California Master Plan in need of update

By Pamela Estrada Representatives of the higher education system were in Sacramento, reviewing the California Master Plan established in 1960 to further the success of students in higher education. The fourth hearing was held by Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), Jose Medina (D-Riverside), and Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) on May 8th. It was presented that a need for diversity within faculty was a priority, along with the investment to…

May 16, 2018
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OPINION: Hand-drawn animation more creative than 3D

By Alex Avila 2D animation in film has become a rare occurrence in the western film industry. Less big-budget 2D animated movies are being produced compared to 3D animated features. once the technology came, studios didn’t hesitate to move onto new 3D animation. Disney who purchased Pixar to be their 3D animation studio has followed Pixars footprints and now focus on 3D animated movies themselves. In the 1990s, Disney films…

May 16, 2018
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OPINION: Travel allows for deeper experiences

By Roberto Diaz College students continuously give up once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel, they don’t want to leave the setting they’re comfortable with. Throughout college campuses there are signs posted revealing the information needed to study abroad. Students have a variety of reasons why they would study abroad, but different situations prevevnt them. Such as financial circumstances,  and students being fearful of leaving their comfort zones; the opportunity would seem very…

May 16, 2018
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OPINION: Online dating lacks commitment

By Kaleen Luu The Internet has made it easy to meet new people, but it’s come at a cost. Online dating is ruining our dating scene. Thousands of people are able to network with just a quick download of an app, or easy online sign up. There are a plethora of dating sites to choose from. From the tried and true Match.com to the simplified app Tinder. It’s no wonder…

May 16, 2018
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OPINION: Scantrons don’t measure student capabilities

By Pamela Estrada With finals at months end, East Los Angeles College should follow the, ‘no Scantron policy,’ implemented by the Mathematics Department. Every semester, Dr. Nancy Melucci begins her Statistics 1 course by walking in, setting down her materials and turning to the white board to write her name for all to see. All while she says that unlike any other class, she will not use scantrons for any…

May 16, 2018
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Honors program to help students transition

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ The honors program has been developed to provide highly motivated students an encouraging  learning environment. It consists of a series of courses specifically designed to prepare students for the transition to a four- year university or college. The program at East Los Angeles College is recognized by UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Whitman College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and…

May 16, 2018
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Speech team destroys competition

By Pamela Estrada Speech team is one of few community colleges teams to attain four, 1st place, national titles in four consecutive years as of last month. On April the team took part in the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Daytona Beach Florida. This event put ELAC on top when the speech team brought home the 1st place gold for the “Wheeler Division Individual Events.” “This was an important…

May 16, 2018
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Elan provides healthy alternatives to the community

BY KALEEN LUU Health conscious patrons at the Root of Life Juicery in Huntington Park can be rest assured the food they buy there has no unnecessary added sugars. Nutritional Science major Maria Pacheco is co-owner alongside her business partner, Robert Valdez. Together, they strive to offer healthier, natural alternatives to the community that are locally sourced and affordable. “I wanted to get a staple of our culture. Juicing is…

May 16, 2018
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Adelante raises funds with beats

By Kevin Gonzalez The Hip-Hop Summit culminated a three-part series of events that raised funds to establish a first year experience scholarship for East Los Angeles College students on Saturday. Adelante First Year Experience program held the event at the G3 auditorium. The first two events consisted of the Woke Womxn’s Conference and Pride week. The Hip-Hop summit was designed to bring awareness to the benefits that Hip-Hop can have…

May 16, 2018
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