Students should consider health insurance a priority

By Ayana Arroyo With jobs, bills and finals to handle, the last thing on a student’s mind these days is having health insurance. It is harmful to be a student with no health insurance because you never know when you might, just, need it. It is very simple to catch something, like a cold or flu, from someone else. On the news it has been reported that, the majority of…

December 17, 2014
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School safety must be enacted to avoid tragedy

By Ayana Arroyo Students should take extra precautions to avoid a potential tragedy. if ever caught in a disaster, it is better to be ready and prepared for emergencies than to not be aware and start feeling anxious and nervous, With school shootings happening more frequently, I believe students should become more aware of their surroundings, while on campus. For starters, students should recognize the different escape routes. They should…

December 17, 2014
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New grant brings schools together

November 19, 2014

By Ayana Arroyo East Los Angeles College and Montebello Unified School District celebrated a  $6 million grant for the success of the California Statewide Career Pathways program last Thursday. The program was created to help guide K-12 students through the process of achieving their educational goals and also making it easier for them. On average, a student at ELAC stays three to five years before they are able to transfer….

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‘Nightcrawler’ takes audience to crime journalism world

By Ayana Arroyo Jake Gyllenhaal delivers a thrilling performance in “Nightcrawler.” Through the entirety of the film Gyllenhaal keeps viewers at the edges of their seats. Louis Bloom, played by Gyllenhaal, is a jobless thief whom one day stumbles upon the world of crime journalism. Being immediately captivated, Louis trades in a stolen bike for a small camcorder and police scanner. That same night he goes out to film a…

October 29, 2014
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Students’ fear of Ebola epidemic is pointless

October 29, 2014

By Ayana Arroyo Although we hear about it, every time we turn on the television, students shouldn’t be too worried about catching the Ebola virus. While in class, a student near me was continuously coughing. Without really thinking about it, I found myself already deep in thought, about the Ebola virus. The following day I talked with my friend about it and discovered that he too found himself  thinking about…

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Students struggle with deciding major

October 14, 2014

By Ayana Arroyo Students at East Los Angeles College are uncertain about their future. It’s harmful to be a student with an undecided major because it wastes your time and money. After asking students in one class, eight out-of ten answered “undecided” about their majors. Outside classrooms, students gave the same results. In other cases, some students responded with whichever career was fastest or easiest to obtain. With no clear…

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Former elac student puts two serial killers behind bars

May 15, 2014

  By Ayana Arroyo Laura Lomeli works hard every day, her expertise being useful in the specialization for the investigation of sex crimes. Lomeli helped to place two serial killers in jail. Before catching bad guys though, Lomeli was at East Los Angeles College expanding her knowledge in administrative justice. During the fall of 2005 Lomeli, being a recent graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor’s in economics, decided to contact AJ…

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