To come out or not to come out

By Alyssa Crow Coming out and identifying as a member of the LGBTQ community can be heartbreaking and dangerous. Coming out is always a tricky subject. Coming out is deeply personal in that the real world consequences can be life altering. From family members’ disownment, to friend abandonment, loss of job and even torture and death. Why, then, do so many people choose to come out? A lot of conversation…

November 29, 2017
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Wrestling proves to be sport for all

By Karen Cruz Wrestling is a difficult sport that requires a lot of dedication, discipline, proper nutrition, and strength. Wrestling is a sport that doesn’t discriminate regardless of gender. It doesn’t discriminate your body type, height, or weight.  It challenges the wrestler to test how much strength they have.   There is always a place for you to wrestle based on your weight class. There are 10 weight classes all…

November 28, 2017
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Recognizing the truth behind the legalization of marijuana

By Davi Hor The marijuana market is estimated at $7 billion, but with new regulations, many will be driven toward the black market which defeats the purpose of legalization. On January 1, 2018, California  Proposition 64 will allow the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana.  Prop 64 was on the November 8, 2016 ballot and resulted in 57 percent in favor of the proposal. Now one year later, people will…

November 28, 2017
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K-Love kills off rock ‘n’ roll genre to be replaced with gospel

November 16, 2017

By Frank Portillo Fans of rock music in Los Angeles will find it difficult to find a good quality radio station dedicated to the dying genre. The announcement that 100.3 The Sound is being sold and converted to K-Love, a contemporary Christian music station, makes the problem worse. According to the website www.radio-locator.com, which compiles a list of all the radio stations in Los Angeles, out of approximately 117 total…

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Net neutrality threatens consumer equality

November 16, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros Net neutrality is an essential right for every American citizen and the internet should be held accountable to the same standards as free press or the right to bare arms. The principle idea of net neutrality is that internet service providers  or the government cannot discriminate against, or charge differently for, the use of any internet content. In other words, ISPs like Comcast or Charter cannot give…

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Disney reveals plans to start exclusive streaming service

By Frank Portillo There are way too many streaming services available for TV completionists and the problem is only getting worse. Disney is adapting the current model of television by starting its own streaming service with its various properties, which is slated to release in 2019. Disney has confirmed that future Marvel, Disney and Pixar titles will be exclusive to the new streaming service, leaving the fate of the current…

November 16, 2017
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Chavez Ravine history still painful to displaced Hispanic Community

November 8, 2017

By Kevin Gonzalez The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the spotlight after finally playing in the World Series for the first time since 1988 and many fans have come forth. Ready to pledge their allegiance without knowing the genesis of the team. According to the MLB attendance report, the Dodgers saw an increase in attendance of more than 62,000 people compared to 2016. Los Angeles County is 47 percent  to…

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Weinstein triggers Hollywood downfall

November 8, 2017

By Dorany Pineda The allegations of sexual harassment and rape against former movie-mogul Harvey Weinstein were no surprise to many women. It is an incident that is not singular. Since the New York Times published an article on Oct. 5 that revealed Weinstein as a scumbag whose enormous power and influence protected him for decades from accusations of sexual assault and rape, a ripple effect has occurred. Countless women, and…

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Dodgers mania: true fans or just posers?

November 1, 2017

By Frank Portillo With the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, a lot of bandwagon fans have come out of nowhere. The sea of blue and white jerseys, shirts, hats and even car flags is impossible to escape and begs the question: “Where were all of these fans before the success of the Dodgers?” The term fanatic is subjective. The definition of what constitutes one as a sports fan…

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Don’t take our shuttle away!

November 1, 2017

By Michael Dominguez A learning institution should not take away disabled students’ education, and should be given the tools to succeed next to non-disabled students. Taking away a program or tool that helps him or her get to class is not the answer. This was the case with student Charles Guerra. Guerrera is suing West Los Angeles College and  the Los Angeles Community College District for removing a campus shuttle…

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