Recruiters prey on students

We’ve all seen the military recruitment tables set up on campus. They come in full fatigues, set up where they will find the most students, usually by the library, and lie in wait. They promise a simpler way than taking classes, getting a degree and hoping for a steady career afterward. They promise money. They even promise the ability to finish school while still in the military and receiving paid…

December 2, 2019

Community College: A good start for any scholar

By: Erick Alfaro College is an important part of most people’s life. Especially after high school, a 4-year college is highly considered and looked upon. But one of the most ignored facts is that it’s expensive. Whether it’s a Cal State, UC, or private, attending a 4-year can leave a good dent in someone’s pocket, ranging anywhere from $5 thousand to $50 thousand. Luckily for anyone attending schools in the…

May 16, 2017

LACCD supports Obama’s free college proposal

By Ivan Cazares The Los Angeles Community College District is rallying behind President Obama’s America’s College promise. The president announced this proposal to make the first two years of community college free for all citizens during a visit to Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tennessee. LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D., “Those of us who have been around long enough, we are returning to that free tuition in California. In 1960…

March 12, 2015

Students face struggles after graduation

By Diego Olivares Students graduating from East Los Angeles College will face strong challenges in the future. Students attending community college, look forward to completing school and moving on and ELAC has allowed students many chances at improving their education. This ranges from getting  an AA or AS degree or to transfer to a four-year university. The graduation ceremony students attend is a connection between community college and their future…

March 13, 2014

Former Elans to participate in Red Bull Flutag

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College Red Rock Rovers is one of the few hispanic teams, and the only community college team, competing at the Red Bull Flugtag on Sept. 21. The team is hard at work finalizing their design for a human-powered aircraft to enter in the competition in Long Beach. The Flugtag is a human-powered flying craft competition, which for the first time will simultaneously be held …

September 18, 2013

Transfer program to pave pathways to universities

By Erik Machuca East Los Angeles College students will soon have greater access to degrees and guaranteed admission into California State Universities due to progress by academic senates on the Associates Degree for Transfer program. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440), signed in 2010, created a partnership between California community colleges and California State University schools to make it easier for students to transfer between the two systems…

May 22, 2013

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness presented at ELAC

By Mannie Miguel Vice President of Student Services Oscar Valeriano held a conference for teachers and faculty to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder last week at the E7 building. The presentation, conducted by Manuel Martinez, M.S. team leader at East Los Angeles Vet Center focused on veterans who attend colleges and universities. Martinez said that the purpose for this event is to “address the issues for PTSD for faculty…

May 5, 2013

Expedited Viability Review looms as programs are threatened

By Liliana Marquez Four departments of studies from East Los Angeles College faced a Program Viability Review last month to determine if the programs offered to students needed to be discontinued or improved. According to ELAC’s official website, a total of seven degrees and 11 certificates from the Business, Art, Life Sciences and Architecture departments were under review. The review was designed to take a decision on whether the programs…

May 2, 2013

Shakespeare inspires theatre arts professor

  By Wendy Lamm   Theatre Arts professor at East Los Angeles College Kelley Hogan was inspired to pursue acting because she grew up watching plays with her father. At the age of 23, Hogan moved to London to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to get her professional acting certificate. “It was a given at an early age that I loved performing and entertaining,” said Hogan….

April 24, 2013