Women’s restroom tagging offers insight to maturity level

By Brenda Diaz As students of East Los Angeles Colleges’ South Gate campus, we are responsible for keeping up our work areas and restroom facilities. So why is it that a female student has to walk in and see slander and vulgar language written on bathroom stalls? The defacing of women’s restrooms at ELAC’s South Gate campus needs to stop. The way I see it, college is a privilege and…

November 27, 2013
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Pizzanista provides unique varieties for pizza lovers

By Lilah Fajardo From homemade meatballs and green salads to creating a custom pie, Pizzanista offers the basic variety with guaranteed satisfaction. Located on 7th street in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, Pizzanista has developed a vibrant, modest scenery that welcomes any type of pizza lover. Though it has only been running since 2011, Pizzanista has gained major popularity with news press, magazines and primarily with skateboarders; considering…

November 27, 2013
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Tokyo Garden serves an array of sushi

By Alexis Bueno Tokyo Garden is a Japanese restaurant that offers delicious sushi and an amazing atmosphere. Their affordable prices and authentic food,  is what keeps customers coming back for more. Their main dish is sushi, but they also serve other varieties as well such as chicken, raw fish and beef. Their menu is very broad with choices ranging from sides, appetizers, lunch, specials and dinner. The location of the…

November 27, 2013
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Mariscos el Viejon reels in patrons with tasty food, live music

By Bernardo Mondragon Mariscos el Viejon is the place to go when craving a delicious seafood meal. It is a great place to go for any type of occasion. Since its opening in February of 2010, it has been a great place for families to eat. Outside, they have a big sign with their logo and pictures of their most popular plates. They also have outside tables where customers can…

November 27, 2013
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Math requirements can harm non-math majors

By Amanda Rodarte For most college students our nightmares no longer revolve around the boogeyman  but around a real entity, known as math. Students spend an average of 12 years in the school system before they hit college. Instead of the requirement for math minimizing, it has  been extended to more tortuous years. The high demand for math required in the general education is unnecessary, depending on selected major. An…

November 27, 2013
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DUI still a tragic scenario students should learn

By Megan G. Razzetti When a tragedy occurs, most people open their eyes to the realities of how driving under the influence really does affect everyone. Driving under the influence is still a lesson most people have yet to learn. Two weeks ago, a few close friends and I were rocked by news that several of our former high school classmates were involved in a fatal car crash. They had…

November 27, 2013
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Limited classes at ELAC cause frustration

By Scarlet Candelario East Los Angeles College students require more class options during the summer and winter sessions. While students browse the class list for winter session, students realize that there are fewer classes to choose from. Fifty one subjects were listed, and within those 51 only the basic and introductory courses were available. It is understandable that five-to-seven week courses can be much more difficult to handle, but that…

November 27, 2013
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iPads threaten attention span

By Lilah Fajardo IPads should not be brought into classrooms because the disadvantages overwhelm the advantages. Throughout the years, technology has altered lives dramatically with electronics such as smart phones,  laptops and flatter televisions. Nowadays, books are a                     second choice. Although iPads have become very popular, they are not the easiest devices to function and books eliminate any frustration. The…

November 27, 2013
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Fast food disrupts healthy lifestyle

By Samantha Corona Consistent talk about eating healthy helps people transition from unhealthy to healthy eating habits. By not providing healthy options, ELAC’s satellite campus makes it difficult for students to eat healthy. Every now-and-then, people will have their favorite fast-food burger because fast food restaurants are everywhere. It is horrible that a student’s healthy meal option at  the South Gate campus is packed with junk ingedients. The South Gate…

November 27, 2013
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ELAC students’ privacy decided at big brother’s discretion

By Maegan Ortiz An East Los Angeles College student could be labeled suspicious person and not even know it. This is because of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and state law enforcement partners inviting people to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) on strangers and friends. One of those law enforcement partners is the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The entire Los Angeles Community College…

November 27, 2013
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