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

  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…

March 20, 2013
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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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Swim team wins first home double-dual after 15 years

By Tadzio Garcia    The women’s swim and dive team won their first home double-dual meet in more than 15 years with their sweep over Los Angeles Trade Technical, 178-82, and Rio Hondo 196-38 colleges. The Huskies won 11 events, eight of them 2013 records in wins over Trade Tech and Rio Hondo. “I’m happy with the outcome. Making forward progress, the qualitative aspects of races is what I like to…

March 7, 2013
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Going green benefits environment, wallets

By Cristina Galvan Going green will help the environment as well as students’ wallets. Without realizing it, our everyday actions harm our environment whether it is throwing a wrapper on the floor or not recycling. There are things that students could do to go green. With gas prices going up, there are other alternatives to reaching one’s destination. Students can ride their bikes, skateboards, scooters or even walk to school…

March 6, 2013
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Ex-President Moreno runs for trustee seat

    By Brian Villalba   Former East Los Angeles College President Ernest Moreno is running for seat four of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Moreno is running against Joe Essavi, the Los Angeles County Commissioner. There are elections being held for three seats, but seat four has the only one that has a former ELAC president in the race. Both candidates have political support. Moreno has the…

February 26, 2013
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Good instructors in high demand among students

  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,…

December 5, 2012
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