Scantrons don’t measure student capabilities

May 16, 2018

By Pamela Estrada With finals at months end, East Los Angeles College should follow the, ‘no Scantron policy,’ implemented by the Mathematics Department. Every semester, Dr. Nancy Melucci begins her Statistics 1 course by walking in, setting down her materials and turning to the white board to write her name for all to see. All while she says that unlike any other class, she will not use scantrons for any…

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Students need more working ATMs on campus

By Julie Santiago One automated teller machines (ATM) for hundreds of ELANS is ridiculous. There needs to be more options for the amount of students we have here at East Los Angeles College. The lack of ATMs at ELAC has added another layer of difficulty for students this semester who are already dealing with problems with the SIS system and financial aid. Hundreds of students receive financial aid at ELAC,…

May 9, 2018
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Healthy food should not cost more than fast food

May 9, 2018

By Susan Lorenzana As young people, we crave delicious food without knowing the effects. Being a healthy eater is not easy. Doctors say we should eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and various meats. Eating fast food can lead to health complications. “Over 60 percent of American adults, as well as 27 percent of young Canadians aged between 2 and 17, meet the criteria for being overweight or obese,” according…

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Removal of ELAC mural: censorship, ignorance

May 9, 2018

By Eddie Mike Garcia It was upsetting to hear about the short-lived history of East Los Angeles College’s mural of 1979. The mural put ELAC on the map of a growing Chicano art movement of the time. In 1974, ELAC had an opportunity to merge its educational goals for Chicana/o students with those of the Chicana/o Mural Movement, a critical component of the larger Chicano Movement. That year, Roberto Chavez,…

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Starbucks should have different policies for different locations

April 25, 2018

By Christian Horta Starbucks has recently been under fire for treating customers differently. On April 12, two African-American males were asked to leave a Starbucks in Philadelphia after being asked to make a purchase. The former manager called 911 to report trespassing and told the dispatcher “I have two gentlemen at my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave,” according to an audio recording that was released…

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Video game developers confuse innovation for imitation

By Jorge Vasquez Game developers are copying previously published games. Though it’s annoying for gamers, it is necessary for innovation. There are video games in development and on shelves that resemble games within the same genre, and that’s because game companies see their successes and hope to emulate them. They’ll use the same in-game assets and engine as the more popular titles, but add new mechanics so they can be…

April 25, 2018
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Slasher horror films becoming outdated

By Gustavo Buenrostro John Carpenter’s “Halloween” was one of the first films to be considered a slasher and set trends that caused the genre’s downfall. Many of the horror tropes and clichés stem from “Halloween” that most horror film since then still exessive use. One of the most annoying clichés that came from “Halloween” is the jump scare. The scene starts off with a character going into a creepy house….

April 25, 2018
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Users should delete profiles to teach Facebook a lesson

April 18, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Facebook users should delete profiles, in light of the investigation regarding the privacy crisis that 87 million users are unaware of. Did someone forget to read the fine print? What do you mean Facebook was not aware of the issue? These might be some areas of concern for some users. Those who have used the app, This Is Your Digital Life, are part of the 87 million…

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Airstrikes are not helping Syrian Refugees

April 18, 2018

By Rogelio Alvarez Recent airstrikes against the Syrian government will not lead to a ceasefire, but will increase civilian casualties in the war-torn region. Since current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad government forces shot at peaceful protesters in spring 2011, Syria has been ravaged by civil war. Millions of Syrians have fled the country or lost their homes. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in the crossfire between al-Assad’s government…

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Facebook users need more control over data usage

April 11, 2018

By Steven Adamo As more and more information is reported daily about Facebook’s use of unethical practices, many people are looking for alternatives without any luck. During yesterday’s Senate joint-committee hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg if he thinks his corporation is a monopoly, in which Zuckerberg replied, “It certainly doesn’t feel like that to me.” Facebook users are rightfully frustrated, and some are deleting their accounts. However,…

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