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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No. 13 East Los Angeles College men’s basketball wins big

Swarming defense and hot shooting give the Huskies the win   By Anthony Merjanoff   The East Los Angeles College men’s basketball offense looked great shooting the ball, while their defense looked even better. The Huskies caused San Bernardino Valley College to commit a total of 23 turnovers due to their relentless full-court pressure defense. ELAC beat SBVC, 76-64, to start off their Mountie Classic Tournament play at Mt. San Antonio College….

November 29, 2012
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Students conquer difficulties to get an education

November 26, 2012

By Judith Lopez Dominique Solis learned to balance how to be a full time student, parent and worker for three years, this year she finally graduates. This is the case for many students at ELAC.  Solis explains that, “it has not been easy trying to balance so many things at once and at times I’ve felt like giving up.” Solis has been attending East Los Angeles College for a little…

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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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Students dislike temporary gym

By Danni Chen   The school gymnasium is a place where students can enjoy physical education classes, so their bodies can stay in shape and relax their minds from the pressures of school and work. The problem, however, is that a lot of students have complained about the temporary fitness center at the school. The small rooms only have about 10 students, but still look crowded. The temporary gym is…

November 21, 2012
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Milestone: 2012 celebrates annual release

November 20, 2012

By Tiffany Choy   The annual student literary journal Milestone: 2012 will be in the arms of students, teachers and the community. It will be released in the next two weeks, before Nov. 29. To commemorate it this year, there will be a Milestone reading and party tomorrow.  The celebration will be located in the Art Lecture Hall (S1-112) at 12:15 p.m. This celebration is open to all East Los Angeles…

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Education depends on Proposition 30

October 10, 2012

  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…

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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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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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ELAC plans to cap winter, summer units

By Jair Fuentes Recent changes at East Los Angeles College have been affecting students, and now a unit limitation requirement may affect winter and summer sessions. With budget cuts already eliminating programs and cutting classes, students’ schedules have not been exactly what they expected. A pending revision to the Los Angeles Community College District Board Rule 8603 states that students are allowed to register district-wide for up to nine units in…

October 3, 2012
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