Education is key to success

May 17, 2014

By Bonnie Regalado  Students should view their education as an important factor in their lives; no ifs, buts or maybes. Regardless of the circumstances, the grade a student receives by the end of the semester is due to the effort they put into it throughout the course. This semester I took a psychology course and throughout the semester, all my professor said was, “It’s your education, ladies and gentleman, not…

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Hollywood Bowl hosts summer events

May 7, 2014

By Brenda Diaz With summer fast approaching, East Los Angeles College students are beginning to make plans for their summer vacations. A great way for students to indulge in musical diversity during summer is to attend one of the many summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. As students, part of our educational agenda involves an array of art and artistic diversity. In partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood…

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Sleep deprivation disrupts students’ life

April 24, 2014

    By Diego Olivares As East Los Angeles College students begin the second-half of this semester, they feel more pressure, for multi reasons. Many students are behind and have to work harder to catch up with their school work. Others feel they must study hard to get top grades. Much of this could take up a person’s time. Additionally, students could have personal commitments. These include work, relationships and…

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Time management is key as summer approaches

April 24, 2013

  By Edward Singleton   It’s that time of the year again, students are near the end of the semester and they’re beginning to feel the pressure of accumulated school work. As summer vacations are approaching, it is easy to get distracted and leave school work for the last minute. The cure to summertime lag boils down to two parts: learning how to manage time and learning how to do…

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Professor plans to retire, enjoy Florida

By Freddy Monares Looking forward to the title “retired,” department chair of Automobile Technology Walter Kangas is prepared to live on his lake-front property in Florida after his last day at East Los Angeles College on June 30. Kangas has been with ELAC since Aug. 2001 and says his biggest accomplishment for the college is getting the department certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in 2003. This…

May 9, 2012
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ELAC Child Development Center children rally against budget cuts

By Jane Fernandez Children from the Child Development Center rallied against budget cuts toward education at East Los Angeles College last Wednesday. These children, along with their parents, the center’s teachers and volunteers and supporting students, shouted things like, “Save our schools,” “No more cuts,” and “We have the power, schools have the power.” Martha Gayton, one of the teachers who participated in the protest, commented about the enthusiasm the…

May 9, 2012
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Students can schedule time to exercise without going to the gym

  By Franz Galvez Few people look at exercising as a fun and exciting thing to do on their free time.  Others look at it as a waste of time and a boring thing to do. Exercise doesn’t have to be as boring as you think. Who said that exercising should be a routine that should be followed on a daily basis? Unfortunately, that’s how many people view exercising and that…

May 2, 2012
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Students rally for a smoke free campus

By Freddy Monares A demonstration was held in order to raise awareness among students and rally to make ELAC a smoke-free campus, like Santa Monica College. Students from the respiratory therapy program demonstrated the difference between a healthy set of lungs and an unhealthy set of lungs with a sheep lung and a pig lung Wednesday and Thursday between the E-3 and E-5 buildings. Surveys were being given at the demonstration…

March 28, 2012
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Student journalists win at state convention

By Lourdes Espinoza Part of East Los Angeles College’s Campus News’ staff won awards at the 57th annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ state convention winning a total of five awards last weekend. Rodolfo Trujillo, writer and copyeditor, won first place in copyediting. Trujillo said, “I’m very honored to have won that. I’ve been going to JACC for a few years now and I was really, really surprised when I won….

March 28, 2012
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‘American Pie’ cast reunites for final installment

By Bryan Pedroza Characters from “American Reunion,” the final “American Pie” series, return to East Great Falls for their high school reunion, resulting in a wild and somewhat crazy long overdue weekend. They discover who and what has changed, who hasn’t and that distance and time can’t tear the bonds of friendship. Four small-town Michigan boys, who began their journey to lose their virginity in the summer of 1999, launched what…

March 28, 2012
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