ELAC transfer fair to help students

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College Transfer Center will have a University Transfer Fair on Wednesday Sept. 23rd from 10:00 am-1:00 pm on the walkway between Parking Structure 3 and the Swim Stadium. Representatives from the University of California (UC) system, California State Universities (CSU), private and out-of-state universities will be available to inform students on transfer requirements. The Transfer Fair has offered ELAC students the opportunity to talk…

September 22, 2015
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Change for undocumented students coming soon

By Javier Lopez There is a petition meant  to increase support for a bill titled AB 1366, which could make higher education institutions more inclusive for undocumented students. The bill could potentially create Dream Resource Centers in all Community and California State Colleges if passed. It states that the University of California do so as well. This bill could benefit students all over California, including students at East Los Angeles…

September 22, 2015
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Political club hosts mayoral gathering

By Sergio Berrueta East Los Angeles College Students for Political Awareness (ESPA) Club gave the opportunity for the public to hear and speak to local mayors in the area this past Thursday. The “Local Elected City Leaders” event was created by club leader Joseph Nunez who wanted to bring politics to new generations of those who are bored with politics. “The aim of this event is to hopefully inspire students…

November 5, 2014
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ELAC’s Chemistry, Biology Club garner awards

By Desiree Lopez East Los Angeles College Priory of Biology and Chemistry club wins “Outstanding” and “Green Chemistry” Awards at the American Chemical Society National Awards Competition last Sunday at Dallas, Texas. The POBC club won two out of the four awards given at the ACS National Awards Competition. The POBC club competed against schools such as Pepperdine University and the University of California, Los Angeles. “I am pretty proud…

March 26, 2014
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Olympic coach celebrates women’s month at ELAC

 By Manny Miguel First U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Coach, Billie Moore spoke last Tuesday in the second of three events held at E9 103 East Los Angeles college that celebrate women’s history month. Moore coached the 1976 Women’s Olympic Basketball team that went on to earn a Silver Medal. They lost to the Soviet Union in the medal round, who at the time were the best team in the world…

March 21, 2014
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MPSF Swimming Championships at ELAC

By Tadzio Garcia Three records were broken in four events last night, Feb. 20 at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Swimming Championships held at the historic East Los Angeles College pool. The University of Nevada Las Vegas, the number 25-ranked team in the country, toppled the 800-yard medley freestyle record by three seconds breaking the University of Wyoming’s record set one year ago. “It’s pretty good when you break a…

February 21, 2013
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Administration needs to fix fiscal concerns

By Brian Villalba Let there be no more pepper spray. Let there be no more explosions of anger and fear. Let us all work together and fix our fiscal problems. There have been two incidents recently of students getting pepper sprayed that were circulated on the Internet. The first video was from University of California, Davis in November, where students were sitting down peacefully protesting. A law enforcement officer used a Costco-sized pepper spray…

April 18, 2012
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Cal Grant requirements to rise

By Vivian Ramirez Many East Los Angeles College students who have received Cal Grants in the past may no longer qualify for them due to proposed higher grade point average requirements. California Governor Jerry Brown released his proposal earlier this year in the 2012-13 state budget plan that will save the state an estimated $372 million throughout the year. The changes affecting Cal Grant A will raise the required GPA from…

February 29, 2012
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State cuts to increase tuition for Elans

  By Lindsey Maeda California’s unpromising economic state is likely to trigger another round of spending cuts, which would mean a $10 per unit increase in tuition at community colleges statewide. The Legislative Analyst’s Office reported last week that the state has not received its desired budget of $88.5 billion. Therefore, the state’s $3.7 billion revenue shortfall will trigger a total of $2 billion in cuts to several state programs, some of which include the California Community Colleges, University of California and California State Universities. These…

November 23, 2011
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