Vinyl records add quality in sound

May 10, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez Although Vinyl seems pretty out dated, this audio format is the best way to listen to music. This format encourages listeners to fully understand an album and brings more respect to the artistry of putting an album together. Vinyl is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. Many people recognize them as big CDs…

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Contraceptives should be available for all students

By Yecenia Alcaraz “Wellness to Go” vending machines will not increase the chances of unprotected sex. It will increase the possibility of safe sex and reduce unplanned pregnancies. University of California, Davis has all the right intentions by allowing their students to obtain the morning-after pill from an on campus vending machine. The Wellness to Go vending machine offers more than just Plan B. It provides condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests,…

May 10, 2017
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Hulu brings dystopian tale to life in new original series

By Megan G. Razzetti  Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” comes to life in a riveting Hulu original series and brings eerie parallels to social issues that are present in today’s world. The premiere on April 26 opened with its first three episodes of the series and provides a terrifying look into a dystopian, non-secular, authoritarian regime that prohibits women from everything including reading. Each episode is an hour long, yet…

May 10, 2017
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Vocalists deliver graceful, angelic concert

May 10, 2017

By Russell Zazueta  No microphones were needed to hear the graceful, angelic voices of the East Los Angeles College Chamber Chorale and Choir at the Spring Choral Concert. Each member showcased their vocal abilities, sometimes in tandem, a group of soloists took the stage throughout the show. They demonstrated to the audience that a dynamic of different registers (soprano, tenor, baritone) can add intense emotion over the ethereal blanket that…

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Former ELAC student opens restaurant

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez opened Casa Fina Restaurant and Cantina in Boyle Heights on Friday. Free tacos, aguas frescas and cake were served from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The food was so delicious. Everyone was really nice and kind,” said Lizette Palominos, a resident of Boyle Heights.The restaurant will host stand-up comedy nights, open mic nights, bohemian nights, and karaoke nights….

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Board of Trustees talk LACCD billion dollar budgets

By Christina Rodriguez The Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees denied District Manager of Security Services, William Ramirez’s suggestions for new safety and emergency services. Board of Trustees committee members met in the LACCD Board Room on Wednesday to discuss the budgetary needs of the nine district colleges. Committee Members; Mike Eng, Chair, Ernest H. Moreno, Vice Chair, Mike Fong, Member, along with other board members discussed how…

May 8, 2017
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Sexual assault survivors share survival stories at Take Back the Night

By Ivan Cazares  “What didn’t kill me made me stronger,” a survivor of sexual assault said during East Los Angeles College’s Take Back The Night event on April 27 at G3 Foyer. “What we are seeing is that talking about (the trauma) is the beginning of the healing process,” ELAC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Education Director, Sonia Rivera said. The survivors’ emotions were visible when they spoke. Some broke down in…

May 4, 2017
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Audit finds unreported funds in UC system

By Dorany Pineda  A state audit report released April 25 revealed hidden funds and excessive administrative salaries in the University of California system amid tuition hikes. According to the California State Auditor’s Office report, the University of California administration failed to make known to the public and the Board of Regents that it had $175 million in budget reserve funds. The Office of the President has denied hiding those funds,…

May 3, 2017
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Free speech zones give voice to students

By Felipe Rodriguez  Free speech zones are an important resource that all campuses should acknowledge and keep open to everyone. Free speech areas allow students to have a voice on campus and bring great benefits to community college students. Restricting these areas is a violation of the first amendment and affect everybody that is involved on campus. Recently, Pierce college student Kevin Shaw gained attention after his college campus security…

May 3, 2017
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Students explore options in law enforcement career day

By Jordan Elias  The Administration of Justice Department hosted a career day where East Los Angeles College’s students found out how to get into the field of law enforcement on April 25. “I like the event because every year more students come to get more information about these careers,” Vivian Guerrero, who helped organize the event, said. “This is a good opportunities to them to know the requirements to study…

May 3, 2017
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