Instructor spreads passion for Latin music

May 15, 2015

By Alexa Santana Music instructor Robert Chavez Jr. found his passion for music directing while he served as a conductor for the U.S. Army Band for 24 years. He organized the first Latin band for the army because he felt there was a need for it for Latin soldiers and their families. Chavez was sent to other bases to form Latin bands and by the time of his retirement in…

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ASU prepares for end of semester activites

By Alexa Santana The Associated Student Union held its last meeting of the semester to discuss activity funding deadlines, end of the year events and the chartering of clubs. The end of the business day on May 15 is the club activity match funding deadline at the Budgetary Affairs Committee (BAC) meeting. By this day both  the Vice President of Finance and the Treasurer must return funds that clubs have…

May 15, 2015
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BOG waiver raises academic requirements

May 6, 2015

FAST FACTS Requirement changes to BOG fee waiver  Students must have a 2.0 GPA and complete at least 50 percent of the units attempted per semester starting in the Fall 2015 academic year. Requirement changes to student loans The U.S. Department of Education will stop paying interest on subsidized loans if the student exceeds the maximum period in their academic program. Alternatives to student loans Students can avoid loans by…

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Students should take advantage of financial aid resources

By Alexa Santana The Financial Aid Department provides students with the resources they need, but students are not taking advantage these resources. Students failed to attend the last financial aid town hall meeting, that provided important information about the upcoming school year. Starting in the fall there will be adjustments to the Board of Governor’s Fee waiver that many students use to  pay for tuition. Students will need to keep…

April 30, 2015
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Campus Voice

How informed are you about ASU elections?   “I go to the ASU meetings, that’s the only reason why I would know about the elections.” -Maria Razariegos   “I am not very informed, I haven’t even heard about it. I didn’t know they had it here at the college.” -Luis Hernandez     CN/Alexa Santana “I am informed, but I am not really detailed into it.  It’s not really being announced,…

April 27, 2015
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New campus website leaves much to be desired

March 2, 2015

CN/Anthony Bosque   By Alexa Santana and Kristen Garcia The improvements to the East Los Angeles College website was mainly its layout and design. Although the website was in desperate need of a new look, it is difficult to determine exactly what was so different from the older version of the website. It looks as if most of the information was copied and pasted on a new template. Old information…

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High hopes for Dream Act students

December 4, 2014

By Alexa Santana The immigration reform that was announced by President Barack Obama gives high hopes for Dream Act students at East Los Angeles College. On Nov. 20, Obama gave his nationwide speech on our nation’s broken immigration system. Immigration reform is the president’s most committed topic since he was elected into office. He began by securing our borders, and border crossing has been cut by more than half. It…

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