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

Zasha Hayes
March 2, 2020

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…

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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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