Cheaper Men’s Fashion Alternatives

November 21, 2016

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Keeping up with the latest trends in men’s fashion does not come easy to some, especially when the price tags are over $100.  Luckily stores such as Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters, and Pacsun exist to make men’s fashion more accessible to the general public.  The retail stores i had mentioned above can be found at local shopping centers such as Montebello Town Center and Santa…

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New Cafeteria Does Not Provide a Healthy Diet for Students

November 21, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College’s new cafeteria structure brought more food on campus and although it is a great addition, they lack in providing enough healthy options for students. College students usually find it difficult to find time to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle when they are surrounded by junk food. Many of these unhealthy food options are relatively cheaper than their healthy counterparts and are…

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The Aftermath of the 2016 Election

November 21, 2016

by Felipe Rodriguez It’s almost been two weeks since Donald Trump won the 2016 election and since then many protests have occurred and are continuing to happen. Now on its fifth day of nonstop outrage, protests have reached nationwide levels and showing no end. On November 8, it was announced that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Although Trump dominated the electoral vote, his opponent…

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Prop. 65 not a better solution for California

By Anastasia Landeros Proposition 65 sounds like a good idea, but at its core is a last-ditch effort by out-of-state plastic bag companies to save their California market. The proposition reads that redirecting money earned by carry-out plastic bag sales should be put into an environmental fund to help save the planet and end global warming. Before punching “Yes” on the ballot, look further down the line at the Plastic Bag…

November 3, 2016
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Eating habits developed early on

By Gil Milanes  Poor food options in public schools lead to Americans developing bad eating habits by adulthood. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than two in three adults are considered overweight. Statistics show that more than one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered obese. The Department of Health and Human Services linked the problem to genes, eating habits, location, attitudes,…

November 3, 2016
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Voting empowers citizens

October 26, 2016

By Daniela Jalteco In a democracy, a government is chosen by voting in an election and allows the people to choose their leaders and decide on issues.    The definition of voting, in the dictionary is a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative made by an individual. Those who are registered to vote have a choice on what candidates they want in office. If you are…

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Prop. 56 a beneficial source of revenue

October 20, 2016

By Anastasia Landeros Everyone knows the commercial. A young woman stands at a liquor store counter and hands over some money in exchange for a pack of cigarettes. The clerk tells her that it won’t be enough so she gently peels the skin off her cheeks and places it on the counter. It’s gross and, if you’re like most people watching, an audible “Ew” escapes as the narrator warns “What’s a…

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Tax raise unaffordable for smokers

By Gil Milanes Proposition 56 intends to increase sales tax on tobacco products by $2, which is unfair and unaffordable for smokers. Prop. 56 can potentially put tobacco companies out of business if passed. The State of California would increase sale taxes on electronic cigarettes and any products that contains tobacco. The increase on sale taxes will hurt the pocket of tobacco and electronic cigarette users. One tactic that people…

October 20, 2016
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Film brings conflict for viewers

By Javier Lopez Sexual abuse and rape are very serious crimes and those who commit them must be held accountable. Our society and criminal justice system treats the abuse of women and others too lightly and that needs to change. It is detrimental to women in our society and anyone who faces sexual assault, causing them to live in constant fear. This issue is the reason why deciding whether or…

October 20, 2016
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Campus construction blocking opportunities

By Javier Lopez The construction work being done outside of the Transfer Centers’ new location is detrimental to students and their transfer process. We have enough Elans confused about where the Transfer Center is ever since it moved from the Students Service Center to F5 during the summer. The blockade for construction completely covers the transfer center, making it seem as if there is no way to reach it. Students…

October 12, 2016
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