Comic book movies evolve to better quality

By Frank Portillo The comic book films released this year show the evolution of quality storytelling in the genre and even includes a couple of films that should be considered for Best Picture nominations. Aside from the flub that was “Justice League,” every comic book film released this year shows  the diversity of the genre and its sub-genres. “Wonder Woman” and “Logan” are prime examples of the films that should…

December 6, 2017
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Rupi Kaur butchers modern poetry

December 6, 2017

By Giselle Palomera The Instagram poet Rupi Kaur has changed poetry culture with over simplicity and a Tumblr-like style that destroys the complexity of poetry. Simplicity can co-exist with complexity in poetry. Poets like R.H Sin and Louise Gluck have found ways to use simplicity in poetry without losing  the complexity of their meaning. Kaur has been an upcoming poet in the social media realm with over 1.9 million followers….

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Marijuana prohibition laws harm the innocent

December 6, 2017

By Steven Adamo In an interview with KPCC  radio, Cat Packer, the new executive director of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, said that people who had been negatively affected by marijuana prohibition should have an opportunity to participate in the legal industry. “We have spent millions and billions of dollars incarcerating people for a plant and substance that now under California law is not a drug,” Packer said….

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Editorial: ELAC withholds information

Since Campus News was denied the list of retirees in the spring, the lack of transparency within the administration at East Los Angeles College has become increasingly apparent. Campus News has tried to obtain the list of staff and faculty retiring after the Supplementary Retirement Plan passed in May, but the ELAC administration has not budged nor has it provided a good reason for the denial. The refusal of the…

December 6, 2017
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How to manage weight gain or loss

By Adriana Mancilla After graduating high school,” many students” experience “what is called” the “Freshman 15,” a weight gain issue. But some students can gain more than 15 pounds or lose weight. In an article written by Julie Janeway and Haleigh Mistry titled, “Preventing the Freshman 5, 10, 15, 40,”  the Obesity Action Coalition organization website mentions tips to prevent this issue for most college students. The article argues that…

December 3, 2017
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A students’ call for help with financial aid

By Andrew Ayala As ELANs we understand how difficult it is to get any sort of help with Financial Aid due to the disorganization of the office. At the South Gate campus there are days where we can’t go to turn in paperwork and can only ask questions, which isn’t posted until that day. Imagine coming out of class in a hurry to turn in a paper and you see…

December 2, 2017
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To come out or not to come out

By Alyssa Crow Coming out and identifying as a member of the LGBTQ community can be heartbreaking and dangerous. Coming out is always a tricky subject. Coming out is deeply personal in that the real world consequences can be life altering. From family members’ disownment, to friend abandonment, loss of job and even torture and death. Why, then, do so many people choose to come out? A lot of conversation…

November 29, 2017
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Wrestling proves to be sport for all

By Karen Cruz Wrestling is a difficult sport that requires a lot of dedication, discipline, proper nutrition, and strength. Wrestling is a sport that doesn’t discriminate regardless of gender. It doesn’t discriminate your body type, height, or weight.  It challenges the wrestler to test how much strength they have.   There is always a place for you to wrestle based on your weight class. There are 10 weight classes all…

November 28, 2017
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Recognizing the truth behind the legalization of marijuana

By Davi Hor The marijuana market is estimated at $7 billion, but with new regulations, many will be driven toward the black market which defeats the purpose of legalization. On January 1, 2018, California  Proposition 64 will allow the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana.  Prop 64 was on the November 8, 2016 ballot and resulted in 57 percent in favor of the proposal. Now one year later, people will…

November 28, 2017
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K-Love kills off rock ‘n’ roll genre to be replaced with gospel

November 16, 2017

By Frank Portillo Fans of rock music in Los Angeles will find it difficult to find a good quality radio station dedicated to the dying genre. The announcement that 100.3 The Sound is being sold and converted to K-Love, a contemporary Christian music station, makes the problem worse. According to the website www.radio-locator.com, which compiles a list of all the radio stations in Los Angeles, out of approximately 117 total…

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