State cuts to increase tuition for Elans

  By Lindsey Maeda California’s unpromising economic state is likely to trigger another round of spending cuts, which would mean a $10 per unit increase in tuition at community colleges statewide. The Legislative Analyst’s Office reported last week that the state has not received its desired budget of $88.5 billion. Therefore, the state’s $3.7 billion revenue shortfall will trigger a total of $2 billion in cuts to several state programs, some of which include the California Community Colleges, University of California and California State Universities. These…

November 23, 2011
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‘Shazamwiches’ take on YouTube

By Lindsey Maeda Like a wizard, Daniel Noriega, a student at East Los Angeles College, conjures up novelty sandwiches on his new YouTube series, Shazamwiches. Noriega has an affinity for sandwiches and it is apparent by the way his face lights up when speaking about them. “I really think (sandwiches) are the perfect food. Primarily because they are so versatile, and you can do anything with them. You can make them as…

November 23, 2011
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Professor Rick Crawford dances through life

By Julie Rincon   Dancing for many famous companies and in some of the most recognized musical numbers, East Los Angeles College professor Rick Crawford has traveled a long way. “I believe that art is the emancipator of the spirit,” Crawford said. He is a man known to perform in many known dances around the Los Angeles County area and has taught classes in several schools and auditoriums. Crawford is…

November 23, 2011
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Occupy ELAC protesters fail to understand journalism ethics

By Augustine Ugalde After receiving numerous complaints about an opinion piece directed toward the Occupy ELAC movement, it became clear that the protesters need to be educated about journalistic ethics. Campus News, the journalism department and I have come under heavy criticism for the opinions I expressed regarding some of the protester’s demands. The protesters took their complaints personally, by visiting CN to protest, submitting letters to the editor, posting on…

November 16, 2011
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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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