Facebook: a feeder of lies or help?

October 4, 2017

By Steven Adamo Facebook has been a convenient way of keeping up-to-date with news, friends, family and various interests. Its involvement, however, in spreading misinformation during the 2016 presidential election is unacceptable. False information is commonly spread using Facebook, which creates biases by using algorithms to specifically target news stories and advertisements based on the user’s data. This leaves a lot of people uninformed on issues that don’t fit their…

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Film proposes better storytelling over television

September 27, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Film is still one of the best ways to tell stories and explore characters. In issue two of the Campus News paper, an opinion was written that television is the best way to tell stories for the consumer. While television is a great way to tell stories, and in recent years television has become better, it is still not the best way to consume that medium. Film…

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Ban on books decreases learning experience

September 27, 2017

By Michael Dominguez Books should not be banned from public places because of its nature or be banned from being read. Students who understand the concept of these books learn from them and gain knowledge on the topic. Such topics include racism and gender roles. Books should not be banned from those wanting to gain knowledge on something. One of the most banned  books is “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”…

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Letter to the Editor: ELAC Bookstore neglects ‘Milestone Magazine’

By Joshua Castro Milestone, the literary arts journal for East Los Angeles College since 1950, has been virtually disregarded by the ELAC Bookstore for nearly a decade. I was first introduced to Milestone back in the fall of 2011 by English professor Susan Suntree, and was elated to discover a creative arts scene on ELAC’s campus. But when I visited the ELAC Bookstore to purchase my own copy, there were…

September 27, 2017
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‘Milestone’ can be saved (Letter to the Editor)

By Joshua Castro Milestone, the literary arts journal of East Los Angeles College since 1950, was denied its 2016 & 2017 annual Spring publications due to attempted censorship by the ELAC administration, which resulted in loss of funding for the magazine. On February 15, 2017 Milestone readers, contributors, and staff were informed via Milestone’s Facebook page (@ELACMilestone) that the 2016/2017 editions had been “postponed;” and the Milestone class (English 32:…

September 20, 2017
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President Trump puts the force back in law enforcement

September 20, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez It is a safe feeling to know that the local law enforcement is here to protect the peace, but how much fire power is necessary to do so? A grenade launcher should not be used to respond to something as menial as loitering. Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order lifting the ban on military provided surplus for law enforcement on Program 1033. The ban…

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Prepared or not, don’t fault the fault

September 20, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro With the natural disasters happening right now, it’s important for people to be prepared. For the students of East Los Angeles College, the most likely disaster is an earthquake. The threat of an earthquake is not new for Californians, especially with the threat of the “Big one” that scientists have predicted will happen along the San Andreas fault line. The threat is so constant, Hollywood even made…

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Library etiquette 101

September 20, 2017

By Melody Ortiz The rules of behavior in a library should not be ignored just because there is no sign implementing them. The East Los Angeles College campus library does not have a code of conduct sign posted anywhere in sight, or any sign indicating how visitors should act within the building . However, the knowledge of behavior in a library is something that is assumed of any college student….

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Television programs become better than films

By Francisco Portillo The vast landscape of television programming today has far surpassed the quality of storytelling in films. As televisions upgrade, so does the programming that is made available for consumers. Some of TV’s greatest characters aren’t so black and white. Instead, they live in the grey area between hero and villain. HBO’s drama “The Sopranos” was the first to contain such a character as its lead protagonist in…

September 20, 2017
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Life as a street vendor shouldn’t be so rough

September 20, 2017

  By Julio Sanchez Street vendors should be allowed to exercise their economic rights and be able to provide for their families without being labeled as a criminal for working. Providing for a family while working 40 hours a week is challenging, but to work beyond that while being neglected the right to do so, is admirable. Many immigrants come to the U.S. with high hopes for a better life….

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