Attendance should not be grading factor

By Edgar Lopez   Attendance points should not affect a student’s final grade, as it is distorting the true value of the knowledge that the student attains throughout a course. At East Los Angeles College, instructors are under policy to not offer any points for attendance. However, many instructors on campus do the opposite. As it says in the fall 2012 catalog for attendance policies, “The student is expected to attend every…

October 25, 2012
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Elans to face aftermath of budget cuts, faculty reacts

By Veronica Hurtado and Edgar Lopez Fall semester has not started, yet faculty and students can expect a leaner class schedule, a lack of supplies, and a possible reduction in student services and in student-worker positions if budget cuts are worse than anticipated. “The budget situation is very fluid,” East Los Angeles College President Tyree Wieder said. She also said that ELAC’s expenditures are not in sync with their allocation…

May 23, 2012
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ELAC awaits district approval of funds for construction of new facilities

By Rodolfo Trujillo While some ELAC students and instructors have state-of-the-art classrooms, others might have to wait months to find out if they will ever get to see a new facility. The Los Angeles Community College District is currently reviewing a request from ELAC to allow construction of the Science Career and Mathematics building, Baseball Field Renovation, Campus Student Center/Bookstore Complex and the Student Success and Retention Center. In October…

April 18, 2012
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ELAC host first-ever paranormal conference

  By Vivian Ramirez Alternate realities, extraterrestrial channels, and conversations with ghosts were hot topics at the First Annual East Los Angeles Paranormal Conference at East Los Angeles College last Thursday. The event, sponsored by the Psychology Club, hosted 11 paranormal organizations and vendors from Southern California. “This convention is to bring awareness to paranormal phenomenon and help families suffering from paranormal activity,”  Juan Martinez, Psychology Club member, said. “Parapsychology is…

April 18, 2012
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Tournament encourages softball pitcher

By Dulce Carillo  It all happened at a high school softball tournament in East Los Angeles College where the softball coaches encouraged a young pitcher to try out for the team. Janessa Martinez, 19, is one of the softball team’s starting pitchers. Her coaches consider her a consistent player. When out of the field, the team looks comfortable when Martinez is up on the mound. “Work hard” is what Martinez believes doing…

April 18, 2012
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Autism should not be ignored

By Edgar Lopez As a child, I would have punched anyone who would have called my autistic brother retarded. Some people are offended with certain terms and prefer others. Retarded is clearly an offensive term, not only to the person with autism but to the families and friends of that person. “Autism Spectrum Disorder and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development” which…

April 18, 2012
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ELAC softball win streak at two games

By Edgar Lopez Huskies softball out-batted Pasadena City College, for an 11-6 victory at home last Tuesday improving their conference record to 6-7 and 11-17 overall. Coach Erika Blanco said it’s good to be able to build on the last game’s win and to establish consistency. “Winning is contagious,” Blanco said. The Huskies racked up points in the bottom half of the fourth inning, scoring five runs on five hits,…

April 9, 2012
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Husky softball breaks losing streak

  By Edgar Lopez   The Husky softball team broke a two-game losing streak last Thursday with a win against the El Camino College Compton Center Tartars, 11-2, taking the team’s overall record to 10-17 overall and 5-8 in South Coast Conference play. Coach Erika Blanco said it felt good to come back from the losses and that the game allowed them to work on key components of their game. In…

April 1, 2012
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Healthy choices benefit in long run

By Jane Fernandez Keeping up with a healthy diet can be hard for most college students, considering their hectic schedules. A small number of us may have the time to fix ourselves a good breakfast before going to school. However, not many of us even think about what we are going to eat for lunch, much less have time to pack lunch, find a place to heat it up at school…

March 21, 2012
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