Community College: A good start for any scholar

By: Erick Alfaro College is an important part of most people’s life. Especially after high school, a 4-year college is highly considered and looked upon. But one of the most ignored facts is that it’s expensive. Whether it’s a Cal State, UC, or private, attending a 4-year can leave a good dent in someone’s pocket, ranging anywhere from $5 thousand to $50 thousand. Luckily for anyone attending schools in the…

May 16, 2017
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School district releases guidelines for undocumented

By Dorany Pineda The Los Angeles Community College District released a set of guidelines for students, staff and faculty in the event that federal immigration officials are seen on campus or request student information. The “Know Your Rights” web page is comprised of a set of do’s and dont’s if one encounters an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, details on the district’s protocol if officials request access to the campus…

April 12, 2017
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LACCD updates student portal to help inform students

By Gil Milanes  The Los Angeles Community College District upgraded its student portal April 3. The portal provides different tools all on the same page. To access the new portal, students can find the link at www. elac.com under “Current Students,” then by clicking Financial Aid or by going directly to https:// mycollege.laccd.edu. The portal will allow students to view the status of their financial aid. The financial aid office…

April 12, 2017
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ASU, Dream Resource Center helps student Dreamers

March 8, 2017

By Noe Ortega The Associated Students Union and the Dream Resource Center collaborated to inform students and faculty about current policies and legislation yesterday in the Student Service Center. “So if ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] came to East Los Angeles College, they obviously would go to the student services area and to admissions to get access to student records because they’re going want to know what classes are the…

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Board of Trustees candidates address student issues

By Gustavo Buenrostro    Update: The American Federation of Teachers invited only two candidates they endorsed to this event which was unclear to Campus News. Other candidates for seat number two for the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees include Thomas J. Norman and Steven Goldstein. The LACCD Board of Trustees members for 2016-2017 are: Nancy Pearlman ( seat number six), Scott J. Svonkin ( President, seat five), Sydney…

February 16, 2017
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College welcomes everyone

November 22, 2016

By Eliana Ayala Community Colleges and universities across the country unite to ensure that diversity is welcome and plead to stop discriminatory acts within campus. Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, Erik Skinner released a statement on November 10, 2016 encouraging students to disregard racist remarks upon presidential elections and pursue college. California Community Colleges want students to know that immigration status information will remain confidential. Student services will remain…

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District indecisive on food vendors for cafeteria

by Daniela Jalteco East Los Angeles College will not be provided with a food vendor for the Student Center cafeteria. Over several years plans have been discussed to have food vendors for all of the nine schools in the Los Angeles Community College District, but it  has been challenging to do so. LACCD is made up of nine schools: Mission College, East Los Angeles College, Pierce College, Southwest College,Trade-Tech College,…

October 6, 2016
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Staff, faculty evaluated for accreditation process

By Ivan Cazares The second draft for East Los Angeles College’s Self Evaluation summary is due Monday as part of the ongoing Accreditation process, and will be reviewed during the summer. One hundred and ten faculty and staff members have completed an online workshop to help ELAC with its accreditation process. The workshop explained the basic accreditation process. Every seven years the schools in Los Angeles Community College District go…

May 15, 2015
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Prevent plagiarism and spare your paper

December 4, 2014

By Amber Paramo East Los Angeles College library offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, one of them being on how to cite properly and avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s work and failing to give credit to the source. A person’s work can range from written articles, essays, books, websites and direct spoken words. Amy Guy is part of the Helen Miller Bailey Library personnel and is…

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LACCD to implement new online student system

By Maria Isidoro and Cynthia Laguna The Los Angeles Community College District is going to implement a new Student Information System in all nine district colleges starting November 2015. The SIS, known as Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), is being replaced with Oracle PeopleSoft campus solution system. This new system provides the newest technology for students, faculty and staff to easily access all nine-district colleges student information data. The system will…

October 16, 2014
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