ELAC logistics receives $3 million award

By Brian Villalba The Department of Labor awarded $3 million to the Computer Applications and Office Technologies Department. The DOL grant is specifically targeting the expansion of the Technology and Logistics Program. The program has a 97 percent pass rate for the national certification exam. The national average is 77 percent. The Technology and Logistics Program is successful in placing students into jobs. Chair of the CAOT department Elaine Y. Shibata said,…

September 27, 2012
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Additional enrollment limitations to hit California’s community colleges

By Megan Perry The Board of Governors approved new Title 5 regulations, which will establish another restriction for students’ enrollment priority at California’s community colleges. Students will now face another limitation on enrollment priorities, along with the budget cuts and the three-attempt rule. The Board of Governors said they adopted the new regulations as a means to improve student success. One component of the Board of Governors’ adopted  regulations is that continuing…

September 27, 2012
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Huskies wrestle to fourth place

By Tadzio Garcia The wrestling team walked in the Mt. San Antonio College Duals last Saturday an underdog and left with a fourth place finish out of nine teams in total. Each of the teams placed in the top-14 at last year’s state finals. The Huskies won their pool and advanced to the championship round losing to eventual champion Palomar College, 38-9, and Bakersfield College, 37-11. The Huskies will be on the…

September 27, 2012
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ELAC tackles ballot initiatives

By Lourdes Espinoza Propositions 30, 32 and 38 were the basis of an educational forum held by the American Federation of Teachers and the Associated Student Union last Thursday night in the S2 Lecture Hall. This public forum was organized to bring awareness of these propositions as the November ballots draw near. Informational booths and voter registration tables were set up outside the S2 building for those who wanted more information…

September 27, 2012
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Required curriculum needs overhaul

By Megan Perry Every other school day, I walk into my earth science laboratory class to see bored students who don’t want to be there, but suffer through the class anyway because they must. Before class, I can hear students griping and groaning about how much they hate the class, can’t stand the work and just wish it was over already. As I walk to my seat, I see some students…

May 23, 2012
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Elans to face aftermath of budget cuts, faculty reacts

By Veronica Hurtado and Edgar Lopez Fall semester has not started, yet faculty and students can expect a leaner class schedule, a lack of supplies, and a possible reduction in student services and in student-worker positions if budget cuts are worse than anticipated. “The budget situation is very fluid,” East Los Angeles College President Tyree Wieder said. She also said that ELAC’s expenditures are not in sync with their allocation…

May 23, 2012
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Child Development Center should accept younger children

By Danny Vasquez Contributing Writer On-campus child care centers with an age requirement are an inconvenience for students whose children are under the set age and are more harmful than beneficial. For students who are parents, the child development center on campus can be pretty beneficial for they allow the student to attend their classes full time without the need to worry about the well-being of their child while class is in session. However,…

May 22, 2012
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Band ends semester on good note

  By Christina Burrola Amazing solos on the piano, flute, and trumpet, plus some good vocals, made the Latin Jazz Concert great. Mixed all together it made you want to dance. The East Los Angeles College music department and the associated students had a latin jazz concert featuring the ELAC Latin Jazz Ensemble. It was supposed to begin at 7:30 on Saturday night in the S2 recital hall but due…

May 16, 2012
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Burton, Depp fail to impress

  By Jair Fuentes  Director Tim Burton fuses two generations and takes a stab at dark humor in his latest film “Dark Shadows,” which is loosely based on the popular gothic soap opera of the same name. This film marked the seventh time that Burton and Johnny Depp have worked together.  In the film, Depp portrays Barnabas Collins. As a young boy, Collins and his parents moved to America in…

May 16, 2012
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Theatre Department captivates audiences with dark comedy

  By Jovanna Sanchez  ELAC theatre’s rendition of Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” is funny and captivating with an overall charming cast. It is the unfortunate tale of Billy Claven, referred to as Crippled Billy for most of the play, played by Joe Mejia, it is a crippled orphan boy who was adopted by his aunt Kate Osbourne, played by Mayuhmi Roehm, and her sister Eileen, played by Amy…

May 16, 2012
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