OPINION: Facebook, a feeder of lies or help?

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…

October 4, 2017

Study suggests homeless population growing in LACCD

By Steven Adamo Homeless students within the Los Angeles Community College District are on the rise                      according to survey results                              reported by the Los Angeles Times. The survey was authored by Hope Lab, a non-profit                      …

September 14, 2017

Child Development instructor retiring after 40 years

By Steven Adamo Child Development instructor Martha Gayton will join her husband Joseph Gayton in retirement this semester after 40 years at East Los Angeles College. “I gave him two years of his coffee and his donut and now it’s my turn,” said Gayton with a laugh. Joseph became a teacher’s assistant at East Los Angeles College in 1975 and later became a teacher. The couple started dating in 1984,…

May 25, 2017

East Los Angeles Comic Con

By Steven Adamo   Hundreds of people celebrated comic books at the first-annual East Los Angeles Comic Con held at El Gallo Plaza in East Los Angeles. Artists from the area and beyond shared their comics, buttons, clothing, illustrations, paintings and comic-inspired creations with the community. Among the vendors, a few were former East Los Angeles College students, like Al Guerrero. He was handing out free posters of his upcoming…

May 24, 2017

Budget revision proposes higher education funds

By: Rene Rauda The new budget revision released by Governor Jerry Brown on May 11, revealed a proposed total of $33 billion to be invested in higher education. These new funds will be distributed among all California Community Colleges, California State Universities and Universities of California. The May revision mentions California Community Colleges will not raise tuition for the 2017-18 school year. In January, UC President Janet Napolitano presented a…

May 23, 2017

Women in STEM tell stories of obstacles

By Steven Adamo  A panel of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields shared their experiences with sexism at the Celebrating Equity: Women in STEM panel on Thursday. Panelist Tama Hasson, Ph.D., who works with undergraduates in research, recalled a moment in college when a young man asked if she needed to see his notes. “Just because I am a girl doesn’t mean I’m not smarter than you…

April 26, 2017

Suicide awareness represented with backpacks

By Steven Adamo  Eleven hundred backpacks were on display on campus Tuesday to help visualize the number of college-aged students who die each year from suicide. Rob Schicker of Send Silence Packing, the program in charge of the backpack display, said the number of backpacks on display represent the 1,300-1,500 college aged suicides that happen every year. Volunteers weaved through the sea of backpacks and provided observers with suicide facts…

April 12, 2017

Health instructor advocates sexual assault awareness

By Steven Adamo Domestic violence and sexual assault are among many topics in health class, taught by instructor Andrea Owens. “I personally teach about power and control, and the cycle of violence. I also teach about sexual assault and its repercussions,” said Owens. Owens is one of the co-chair of the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team. Every year, the SAAVE team plans the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during…

March 15, 2017

Academic senate votes to promote community policing

By Steven Adamo  The academic senate voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that the administration—in conjunction with the academic senate—work with the sheriff’s department to promote community policing. The resolution is an important first step toward a one-on-one approach to campus policing. Vice president of the academic senate Jeff Hernandez relayed concerns from students and visitors over being intimidated by the SUVs on campus. Some students complained that the SUVs are…

March 15, 2017

Women’s Basketball remains No. 1 in state

By Steven Adamo Women’s Basketball continued its win streak and No. 1 ranking in the state with a 67-41 win against Rio Hondo College last Wednesday. “Lackadaisical performance, but always good to see the team come back and play together” said head coach Bruce Turner after the Huskies’ win last Friday. ELAC’s win against Rio Hondo puts their current winning streak at six games. Their win against Mt. San Antonio…

February 8, 2017