Mandatory gender courses required to every student

By: Melisa Bivian Throughout the school year, students are given the opportunity to attend workshops or events that inform them about gender studies. Unfortunately, only a few students choose to participate in learning more about the problems and solutions that women face in our society. According to the National Women’s Studies Association everyone should have the ability to learn about women and gender. NWSA was established in 1977 and they…

May 22, 2017
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The healthy food crisis occuring on our campus

By: Gisselle  Palomera The Grab n’ Go on campus promotes unhealthy eating habits and limits healthy choices. With available food such as microwave burritos, instant ramen and chips, students’ only options are to eat unhealthy. Martie Trevino, a first- year East Los Angeles College student, said, “I think there definitely needs to be better options, for example more vegan options or even just healthier options and not just microwave food.”…

May 22, 2017
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Designated smoking on campus to improve student health

By: Michelle Mercado Students who are caught smoking outside the designated area should be cited to enforce the seriousness of this issue and the safety of East Los Angeles College students. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says secondhand smoke from a cigarette is a serious health hazard that causes more than 41,000 deaths per year. Many public places like the Los Angeles International Airport, Disneyland and college campuses offer…

May 22, 2017
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ELAC lacks creative clubs that aren’t academic

Students who enter college often times want to get into a club that they are interested in, and most times it’s not an academic one they’re looking for. Students have a lot of clubs to choose from at school, but many of them don’t allow you to get creative. East Los Angeles College offers clubs that go along with students’ majors, but they should offer more creative clubs like dance,…

May 20, 2017
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Library should accept student ID number to checkout textbooks

By: Dy’Mond Dozier When using your identification cards you would think you only need them along with your license or when you’re trying to do something important. Here at East Los Angeles College, however, you need your ID card to just use a library book. Everyone knows that college years can get to be very stressful. Having to remember to grab everything in the morning, along with your student ID,…

May 20, 2017
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South Gate’s Milky Way Teahouse has galactic drinks

By: Jocelyne Romo The Milky Way Teahouse opened close to East Los Angeles College’s South Gate Campus on Firestone Boulevard, bringing a new theme to town. A collection of space is relative through the small dessert spot, creating a cozy atmosphere. Milky Way offers a variety of drinks, each with a galactic name. Two of the Milky Way’s signature boba floats are Nebula which consists of taro, black milk tea,…

May 19, 2017
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A local Chinese restaurant hit in South Gate

By: Diana Garcia Dragon Loco, a Chinese restaurant tucked into the corner of Long Beach, in South Gate, has both great service and mouth watering dishes. Although it is a small restaurant,the workers and the amazing food are enough to please any customer. Crispy, bone-in wings, topped with spicy, green jalapenos and followed by a side of delicious white fried rice may be the perfect meal to ease off after…

May 19, 2017
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School Safety Zones for Undocumented Students without Petition

By Jennifer Rodriguez Safety zones for undocumented students in the Los Angeles Community College District should automatically be implemented without a petition needed to be signed. With the new president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, there has been talk about immigration in this country. More specifically, there has been bashing and threats against undocumented immigrants. Shortly after Trump’s inauguration into presidency, we started seeing these talks go…

May 17, 2017
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Our life expectancy may depend on where we live

By: Rene Rauda A person who is born in Los Angeles, California won’t have the same life expectancy as someone who is living in a different city. That’s because they might have a healthy lifestyle, certain diet or are living in an area where the air is pollution free. The average lifespan of a person living in LA is about 81.5 years. The County of Los Angeles Public Health stated…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC counselor falsely misinforms student on graduations status

By: Samantha Moreno “Unfortunately you aren’t eligible to graduate at this time,” said the counselor who shall not be named, but almost ruined this year’s graduation for me. ELAC counselors have this ability to give you all the wrong information in those wonderful 30 minute appointments. Little did I know I was going to have to be my own “academic advisor” my last two years of school. At the start…

May 16, 2017
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