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

App gives students self-control to study

December 4, 2014

By Lucero Rodriguez With procrastination being a factor with common distractions of  Facebook, Instagram and other social media, blocks these distractions from getting in the way of doing school work. helps students achieve their academic goals. It provides three different options to help manage the Internet and block specific websites in which distracts the user. According to the website, the first option is “to block the Internet, but…


Consumers have been failed by FCC

By Dorian Rangel   The future of the Internet is bleak. Net Neutrality is gone and the Federal Communications Commission does not have the backbone to do what needs to be done to protect the future of a free and open Internet. We all take the Internet for granted. Many of us have Netflix accounts or at least know someone who does. We all watch Youtube videos and we are all…

March 13, 2014

Technology inturrupts everyday life

By Russell Zazueta With the increasing distraction brought by the internet, it’s surprising the human race hasn’t grown antennas for brains. With the way this generation heeds texting, social networking and online dating as prime communication, kids are going to grow up missing the point of vis-a-vis. It’s killing the human spirit, as well as how we interact with each other and our imagination. Even worse, a student posse will…

March 6, 2014

Students, faculty use social media

By Freddy Monares The art of obtaining a college degree is evolving and the world of social media is opening the lines of communication. College is now a little easier through the access of Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets that connect students with professors and other classmates. Groups specifically made for East Los Angeles College textbook sales, ELAC in general and other issues surrounding our college are popping…

September 26, 2013

Artists collaborate in East Los Angeles art exhibit for Boys and Girls club

May 1, 2013

  By Erik Luna   In order to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, local artists collaborated in the “Who Remembers in East LA? The Yearbook Exhibit” last Thursday at Cities Restaurant. Self-proclaimed East Los Angeles historian and host of the event Victor Felix has made it his mission to educate the youth and bring a positive perspective to East LA. In order to spread his message, Felix…


Take the time to connect with loved ones

By Dulce Carrillo    When an older person passes away, people pay their respect, then move on with their life. When someone young dies, it opens people’s eyes to see that life can be taken away in a blink of an eye. Grandparents, great aunts or parents have lived their life. They experienced being a kid, going to dances, having their first kiss, finding true love, getting hurt, marriage, kids,…

March 20, 2013

Privacy does not end at death

By Jesus Figueroa   In a battle over privacy, lawyers go after Facebook to release accounts of deceased family members to their rightful heirs. The attempts to change the internet laws came after a mother, Karen Williams, lost her 22 year-old son in a motorcycle accident. She attempted to use her son’s account as a memorial for friends and family. Facebook administrators locked her out of the account due to…

March 20, 2013