…

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E1 building open for business

  By Megan Perry Student Services are in full swing as they finish their recent move from the scattered bungalows to the new E1 building during these past days. The E1 building is a long-needed improvement which is designed to better serve the student body. Each of the departments now have spacious offices in the new building, according to student workers. Dean of Admissions Jeremy Allred feels the new building…

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Movie rekindles 80s spirit

By Erik Luna Alumni of “That 70’s Show,” Topher Grace, Eric Foreman, and writers Jackie and Jeff Filgo team up once again to deliver laughter in “Take Me Home Tonight.” The movie is an ode to the 80’s and takes place approximately around 1988. Grace stars as the lead character, Matt Franklin, an MIT graduate who works at Suncoast videos. As he sees his high school crush, Tori Frederking played…

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Ambrosius satisfies with soulful, sexy sound

  By Tierra Marie Oliver After much anticipation, singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius released her debut solo album, “Late Nights & Early Mornings”, on Mar. 1. Ambrosius, known as the Songstress, half of the soul duo of Floetry, satisfied the fans’ hunger for soulful sexy sounds, which they expected from Ambrosius in this album. Like her previously released mix-tapes, “Sextape Pt1” and “Yours Sincerely,” LNEM is a breath of fresh air from…

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YouTube film hits online red carpet

By Sonia Saavedra “Girl Walks into a Bar” takes audiences through a Los Angeles night of bar hopping, dealing with pickpockets and playing naked ping pong. It is the first free major motion picture created exclusively to be distributed on the web. Although free is a natural enticement considering current economic struggles, audiences may be wary because writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez is known for creating disasters like “The Eye,” “Gothika” and…

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