Soundcloud offers free platform for musicians

By Katherine Cervantes  Music is one way people express themselves, so many unique styles of music in the world today. Many people let their feelings out through music, either they sing or play an instrument. Some take it serious and make a career out of it, they start by uploading their music on YouTube or on social media in hopes of being discovered. Soundcloud is a website and application where…

June 3, 2015
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Transfer Center celebrates transferring students

By Guadalupe Barriga Future transfer students were acknowledged by the Transfer Center on Monday night. The event was organized by the Transfer Center members. East Los Angeles College students who are transferring to a four-year university, along with their family members and the faculty participated. It was a two hour event from 6-8 p.m. The celebration started in the middle of building S1 and S2. Each student was able to bring…

May 27, 2015
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Students unaware of ASU services

By Javier Lopez It seems the Associated Students Union, whose main goal is to provide students at East Los Angeles College with services hasn’t reached out to enough students yet. Although, there are many students who are aware of ASU there are just as many who don’t know much about it. After asking a few students if they knew what ASU was, six out of eight either did not know…

May 21, 2015
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Crass member helps students through zines

By Javier Lopez Making students at East Los Angeles College feel welcome while educating them is what Christian Allan Porfirio sets out to do. Porfirio, who goes by the name of Allan Barcanal, has taught and helped students in little ways that helped them get by in college. Barcanal used zines that he’s been collecting over the past few years and made some copies of them for students. The zines…

May 21, 2015
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New Associated Student Union president strives to help students

By Javier Lopez Fellow peers see Romel Lopez, the new East Los Angeles College Associated Student Union president, as kind and helpful. Lopez expresses his dedication to help students. When Lopez was asked how he would improve students’ lives as ASU president, he stated that not only regular students were his priorities but also non-traditional students. Lopez said his main concerns was non-traditional students. “ I want to make education that…

May 21, 2015
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Elans eager for new student center

By Maurice Nickelson Unlike other community colleges and universities, East Los Angeles College is one of the few colleges without a student lounge and cafeteria, and many students would like one. “It’s coming,” Sonny Martinez said, president of the Associated Student Union.  A $26.6 million Campus Center project, which will house a cafeteria, a student lounge, the ASU, the student government, student club meeting halls and several multi-purpose rooms is already underway and…

May 21, 2015
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Students fail to apply for financial aid

By Evanee Taylor The Financial Aid Department has no problem funding students who need extra help to get through the school year. However, many students miss out on this opportunity. Students are missing out on the free funds primarily due to not applying for FASFA on time or at all. According to the financial aid office, many students fail to apply for FASFA, missing out on an opportunity to receive…

May 21, 2015
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Online registration needs stricter monitoring

By Akihiro Ishizaki The online course registration should be more strict on students that don’t have the prerequisite or are at a sufficient level to take certain classes. As an international student from Japan, learning English is hard. I took English 26 in this semester, which means that my current English is at that level, but even a writing assignment in the class is tough for me. There are many…

December 19, 2014
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Technology diminishes social skills

By Justice Yman Gordon Most young people today seem to be more comfortable with talking to someone through a screen rather than face-to-face. Social media affects the youth the most and it’s going to get worse. The new-found way of socializing through technology rather than in real life will get people nowhere. Some parents are losing their children to a world of irrelevant media. As a parent, keeping your child…

December 19, 2014
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Student ambassador fights for college awareness

By Khaylid Haywood Bulk Lao aims to fight income inequity by introducing college awareness to high school and elementary students. Thirty-one year old East Los Angeles College student Lao speaks with a confident and deep voice as if he was a born orator. In class he will most likely be the most vocal when it comes to answering questions and is never afraid to give his opinion on topics. His…

December 17, 2014
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