Banned Books Week focuses on censorship

By Steven Adamo Banned books like “The Catcher in the Rye” are commonly recognized, but banning books is still a big problem, and was discussed at the Banned Books Week Workshop held at the East Los Angeles College library last week. According to the American Library Association (ALA), a surge in banned books happened in 1982, which lead to the creation of Banned Books Week. Last year, the ALA released…

October 4, 2017

OPINION: Ban on books decreases learning experience

By Michael Dominguez Books should not be banned from public places because of its nature or be banned from being read. Students who understand the concept of these books learn from them and gain knowledge on the topic. Such topics include racism and gender roles. Books should not be banned from those wanting to gain knowledge on something. One of the most banned  books is “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”…

September 27, 2017

Banned Books Week highlights controversial, challenged books

By Sergio Berrueta Banned Books Week, which runs from Sept. 21 to 27, celebrated works of literature that have been challenged or banned by local libraries. Books such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling are a select few of the overall 100 list of books challenged for removal in the…

September 25, 2014