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

Proposition 30 softens budget blows

By Ehecatl Negrete The passage of Proposition 30 promises to bring a much-needed $7.5 million boost next year that will help the school’s departments recover from recent budget cuts. East Los Angeles College was able to add more than 100 classes for the winter semester, according to offsite education and outreach coordinator Sandra Kwan, and 395 classes for spring according to the budget committee meeting held last Monday. The funds…

November 26, 2012

Missing paperwork could delay financial aid

By Vivian Ramirez   The Financial Aid Office urges students to check their district emails for notifications of missing financial aid paperwork that may delay disbursements. Emails may also include new information affecting AB-540 student financial aid. Some students may still be waiting for financial aid disbursement due to missing paperwork or additional information not yet submitted to the FAO. “In terms of disbursement, we didn’t see any delays,” Financial Aid…

October 31, 2012

Education in need of Prop 30

    By Augustine Ugalde   Much has been written and said about the virtues and shortfalls of Governor Jerry Brown’s so-called Millionaire’s Tax Initiative. Proposition 30 promises to restore the health of California’s education system by raising taxes on residents whose income exceeds $250,000 per year, and by levying an additional, quarter percent sales tax to all residents. The objective of the proposition is not complicated.  It is a…

October 30, 2012

Education depends on Proposition 30

  By Megan Perry Life for students gets tougher and rougher as the semesters stack up. The fight for courses gets more vicious, the need for supplies deepens and staying in school gets harder by the day. Last month, the Board of Governors approved new Title 5 regulations, which puts a 100-unit cap on priority registration. In addition to that, the East Los Angeles College Academic Senate just recently approved a policy…

October 10, 2012

ELAC plans to cap winter, summer units

By Jair Fuentes Recent changes at East Los Angeles College have been affecting students, and now a unit limitation requirement may affect winter and summer sessions. With budget cuts already eliminating programs and cutting classes, students’ schedules have not been exactly what they expected. A pending revision to the Los Angeles Community College District Board Rule 8603 states that students are allowed to register district-wide for up to nine units in…

October 3, 2012

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