Free speech diversity in California college campuses

By: Alejandro Alonso The first amendment is a primary right and should be allowed to be exercised on all of campus. It should not be limited to a zone which the school deems acceptable and accommodate students who desire to express their rights granted by the U.S. Constitution. Colleges and universities are cornerstones of democracy and should allow free speech to further the educational process. The act of cancelling a…

May 16, 2017
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Several thousand additional troops may be potentially drafted

By: Iomara Guzman Sending more troops to Afghanistan will have many mothers’ heart broken. The Senior Trump administration and military officials’ are considering the draft of several thousand of additional troops to Afghanistan, to try to break a military deadlock in the 15 year war there, in pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. Meanwhile, many mothers are suffering at home due to their son’s absence. The government’s…

May 16, 2017
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Community College: A good start for any scholar

By: Erick Alfaro College is an important part of most people’s life. Especially after high school, a 4-year college is highly considered and looked upon. But one of the most ignored facts is that it’s expensive. Whether it’s a Cal State, UC, or private, attending a 4-year can leave a good dent in someone’s pocket, ranging anywhere from $5 thousand to $50 thousand. Luckily for anyone attending schools in the…

May 16, 2017
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Fees pile up for students who continue education

By: Alejandro Lara  Students who are ready to move on to the next level of education and have completed all requirements will have to wait until all fees are paid.  There is one thing that all East Los Angeles College students look forward to and that moving on from East Los Angeles College.  Whether it’s to start an undergraduate program at a California State University, University of California, or private…

May 16, 2017
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“The Wall” depicts real life war situations

By: Iomara Guzman “The wall” A hide and go seek game between two US soldiers and an Iraqi soldier. The Wall, a story of two American soldiers who come encountered with an unseen specialist marksman. An Iraqi sniper that is more interesting than you can imagine, engages in a conversational form that might not be interesting enough to some viewers. The Wall director Doug Liman who is well known for…

May 16, 2017
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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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Modern film audiences lack etiquette

May 3, 2017

By Francisco Portillo Movie theater crowds have devolved into such an obnoxious crowd of narcissistic people, whose entitled actions and impulsiveness can really ruin the movie going experience. A large percentage of the people who go out to theaters to watch movies are genuinely excited to see the movie and will respect the unwritten rules of being in the crowd. However, a small percentage of moviegoers lack common sense and…

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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 should take advantage of library workshops

By Leticia Muro  Technology has allowed for information to only be a click away, but think twice before using wikipedia as a credible source. Students, new and returning , should know how to distinguish a credible source from one that is not. How does one tell if a source is credible? For those that aren’t sure or just need to refresh their memory, pay a visit to the campus library….

April 19, 2017
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