The importance of voting

by Jose Rojas Voting. A word defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “an expression of opinion or preference.” A concept well known by all Americans, as it should be, considering our many things about this country are decided by elections. President, judges, mayors and governors are all voted upon by the general population, and if not, they are decided by elected officials. Considering how much of our country’s government revolves…

May 26, 2016
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New degree to open doors

By Jose Rojas East Los Angeles College is now offering a Transfer Associate of Arts (AA-T) degree in Spanish that will help students open doors to California State Universities. This new AA-T degree in Spanish will benefit students by making them better candidates for high-paying jobs that require bilinguals. Students with this degree will also receive admission priority and guaranteed admission with junior status to the CSU system. Modern Language Department…

May 25, 2016
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Language lab to celebrate end of semester

By Jose Rojas East Los Angeles College Modern Language and English as a Second Language Lab will host an event, the “End of Semester Language Mingle,” June 2 at noon in E3-170. The language lab is celebrating the completion of a successful spring semester after its grand opening in winter. All students who are currently taking a language class are invited, as well as those who are planning to take…

May 25, 2016
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Protesters interrupt ceremony to voice demands

By Jose Rojas Protesters interrupted the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Campus Student Center to make their demands for a resource center for AB540 and undocumented students heard on Thursday. Protesters gathered in front of  Helen Miller Bailey Library in solidarity with undocumented who are demanding a resource center. They  were moved by Los Angeles County Sheriff Department to the Free Speech Area. The peaceful protest was organized by the Students…

May 11, 2016
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Singer shares new book and album

By Jose Rojas Lead singer and co-founder of the punk rock band, The Bags, Alice Bag, celebrated Women’s History Month last Thursday at East Los Angeles College by sharing fragments of her latest book “Pipe Bomb for the Soul.” Alice Bag is one of the few women and Latinas in punk, and The Bags are one of the earliest L.A. punk rock bands that have heavy influence in modern hardcore…

March 16, 2016
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Dream on: loan program to help undocumented students

By Jose Rojas An estimated 10,000 undocumented undergraduate students enrolled at University of California or California State University campuses will be                                 able to qualify for a special loan aimed to reduce their tuition. California Govenor Jerry Brown signed The Dream Loan Program into law in 2014, but funding didn’t become available until last month. The Dream Loan…

March 9, 2016
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ASU Makes Plans for the New Semester

By Jose Rojas The Associated Student Union presented plans to make major changes during the spring 2015 semester at its first meeting Friday. ASU announced  that they want to create a shuttle from the Gold Line station to the main campus. Executive Vice President, Romel Lopez is the leader of the committee working on this project. The committee has to evaluate how many students use the Metro Gold Line and…

March 12, 2015
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Elans demand justice for missing students

December 4, 2014

By Jose Rojas Approximately 100 peaceful participants manifested in front of the Helen-Miller Balley library at East Los Angeles College last Thursday, Nov. 20. Students and participants were heard chanting “Justice for Ayotzinapa!” to show their support for the male students who disappeared last Sept. 27 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. The students went missing after protesting against what they considered to be discriminatory hiring and funding practices by the Mexican…

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