Milestone honors late English teacher Lem

By Augustine Ugalde   Touching tributes to the late Carol Lem, coupled with original student literary work spanning a variety of subjects, highlight the latest edition of the Milestone. Editors Joan Gurfield and Susan Suntree, along with Stanley Oropesa, each contributed heartfelt tributes chronicling their personal experiences of the former English Department instructor who died Feb. 11. Gurfield wrote of the incredible dedication Lem had for the students of East…

December 5, 2012
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Transferring to a four-year university is not so easy

By Mariah Palmer, Contributing WriterMany high school students believe it is an easy process to enroll into a community college and transfer within two years. This goal, that many students set, is slowly changing. High school graduates who want to earn a degree have two options, attend a university (if accepted) or attend a local community college. Those students who decide to attend a community college are put on a two-year…

November 28, 2012
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Undocumented students access to Cal Grant not popular

By Andrea Gonzalez Here at East Los Angeles College as well as other colleges, undocumented students struggle every semester to pay their tuition because they do not have access to financial aid. However, starting next year, undocumented students will be able to request the Cal Grant due to the California Dream Act. The California Dream Act gives undocumented students who meet certain requirements the opportunity to apply for this aid….

November 27, 2012
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East Los Angeles College seeks new leader

By Allan Mejia and Ehecatl Negrete Most students are oblivious to the bureaucracy in selecting a president for East Los Angeles College. By June 30, ELAC will have a new president due to Interim President Farley Herzek’s contract expiring. District Nine Chancellor Daniel LaVista has hired a consulting firm that recruits candidates to apply for the presidential position.  They also created focus groups consisting of faculty, students and the community…

November 26, 2012
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‘Harvest’ shines light on migrant working children

By Edwin Funes The film “The Harvest” brought light to an issue concerning migrant children workers in the United States on Nov. 15 in the foyer. The Chicano Studies department brought Julia Perez, the associate director of the film “The Harvest” to speak about working migrant children. The children vary from ages five to 17 and work 12-hour days, picking crops for the public’s consumption. Perez created the documentary in…

November 26, 2012
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Breakfast helps students focus in studies

By Anna Quach Some people think skipping breakfast can be seen as a way of saving time in the morning or losing weight. Wrong. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It starts off our metabolism and it gives us energy to start off our day. As for students, it will give us better concentration at school as well. The term “breakfast” literally means to break the fasting period…

November 26, 2012
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East Los Angeles College’s E1, G1 buildings left uncertified

District to vote to approve further projects despite concerns   By Brian Villalba The LACCD Board of Trustees will vote today to approve the DLR Group for architectural design despite the fact that DLR Group has produced two buildings at ELAC that the California Division of State Architect did not certify as safe, E1 and G1. The Administration and Student Services buildings at East Los Angeles College are potentially unsafe…

November 7, 2012
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Locals observe Dia de los Muertos

By Yesenia Martinez   The 39th annual Dia de los Muertos festivities were celebrated by Self Help Graphics & Art with their workshop for at least 60 volunteers. The art being decorated and made in the workshops is for their Nov. 2 celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). One of the workshops was Dia de los Muertos mascara (mask) decorating with Becky Cortez.  There were all…

October 10, 2012
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Avoid transferring problems

  By Cristina Galvan   With college admission deadlines around the corner, students should be aware of the different requirements. Most classes offered at East Los Angeles College are transferable to the Cal State Universities and colleges of California, and by completing certain coursework such as the intersegmental general education transfer curriculum, (IGETC), students fulfill the general requirements for these schools. Many of these schools have different requirements and different…

October 10, 2012
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Education depends on Proposition 30

  By Megan Perry Life for students gets tougher and rougher as the semesters stack up. The fight for courses gets more vicious, the need for supplies deepens and staying in school gets harder by the day. Last month, the Board of Governors approved new Title 5 regulations, which puts a 100-unit cap on priority registration. In addition to that, the East Los Angeles College Academic Senate just recently approved a policy…

October 10, 2012
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