ASU rental helps student afford books

By Jane Fernandez     Book prices are only going up, but ELACs Associated Student Union is making books available at affordable rental prices throughout the semester. ASU offers student members the facility of renting books and other scholastic materials, such as calculators, they might need throughout the semester at low prices. Some of the books students can rent include Math 115, Biology 3, and Sociology. Book rental prices range…

September 14, 2012
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ELAC student shares humor on Facebook

By William Pasillas Contributing Writer William Ernesto Garcia Jr. graces his Facebook followers with his weekly batch of humor known as “Willies Words of Wisdom Wednesdays.” Each Wednesday, with the exception of a few rare occasions, he releases new material on the Facebook page of the same name. It is an advice column, and a soapbox where he points observations he finds funny. Topics can range from economics, to dating or just…

May 23, 2012
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Former student transfers out-of-state due to math struggles

By Augustine Ugalde Current Arizona State University student, Anastasia Landeros is a familiar name to many journalism students and to the administrators and faculty at East Los Angeles College. Landeros first attended ELAC in 2004 at the age of 16, while still a student at Alhambra High School. Landeros transferred to an out-of-state university because of the math requirements at ELAC. “I would still be at ELAC if it wasn’t for Arizona…

May 23, 2012
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Alumnus receives award for blog

By Amanda Mayberry & Lindsey Maeda Former East Los Angeles College student Jesus Sanchez received an award for Distinguished Work in New Media for his news blog, The Eastsider LA, from the Society of Professional Journalists on May 8. Sanchez is editor and publisher of The Eastsider, which he started in 2009 after being laid off from his job as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. This is the…

May 23, 2012
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Tax initiative can help stop budget cuts

Editorial Students at East Los Angeles College have seen rising unit fees, new registration restrictions, and now a $5-9 million reduction to the 2012-13 budget. Additionally, the state has increased the cost to attend Cal State and University of California and added limitations on Cal Grants, and the punches keep coming. Specifically, the changes that await ELAC students are significant. In fact, out of the nine Los Angeles Community College District schools,…

May 23, 2012
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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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English instructor dies of cancer

By Megan Perry Due to the cancer that spread throughout her body, English instructor Genice Everhart died at the young age of 61 on April 16. In her memory, the English department started a scholarship for English as a Second Language students, the Genice Everhart Scholarship. It is a $500 scholarship that the English department awarded on May 10 at the East Los Angeles College Scholarship Foundation Banquet that took place…

May 23, 2012
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Elans to face aftermath of budget cuts, faculty reacts

By Veronica Hurtado and Edgar Lopez Fall semester has not started, yet faculty and students can expect a leaner class schedule, a lack of supplies, and a possible reduction in student services and in student-worker positions if budget cuts are worse than anticipated. “The budget situation is very fluid,” East Los Angeles College President Tyree Wieder said. She also said that ELAC’s expenditures are not in sync with their allocation…

May 23, 2012
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