East Los Angeles College degree completion should be priority

By Maegan Ortiz East Los Angeles College needs to do more to ensure a broad variety of students graduate. ELAC needs to offer more individual attention via smaller classes and better counseling and tutoring services to make this possible. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released statistics showing that people who earn a two-year degree leading directly to a job, like through the nursing program, and those who earn academic…

June 3, 2014

East Los Angeles College president helps start college prep program

By Jade Inglada After months of planning, East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez and partner administrators have launched the “GO East LA: A Pathway for College and Career Success” program. “GO (Great Outcomes) East LA” is an initiative created for students’ long-term success, starting from when they are children until they graduate high school. The purpose is to create more college-ready students. Students that complete the program will be…

June 1, 2014

Volunteering helps earn acceptance

By Brenda Diaz Acceptance to a four-year university is harder now than it has ever been. One very important factor of acceptance to a university is getting involved in extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are important to admissions officers because they give students an opportunity to showcase their personalities, uniqueness and how they spend their time off campus. Volunteering is one of the easiest ways of improving your chances of being…

May 7, 2014