News Briefs March 11, 2015

Evacuation Drill The Sheriffís Department and Administrative Services will conduct a campus-wide evacuation drill today at 10:15 a.m. The drill will last approximately 10 minutes.   Town Hall Meeting An informal financial aid meeting will be held at the E1-Parking Area, Tuesday at noon to answer questions students and faculty have about financial aid.   Blood Drive There will be a blood drive by the Lunch Truck and Free Speech…

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South Gate resembles stepchild

By Abraham Jauregui Walking through the hallways of South Gate Educational Center, East Los Angeles College’s satellite campus, stepchild comes to mind. This 50,000 square-foot facility needs to be revamped to match the overwhelming expansion occurring at the main campus. South Gate campus is a second-rate facility to our main campus in Monterrey Park, with only 24 classrooms, a research library for English and math tutoring, a small bookstore and…

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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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