Workshop educates students on gender identity

By Anastasia Landeros  “At what point did you choose to be a boy or a girl?” asked Drian Juarez to a packed room in E3 Friday at a workshop on gender identity. The ELAC Safe Zone Coalition, a group of faculty and staff dedicated to creating a safe campus for undocumented and LGBTQ identified students, hosted the workshop attended by students, faculty and staff. Attendees were given a sheet with…

November 9, 2016
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Prop. 65 not a better solution for California

By Anastasia Landeros Proposition 65 sounds like a good idea, but at its core is a last-ditch effort by out-of-state plastic bag companies to save their California market. The proposition reads that redirecting money earned by carry-out plastic bag sales should be put into an environmental fund to help save the planet and end global warming. Before punching “Yes” on the ballot, look further down the line at the Plastic Bag…

November 3, 2016
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Prop. 56 a beneficial source of revenue

October 20, 2016

By Anastasia Landeros Everyone knows the commercial. A young woman stands at a liquor store counter and hands over some money in exchange for a pack of cigarettes. The clerk tells her that it won’t be enough so she gently peels the skin off her cheeks and places it on the counter. It’s gross and, if you’re like most people watching, an audible “Ew” escapes as the narrator warns “What’s a…

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‘Miss Peregrine’ fails to deliver decent adaptation

October 5, 2016

By Anastasia Landeros  It’s a tough job adapting a novel, let alone a novel series, to film. Although it has been done successfully, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is not one of them. The film looks good on paper but disappoints. The film was set to be a promising addition to Burton’s stellar roster of movies with Hollywood A-Listers Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney, and Dame Judi Dench being sprinkled…

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Legalization of marijuana to increase funds for education

By Anastasia Landeros Naysayers have been arguing against the many benefits of marijuana for years. This year, California voters should legalize the recreational sale of this beneficial plant and help make a contribution to our state. Proposition 64, or the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, would allow adults over the age of 21 to buy, cultivate, sell, transport, and give a set amount of marijuana for…

September 21, 2016
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Former student transfers out-of-state due to math struggles

By Augustine Ugalde Current Arizona State University student, Anastasia Landeros is a familiar name to many journalism students and to the administrators and faculty at East Los Angeles College. Landeros first attended ELAC in 2004 at the age of 16, while still a student at Alhambra High School. Landeros transferred to an out-of-state university because of the math requirements at ELAC. “I would still be at ELAC if it wasn’t for Arizona…

May 23, 2012
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