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Fires Still Blazing

By Ronda Ayers

October 29, 2003

As of yesterday, the raging Southern California wildfires have taken the lives of 18 people, including one firefighter. Firefighters have been working day and night to contain the wildfire inferno. Most have gone without food...

Three seats open on board of trustees

By David Scarpero

October 29, 2003

Three EC board of trustees seats are open for election Tuesday, including that of Delmer L. Fox, who passed away last month at the age of 81. Voters will be faced with a unique choice in having the opportunity to vote for a longtime...

Forensics team wins last two debates

By Jocelyn Saddi

October 29, 2003

First-year member Milad Hassani was nervous entering his first tournament, so nervous he was hoping to fail one of the two tournaments he was entered in so he could put more attention on the other. "He was nervous about being...

Brain trust guides bodybuilder governor

By Wendalyn Lazarte

October 29, 2003

Editor's note: This series will focus on the recall election and how it's affecting students and our campus. In putting together his transition team, governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger has selected a highly experienced group ...

Mental health is key for success

By Eva Allen

October 15, 2003

Every semester the Health Center offers workshops on subjects or particular problems that might be of interest to students. Dr. Ruth Taylor and Dr. Sally Emery, psychologists from the the Health Center, presented students with...

MESA might be cut due to budget crisis

By Marissa Miller and Marissa Miller

October 15, 2003

Due to budget cuts, the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program might be cut next year, leaving students with fewer scholarship opportunities and depriving them of a comfortable place to group-study. MESA encourages...

Forensics team ready for weekend

By Jocelyn Saddi and Jocelyn Saddi

October 15, 2003

Following last year's six gold medals performance during the spring championships, the forensics team has a great deal of pressure riding on its shoulders entering their competition at Azusa this weekend. With an unusually...

Police Beat

By Natalie Obando

October 15, 2003

Smoking marijuana While on patrol near Alondra Park last Tuesday afternoon, a cadet observed a group of students smoking marijuana at the park. After notifying the police department an officer was dispatched to Alondra Park. ...

Students look forward to transferring

By Marissa Miller

October 15, 2003

Deadlines for university transfer applications are coming up soon, but many students are unaware of this fact. Many students miss the application deadlines in late November, or cannot transfer next year as they had hoped to...


By John Sakata and Amy Malone

October 15, 2003

Drivers roling in dough Prices for gasoline have fallen nearly 4 cents per gallon over the last two weeks, according to a survey by Trilby Lundberg. The fall is attributed to refinery shutdowns falling the August East C...

One, two, three strikes you’re out

By Geoff Nielsen

October 15, 2003

"Health no, we won't go" This is the battle cry of more than 70,000 Southern California grocery clerks who went on strike last Saturday after lengthy negotiations ended between union representatives and grocery store officials. No co...

MTA bus drivers strike to reclaim medical benefits

By John Sakata

October 15, 2003

Unable to reach an agreement with transit officials, union mechanics, bus drivers and assorted other Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers effectively went on strike Monday at 12:01 a.m. Stalled by issues over...

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