School should be safer

By Cristina Galvan School should be a safe environment where students should not have to worry about having their belongings stolen. Last week, Yadira Hernandez had her car broken into in the parking structure. Among some of the things that were stolen were her laptop, books and money to pay for her classes. Since Hernandez is an AB 540 student she does not qualify for financial aid and therefore has to…

September 28, 2011
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Higher Education, higher prices

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of recent budget cuts, the Los Angeles Community College District has discontinued the $15 a semester I-TAP program, and is now offering the College/Vocational TAP. The College/Vocational TAP allows students to buy monthly reduced passes for $36 per month. Students who have 12 units or more must fill out an application,which can be found at the fiscal office on campus or on the Los…

September 22, 2011
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Bookstores disappearing

By Christian Valles Every year the number of bookstores in America is decreasing, and this troubles some people. Most parents and teachers have always encouraged reading. However, most children play Nintendo rather than picking up a book. Bookstores have always been a place where students could get lost for hours. An institution where one could discover ideas and worlds that, to some, were unimaginable. Recently, county libraries have been cutting back on their…

September 22, 2011
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Tax oil to fund education

By Isaac Tovar Proposition 1481 would place a 15 percent tax on crude oil extraction from California, on-shore and off-shore drilling sites, to fund education, from K through college. This will approximately produce $3 billion annually. If you have been anywhere near student activities lately you might have been asked to sign a petition for this Proposition to be put in the California ballot. $1.5 billion of that goes to community colleges,…

September 22, 2011
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ELAC falls short in book affordability

By Vanessa Gutierrez Renting books is a new and excellent way of saving money in this or any economy. College books are expensive and with college tuition fees getting higher, students need to learn better ways of saving the money that they don’t have. “I use my own money to buy my books,” said Daniel Gonzalez, refering to the fact that he does not get financial aid. Gonzalez goes to a…

February 16, 2011
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Disabled Elans find little parking

By Augustine Ugalda Parking on campus is difficult for everyone these days, but some disabled drivers may find themselves walking half-a-mile, or more to get to classes This presumed oversight is directly related to the seemingly endless construction going on at East Los Angeles College. Currently, there are three primary parking areas for disabled drivers. North of the swim stadium, disabled drivers will find 16 spaces to park, while at…

February 16, 2011
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