Prop. 65 not a better solution for California

By Anastasia Landeros Proposition 65 sounds like a good idea, but at its core is a last-ditch effort by out-of-state plastic bag companies to save their California market. The proposition reads that redirecting money earned by carry-out plastic bag sales should be put into an environmental fund to help save the planet and end global warming. Before punching “Yes” on the ballot, look further down the line at the Plastic Bag…

November 3, 2016
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Eating habits developed early on

By Gil Milanes  Poor food options in public schools lead to Americans developing bad eating habits by adulthood. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than two in three adults are considered overweight. Statistics show that more than one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered obese. The Department of Health and Human Services linked the problem to genes, eating habits, location, attitudes,…

November 3, 2016
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Voting empowers citizens

By Daniela Jalteco In a democracy, a government is chosen by voting in an election and allows the people to choose their leaders and decide on issues.    The definition of voting, in the dictionary is a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative made by an individual. Those who are registered to vote have a choice on what candidates they want in office. If you are…

October 26, 2016
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Tax raise unaffordable for smokers

By Gil Milanes Proposition 56 intends to increase sales tax on tobacco products by $2, which is unfair and unaffordable for smokers. Prop. 56 can potentially put tobacco companies out of business if passed. The State of California would increase sale taxes on electronic cigarettes and any products that contains tobacco. The increase on sale taxes will hurt the pocket of tobacco and electronic cigarette users. One tactic that people…

October 20, 2016
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Film brings conflict for viewers

By Javier Lopez Sexual abuse and rape are very serious crimes and those who commit them must be held accountable. Our society and criminal justice system treats the abuse of women and others too lightly and that needs to change. It is detrimental to women in our society and anyone who faces sexual assault, causing them to live in constant fear. This issue is the reason why deciding whether or…

October 20, 2016
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Campus construction blocking opportunities

By Javier Lopez The construction work being done outside of the Transfer Centers’ new location is detrimental to students and their transfer process. We have enough Elans confused about where the Transfer Center is ever since it moved from the Students Service Center to F5 during the summer. The blockade for construction completely covers the transfer center, making it seem as if there is no way to reach it. Students…

October 12, 2016
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Prop 60 to change adult industry

By Dorany Pineda Opposing Proposition 60, a November ballot initiative known as the California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, would protect workers in the pornography industry from being sued and harassed by anti-porn communities. Voting “yes” would increase regulations in the industry, including mandated condom use when shooting a scene involving anal or vaginal intercourse and would require producers to pay certain health costs and checkups for…

September 29, 2016
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Dodger fan thanks Vin Scully

By Dan Gudino  After 67 years as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vincent Edward “Vin” Scully gave his final home performance at Dodger Stadium Sunday afternoon. Scully referred to us as friends and not fans. His gratefulness and humbleness refused to use the word fan because it stems from the word fanatic. Instead he always made sure we were having, “A pleasant good evening, to wherever you may…

September 29, 2016
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People should learn the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo

By Luis Marquez Have you ever asked yourself why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo? A majority of the people would answer, “Oh, it is Mexico’s Independence Day,” but that is incorrect. A lot of people celebrate this supposed Mexican holiday but do not actually know the history behind it. Why is it important? How did it come about? It is celebrated because on May 5th,  1862 the people of Puebla,…

June 5, 2013
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