‘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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Breakfast helps students focus in studies

By Anna Quach Some people think skipping breakfast can be seen as a way of saving time in the morning or losing weight. Wrong. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It starts off our metabolism and it gives us energy to start off our day. As for students, it will give us better concentration at school as well. The term “breakfast” literally means to break the fasting period…

November 26, 2012
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Proposition 34 eliminates death, part 1

Death penalty reduces violence in prisons By Jesus Figueroa   Passing proposition 34 is designed to put the well-being of convicted, violent criminals above the family of the victims they have forever affected. The vote to repeal the death penalty in California may push aside the closure for many who lost loved ones to terrible crimes. Finance is being argued by those who wish to change the death penalty by…

October 31, 2012
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Education in need of Prop 30

    By Augustine Ugalde   Much has been written and said about the virtues and shortfalls of Governor Jerry Brown’s so-called Millionaire’s Tax Initiative. Proposition 30 promises to restore the health of California’s education system by raising taxes on residents whose income exceeds $250,000 per year, and by levying an additional, quarter percent sales tax to all residents. The objective of the proposition is not complicated.  It is a…

October 30, 2012
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Education depends on Proposition 30

  By Megan Perry Life for students gets tougher and rougher as the semesters stack up. The fight for courses gets more vicious, the need for supplies deepens and staying in school gets harder by the day. Last month, the Board of Governors approved new Title 5 regulations, which puts a 100-unit cap on priority registration. In addition to that, the East Los Angeles College Academic Senate just recently approved a policy…

October 10, 2012
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Student Services re-open lactation room on main campus for nursing mothers

By Veronica Hurtado The reopening of the lactation room, E1-138, in the Student Services building for nursing mothers brings forth issues the school faces to comply with federal and state labor laws. Nursing mothers on campus have access to the lactation room after a member of the Work Environment Committee questioned last Tuesday whether the college provides the federal and state mandated service to employees, and services that could be extended…

October 10, 2012
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Casa 0101 play tackles gay issues

By Erik Luna With an awe-inspiring ensemble of actors, the second annual production of the “Brown & Out Theater Festival,” sets the mixed emotions of being gay to the Casa 0101 stage. Eleven segments are stitched into two acts, starting with the humorous “Foundation For a Better Gay Brown Life,” to the informative “Forever Young,” creating one, for a lack of a better word, fabulous play. Each segment in the play…

October 4, 2012
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Community college transfers fill four-year universities

By Brian Villalba On their path to four-year universities, 65 percent of California’s college graduates attended a two-year institution. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) has California tied for third in percentage of students that attended community college on their way to a four-year degree. East Los Angeles College is second in the district in students that transfer to four-year institutions,  Los Angeles Pierce College first. Just under half…

October 4, 2012
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Elans join rally against ‘elite one percent’

By Alejandra Carillo Outside a Bank of America in downtown Los Angeles, the 99Rise movement kicked off their first civil disobedience last Friday. 99Rise is a nationwide movement engaged in non-violent protests to bring democracy back to the United States. Kai Newkirk, the founding organizer of 99Rise in California, invited East Los Angeles College to be a part of this movement. Elans gathered at a meeting he hosted where he explained…

October 3, 2012
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