• Homelessness, domestic violence connection discussed
  • Presidential candidate visits ELAC
  • Library community computers downsized after incidents
  • ELAC Foundation, partners fight hunger

Tight plot ‘Ides’ shine

By: Justine Quintana “The Ides of March” is a story of a modern day political campaign entailing the ‘hush-hush’ situations that happen behind the scenes and the limits one dedicated second-in-command will go to. The film stars Ryan Gosling as Stephen Meyers and George Clooney as Mike Morris. Meyers has to not only save his career, but also the career of the governor he is campaigning for, Morris. Meyers brings…

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Runner presses for gold

  By: Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja is a first-generation, American born of Mexican immigrant parents and has sacrificed a lot to pursue her dream. Ceja has a full schedule. She attends East Los Angeles College full-time, works to help support her family, works on keeping up last semester’s 3.0 GPA. and is one of the top cross country community college runners in California. Ceja has earned a spot on top-14…

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Textbook rental to expand book list

By Erik Luna Discussions of expanding the textbook rental program to include new departments has been the new push by the Associated Student Union for spring semester. ASU President James Garcia has been making calls and sending various emails to the department chairs in order to get their support on the new ASU book expansion. “I’ve been in contact with the department chairs and I expressed ASU’s interest in expanding…

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Law discriminates for equality

By Augustine Ugalde Last week a Campus News story heralded the creation of a new addition to the East Los Angeles College Athletic Department concerning the women’s swim team. Most students, faculty members, administrators, athletes and casual observers embraced this revelation without much thought. After all, the notion that a new team will carry the ELAC banner into competition against other collegiate athletes could only be positive news for the school….

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Reading rewards brain

By Lourdes Espinoza Growing up, I loved English classes. Reading novels and taking grammar lessons in school was fulfilling for me. As I got older, work, family and taking other non-English college courses got in the way of my free time. I began to read less for leisure and if anything, read for study. Today, I really try and make time to read. Whether it is on my lunch break, or when…

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Dream Act gives hope

By Yesenia Martinez Governor Jerry Brown signed the final portion of the California Dream Act on Saturday, allowing undocumented students to apply and receive state-funded financial aid in 2013 to attend college. In 2011, Brown signed two bills, AB 130 and AB 131, packaged as the California Dream Act. AB 130 was signed on July 25, which gives AB 540 students attending public colleges and universities the opportunity to apply and…

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Candles light way for demonstrators

By Jane Fernandez Raising awareness about domestic violence issues was the topic of the day at the 14th Annual Candlelight Vigil: Mujeres de Paz event, last Thursday. The East-Los-Angeles-based, Women’s Support Center organized and participated in the walk that drew a large contingent of East Los Angeles College students and faculty. “Stop the violence. Violence is not the answer,” said a woman, as she marched down the street following the…

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California Dream Act signed, becomes law

By Edgar Lopez The second half of the California Dream Act was signed by Governor Jerry Brown last Saturday, which allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid starting 2013. Assembly Bill 131, which was more difficult for the Senate to pass than the first bill, AB 130, allows students to apply for and receive financial aid, tuition fee waivers and Cal-Grants if they meet certain requirements. This would take…

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Cross country earns four titles

By Tadzio Garcia Husky runners posted their personal best times at the Rio Hondo Invitational, helping the cross country team to victory last Friday. For the first time in recent years, both the men’s and women’s team won team championship titles at a regular season meet. Thirteen Huskies ran and 12 of those ran the best times of their careers. Eight Huskies were named to the Invitational’s top 10 teams. Johana…

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Anger management classes teach students to control

By Jane Fernandez Anger management classes are back at East Los Angeles College teaching students methods to help control their emotions and live an anger free life. The program takes students on a 12-week treatment program, which will help them develop the skills that are necessary to successfully manage anger. Its purpose is for participating students to learn to manage anger effectively, stop violence or the threat of violence, develop…

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