Strict gun control decreases harm

By Dorany Pineda Voting in support of stricter gun control policies could effectively decrease the number of firearm homicides and aggravated assaults with a firearm in the state of California. California’s Proposition 63, which will appear in the November ballots, proposes stricter gun control measures, including background checks for ammunition purchases and a large capacity ammunition magazine ban initiative. Many sources, including a 2015 report by USA Today, have found…

September 21, 2016
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ASU elections off to slow start

By Stephanie Garibay The Associated Student Union at East Los Angeles College has started to accept applications from students for the 2016-17 ASU board, although no applications have been turned in. “We really need to spread the word about these elections. That’s why no one has actually applied because no one knows about them,” ASU president Romel Lopez said. Although the elections are being promoted around campus, Lopez still does…

March 16, 2016
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Campus Voice

How informed are you about ASU elections?   “I go to the ASU meetings, that’s the only reason why I would know about the elections.” -Maria Razariegos   “I am not very informed, I haven’t even heard about it. I didn’t know they had it here at the college.” -Luis Hernandez     CN/Alexa Santana “I am informed, but I am not really detailed into it.  It’s not really being announced,…

April 27, 2015
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ASU elections not publicized enough

April 15, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa Student representation is an important way to have the voice of the students heard, but the candidates and election don’t seem to be a priority. The Associate Student Union elections are quickly approaching and the candidate flyers are going up for the first time. The South Gate Educational Center gets ignored completely with no candidate forum, but they do get the same two days to vote. The…

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Two trustees fill seats, one seat in runoff

By Brian Villalba   Ex-president of East Los Angeles College, Ernest H. Moreno was elected to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees Tuesday with 67 percent of the vote. Assemblyman Mike Eng was also elected Tuesday to the board, and two candidates for the final seat are headed for a runoff election on May 21. The runoff was triggered by a close race between Montebello Unified School…

March 13, 2013
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Tax initiative can help stop budget cuts

Editorial Students at East Los Angeles College have seen rising unit fees, new registration restrictions, and now a $5-9 million reduction to the 2012-13 budget. Additionally, the state has increased the cost to attend Cal State and University of California and added limitations on Cal Grants, and the punches keep coming. Specifically, the changes that await ELAC students are significant. In fact, out of the nine Los Angeles Community College District schools,…

May 23, 2012
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Don’t protest if you don’t vote

By Brian Villalba If you don’t vote you are telling the government you don’t care because everything is going perfectly.  Clearly things are far from perfect, but some of us seem to not care.  If you consider yourself a political activist and you are not registered to vote, then can you really still consider yourself a political activist? To vote is to participate in government. That is one way that…

May 2, 2012
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