LACCD creates new rules for out-of-state students

By Jane Fernandez The Los Angeles Community College District Distance Learning Program is implementing new rules for out-of-state students who want  to take online classes. The program, effective at all nine Los Angeles District community colleges, requires that the student’s home state approves enrollment in the state the student is seeking to take online classes from. Aside from the approval, the school is to meet all State and Federal Requirements…

June 1, 2015
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Tea Barrel offers affordable treats

By Jane Fernandez There are many tea places students can go hang out at, but there are not many boba tea bars like Tea Barrel. As the name describes it, tea barrel is a small family-owned restaurant that will make customers feel like they are inside of a pirates’ ship. The small space is decorated with tables that resemble barrels and the walls are also wooden. The lights are dimmed…

June 1, 2015
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Jaywalking can be hazardous to students

By Jane Fernandez Driving through the streets around campus has become a challenge because not only is there traffic but also students jump into the street as cars are driving by. Students at East Los Angeles College should stop being lazy and cross the street at a crosswalk when it is their turn. Although the streets around campus are always being watched by cops, many students still break the law…

December 17, 2014
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Cha Cha Chili offers Korean-Mexican food fusion

December 11, 2014

By Jane Fernandez Located just three miles south of campus, Cha Cha Chili, a Korean Mexican fusion restaurant is sure to satisfy anyone’s hunger. The medium-size restaurant has a welcoming feeling, with signs mimicking old beer ads. With booths and side tables, the staff ensures that their customers are comfortable during their time there. The owners are also conscious about recycling. There are recycling bins throughout the restaurant. The staff…

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ESL students are no laughing matter

By Jane Fernandez Students will always come across a classmate who is not fluent in the English language and because of this they should be considerate when talking to them. College students should be more respectful towards those who are catergorized as English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. I have witnessed several cases of students talking about other students who did not know the English language well. Some students…

November 19, 2014
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Speech Team wins big at October tournament

By Jane Fernandez The Speech Team at East Los Angeles College earned eight top awards at their October tournament that took place at Pasadena City College. Fourteen members of the ELAC speech team competed at the event. Gordon Ip earned the highest honor of Tournament Champion in Poetry Interpretation. He also won first place from each preliminary and final round critic. He was the only student who achieved this. Israel Beltran and…

November 9, 2014
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Getty Villa College Night gives an exploration into art

By Jane Fernandez The Getty Villa is hosting their annual College Night event on Tuesday from 6 pm to 9:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear Togas as they travel back in time while exploring the museum’s collection of ancient art that ranges from the end of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. The event will feature special tours, live music, food, as well as other activities…

November 9, 2014
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Registration for Spring semester begins Nov. 17

By Jane Fernandez Spring semester registration begins on November 17. Notification of the registration date and directions on how to register will be sent via the email the school has provided students. Students are currently able to register their classes for Winter 2014, they may do so by using the college web portal. Emails notifying registration day and time for Spring 2015 have already been sent to the student email account.

November 8, 2014
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Community college network names ELAC leading institution

By Jane Fernandez & Jade Inglada East Los Angeles College is one of three California community colleges recognized by Achieving the Dream (ATD) as a leading institution for 2014. ATD is a network aimed increasing community college student success. Sixteen community colleges were added to the network this year. The network consists of more than 200 participating colleges across the country sharing a commitment to use data and past program…

October 29, 2014
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Sports Shooter Academy Open House provides photography tips, speakers

By Jane Fernandez Sports Shooter Academy is having an open house November 5 starting at 11am. The event will consist of workshops that will go over the latest camera accessories and programs. Retailers such as Samy’s Camera will also participate and assist the attendees with questions. The event has lined up three successful photographers as the speakers. The first keynote speaker starts at 7pm. Prizes will be given throughout the evening. The…

October 27, 2014
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