Students, instructors need motivation

By Erik Luna It’s tough being a good student and it’s even tougher being a good instructor. As difficult as it is, both students and instructors need to put their best efforts into learning the material and teaching it. Every student has had one of those classes that they can’t seem to concentrate in. As soon as class starts, minds start to wander, notebooks become a blank canvas for the…

May 1, 2014

Earthquake: Preparing for a natural disaster

By Erik Luna The magnitude 5.1 earthquake last month should serve as a shaky reminder to be prepared and know what to do during an emergency. The earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey to have occurred one mile from La Habra, Calif. and although there was no extravagant damages reported, people might not be so fortunate next time. When preparing for a natural disaster, such as a high-magnitude earthquake,…

April 17, 2014

South Gate lacks college feel

By Brenda Diaz Students who attend the East Los Angeles College South Gate campus complain about the lack of a  college feeling. One reason might be that students are not as involved in extracurricular activities as they are at the main campus. Some may argue that the campus is just too small. While its size is minor compared to the main campus, that is no excuse to complain. The only…

March 20, 2014

Refueling hope with Mustangs

By Jose Cazares In 1964, Ford made history when they introduced a car that featured a range of customization options straight from the factory. Ford named the car “Mustang,” and it was designed specifically with the baby boomer generation in mind. The Mustang was an instant success and Ford’s competitors soon followed suit creating a trend of cars known as muscle cars. American muscle cars dominated the enthusiast market up…

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