Visiting professor talks of education as resistance

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo  “If we get stuck in the fear and pain, we can not move forward,” visiting professor Dolores Delgado Bernal said, who spoke about resistance that leads to social justice. Delgado Bernal, a professor of education and ethnic studies from the University of Utah and a visiting professor at  California State University, Los Angeles, spoke to students about types of resistance and how more effectively seek social…

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ELAC professor shares personal stories through book

By George Maldonado East Los Angeles College Sociology Professor, Dr. Daniel A. Castro’s “Dear Chavela” reading discussed his thoughts about social, political and educational issues. In his book, there are small stories from the mind of Castro about him growing up as a Chicano citizen. Castro discussed in his reading the challenges of lower class and Hispanic citizens’ lack of support for continuing their education, culture disconnect and way of…

June 2, 2015
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Minimum wage denies students’ basic necessities, causes problems

December 3, 2014

By Helen Trang The minimum wage should be raised and the prices of the items shouldn’t change. In California, the minimum wage is $9 per hour as of July 2014 and the living wage is about $11.37 for one adult. This only includes food, medical, housing, transportation, monthly income, annual income and annual taxes. It doesn’t take in account how much people have to pay for their student loans. Most apartments…

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Students struggle to stay in school

By Diego Olivares Dropping out of college is a serious decision that requires a lot of thought.Students have to make a choice about dropping out or not. Anyone who goes to community college, or any college, reaches a limit.Some students don’t mind the time span as long as they reach their future goals.Others don’t feel that at all and dropout to move on with life. Being a student who’s feeling…

May 7, 2014
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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
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Students dedicated to breaking barriers

By Erik Machuca   Now in its second semester at East Los Angeles College, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Club (ALPFA) is looking to break barriers for minorities in the business field. ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with more than 100 chapters nationwide and more than 20,000 members. Committed to enhancing networking opportunities, access to scholarships and building leadership and…

April 23, 2013
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Engineers to enter Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

March 20, 2013

  By Joseph Recinos   Gearing up for the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge for the fourth year in a row, the East Los Angeles College engineering club will compete from April 12 to 14. The Challenge will be hosted by NASA Ames Research Center and San Jose State University at the NASA research center in Moffett, CA. The  HPV challenge is an event where students build human powered vehicles to…

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Online daters need to be careful about whom they date

By Alejandra Carrillo   Online dating has become very popular since the turn of the century, but people should be more cautious of whom they meet online. Well known dating sites like match.com, eharmony.com and plentyoffish.com have opened many opportunities for people to meet their significant other. Popular websites like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Tumblr are not considered dating sites, but can still be used to meet and date people…

March 13, 2013
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Malfunctioning website causes inconveniences

By Erik Luna   Many instructors now use websites to put up assignments, tests and other useful information about their classes. At East Los Angeles College, the three main websites that are used by instructors are Etudes, the Academic Computing Environment (ACE) and Moodle. Etudes has always been a great website and I’ve never been let  down by it in the three semesters I have used it. In the first…

March 13, 2013
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Former ELAC student pays homage to instructor

By Cristina Galvan   Rita Soza remembers her times with teacher Helen Miller Bailey fondly. Soza is currently working on a biography on Bailey. Besides having the library named after her, Bailey left a strong impact on many of her students, including Soza. Soza attended Elac in the Early ‘70s.  She took two classes with Bailey, which were Western Civilization 1 and 2. After receiving her Associates degree, Soza attended…

March 13, 2013
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