Let’s subtract math from the graduation equation

Having math courses be required to graduate is wrong and it’s not helpful. At East Los Angeles College (ELAC), one of the requirements needed to graduate is to complete Math 125 or higher. These higher levels of math are usually very complicated and will serve no purpose to most students in their everyday lives. I’m a person who is not the biggest fan of math; in fact, I passionately hate…

December 2, 2019

New building brings changes, math and science building joins the ELAC campus

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College has completed the latest addition to the campus with the new math and science building. “The building is nice. The open space makes it feel less like a community college and more like a university. It’s fancy,” said student Vivian Reyes. Reyes also says that the lighting makes students more motivated to study and come to school. Students in science classes especially appreciate…

September 14, 2016

Math holds students back: Valid complaints or just student excuses?

By Gustavo Buenrostro Many students constantly struggle in math and the majority of them put blame on the teacher. However, teachers don’t necessarily seem to be the problem. In fact, students are usually the ones to blame for their low and even failing tests, whether they’re in math or another subject they struggle with. Students even admit to their own failures as a student. Some might say, “They’re not taking…

April 13, 2016