eTranscripts need to be promoted

March 22, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo The lack of knowledge about eTranscript California can leave students unprepared, with high last -minute fees. Students can save the $10 fee per paper transcript requests. In December 2012 Michelle Pilati, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Vice President wrote an article titled “Making the Case for eTranscript California” in which she explains that eTranscript California allows all California Community Colleges to request, view and transmit…

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Identifying legitimate news stories

March 22, 2017

By Sergio Berreuta Recognizing legitimate news sources is an important issue that everyone must acknowledge and understand. With major media outlets being labeled as fake and online stories growing more and more believable it’s beginning to become more and more difficult to distinguish what is real and what is fake news. The main problem with fake news is that illegitimate articles can spark major controversy with the smallest cases of…

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Community in danger of losing art spaces

March 15, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez Art spaces are a necessity for young artists, and along with helping and inspiring future generations, they benefit communities and bring people together. These art spaces are hidden throughout Los Angeles, and although they don’t get big attention through promoters, anyone can find these through local artist’s websites and social media. Los Angeles is known to have one of the most thriving art scene in America and…

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Sexual harassment unwelcomed on campus

March 15, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara  No one in the East Los Angeles College community should have to experience any form of harassment like I did. Students and faculty shouldn’t have to worry, when being on campus, of anyone trying to harass them. This didn’t worry me until I was harassed by an unknown individual, near the Vincent Price Art Museum last Wednesday. This individual was wandering around campus and seemed to want…

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Dog park scarcity create boundaries for local dog owners

March 8, 2017

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,…

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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

March 2, 2017

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…

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Tuition hikes create new hurdles for students

February 15, 2017

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…

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New math final exams are bad for students

November 22, 2016

by Jerry Flores A change has happened in the Mathematics department, starting this semester the Community College District will be creating final exams. This new rule has made  students feel uncomfortable and mad because it will be harder and they do not feel sure of what is going to be on the exams.    Mathematics is an indispensable subject that is needed if  someone wants to transfer or graduate. At East…

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