Child Development Center should accept younger children

By Danny Vasquez Contributing Writer On-campus child care centers with an age requirement are an inconvenience for students whose children are under the set age and are more harmful than beneficial. For students who are parents, the child development center on campus can be pretty beneficial for they allow the student to attend their classes full time without the need to worry about the well-being of their child while class is in session. However,…

May 22, 2012
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Students starve for affordable education

By Amanda Mayberry Recently, students from six CSU campuses have announced they are on  a hunger strike in protest of  budget cuts. The students are demanding that administrators freeze tuition for five years and instead make decreases to the pay raises for CSU chancellors and presidents. They say they will continue to starve themselves until these demands are met. The persisting budget decreases and fee hikes made to community colleges…

May 22, 2012
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Textbook use needs reform

By Quyen Nguyen Many East Los Angeles College students struggle having a textbooks. Textbooks can be an important factor when it comes to student success in the class, but it can be really expensive to buy one. The way college textbooks are bought and used is in need of change. The first change can be done through using free online textbooks. The second change can be done by limiting bundled…

May 22, 2012
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Harpist hits East L.A. to perform, educate

By Greg Saldate Having traveled around the world lecturing, performing and hosting educational assemblies for hundreds of kids for the past 30 years, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz made his latest stop on his journey at the East Los Angeles Library on May 9. He’s internationally acclaimed by music critics along with being a composer, doctor, lecturer, author and an award-winning recording artist. Ortiz has performed in front of a thousand filled…

May 22, 2012
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‘Evangeline’ sheds light on ’68 anti-war movement

  By Edward Hernandez All the seats were filled at the Bootleg Theater for Saturday’s opening night of ‘Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe.’ The room was quickly filled with excitement and curiosity all around. Set in East L.A., during the early days of 1968, the story revolves around the family difficulties during the draft, as well as the school walkouts and the start of a new anti-war movement. ‘Evangeline, the…

May 16, 2012
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Young painter controls artistic brush strokes with her toes

By Maxine Casillas As she lays her paintbrush against a paper, her muscles relax. It’s typical to think that her fingers are doing the magic, but in reality it’s her toes. As a young girl, Lexis Barragan was always seen with a pencil and paper in hand, along with her box of 12 Crayola crayons and paint set. “You would rarely see me without them,” Barragan said. Out of all of her…

May 16, 2012
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Child Development teacher set to retire

By Toya Bailey After being employed at East Los Angeles College since 1975, Child Development Center teacher Linda Irene Jimenez is retiring. As a young child, Jimenez remembers playing school with her sisters and cousins all the time. Jimenez had influential teachers through most of her elementary and high school years, which ultimately gave her the urge to become a teacher. While studying early childhood development at ELAC and taking a…

May 16, 2012
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ELAC band leader brings music to campus

By Gabriela Chavez From working as a band director and applied music instructor at Cerritos College, Jesus “Chuy” Martinez gradually became a full-time teacher at East Los Angeles College. This professor of music completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music with an emphasis in jazz, from the University of Southern California. Martinez worked for seven years as the band director for the marching band, concert percussion ensemble, beginning strings, orchestra,…

May 16, 2012
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Hollywood brings revenue to ELAC

By Amanda Galindo Recently being hired to East Los Angeles College, Ernest Burnett works hard with administration to bring revenue to ELAC. Burnett serves as a college event and venue coordinator for the school and his position helps bring in revenue by bringing events to the campus such as film and television productions and holding corporate events. Not wanting to become a struggling writer, he decided to move to Los Angeles…

May 16, 2012
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Students concerned over fee hikes

By Sergio Berrueta Education is one of the many beneficial elements students strive for in life, but when the cost of education gets high, students may not know how to cope. Enrollment fees in California community colleges will go from the traditional $36 per unit to $46 per unit starting this summer session. For many others, this may not seem like a tremendous increase in price, but to the students of…

May 16, 2012
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