Transferring benefits students

November 5, 2014

By Marcus Camacho Transferring from a community college to a four-year university is a great idea for students who don’t know what they want to major in or want to try out different fields of study. The price to attend East Los Angeles College is $46 per unit while the average price for a UC or CSU is anywhere from $248 or more per unit, depending on the school. The…

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Meditation helps students cope with stress

September 24, 2014

By Cynthia Laguna Meditation has become more popular in recent years and can be used as a stress-relieving exercise. We all undergo great stress as a result of work, school and homework. Meditation can help the mind cope with stress and overall emotional experiences. This is basically a practice where one sits comfortably, concentrates on their breathing, and tries to control the mind to focus on the present, without thinking…

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Tax initiative can help stop budget cuts

Editorial Students at East Los Angeles College have seen rising unit fees, new registration restrictions, and now a $5-9 million reduction to the 2012-13 budget. Additionally, the state has increased the cost to attend Cal State and University of California and added limitations on Cal Grants, and the punches keep coming. Specifically, the changes that await ELAC students are significant. In fact, out of the nine Los Angeles Community College District schools,…

May 23, 2012
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Students starve for affordable education

By Amanda Mayberry Recently, students from six CSU campuses have announced they are on  a hunger strike in protest of  budget cuts. The students are demanding that administrators freeze tuition for five years and instead make decreases to the pay raises for CSU chancellors and presidents. They say they will continue to starve themselves until these demands are met. The persisting budget decreases and fee hikes made to community colleges…

May 22, 2012
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