Occupy ELAC leads toward affordable, accessible education

Letter to the Editor: Deepening budget cuts have prompted a group of students to mobilize and collectively express their grievances with Sacramento and local authorities on how funds are allocated. Amidst our generation’s slew of distractions, Occupy ELAC has managed to join together and create public discourse about our prospects for education. What does Occupy ELAC want? Ask any occupier and you’ll get a unique answer. One of Occupy ELAC’s…

November 16, 2011
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Older students have same value as younger students

By Augustine Ugalde Is deferring registration for older students a responsible, moral decision? This is a question posed by Scott Lay, Community College League of California President. I think not. The proposal to limit enrollment into California community colleges by prioritizing registration for recent high school graduates was advanced by Lay last week in Sacramento. Lay circulated his idea via mass e-mail to community college academic senates throughout the state last week…

November 16, 2011
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Department spreads disabled awareness

By Edgar Lopez Juan Espinoza dreamed of becoming an artist, and because of the Disabled Student Program and Services department the visually impaired student is now living that dream. Espinoza’s success is not an isolated story. Wheelchair user Roger Hernandez always wanted to be a photographer and today, he owns his own studio blocks away from East Los Angeles College. In order to spread the word and in observance of…

November 16, 2011
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Monterey Park to break on Transit Center

By Rodolfo Trujillo Student bus riders will have a central place to wait for the bus. With all the focus on building parking structures for driving students, bus riders will get their due soon. Completion was originally estimated for early 2011, but now looks as if it will be done by either late spring or early summer 2012. The City of Monterey Park will begin construction next week on the Transit…

November 16, 2011
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ELAC football heads to American Championship Bowl after win

By Megan Perry Huskies come back with a bang for an undefeated title in conference and a spot in the American Championship Bowl next Saturday after a 37-year deficit. The Bowl is to take place at Santa Monica College against the Corsairs, a team that Huskies lost to earlier this season. East Los Angeles College is ranked No. 16 in Southern California, and is the champion of the American Mountain Conference. The…

November 15, 2011
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ELAC men’s soccer secures place in the playoffs

By Liliana Marquez The men’s soccer team finished the regular season with a tie versus the Cerritos College Falcons at Weingart Stadium with a score of 1-1 last week. With this result, the Huskies not only secured a place in the playoffs, but will also host on the 1st round game versus the Long Beach Vikings next Saturday, November 19 at 6 p.m. Danny Suarez was able to score a late…

November 15, 2011
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ELAC men’s soccer clinch place in playoffs

By Lilianna Marquez The men’s soccer team finished the regular season with a tie versus the Cerritos College Falcons last week at Weingart Stadium with a score of 1-1 and a late goal by Danny Suarez. With this result, the Huskies not only secured a place in the playoffs, but also will be able to host their first round game which will be on November 19. The Huskies are now waiting…

November 14, 2011
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Garfield Bulldogs earn ‘Classic’ win

By Megan Perry The James A. Garfield High School Bulldogs clinched a spot in the Division I high school football playoffs on Friday as they defeated the Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders in the 77th Annual East Los Angeles Classic, at Weingart Stadium. Garfield beat Roosevelt in Friday’s Eastern League match for a second straight year since 2006 with a final score of 29-15,  placing the Bulldogs second in…

November 10, 2011
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Runner overcomes obstacles, gets to finals

By Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja advanced to the cross country state finals while the men’s team ended its season in a cold downpour at the Southern California Championships last Saturday in Ontario. Favored to earn a top-14 finish at SoCal, Ceja qualified for state by placing 41st out of 191 runners after straining her left foot last Thursday while trying to catch the train for work. “I did not race my…

November 10, 2011
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