Facebook: a feeder of lies or help?

October 4, 2017

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…

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Facebook: a feeder of lies or help?

October 4, 2017

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…

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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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Cellphone usage take hold of students

by Johanna Calderon Students are more focused on social media than paying attention in class. When they’re in class, they can’t seem to let go of their phones for hours. Chris Turk is an art instructor at East Los Angeles College and he sees how phones take control of his students. Turk has been working at East Los Angeles College since 2001 and he didn’t see problems with the phones…

May 26, 2016
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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
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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
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