Asynchronous classes alter student experiences

March 11, 2021

By: Raymond Nava Due to the COVID-19, classes at East Los Angeles College went fully remote on March of 2020. However, classes would take on two forms.  Some classes are synchronous, which are online classes where most of the time feature lectures done through zoom, and some are asynchronous, which feature no zoom lectures or face to face interactions. This can be a disadvantage for students who have difficulty with…

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Inmates deserve the Covid-19 vaccine

By: Brenda De La Cruz Inmates deserve COVID vaccines just as much as other individuals. In fact, giving them access can help slow the spread of the virus altogether and that’s the goal, right? During the current pandemic, the world rushed to create a vaccine to fight the COVID-19 disease. While the world awaited the results from the testing of many vaccine trials, thoughts on how these vaccines should be…

March 6, 2021
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ELAC opts for online enrollment

By: Zasha Hayes Students who chose to enroll in East Los Angeles College’s spring semester have experienced a change in the enrollment process. In past semesters, students were encouraged to meet with counselors when it came time to enroll in new courses. By doing this, students were informed of what classes they needed and if they were on track in their educational plan. For this semester, students are allowed and…

March 6, 2021
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Ramifications of outdoor dining reopening

February 26, 2021

With California reaching over a million COVID-19 cases, Governor Newsom’s decision to reopen outdoor dining is a disaster. Hospitalizations and Covid deaths have increased since the second closure in November, reopening will only add to these numbers.

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Behind the Print- Words from an Editor

Behind the Print Logo-By Daniella Molina
December 11, 2020

Juan Calvillo, the ELAC Campus News editor-in-chief, requested that I write the first (of which we hope) is an ongoing newspaper column–inviting Campus News alumni to share their experiences. The column’s aim is to bring a face to a very lively process that is making this newspaper.
Hearing the rhetoric during the 2016 election (and how it was reported) inspired me to take the J-101 class.
The falsehoods posted on the internet, in our own media—unchecked and spreading rapidly through social media, were much different than the usual political back-and-forth.
An aspect of J-101 that I surprisingly enjoyed was the assignment to go around campus and look for a feature story. There are over 1,500

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House of Reps bill decriminalizes cannabis

Decriminalized Cannabis
December 11, 2020

The House of Representatives passed a bill decriminalizing cannabis as a schedule 1 drug Friday, separating it from drugs like heroin. Although it’s an important step, it is only the first of many steps.
In a report released by the Tax Foundation in June, it found that within the previous 30 days, 10.5 percent of adult Americans used Cannabis products, with 70% using nearly daily. If you’re not smoking it, there’s a good chance you know somebody who is.

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ELAC could lose athletes

COVID-19 had temporarily interrupted studies for student at ELAC, but the athletes who play Spring Season sports may not have the benefit of just being briefly interrupted.
Due to COVID-19, all fall sports have been rescheduled to start in January 2021, and spring sports will begin in February 2021. However, with no permission to enter the ELACs gym it seems that not only will Fall sports be rescheduled and possibly canceled, but so will spring sports.

December 11, 2020
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Some people may need the Covid-19 holiday

Stay at Home, Stay safe By: Daniella Molina
November 29, 2020

It is no secret that college students living away from their families may feel pressured to make holiday visits, but with the restrictions and risks Covid-19 has given the perfect excuse to skip the trip this year.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and any family-gathering holidays bring stress to most people, especially college students. Students can use quarantine and the stricter restrictions to take a step back and reevaluate their priorities.

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