Budget cuts—an excuse for lack of structure

By Jerry Casarez   The beginning of the semester is always a crazy time for returning and new students on campus. Dealing with parking and lines everywhere is something that is expected for everyone during the first week of school. What has come as a surprise to everyone is the number of students being turned away from classes due to insufficient space. It seems that this semester more than ever…

September 15, 2012

South Gate shuttle victim of budget cuts

By Veronica Hurtado Students commuting from the main campus to and from South Gate can no longer rely on the East Los Angeles College shuttle for free transportation. According to Al Rios, ELAC South Gate Campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the shuttle was cancelled this fall due to the school’s budget cuts. It cost the school about $58,000 to maintain the shuttle for two semesters, and given competitive interest in…

September 14, 2012