Opinion: Panic shopping worsens already bad situation

By Melody Ortiz and Raymond Nava With COVID-19 or Coronavirus, causing many people to self-quarantine, many people have decided to take more drastic measures and have begun to panic shop, which is when people start to immediately buy supplies in mass bulk in the midst of a crisis. While it may be smart to stock up supplies in the wake of the virus and the need to self-quarantine, the lengths…

March 18, 2020
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Athletics Department refutes Campus News opinion

By Cerwin D. Haynes of the Athletics Department A Response to the Campus New Editorial We here at East Los Angeles College Athletics would like to take a few moments to respond to an op-ed piece in the December 6th edition of the Campus News. Before we start, there’s a few things we’d like to point out: We appreciate our students using their voice to express their opinions and exercise…

March 3, 2020
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Petitioners are a nuisance on ELAC campus

By Alejandro Ambriz In areas surrounding the library and E3 building, petitioners have been persistently asking for signatures since the beginning of the spring semester.  These are typically brief interactions, such as when they ask for a signature regarding rent control or are advocating for a candidate. There is nothing wrong with the recruiters asking for signatures, especially since they include policies like waste management and housing initiatives that would…

March 2, 2020
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Astros got off way too easy for cheating

By Sonny Tapia The punishment for the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal in the 2017 World Series Championship was harsh but not harsh enough. The sign-stealing scandal was an investigation into the Astros’ organization for relaying stolen signs to hitters during the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The organization was fined $5 million, which is the maximum that can be given to a team, along with the loss of…

March 2, 2020
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Eating during class

Students should be able to eat during class. Professors should not set the rule to not be able to eat or have drinks in class. Some professors have that rule because they might not want the classroom to get dirty or messy. Others set that rule for reasons they do not disclose as to why. Every student has a different schedule for school and what goes on in their lives. Some have…

December 4, 2019
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ELAC’s sanitary standards

East Los Angeles College is home to thousands of students that have different preferences of cleanliness. Some students like to keep their environment clean, while some students don’t mind the filthiness. Littering seems like an outdated offense, however, it is prevalent and seen all over campus on a daily basis. Different cultures have different ideas and standards of hygiene. People often represent their values in the practices they partake in…

December 4, 2019
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Don’t hate on roller skates

With the rise of more roller- skating around East Los Angeles College, the act of skateboarding and now roller-skating should not be criminalized. Countless skaters are told multiple times to either stop, leave, or use some form of safety gear by authoritative figures at ELAC, even while cruising through the school to class, which is not a dangerous deed. Skaters are looked at as delinquents when all they are doing…

December 2, 2019
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Let’s subtract math from the graduation equation

Having math courses be required to graduate is wrong and it’s not helpful. At East Los Angeles College (ELAC), one of the requirements needed to graduate is to complete Math 125 or higher. These higher levels of math are usually very complicated and will serve no purpose to most students in their everyday lives. I’m a person who is not the biggest fan of math; in fact, I passionately hate…

December 2, 2019
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One-stop is not enough

For many students, the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) shuttle is the only form of transportation to arrive at the South Gate campus. Although it is a great resource to have, the location of the bus stop makes is less accessible to many students. It would be best if an additional waiting location was added to the bus route, preferably on the opposite side of the current stop to tend…

December 2, 2019
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