App gives students self-control to study

By Lucero Rodriguez With procrastination being a factor with common distractions of  Facebook, Instagram and other social media, stopprocrastinatingapp.com blocks these distractions from getting in the way of doing school work. Stopprocrastinatingapp.com helps students achieve their academic goals. It provides three different options to help manage the Internet and block specific websites in which distracts the user. According to the website, the first option is “to block the Internet, but…

December 4, 2014
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Consumers have been failed by FCC

By Dorian Rangel   The future of the Internet is bleak. Net Neutrality is gone and the Federal Communications Commission does not have the backbone to do what needs to be done to protect the future of a free and open Internet. We all take the Internet for granted. Many of us have Netflix accounts or at least know someone who does. We all watch Youtube videos and we are all…

March 13, 2014
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Technology inturrupts everyday life

By Russell Zazueta With the increasing distraction brought by the internet, it’s surprising the human race hasn’t grown antennas for brains. With the way this generation heeds texting, social networking and online dating as prime communication, kids are going to grow up missing the point of vis-a-vis. It’s killing the human spirit, as well as how we interact with each other and our imagination. Even worse, a student posse will…

March 6, 2014
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Students, faculty use social media

By Freddy Monares The art of obtaining a college degree is evolving and the world of social media is opening the lines of communication. College is now a little easier through the access of Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets that connect students with professors and other classmates. Groups specifically made for East Los Angeles College textbook sales, ELAC in general and other issues surrounding our college are popping…

September 26, 2013
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Artists collaborate in East Los Angeles art exhibit for Boys and Girls club

  By Erik Luna   In order to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, local artists collaborated in the “Who Remembers in East LA? The Yearbook Exhibit” last Thursday at Cities Restaurant. Self-proclaimed East Los Angeles historian and host of the event Victor Felix has made it his mission to educate the youth and bring a positive perspective to East LA. In order to spread his message, Felix…

May 1, 2013
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Take the time to connect with loved ones

By Dulce Carrillo    When an older person passes away, people pay their respect, then move on with their life. When someone young dies, it opens people’s eyes to see that life can be taken away in a blink of an eye. Grandparents, great aunts or parents have lived their life. They experienced being a kid, going to dances, having their first kiss, finding true love, getting hurt, marriage, kids,…

March 20, 2013
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Privacy does not end at death

By Jesus Figueroa   In a battle over privacy, lawyers go after Facebook to release accounts of deceased family members to their rightful heirs. The attempts to change the internet laws came after a mother, Karen Williams, lost her 22 year-old son in a motorcycle accident. She attempted to use her son’s account as a memorial for friends and family. Facebook administrators locked her out of the account due to…

March 20, 2013
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New email system leads to missed deadlines

  By Jesus Figueroa    East Los Angeles College students have no choice, but to use the new glitchy cloud email system to receive information from the school. Since cloud is new to ELAC, the system has had many problems that have caused students to get frustrated and miss deadlines. Most recently, the system was down for a day causing students to wonder when the system would be back up…

March 13, 2013
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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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Students need place to study

By Rebeca Vega In the process of making room for new buildings and new parking spaces, the campus lost something old: its study areas. This is not to say that East Los Angeles College has nothing to offer its students; we still have options, or what’s left of them. Elans can crunch numbers at the mathematics lab, equipped with five rows of computers, a printer and several tables for students to…

May 16, 2012
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