Vinyl records add quality in sound

May 10, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez Although Vinyl seems pretty out dated, this audio format is the best way to listen to music. This format encourages listeners to fully understand an album and brings more respect to the artistry of putting an album together. Vinyl is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. Many people recognize them as big CDs…

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Contraceptives should be available for all students

By Yecenia Alcaraz “Wellness to Go” vending machines will not increase the chances of unprotected sex. It will increase the possibility of safe sex and reduce unplanned pregnancies. University of California, Davis has all the right intentions by allowing their students to obtain the morning-after pill from an on campus vending machine. The Wellness to Go vending machine offers more than just Plan B. It provides condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests,…

May 10, 2017
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Free speech zones give voice to students

By Felipe Rodriguez  Free speech zones are an important resource that all campuses should acknowledge and keep open to everyone. Free speech areas allow students to have a voice on campus and bring great benefits to community college students. Restricting these areas is a violation of the first amendment and affect everybody that is involved on campus. Recently, Pierce college student Kevin Shaw gained attention after his college campus security…

May 3, 2017
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Fighting the silence at home

By Felipe Rodriguez Domestic violence is a serious issue in the Latino community and many of these cases simply go unheard. Documented or not, reporting domestic violence is an essential response everyone needs to take part in. One common response to domestic violence is that people are afraid that they will be deported if they report any disturbances. Although this generation is scared by the actions of the current presidential…

April 19, 2017
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Raising minimum wage will damage the economy

By Gil Milanes Increasing minimum wage sounds appealing to most people earning low wages, but it actually harms more than it helps. There is no point of increasing minimum wage when everything will go up. The illusion of earning more money is facetious. Most people agree that minimum wage should be raised. The idea of earning more money and having extra money on the side sounds very fascinating. What people…

April 12, 2017
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Parking negligence affects students

April 12, 2017

By Roslin Ojeda  Taking a few seconds to make sure your vehicle is properly parked takes little effort but can make all the difference. Pulling into the parking structure, the clock on the dashboard reads 7p.m. Class has already begun and finding available parking is going to be a nightmare. As you proceed through each level of the parking structure, the frustration begins to grow. After rising a few levels…

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eTranscripts need to be promoted

March 22, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo The lack of knowledge about eTranscript California can leave students unprepared, with high last -minute fees. Students can save the $10 fee per paper transcript requests. In December 2012 Michelle Pilati, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Vice President wrote an article titled “Making the Case for eTranscript California” in which she explains that eTranscript California allows all California Community Colleges to request, view and transmit…

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Identifying legitimate news stories

March 22, 2017

By Sergio Berreuta Recognizing legitimate news sources is an important issue that everyone must acknowledge and understand. With major media outlets being labeled as fake and online stories growing more and more believable it’s beginning to become more and more difficult to distinguish what is real and what is fake news. The main problem with fake news is that illegitimate articles can spark major controversy with the smallest cases of…

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Community in danger of losing art spaces

March 15, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez Art spaces are a necessity for young artists, and along with helping and inspiring future generations, they benefit communities and bring people together. These art spaces are hidden throughout Los Angeles, and although they don’t get big attention through promoters, anyone can find these through local artist’s websites and social media. Los Angeles is known to have one of the most thriving art scene in America and…

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Sexual harassment unwelcomed on campus

March 15, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara  No one in the East Los Angeles College community should have to experience any form of harassment like I did. Students and faculty shouldn’t have to worry, when being on campus, of anyone trying to harass them. This didn’t worry me until I was harassed by an unknown individual, near the Vincent Price Art Museum last Wednesday. This individual was wandering around campus and seemed to want…

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