Food on campus not worth the price

October 25, 2017

By Michael Dominguez Food should be fresh, taste delicious and have a nutritional value so that students can have energy throughout the day at school or work. Food that  is being reused and reheated from the day before should not be sold at full price. Chances are, that food is going to go bad in a day or two anyway. “Budget meeting focuses on campus food prices” by Steven Adamo…

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Spanish speakers prompt change

By Stephanie Guevara People should stop assuming all Hispanics are Mexican just because we speak Spanish. 21 countries  have Spanish as the official language. Therefore, not all Spanish speakers come from Mexico. Why are we quick to assume all Spanish speakers come from Mexico? I am a Salvadoran who grew up in Huntington Park, where the majority of its population is  Mexican. Because of that, everyone in school assumed I…

October 25, 2017
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ATTN. solicitors: stop harassing students

By Stephanie Guevara Solicitors at the free speech area must stop using their jobs as an excuse to flirt with women. On Wednesday, as I walked by the E3 building, I was approached by one of these so called solicitors who was selling Carl’s Jr. coupon pamphlets. He approached me incognito, but when I showed no interest in buying the pamphlet, he asked me a series of inappropriate questions, such…

October 18, 2017
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Charles Bukowski revolutionizes modern poetry

October 18, 2017

By Giselle Palomera Henry Charles Bukowski was a German poet who revolutionized poetry in Los Angeles. Bukowski developed a way of using simplicity to paint a vivid image for readers and his critics. Now, many authors like Rapi Kaur, Christopher Poindexter and Lang Leav use similar forms of simplicity and realism to arrange their words into poems. Many of these authors write about the same gutters and buildings that Bukowski…

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Letter to the Editor: How free is free education

Bill Cushings/ English Dept. Both President Obama and Bernie Sanders fought for “free” community college, and now it encores at ELAC. After all, educated citizens help society. However, what does “free” education cost? At some point, bills need paying—unless staff and faculty are prepared to give their time and energy for nothing. Any takers? Who pays for “free” education? Short answer: government. Problem is, government only pays out what it…

October 12, 2017
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Gun control laws lack power to stop mass killings

October 12, 2017

By Michael Dominguez Guns should not be allowed to the public because they can fall in the wrong hands and can be used to cause harm and fatal events. Should guns be allowed? And who shouldcan have access to them them?   According to CNN.com, the United States has had a total of 90 mass shootings since 2012 while other countries combined have had only 54 mass shootings, with  numbers…

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Gender neutral restrooms prompt positive change

October 12, 2017

By Melody Ortiz There is no doubt that the addition of gender neutral restrooms on the East Los Angeles College campus was a good move. ELAC has made it clear that it is a safe space for all students no matter what religion, gender, race, or sexual orientation they are. The demand for equality and acceptance for everyone has been on the rise for years, and each year the more…

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Outrageous smartphone prices leave wallets empty

By Michael Dominguez The public and  students that are in college or headed to college  need everything quick and easy to make  life easier and more stress-free. This is why peopl carry smartphones. Smartphones are small and compact, and can hold music, e-mails and provide the news of the day. They are becoming more and more expensive but  still manage to make sales. Smartphones should be priced affordably so that…

October 4, 2017
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Taking a knee in protest, not disrespect

October 4, 2017

By Julio Sanchez Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem is in no way disrespectful to the American flag, the troops in the army, or America itself. Kaepernick protested to bring awareness about inequality, police brutality, and racial injustice while using the national anthem as a pedestal for his movement. Kaepernick began his protest by sitting on the bench during the national anthem in August 2016. Later, Kaepernick…

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Facebook: a feeder of lies or help?

October 4, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara I’m a millennial and I love Facebook. Facebook has been deemed as a negative source of information, but we forget that the reason it was created was to improve our way of communicating. Not too long ago, people had to buy international phone cards to speak to family members abroad. With Facebook’s video chats and voice calls, communication is now easier than ever. When I was a…

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