Millennials should take the leap of faith

By Brian Villalba Millennials have a tough, uphill road ahead to graduation. If you were born from 1982-2003 then you are considered of the Millennial generation. A very common stereotype is that Millennials are lacking in dedication, ambition and  are self-centered and disrespectful. Part of this may not be undeserved, but like any stereotype it does not apply to the entire generation. This is a serious problem that college grads face, as…

March 8, 2012
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Rediscovering the love of reading

By Lindsey Maeda I had been waiting and was growing impatient. Sitting in the main office of any elementary school is never fun.  In most cases, you are either an anxious parent, waiting to take your child home early because they ate something funky, or the unfortunate student who was sent off to no-man’s land on bad behavior. In my case, I was neither a parent nor student, but a…

March 7, 2012
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All restrooms should be cleaned equally

By Vivian Ramirez Not all restrooms are created equal. Upkeep and cleanliness in restrooms should be equal, but it isn’t. The quality of East Los Angeles College’s restrooms vary dramatically. From the pristine white porcelain thrones that grace the halls of F7 to the retro 90s-era stalls that linger in older structures, specifically the bungalow restrooms near the C2 classrooms near the temporary library. It seems that every time I walk into…

March 1, 2012
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ATMs need to be replaced

By Erik Luna Students need money, that’s a fact. Some carry credit cards or debit cards while others stick with plain old cash. It’s not a big deal, but sometimes students need cash. Case in point, the vending machines on campus have a tendency to malfunction when it comes to their built-in card kiosk. Proving that it’s a good thing to carry a couple extra dollars. Many students visit the two ATMs…

February 29, 2012
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Students should use their right brains more

By Brian Villalba Do what is right. Don’t neglect the right brain. It takes both right and left to succeed. The arts are not just an elective to be taken so you can transfer.  The arts can help format your brain to make you a smarter version of yourself. Expanding your right brain and integrating it with your left brain will provide you with a decisive advantage that you will…

February 29, 2012
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Unit limitation gives students wake up call

By Edgar Lopez There were nearly 70 students in a biology class with the majority  trying to add. How many precious spots were open for the instructor to add? Five. It’s the same old story. Students need classes, students get rejected, teachers feel bad. Well, there’s a new page-turning twist and a good one. Although the LACCD will not be enforcing this new rule until the summer, students can still lose their…

February 29, 2012
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Latinos lack outrage after shooting

By Augustine Ugalde Police are killing Latinos on the streets of Monterey Park and no one seems to care. The shooting of an East Los Angeles College student at the Carl’s Jr. across the street from the campus on Jan. 23 has many people wondering why this man had to die. Steven Rodriguez, 22, was shot and killed in broad daylight by two trigger-happy Monterey Park police officers for breaking a…

February 10, 2012
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Justified or tragic?

By Amanda Mayberry Early Monday morning Steven Rodriguez, 22, was gunned down, many are saying unjustly, by Monterey Park police officers. The shooting took place outside of Carl’s Jr. located across the street from campus at the busy intersection of Cesar E. Chavez and Atlantic. Rodriguez was shot about ten times at point blank range by police officers while students as well as employees and customers from the restaurant and other…

January 26, 2012
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Holiday Season brings out the worst in people

By Augustine Ugalde The holiday season is supposed to be a happy time that some people spend in the company of family and friends to celebrate their spirituality and get closer to God. It is also the time to reflect on the past year and to bring hope for the year to come; it is a special time of year. So why does it also bring on so much stress, intolerance…

January 13, 2012
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Cheating is the wrong way to go

By Christina Rocha Cheating on finals is a good way to end up expelled.  Some people know how to cheat, and arrange to get a copy of the test or use their cell phones, or their Ti 83 and Ti 84 calculators to cheat. Do not do this because you will be suspended from the college. If one takes the same instructor, he or she will always see one as…

December 14, 2011
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