Volunteering helps earn acceptance

By Brenda Diaz Acceptance to a four-year university is harder now than it has ever been. One very important factor of acceptance to a university is getting involved in extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are important to admissions officers because they give students an opportunity to showcase their personalities, uniqueness and how they spend their time off campus. Volunteering is one of the easiest ways of improving your chances of being…

May 7, 2014
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Students face struggles after graduation

By Diego Olivares Students graduating from East Los Angeles College will face strong challenges in the future. Students attending community college, look forward to completing school and moving on and ELAC has allowed students many chances at improving their education. This ranges from getting  an AA or AS degree or to transfer to a four-year university. The graduation ceremony students attend is a connection between community college and their future…

March 13, 2014
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Transfer program to pave pathways to universities

By Erik Machuca East Los Angeles College students will soon have greater access to degrees and guaranteed admission into California State Universities due to progress by academic senates on the Associates Degree for Transfer program. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440), signed in 2010, created a partnership between California community colleges and California State University schools to make it easier for students to transfer between the two systems…

May 22, 2013
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College fair to help Elans transfer

By Rodolfo Trujillo   Elans looking to transfer will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from over 20 colleges and universities next Tuesday during the Spring College Fair. The fair will take place on the walkway between the P3 parking structure and the swim stadium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The majority of the colleges represented will be from the California State system, including Los Angeles, Long Beach,…

March 13, 2013
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G.E. requirements help improve oneself

By JC Casarez Students must be willing to step out of their comfort zone and take classes that challenge the mind. This helps develop students into an intelligent person. As I go through the day, I encounter a variety of people from different walks of life. The one thing I usually look for is a good conversation when I meet new faces. To me this is very telling about a person in…

May 23, 2012
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Required curriculum needs overhaul

By Megan Perry Every other school day, I walk into my earth science laboratory class to see bored students who don’t want to be there, but suffer through the class anyway because they must. Before class, I can hear students griping and groaning about how much they hate the class, can’t stand the work and just wish it was over already. As I walk to my seat, I see some students…

May 23, 2012
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State cuts to modify CSU regulations

By Vivian Ramirez With the possibility of a $200 million budget cut pending the tax initiative in the November elections, California State Universities may shut their doors to new students for the Spring 2013 semester and create  a wait list of applicants for Fall 2013. The CSU system will turn down an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 student applicants for the 2012-13 school year. But freezing Spring enrollment at many campuses is…

March 28, 2012
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Students should have equal enrollment

By Rosa Guillen For years now, community colleges have been at the bottom of the educational food chain, belittled by the UC’s and Cal States. However, many more students today are turning to community colleges to expand their education. Community college has become an important and efficient form of education that provides students flexible schedules and numerous fields of study. Recently, with so many students attending community college, it has…

November 23, 2011
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Don’t take all general education classes first

By Yesenia Martinez Waiting to take major course work right before transferring or graduating can be foolish and costly. Most students enter college being undecided on their major. Students want to decide on a major early in their school career so it does not cause money or delays in the long run. It is a good idea for students who know what they want to major in to take introductory courses…

September 28, 2011
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