Net neutrality threatens consumer equality

November 16, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros Net neutrality is an essential right for every American citizen and the internet should be held accountable to the same standards as free press or the right to bare arms. The principle idea of net neutrality is that internet service providers  or the government cannot discriminate against, or charge differently for, the use of any internet content. In other words, ISPs like Comcast or Charter cannot give…

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Disney reveals plans to start exclusive streaming service

By Frank Portillo There are way too many streaming services available for TV completionists and the problem is only getting worse. Disney is adapting the current model of television by starting its own streaming service with its various properties, which is slated to release in 2019. Disney has confirmed that future Marvel, Disney and Pixar titles will be exclusive to the new streaming service, leaving the fate of the current…

November 16, 2017
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Chavez Ravine history still painful to displaced Hispanic Community

November 8, 2017

By Kevin Gonzalez The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the spotlight after finally playing in the World Series for the first time since 1988 and many fans have come forth. Ready to pledge their allegiance without knowing the genesis of the team. According to the MLB attendance report, the Dodgers saw an increase in attendance of more than 62,000 people compared to 2016. Los Angeles County is 47 percent  to…

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Weinstein triggers Hollywood downfall

November 8, 2017

By Dorany Pineda The allegations of sexual harassment and rape against former movie-mogul Harvey Weinstein were no surprise to many women. It is an incident that is not singular. Since the New York Times published an article on Oct. 5 that revealed Weinstein as a scumbag whose enormous power and influence protected him for decades from accusations of sexual assault and rape, a ripple effect has occurred. Countless women, and…

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Dodgers mania: true fans or just posers?

November 1, 2017

By Frank Portillo With the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, a lot of bandwagon fans have come out of nowhere. The sea of blue and white jerseys, shirts, hats and even car flags is impossible to escape and begs the question: “Where were all of these fans before the success of the Dodgers?” The term fanatic is subjective. The definition of what constitutes one as a sports fan…

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Don’t take our shuttle away!

November 1, 2017

By Michael Dominguez A learning institution should not take away disabled students’ education, and should be given the tools to succeed next to non-disabled students. Taking away a program or tool that helps him or her get to class is not the answer. This was the case with student Charles Guerra. Guerrera is suing West Los Angeles College and  the Los Angeles Community College District for removing a campus shuttle…

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Letter to the Editor: Cartoon disrespects survivors

By Bianca Enedina Martinez Student Services I am writing regarding a cartoon included in Volume 75, Issue 6 of ELAC Campus News, distributed on October 18. First off, I love reading the Campus News and think you all do a great job covering a variety of important topics on and off campus. When going through this specific issue, my attention was grabbed by the story on sex trafficking. I was…

November 1, 2017
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Movies fall in quality at theaters

By Gustavo Buenrostro Quality films are beginning to make an impact in Hollywood as studios take out screenings  for films that flop. This year has been disappointing for films. Box office numbers have been down and big blockbusters like “Wonder Woman” and “Spider-man:Homecoming” have kept the summer season from being a disaster. But why is it that people aren’t going to the movies anymore? One could argue that the reason…

November 1, 2017
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Students lack media literacy skills

October 25, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros Media Literacy should be a required course throughout the United States’ education system so students can critically sort through all the information available to them. Media literacy is knowing how to access, evaluate, analyze and create different forms of communication. The decline of media literacy has caused a massive drop in empathy and has hindered society’s ability to grow. The term “media” has been distorted in the…

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Food on campus not worth the price

October 25, 2017

By Michael Dominguez Food should be fresh, taste delicious and have a nutritional value so that students can have energy throughout the day at school or work. Food that  is being reused and reheated from the day before should not be sold at full price. Chances are, that food is going to go bad in a day or two anyway. “Budget meeting focuses on campus food prices” by Steven Adamo…

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