Cellphone usage take hold of students

by Johanna Calderon Students are more focused on social media than paying attention in class. When they’re in class, they can’t seem to let go of their phones for hours. Chris Turk is an art instructor at East Los Angeles College and he sees how phones take control of his students. Turk has been working at East Los Angeles College since 2001 and he didn’t see problems with the phones…

May 26, 2016
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Unsafe driving causes problems in parking structures

December 4, 2014

By Amber Pamaro Looking for a parking space when class is about to start is never an enjoyable experience. Students can get stuck circling around the parking lot looking for a spot, or trying to get out of the lot, or just trying to find their car. The combination of a little common sense is what can make the experience less stressful. Let’s work together to make our parking experience simple…

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Mandatory health fee benefits students

By Maria Salas Every semester each student enrolling in classes pays an $11 health fee in which their assumption is “its just another fee,” said J. Alvarez DNP. Hectic schedules don’t allow students the time to see where their money is going. They do not realize that the money they’re paying benefits them. The cover fee provides students with services like, over-the-counter pain relievers/first aid, condoms, pre-employment, physical required by…

December 4, 2014
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Students struggle to balance daily schedule

By Dulce Carrillo Money has become a huge issue for many college students and balancing time is another. Besides worrying about assignment deadlines, certain things like school supplies, class dues, transportation, food, phone bills, rent, money and time is need before they begin to pile up. We only have one life to live and to make the best out of it, but being a working slave and college student has…

November 19, 2014
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ESL students are no laughing matter

By Jane Fernandez Students will always come across a classmate who is not fluent in the English language and because of this they should be considerate when talking to them. College students should be more respectful towards those who are catergorized as English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. I have witnessed several cases of students talking about other students who did not know the English language well. Some students…

November 19, 2014
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Students’ fear of Ebola epidemic is pointless

October 29, 2014

By Ayana Arroyo Although we hear about it, every time we turn on the television, students shouldn’t be too worried about catching the Ebola virus. While in class, a student near me was continuously coughing. Without really thinking about it, I found myself already deep in thought, about the Ebola virus. The following day I talked with my friend about it and discovered that he too found himself  thinking about…

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Counselors ignore students’ goals

By Jesus Figueroa The counselors at East Los Angeles College concentrate on getting students out of community college, but they fail to serve students’ needs toward finding a major or concentrating on a major. Many students come to community college undecided or unsure about their major. As part of the registration process, incoming students are asked to visit with a counselor and develop an educational plan as well as take…

October 29, 2014
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Students struggle with deciding major

October 14, 2014

By Ayana Arroyo Students at East Los Angeles College are uncertain about their future. It’s harmful to be a student with an undecided major because it wastes your time and money. After asking students in one class, eight out-of ten answered “undecided” about their majors. Outside classrooms, students gave the same results. In other cases, some students responded with whichever career was fastest or easiest to obtain. With no clear…

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Job scams take advantage of students

By Diego Olivares College students should not apply to mysterious job offers that secretly want to take advantage of them. These job offers are advertised through fliers posted around college campuses, this includes East Los Angeles College. The ads give little to no information about the promoted job. Jobs like these could actually be scams design to take advantage of college students. This is something that is completely dishonest to…

May 31, 2014
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Forgetting to register on time takes toll on students

May 16, 2014

By David Ly The East Los Angeles College registration program could be improved. One of the most complained about things is missing the registration date. When I was a freshman I missed my registration date for spring. Most people do not know when to register because they are not notified. The way ELAC notifies students is through their East Los Angeles College ACE email. When logging in, the system shows…

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