Cloud environment comes to LACCD, ELAC

By Sergio Berrueta   The Los Angeles Community College District and College Information Systems released new email account for students and faculty with “cloud” based services for more effective communication last month on February 4th. With the new accounts, standard email services will still remain with 10 gigabytes of storage and 20 megabytes limit for attachment of files. Along with these features, students and faculty will gain access to Microsoft…

March 6, 2013
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Going green benefits environment, wallets

By Cristina Galvan Going green will help the environment as well as students’ wallets. Without realizing it, our everyday actions harm our environment whether it is throwing a wrapper on the floor or not recycling. There are things that students could do to go green. With gas prices going up, there are other alternatives to reaching one’s destination. Students can ride their bikes, skateboards, scooters or even walk to school…

March 6, 2013
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Monterey Park to finish building Transit Center at ELAC

March 6, 2013

  By Erik Luna   Even though construction to the Transit Center had been delayed, the Monterey Park Department of Public Works plans to open it in the coming weeks. Due to the parking structure on the corner of Collegian Avenue and West Floral Drive being built, the Transit Center had to be halted, according to Amy Ho, Transit Manager for Monterey Park. “Part of the delay was due to…

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Free shuttle returns to ELAC

February 11, 2013

    By Lindsey Maeda After many requests from students, staff and faculty members, the shuttle that runs between East Los Angeles College and the South Gate campus will resume services tomorrow. The free shuttle service was originally cancelled to sustain class offerings last fall, but seeing as various members of the ELAC and South Gate communities relied on it, administrators decided to bring it back. “The shuttle’s going to…

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Elections bring hope to Elans

By Vanessa Lopez President Barack Obama was re-elected, Proposition 30 was passed and the spirit of hope and the reward of hard work will continue to benefit the students at East Los Angeles College. Hope is such a powerful word. Believe it or not, its power has run through this college for many years. My grandfather told me about when he was a student here in the early 1960s.  He…

December 12, 2012
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Good instructors in high demand among students

December 5, 2012

  By. J.C. Casarez   With the end of fall semester and finals approaching, registration period for spring 2013 begins. Counselors tell students what classes are required to continue taking the next step to achieving educational goals. Students should not only consider the classes they take, but also who the professor or instructor will be. The professor does in fact matter because their teaching skills will determine what a student learns. Yes,…

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East Los Angeles College seeks new leader

November 26, 2012

By Allan Mejia and Ehecatl Negrete Most students are oblivious to the bureaucracy in selecting a president for East Los Angeles College. By June 30, ELAC will have a new president due to Interim President Farley Herzek’s contract expiring. District Nine Chancellor Daniel LaVista has hired a consulting firm that recruits candidates to apply for the presidential position.  They also created focus groups consisting of faculty, students and the community…

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Lana takes explicit content to new level

By Alfonso Caltitla After being torn down by music critics, Lana Del Rey stands triumphant with the re-release of her debut album “Born to Die: The Paradise Edition.” At first glance, Lana Del Rey, born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, seems almost angelic with her long brown hair, porcelain white skin and soft-spoken voice, but turns out to be anything but an angel. Lana showcases her bad girl side with her controversial…

November 26, 2012
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‘Harvest’ shines light on migrant working children

By Edwin Funes The film “The Harvest” brought light to an issue concerning migrant children workers in the United States on Nov. 15 in the foyer. The Chicano Studies department brought Julia Perez, the associate director of the film “The Harvest” to speak about working migrant children. The children vary from ages five to 17 and work 12-hour days, picking crops for the public’s consumption. Perez created the documentary in…

November 26, 2012
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Single mother struggles through school

By Judith Lopez After a little more than three years at East Los Angeles College, Dominique Solis will finally achieve her goal of graduating despite her many struggles. Dominique Solis has balanced being a full time student, single parent and worker for the past three years as she pursued a higher education.  Dominique said, “It has not been easy trying to balance so many things at once and at times…

November 26, 2012
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