Whittier Boulevard still bleeds

By Daniella Molina  Boyle Heights native Ruben Guevara, remembered best as being the backbone to the rock ‘n’ roll music of “Ruben and the Jets” read his memories of  the East Los Angeles riots, to small crowd in the Vincent Price Museum Thursday night. Guevara is also known as Ruben Guevara “Funkhalti” the Aztec God of music. Over a five decade career, the band’s sound traveled throughout Boyle Heights and…

October 6, 2011
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Thefts becoming problem at ELAC

By Vivian Ramirez A chain of campus-wide thefts has raced through East Los Angeles College within the last two weeks. Student’s backpacks, cell phones and other personal belongings have been stolen from the men’s gym, the pool area and the book store. The most affected location for these incidents is the gym, located in the hallway of the C1 fitness center by the temporary library. Until last Tuesday, there were large…

October 5, 2011
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ELAC creates emergency evacuation team

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of the new F7 building being opened this semester, a new evacuation plan is now required for East Los Angeles College. And with this new evacuation plan comes a new emergency team. The ELAC Emergency Team is made up of faculty and staff and is divided into two parts, the evacuation team and the emergency team. Faculty members are asked to volunteer and all…

September 28, 2011
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Thief steals tuition from Elan

By Isaac Tovar Yadira Hernandez was returning to her vehicle on the fourth floor of the parking structure Tuesday morning, between 10a.m.-noon, to pick up her forgotten cell phone charger when she noticed her car door lock had been tampered with. As she entered her vehicle, she made a horrifying discovery. A number of important and expensive items had gone missing. The items taken were three text books, $450, and a…

September 28, 2011
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Residency triggers community duty

By Liliana Marquez Mike Sanchez arrived in this country when he was only three months old without knowing that later on, his personality would be a great way to communicate and be the voice of others. Sanchez arrived from Mexico as a child and soon developed a dynamic personality that allowed him to become a great communicator. Raised by his mother, along with three brothers and one sister, he believes that…

September 22, 2011
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Discontinued TAP cards upsets students

By Christian Valles The Metro I-TAP program ended on June 6 with no future plans to continue the program at East Los Angeles College, which has left many students scrambling to find reasonable alternatives. Metro has offered an alternative to full time students, $36 a month student discount tap pass. The alternative has left one student questioning this action by Metro. David, who declined to give a last name, has…

September 22, 2011
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New podcast series

To help you stay connected with the latest news and entertainment around campus and the local community, tune in to The Campus News Connection. The CNC is a weekly podcast series designed to offer you a condensed version of the print edition of Campus News so you can stay up to date while on the go. Take a listen by clicking on the link below. For any questions, comments or…

February 16, 2011
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Instructors are divided as they are forced to turn down students.

By Edgar Lopez The current overcrowded situation at East Los Angeles College has placed a great deal of pressure on not only students, but on instructors as well. While students only face a few instructors in order to add, instructors face countless students they must turn away. “It’s sad,” said Jeffrey Hernandez, an ELAC political science instructor, who believes that a computer generated random drawing is the only fair way…

February 16, 2011
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Faculty voice concerns to board

By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College faculty expressed their thoughts on the negative impact on last year’s budget at the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees meeting held last week. The faculty showed passion for service and dedication in efforts to help the district find a better solution to next year’s budget. Armida Ornelas, PhD, Advisor for the Club Students for Equal Rights, reminded the Board and…

February 15, 2011
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Huskies remember Urias

By Robert Barrett The men and women’s basketball programs united on Jan. 21 to help raise money for the family of Hector Urias, who was shot in his auto shop on Sept. 8. Hector Urias was an El Monte businessman who owned and operated Hector Urias Body Shop. He was 47 years old. Urias was a regular participant in the El Monte Adult Basketball League, where he maintained his relationship…

February 15, 2011
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