ELAC considers charging stations for hybrid vehicles

By Maria Isidoro A major energy and environment update is posed to bring change to East Los Angeles College in fall 2015. The Work Environment Committee is in talks with administrators, faculty and staff about placing two electric vehicle charging stations in parking structure three and four at ELAC. The implementation of charging stations are aimed at supporting the introduction of the Commuter Program of South Coast Air Quality Management…

June 1, 2015
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Uber Becomes the go to Transportation Service for Students

March 21, 2015

By Maria Isidoro I started to ride Uber last year and quickly became addicted. Using Uber has saved me money and time. When I need a ride, I open the Uber app, press a button, and I get a ride in three minutes. I ride Uber to get safely and comfortably from point A to point B. Uber Technologies Inc. is a ridebooking service that only requires a valid credit card…

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ELAC to implement smoke-free campus policy

By Maria Isidoro An effort is underway to reinforce the smoke-free environment policy to ban forms of tobacco, such as the use of e-cigarettes on East Los Angeles College’s campus. Joining a growing list of colleges and universities with 100 percent smoke-free, tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free policies around the country, ELAC is developing a plan for a new smoking ban reinforcement policy. The new student-led initiative is called Butts Out Revolution….

December 10, 2014
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Professionals advise students in job search

By Maria Isidoro International students from East Los Angeles College discussed topics on how to find a job at a public or private business on Sunday at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. Chinese Language Associate Professor and President of Chinese American Education Association Robert Liu designed “Becoming Professionals” to inspire youth on how to find a career in America. According to former president of the International Student Advancement Program Club…

October 22, 2014
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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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East Los Angeles College website to receive upgrade

September 24, 2014

By Jade Inglada and Maria Isidoro The Information Technology Department is working on an updated version of the East Los Angeles College website and plans to launch it winter 2015. The website will have an upgraded design and be compatible with mobile devices, a feature that the current one lacks. IT manager Gonzalo Mendoza said that the purpose of the website update is to create a mobile-friendly platform for students’…

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Construction at East Los Angeles College undergoes important changes

By Maria Isidoro Construction at East Los Angeles College is undergoing major changes with the addition of three new buildings. ELAC President Marvin Martinez said that two of the buildings will be available for use fall 2015. The Student Success and Retention Center at the center of the campus, will stand at five stories and contain about 130,000 square feet. “When this building is completed, it will be the largest…

September 17, 2014
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Chaotic first week affects students’ lives

September 17, 2014

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…

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