Behind the Print- Words from an Editor

Behind the Print Logo-By Daniella Molina
December 11, 2020

Juan Calvillo, the ELAC Campus News editor-in-chief, requested that I write the first (of which we hope) is an ongoing newspaper column–inviting Campus News alumni to share their experiences. The column’s aim is to bring a face to a very lively process that is making this newspaper.
Hearing the rhetoric during the 2016 election (and how it was reported) inspired me to take the J-101 class.
The falsehoods posted on the internet, in our own media—unchecked and spreading rapidly through social media, were much different than the usual political back-and-forth.
An aspect of J-101 that I surprisingly enjoyed was the assignment to go around campus and look for a feature story. There are over 1,500

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House of Reps bill decriminalizes cannabis

Decriminalized Cannabis
December 11, 2020

The House of Representatives passed a bill decriminalizing cannabis as a schedule 1 drug Friday, separating it from drugs like heroin. Although it’s an important step, it is only the first of many steps.
In a report released by the Tax Foundation in June, it found that within the previous 30 days, 10.5 percent of adult Americans used Cannabis products, with 70% using nearly daily. If you’re not smoking it, there’s a good chance you know somebody who is.

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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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Some people may need the Covid-19 holiday

Stay at Home, Stay safe By: Daniella Molina
November 29, 2020

It is no secret that college students living away from their families may feel pressured to make holiday visits, but with the restrictions and risks Covid-19 has given the perfect excuse to skip the trip this year.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and any family-gathering holidays bring stress to most people, especially college students. Students can use quarantine and the stricter restrictions to take a step back and reevaluate their priorities.

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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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Music platform Bandcamp helps out artists

November 27, 2020

Music platform Bandcamp is once again lending a hand to artists during the COVID-19 pandemic with the launch of their new interactive ticketed live-streaming feature.
Bandcamp announced last Tuesday the launch of Bandcamp Live. The new feature allows artists to set up a ticketed live stream.
Artists can set ticket prices and sell merch during the live-stream. There is also an optional streamside chat where fans can talk to each other.

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Mixed results on California propositions ballot

The 2020 elections saw a mixed bag of results in the propositions that were on the ballot in California. While some progressive propositions passed, such as Proposition 17, which restored the right to vote to former felons, others such as Proposition 18, which granted the right to vote to 17-year-olds if they turned 18 before the general election, did not. In addition,

November 23, 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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Voter’s importance overlooked

Politics have torn families apart, literally and figuratively. Some people are hesitant to vote, because they are afraid of what other people will think.
Some disregard voting, because they don’t understand it and avoid doing so to prevent headaches. People have the right not to vote, but when lives are at stake it is crucial to help support those in dire situations.

November 22, 2020
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Proclamation not empathy

To an uneducated American, with little to no knowledge of Día de Los Muertos celebrations, President Donald Trump’s proclamation recognizing Nov. 1st as “National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens” appeared empathetic and a just move. To Mexican Americans, and some Central Americans, this was disrespectful and equivalent to a slap in the face. All Saints’ Day, celebrated on Nov. 1 and continued on Nov. 2nd with Día de Los Muertos, are very important holidays predominately celebrated by Mexicans.

November 9, 2020
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