Students missing study abroad opportunities

March 1, 2018

By Julie Santiago Students should take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities we have at ELAC. Traveling is less expensive and more possible than most probably think. There is financial help for college students and most study abroad programs at ELAC provide additional help like fundraising, scholarships, and                                          …

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School shooting victims are not crisis actors

By Jerry Flores Government representatives should not claim a person is an actor after experiencing and surviving a shooting. On Feb. 20, Florida legislator’s aide Benjamin Kelly said David Hogg, a survivor of Florida’s shooting, was an “actor that travels to various crises when they happen.” Instead of making those claims, Government officials should help survivors through their traumas as much as they can. How is it possible to think…

March 1, 2018
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Arming teachers would be wild and dangerous

March 1, 2018

By Cristal Gomez Schools are meant to be a safe haven for students to get an education, not a place for guns to be kept in classrooms. Since the beginning of 2018, there have been 17 school shootings, and it’s only February. The shooting that happened in Florida on Feb 14 was just one of the many school shootings in the U.S. Between the year 2000 and 2018 there have…

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Dodge misuses Martin Luther King, Jr. speech in advertisement

By Frank Portillo Respected historical figures should be off the table when it comes to advertising. As one of the most watched live televised events, the Super Bowl even intrigues viewers between the action with clever ads and             long-awaited movie trailers. One of this year’s commercials, however, caused quite a bit of controversy. The ad in question featured a voice-over of Martin Luther King…

February 14, 2018
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Financial aid not helping students in need

By Cristal Gomez Financial aid is not helping students in need. During times like these, financial aid isn’t fulfilling its purpose as is making students worry if they will be able to pay for their semester. Winter session helps students obtain credits in order to graduate earlier or on time, but the money was not given to students who  needed the aid in order to get their classes. A freshman…

February 14, 2018
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Trump’s unreasonable blame game against immigrants

February 14, 2018

By Kevin Camargo People should not generalize that all immigrants are criminals because of one case out of thousands. Instead, we need to make the country safe for everyone living in the United States whether they are documented or not. President Trump tweeted  Feb. 6 that it is “disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies.”…

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Chinese Restaurants Taste Authentic and Exceptional

By Yuan Wei Mama Lu’s Dumpling House has some of the best juicy pork dumplings in the Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley area. Chengdu Taste is another popular chinese restaurant that has the traditional Chongqing flavor. There are certain foods and restaurants that gain almost legendary status. Buzz picks up about them, food blogs and TV shows highlight them, and whispers among friends continue. When it comes to Chinese…

December 13, 2017
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Christmas shopping takes joy out of holidays

December 6, 2017

By Michael Dominguez Holidays are supposed to be filled with joy, but instead people take the joy out by wasting their time and money in Christmas shopping. Waiting in lines and spending  money  takes the joy out of the holidays. When customers go to places like malls and Walmarts, the joy is gone because they can’t find the gifts they are looking for. Customers think they are saving money with…

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Guns on campus to save student lives

December 6, 2017

By Joe Dargan Students, 21 or older with concealed carry licenses, are now allowed to bring guns into community college classrooms in 10 states which could save someone’s life. Senate bill 11, otherwise known as the “Campus Carry” bill, was signed into law by Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott in 2015, but didn’t go into effect for community colleges until August of 2017. The states of Texas, Colorado and Mississippi…

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