OPINION: Airstrikes are not helping Syrian Refugees

April 18, 2018

By Rogelio Alvarez Recent airstrikes against the Syrian government will not lead to a ceasefire, but will increase civilian casualties in the war-torn region. Since current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad government forces shot at peaceful protesters in spring 2011, Syria has been ravaged by civil war. Millions of Syrians have fled the country or lost their homes. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in the crossfire between al-Assad’s government…


OPINION: Trump’s unreasonable blame game against immigrants

February 14, 2018

By Kevin Camargo People should not generalize that all immigrants are criminals because of one case out of thousands. Instead, we need to make the country safe for everyone living in the United States whether they are documented or not. President Trump tweeted  Feb. 6 that it is “disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies.”…


Thousands gather for May Day March

By Ivan Cazares  Thousands of marchers used the annual May Day March as a platform to protest President Donald Trump’s administration on May 1. Demonstrators gathered at MacArthur Park at 11 a.m. and marched about two miles to City Hall in support of workers’ issues, issues of discrimination and immigration issues. Groups chanted “We don’t want a fascist U.S.A.” Another group chanted “the people united will never be divided” in…

May 3, 2017

Campus community rallies to protest Trump

By Ivan Cazares Students, faculty and staff expressed discontent with President Donald Trump in a “Speak Out” rally organized by the East Los Angeles Coalition for Social Action at G3 Foyer. Speakers expressed their opinions and presented a call to action in resistance to discrimination, hate crimes and executive orders like the travel ban. In January, Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from entering the United States for 120…

March 22, 2017

Panel offers insight to 2016 election

By Gustavo Buenrostro A discussion of why women voted for President Donald Trump was a main topic discussed in “Debriefing the 2016 Election: A Gender Perspective” on Tuesday in F2-201. A panel of East Los Angeles College professors discussed the issues that arose from the 2016 presidential election. Barbara Dunsheath, a history professor and host of the event, said that the purpose of this event was to educate and encourage…

March 15, 2017

Coalition aims for open dialogue

By Maria Isabel Cubillo and Jose Guillen  The Coalition of Social Action, a new group, invited students, staff and faculty to address their anxieties caused by president Donald Trump’s administration. The coalition aims to organize socially conscious events. The coalition plans to have panels, lectures, documentary viewings, forums, teach-ins and more pertaining to issues of the East Los Angeles College community. The first meeting was held on Feb. 9 in…

March 2, 2017

Donald Trump’s election stirs fear in minority families

By Eliana Ayala The day after Donald Trump unexpectedly won elections, we share emotions of anger, fear and concern as students come together to plan the next move. Students have organized a protest against the elected president who won with a racially charged campaign attacking immigrants, specifically Mexicans. Some of the students at East Los Angeles College can appreciate their parents or ancestors for their courageous quest to the American…

November 22, 2016