• LACCD braces for semester-long remote learning
  • Letter from the editor: Campus News halts print production
  • VPAM workshop attendees learn alebrije-type art
  • Transfer Center revives newsletter

Opinion: Panic shopping worsens already bad situation

By Melody Ortiz and Raymond Nava With COVID-19 or Coronavirus, causing many people to self-quarantine, many people have decided to take more drastic measures and have begun to panic shop, which is when people start to immediately buy supplies in mass bulk in the midst of a crisis. While it may be smart to stock up supplies in the wake of the virus and the need to self-quarantine, the lengths…

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Letter from the editor: Campus News halts print production

By Luis Castilla, Editor in Chief Dear readers,  Due to the overwhelming circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, East Los Angeles College Campus News has been forced to cease production of physical newspapers for the foreseeable future. But fear not, readers: we will continue to post stories directly to our website, as well as on our social media. We are deeply saddened by this situation, but we are dedicated to…

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VPAM workshop attendees learn alebrije-type art

By Melvin Bui  The Vincent Price Art Museum showcased alebrije art during its monthly community art workshop.  The museum always pairs an exhibit with the art being made, to show people that anyone can be creative with the right materials.  This month’s workshop was on how to make an alebrije, which is brightly colored Mexican folk art that is made to replicate mythical or fantastic beasts.    Alebrije are unique…

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Community-oriented theater professor wins big

By Samantha Iniguez  East Los Angeles College adjunct professor James Buglewicz was one of four community college professors awarded the 2019-2020 Hayward Award. The Academic Senate for California Community College website said, “The Hayward Award for ‘Excellence in Education’ honors community full-time and part-time college faculty who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to their students, college, and profession.”  During his time at ELAC, Buglewicz has developed curriculum for the…

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Transfer Center revives newsletter

By Melody Ortiz The Transfer Center revived its newsletter this month. The Transfer Tribune is a digital monthly newsletter posted on the Center’s social media pages such as Instagram. The March newsletter, created by the Transfer Centers Bianca Trevizo, was posted on its Instagram page on March 3, announcing its purpose. “This newsletter was created to bring you all the recent transfer events on campus, remind you of important deadlines…

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Voting machines disrupt voters with errors on ballots

By Raymond Nava In 2019, Los Angeles County introduced new voting centers and machines which would replace the traditional polling places and voting system that had been used in past elections. However, the new voting machines are not better than the old method of voting.   Unlike in previous elections, voters are no longer restricted to just their neighborhood polling place, but can now vote at any of the 1,000…

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New machines offer convenience for voters

By Ivan Cazares The “Voting Solutions for All People” system, which was used for the first time during the California primary, is a more convenient and efficient way of voting than the system it replaced.  Before the primary election, Los Angeles County voters and voters in the 14 other counties in which the Voter’s Choice Act went into effect had to vote at designated polling stations if they didn’t mail…

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Social media advertises fake news

By Steven Adamo Silicon Tech magazine reported last month that over 634 million of Facebook’s users have fallen victim to fake news scams.  Many feel that it is a victimless crime, but according to a 2017-2018 statistics report released by the Center for Digital Crime Statistics, misinformation affects 75% of people’s health and 83% of their finances.  Paragraphs, like the previous ones, are filled with falsehoods.  Fake news works because…

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