LACCD supports Obama’s free college proposal

By Ivan Cazares The Los Angeles Community College District is rallying behind President Obama’s America’s College promise. The president announced this proposal to make the first two years of community college free for all citizens during a visit to Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tennessee. LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D., “Those of us who have been around long enough, we are returning to that free tuition in California. In 1960…

March 12, 2015

Obama’s proposal would greatly impacts students

  By Rogelio Alvarez President Obama’s proposal on free tuition for community colleges would be a thrilling step in the right direction. According to president Obama, forthcoming college students need to have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or higher in order to be eligible for a free community college education. Future students would not only take advantage of a free education but are also being motivated to achieve good grades….

March 4, 2015

High hopes for Dream Act students

By Alexa Santana The immigration reform that was announced by President Barack Obama gives high hopes for Dream Act students at East Los Angeles College. On Nov. 20, Obama gave his nationwide speech on our nation’s broken immigration system. Immigration reform is the president’s most committed topic since he was elected into office. He began by securing our borders, and border crossing has been cut by more than half. It…

December 4, 2014

Gun control should be restricted for safety

By Joseph Recinos No matter how much we protect our children, there is always a chance that some lunatic will come into their school with a barrage of assault weapons and excessive amounts of ammunition looking to end someone’s life. In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, a lot of controversy surrounds the issue of gun control. Should assault rifles be banned? Should hand guns and ammo magazines be…

February 12, 2013

Elections bring hope to Elans

By Vanessa Lopez President Barack Obama was re-elected, Proposition 30 was passed and the spirit of hope and the reward of hard work will continue to benefit the students at East Los Angeles College. Hope is such a powerful word. Believe it or not, its power has run through this college for many years. My grandfather told me about when he was a student here in the early 1960s.  He…

December 12, 2012