Class participation helps students share ideas, opinions

Teachers love it when students participate in class. Some even make it part of their grading routine, but what happens when students stay quiet and do not participate in class discussions? Some college students feel that participating in class is a high school thing, and in college you are supposed to keep to yourself and just do your work. What most of them do not realize is that, when they…

October 1, 2014

Meditation helps students cope with stress

By Cynthia Laguna Meditation has become more popular in recent years and can be used as a stress-relieving exercise. We all undergo great stress as a result of work, school and homework. Meditation can help the mind cope with stress and overall emotional experiences. This is basically a practice where one sits comfortably, concentrates on their breathing, and tries to control the mind to focus on the present, without thinking…

September 24, 2014

Chaotic first week affects students’ lives

By Maria Isidoro For students trying to add classes and traverse through campus, the last couple of weeks at East Los Angeles College have been nothing short of hectic. On the first day of school, more than 60 students were left standing without a chair to sit on. Those students who were left out might have missed an opportunity to get their transfer transcripts for this fall semester. These are…

September 17, 2014

Negativity affects judgement of today’s generation

By Sergio Berrueta Negativity is an attitude occurring within young adults today. Pessimism in our society is becoming an increasing issue. Many are unhappy with the world today and there is a long list of problems that surround them. Instead of trying to solve their issues, they dump their frustration on everyone else and bring them down to their level of misery. This only adds to their frustration. The old…

September 17, 2014

Metro increases bus fare

  By Cynthia Lagunas The Metro board meeting on March 27 resulted in a bus fare increase that will be effective around July 1. As an East Los Angeles College student my daily transportation to school and work is the Metro bus. The increase will bring the fare to  SmarTrip card users to $1.75, a 15 cent increase. There is a constant struggle when planning my daily trip. There are…

May 1, 2014

Student awareness is key to safety

    By Megan G. Razzetti College campuses are supposed to be safe learning institutions for students to comfortably work on their education. They can also be hot spots for sexual assaults whether it be in a public location, after an evening class or during a campus sponsored event. All students should be aware of this potentially serious threat that can exist on any campus. East Los Angeles College has…

April 24, 2014

Inebriated Elans disrupt class

  By Erik Luna Students should not attend school under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Obvious as it may be, it definitely needs reiteration. I’ve had my fair share of run-ins with the intoxicated at East Los Angeles College. I usually just shrug it off because it really didn’t affect me. This was outside of the classroom, yet when I run into someone that is intoxicated or under the…

March 20, 2014

Students face struggles after graduation

By Diego Olivares Students graduating from East Los Angeles College will face strong challenges in the future. Students attending community college, look forward to completing school and moving on and ELAC has allowed students many chances at improving their education. This ranges from getting  an AA or AS degree or to transfer to a four-year university. The graduation ceremony students attend is a connection between community college and their future…

March 13, 2014

Elans need Women’s History Month

  By Maegen Ortiz It is time to get radical about Women’s History Month, observed this month.  Radical, by definition, means going to the root or origin of something. The roots of Women’s History Month are planted in International Working Women’s Day, observed on March 8th. When Women’s Day was first celebrated, before it had formal recognition from any government, it was a protest movement. In the early 20th century…

March 6, 2014

Summertime is perfect for a job

  By Summer Gomez   As we all know, summertime is approaching.  Although there are many activities to do during the summer that do not require money, I think that this is a great opportunity for students to work. Since the majority of students are out of school and the rest are only in school for less than 20 percent of the day, plenty of time is left for you…

April 24, 2013