Student wins bus line art contest

By Veronica Hurtado Art Graphic Communication major Mario Hernandez’s graphic design won the Montebello Bus Lines “Ride Green” Art Contest on April 6. “I was pretty surprised (to win). I had no idea of the competition and how it was going to be. I really wasn’t expecting to win,” he said. The Boyle Heights native participated in a contest along with other participants. Hernandez and participants took part in a competition to…

April 25, 2012
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Journalists need practice, cooperation

    By Veronica Hurtado As I seek to become a professional journalist and  media representative, I need the assistance of my adviser, faculty, staff, students and administrators because I’m working to inform people on what is going on in the college. Yet, that assistance is sometimes denied. As a student journalist, I understand that I can’t force anyone to speak to me when I’m covering, the Board of Trustees, or…

April 25, 2012
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Santa Monica College’s two-tier tuition afflicts community college students

By Veronica Hurtado Increasing the cost of high demand classes by approximately 400 percent, while still offering the same classes at a regular price may be a fine solution for colleges to increase class offerings but it’s an unfair deal for students. Last week, Santa Monica College announced that due to budget cuts it would have to raise tuition from $36 to $46 per unit. In addition, the school also plans…

March 18, 2012
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ELAC deliberates recommended section reductions

  By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College will reduce section offerings by approximately seven percent for the 2012-13 school year to meet expected budget as the school’s Enrollment Management Committee proposes. The school’s EMC, composed of faculty and some administration staff, released a report recommending new section targets and a process for the school to meet enrollment demand. The EMC’s purpose is to inform the college on how to best address…

March 16, 2012
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