ELAC opts for online enrollment

By: Zasha Hayes Students who chose to enroll in East Los Angeles College’s spring semester have experienced a change in the enrollment process. In past semesters, students were encouraged to meet with counselors when it came time to enroll in new courses. By doing this, students were informed of what classes they needed and if they were on track in their educational plan. For this semester, students are allowed and…

March 6, 2021
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Minors to be allowed rights of consent despite anti-vaxxer guardians

During times of a major pandemic where immunization is key, minors should have a role in declaring whether or not to take a vaccine.
Last year, councilwoman Mary Cheh introduced a bill to Washington D.C. called the Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2019 in response to a measles outbreak.
The bill would allow children as young as 11 to be able to give legal consent to receive a vaccination that their parents opted out of because of religion or other reasons.

December 11, 2020
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ELAC could lose athletes

COVID-19 had temporarily interrupted studies for student at ELAC, but the athletes who play Spring Season sports may not have the benefit of just being briefly interrupted.
Due to COVID-19, all fall sports have been rescheduled to start in January 2021, and spring sports will begin in February 2021. However, with no permission to enter the ELACs gym it seems that not only will Fall sports be rescheduled and possibly canceled, but so will spring sports.

December 11, 2020
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Cameras should be turned on for online classes

he ruling on synchronous class came down and they vary depending on college. I think students should comply and have their cameras on for synchronous online classes.
Some students are unable to have their camera on whether it be because of financial or personal reasons. But they can let the instructor know about it.
They can sort out the problem and come to an understanding. Having cameras on can simulate the in-classroom feeling.

November 29, 2020
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Christmas music gets early start

Los Angeles radio stations are playing Christmas music earlier every subsequent year and it has become bothersome. Christmas music during the holidays can be comforting and, from personal experience, heartwarming. The idea is to hit the perfect spot for when to have it playing. Too early and people can get fed up. This year, however, anyone who turned on KOST 103.5 the day after the elections was greeted with the sounds of jingle bells and holiday-appropriate music.

November 22, 2020
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Brutal holidays ahead for some

While a portion of society is wrapping presents, preparing turkeys and singing christmas carols in November, there are people who know that the holidays suck. Overspending money, fighting with family and friends and, of course, feeling the holiday blues are just a few of the reasons it might be that holiday gatherings are being limited in scope due to COVID-19.

November 7, 2020
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Small gestures make a huge difference

In elementary school, children are taught not to judge a book by its cover. However, the first thing that happens when meeting someone is looking at an outfit or anatomical traits, so it’s hard for some people to not judge.
Taking things for face value is dangerous because it can disregard the truth and leads to faulty assumptions.

October 21, 2020
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Prop. 25 may release dangerous criminals

Voters should vote no on Proposition 25. Prop. 25 would uphold Senate Bill 10, which deals with replacing California’s cash bail system.
While the intentions behind SB10 are in good faith, it doesn’t answer core problems and would pose great risk to the public.

October 19, 2020
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