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Proposition 34 eliminates death, part 2

Tax money pays for inmates’ comfort By Megan Perry   With elections just around the corner, students need to take a look at some important propositions that could change California’s future. On the ballot this year is a state measure that would eliminate capital punishment in California. Proposition 34 says it will repeal the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, applying retroactively to…

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Proposition 34 eliminates death, part 1

Death penalty reduces violence in prisons By Jesus Figueroa   Passing proposition 34 is designed to put the well-being of convicted, violent criminals above the family of the victims they have forever affected. The vote to repeal the death penalty in California may push aside the closure for many who lost loved ones to terrible crimes. Finance is being argued by those who wish to change the death penalty by…

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‘Walking Debt’ digests Proposition 30

  By Dorian Rangel   Students from the Los Angeles Community College District’s Southern California campuses dressed up like zombies and marched in support of Proposition 30. The march, which was held last Friday in downtown Los Angeles, took place from City Hall to the Governors  Jerry Brown’s office. The event’s page on Facebook said “Beware: zombies will attempt to prevent us from achieving our goals with their insidious debt…

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Missing paperwork could delay financial aid

By Vivian Ramirez   The Financial Aid Office urges students to check their district emails for notifications of missing financial aid paperwork that may delay disbursements. Emails may also include new information affecting AB-540 student financial aid. Some students may still be waiting for financial aid disbursement due to missing paperwork or additional information not yet submitted to the FAO. “In terms of disbursement, we didn’t see any delays,” Financial Aid…

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Rally promotes Prop 30 awareness

By Erik Luna   Students and faculty members of East Los Angeles College gathered together for a “Unity Rally,” to raise awareness for Proposition 30 and why people should vote for it. Proposition 30, which has the potential to raise $6 billion dollars for public education annually by increasing taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years, will be put to a vote in November. The rally, which took place…

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Protest against police brutality ends with vigil

By Tierra Oliver   A crowd of protesters gathered at Pershing Square holding signs and over-sized banners with slogans bashing the police. The 17th annual protest against police brutality’s theme was “Across the globe, police brutality has got to go.” Many protesters at the downtown LA rally last Monday wore masks or other face coverings that concealed their identities in an attempt to make a statement. The event, which occurred…

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Education in need of Prop 30

    By Augustine Ugalde   Much has been written and said about the virtues and shortfalls of Governor Jerry Brown’s so-called Millionaire’s Tax Initiative. Proposition 30 promises to restore the health of California’s education system by raising taxes on residents whose income exceeds $250,000 per year, and by levying an additional, quarter percent sales tax to all residents. The objective of the proposition is not complicated.  It is a…

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East LA College honors Bailey’s contributions

  By Luis D. Marquez   Students have had access to the Helen Miller Bailey Library since the semester began. East Los Angeles College held a rededication ceremony last Thursday. The ceremony brought current and former campus and district leaders, Bailey family members, students and community members to celebrate the contributions of Helen Miller Bailey to the community of ELAC. Students now have access to a state-of-the-art facility where they…

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Huskies lose to Cerritos, 2-1 in men’s soccer

By Jonathan Castro   The East Los Angeles College Huskies men’s soccer team came in to Tuesday’s game against No. 4-ranked Cerritos College with a playoff berth at stake. The Huskies had already fallen to the Falcons earlier in the year 2-1 and were determined to beat them to keep all hope alive. The Huskies came out of the gates looking to draw first blood as they attacked Cerritos much…

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