New laws need to hold social media accountable

March 9, 2022

Minors should be protected from going online and having their data collected by social media companies.
Younger than ever, children are on the world’s most used online platforms; TikTok, Instagram and Facebook. TikTok is used the most by these younger groups.


ELAC Campus News art director scores professional award

Despite finding himself in quarantine like much of the country, Steven Adamo, one of East Los Angeles College Campus News’ most decorated staff members, has won yet another award in journalism.
Adamo, ELAC Campus News art director, won second place in editorial cartooning at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 62nd Southern California Journalism Awards.

September 26, 2020

OPINION: Users should delete profiles to teach Facebook a lesson

April 18, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Facebook users should delete profiles, in light of the investigation regarding the privacy crisis that 87 million users are unaware of. Did someone forget to read the fine print? What do you mean Facebook was not aware of the issue? These might be some areas of concern for some users. Those who have used the app, This Is Your Digital Life, are part of the 87 million…


OPINION: Facebook users need more control over data usage

April 11, 2018

By Steven Adamo As more and more information is reported daily about Facebook’s use of unethical practices, many people are looking for alternatives without any luck. During yesterday’s Senate joint-committee hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg if he thinks his corporation is a monopoly, in which Zuckerberg replied, “It certainly doesn’t feel like that to me.” Facebook users are rightfully frustrated, and some are deleting their accounts. However,…


OPINION: Facebook: a feeder of lies or help?

By Stephanie Guevara I’m a millennial and I love Facebook. Facebook has been deemed as a negative source of information, but we forget that the reason it was created was to improve our way of communicating. Not too long ago, people had to buy international phone cards to speak to family members abroad. With Facebook’s video chats and voice calls, communication is now easier than ever. When I was a…

October 4, 2017

OPINION: Facebook, a feeder of lies or help?

By Steven Adamo Facebook has been a convenient way of keeping up-to-date with news, friends, family and various interests. Its involvement, however, in spreading misinformation during the 2016 presidential election is unacceptable. False information is commonly spread using Facebook, which creates biases by using algorithms to specifically target news stories and advertisements based on the user’s data. This leaves a lot of people uninformed on issues that don’t fit their…

October 4, 2017

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

Facebook gives negative effects

By Russell Zazueta It’s only when Facebook users lose themselves on Facebook that they discover the negative effect it has on them. The only thing worse than being bored is to discover all the things friends are doing that you are not. As a result, when friends and strangers alike on Facebook showcase their life adventures with photos, they unwittingly, or wittingly, hurt the self-esteem of others. It’s one of…

September 14, 2016

Technology diminishes social skills

By Justice Yman Gordon Most young people today seem to be more comfortable with talking to someone through a screen rather than face-to-face. Social media affects the youth the most and it’s going to get worse. The new-found way of socializing through technology rather than in real life will get people nowhere. Some parents are losing their children to a world of irrelevant media. As a parent, keeping your child…

December 19, 2014