Dog park scarcity create boundaries for local dog owners

By Felipe Rodriguez Dog parks are a great addition to any community and the benefits of bringing one to the East Los Angeles community will create better interactions among its residents and their pets. With only a handful of dog parks located in specific areas of Los Angeles, many of these parks are out of reach for people without adequate transportation. According to the Los Angeles County of Animal Services,…

March 8, 2017
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The positive benefits of social media

By Jordan Elias  Social media is seen as negative exposure to the world , but when used correctly it can lead to positive experiences. To some, social media might cause depression or anxiety, but in my case people have told me that my Instagram posts have uplifted their day. I work hard within social media and it is very important to me because it helps me to communicate with my…

March 8, 2017
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On the ethics of human embryo experiments

By Dorany Pineda Scientists have discovered how to grow and keep human embryos alive in lab dishes for up to 14 days. Though the international ethical debate this discovery has sparked is valid, scientists should be allowed to grow the embryos past the two week limit. The findings could be paramount to uncovering some key questions about life and why its development sometimes goes wrong. The debate mainly revolves around…

March 8, 2017
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Undocumented students face new threat

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College is one of many sanctuary schools that encourage undocumented students to pursue their dreams and even though the current administration is starting to deport illegal immigrants, students should be granted full permission to stay here. With immigration raids and new policies constantly gaining more and more attention in the news, students that are undocumented find it harder each day to continue working toward…

March 2, 2017
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Life as an undocumented student

By Rogelio Alvarez Never take voting for granted because many undocumented students like myself feel powerless against anti-immigration laws because we cannot vote. East Los Angeles College students, faculty and staff affected by the current anti-immigration laws should stand together in solidarity and oppose xenophobia. ELAC is a sanctuary campus and students can feel at ease knowing they can attend their classes without worrying about an immigration raid. No one…

March 2, 2017
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Tuition hikes create new hurdles for students

By Felipe Rodriguez  Many community college students are not prepared to face tuition bills that pass the $10,000 mark  right after transferring. Fewer can imagine the amount of debt that will accumulate after they graduate. Even with financial aid, many students still find it hard to pay  for simple things like necessary supplies and eventually find themselves paying out of pocket for fees that financial aid disregards. Many ditch the…

February 15, 2017
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ELAC student achieves transfer goal with professor’s help

By Stephanie Abrego Christopher Yik was born in Cambodia and he migrated to the US when he was a small child. When he was growing up, he always felt alienated because he never quite found another individual like himself; an immigrant from Cambodia. Everybody usually was a Mexican immigrant or Central American of that sort. So when he went into a DACA workshop, he found himself amongst many Mexican immigrants…

November 21, 2016
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New Cafeteria Does Not Provide a Healthy Diet for Students

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College’s new cafeteria structure brought more food on campus and although it is a great addition, they lack in providing enough healthy options for students. College students usually find it difficult to find time to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle when they are surrounded by junk food. Many of these unhealthy food options are relatively cheaper than their healthy counterparts and are…

November 21, 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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Eating habits developed early on

By Gil Milanes  Poor food options in public schools lead to Americans developing bad eating habits by adulthood. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than two in three adults are considered overweight. Statistics show that more than one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered obese. The Department of Health and Human Services linked the problem to genes, eating habits, location, attitudes,…

November 3, 2016
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