Opinion: Panic shopping worsens already bad situation

By Melody Ortiz and Raymond Nava With COVID-19 or Coronavirus, causing many people to self-quarantine, many people have decided to take more drastic measures and have begun to panic shop, which is when people start to immediately buy supplies in mass bulk in the midst of a crisis. While it may be smart to stock up supplies in the wake of the virus and the need to self-quarantine, the lengths…

March 18, 2020
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Voting machines disrupt voters with errors on ballots

March 12, 2020

By Raymond Nava In 2019, Los Angeles County introduced new voting centers and machines which would replace the traditional polling places and voting system that had been used in past elections. However, the new voting machines are not better than the old method of voting.   Unlike in previous elections, voters are no longer restricted to just their neighborhood polling place, but can now vote at any of the 1,000…

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New machines offer convenience for voters

By Ivan Cazares The “Voting Solutions for All People” system, which was used for the first time during the California primary, is a more convenient and efficient way of voting than the system it replaced.  Before the primary election, Los Angeles County voters and voters in the 14 other counties in which the Voter’s Choice Act went into effect had to vote at designated polling stations if they didn’t mail…

March 12, 2020
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Social media advertises fake news

March 12, 2020

By S. Adamo Silicon Tech magazine reported last month that over 634 million of Facebook’s users have fallen victim to fake news scams.  Many feel that it is a victimless crime, but according to a 2017-2018 statistics report released by the Center for Digital Crime Statistics, misinformation affects 75% of people’s health and 83% of their finances.  Paragraphs, like the previous ones, are filled with falsehoods.  Fake news works because…

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Athletics Department refutes Campus News opinion

By Cerwin D. Haynes of the Athletics Department A Response to the Campus New Editorial We here at East Los Angeles College Athletics would like to take a few moments to respond to an op-ed piece in the December 6th edition of the Campus News. Before we start, there’s a few things we’d like to point out: We appreciate our students using their voice to express their opinions and exercise…

March 3, 2020
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People need to stay at home while sick

By Andrew Ayala The sounds of phlegm-clogged lungs and mucus-filled noses welcome students as they return to class for the spring semester.  Many others have either recovered from being sick or haven’t gotten sick at all. Whatever the case is, students who are sick should re-evaluate going to school and if they must, they should take the proper precautions in order to prevent spreading an infection. Flu season in California…

March 2, 2020
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Petitioners are a nuisance on ELAC campus

By Alejandro Ambriz In areas surrounding the library and E3 building, petitioners have been persistently asking for signatures since the beginning of the spring semester.  These are typically brief interactions, such as when they ask for a signature regarding rent control or are advocating for a candidate. There is nothing wrong with the recruiters asking for signatures, especially since they include policies like waste management and housing initiatives that would…

March 2, 2020
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Astros got off way too easy for cheating

By Sonny Tapia The punishment for the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal in the 2017 World Series Championship was harsh but not harsh enough. The sign-stealing scandal was an investigation into the Astros’ organization for relaying stolen signs to hitters during the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The organization was fined $5 million, which is the maximum that can be given to a team, along with the loss of…

March 2, 2020
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