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Computer cleaner abuse

Alan Leyva, Opinion Editor

April 29, 2014

While Edson Alvarez appears to be CC(community college) student at Cerritos hanging out behind "Home Depot" he's not. Instead of going to you local CC, he indulges in the use of of different type of CC known as computer cleaner that has gotten him in trouble in the past few weeks. ...

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s arrest

Jessica Pacheco

March 20, 2014

As you may all know, the worlds most wanted drug lord, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was finally captured on Saturday, Feb. 22. El Chapo was a Mexican drug lord, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, who was on the run for about 13 years. Not only was he considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world, but also one of the richest men in Mexico and one...

People need to stop worshiping drug lords

Gustavo Lopez, Copy Editor

March 10, 2014

The capture of Joaquin Guzman Loera also known as "El Chapo," infamous drug lord, has sparked controversy between his supporters and his opponents. After his capture on Feb. 21, despite his drug lord status many people in Sinaloa and surrounding areas defend El Chapo as a folk hero. El Chapo was said to have protected villages in Sinaloa and built...

El Chapo wasn’t such a bad person overall

Amairani Mendez, Arts Editor

March 10, 2014

Joaquin Guzman other wise known as "El Chapo" got arrested Saturday, Feb. 22, At a hotel in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. People believe he was such a bad person, but other people believe that he was a good person. As in Mexico the government does not care much about its inhabitants. Guzman was one that would basically govern and rule a little bit of Mexic...

Free Speech Zone: Drugs and Media

November 13, 2013

Cerritos College students give their opinion on whether or not the media has desensitized society to drug use.

Drug prevalence on campus

Sebastian Echeverry, Associate Sports Editor

November 7, 2013

Sports tunnel the competitive nature of human beings to accomplish an objective over an opponent. Such competitive impulse can cause players to think irrationally and use certain performance enhancing drugs to get an invalid advantage over the opposition. Drugs in the history of sports have had huge impacts. From the doping of cycling champion Lance...

Avoiding supplement misuse

Sebastian Echeverry, Associate Online Editor

November 7, 2013

Supplements can and do help people’s body reach its fitness goals, but misuse of said supplements can harm, rather than help their bodies. Physical education instructor Shane Toal explained that overusing supplements can cause jaundice, which according to Wellness.com, is a visual symptom of liver toxicity which can lead to bruising or bleed...

Media’s impact on the dangers of drugs

Alexandra Gomez, Associate News Editor

November 5, 2013

“Popped a molly, I’m sweatin’” is a catchy phrase that music artist Trinidad James uses in his hit song, and this constant exposure to drugs in the media has desensitized college students to drug use. Luis Morales, a criminal justice major, said hip hop music plays a major role in the environment at college parties. “You hear that music...

Know what goes into your body

Trinity Bustria, Opinion Editor

November 5, 2013

Students need to be realistic about the effects drugs have on those that abuse them, and they must not embrace how society portrays them as things that are needed for having a good time. Neither should they view them as a safe way of enhancing the way their bodies function. A drug, according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, is “a su...

Underage for a reason

Amairani Mendez

November 5, 2013

College is a big step to underage drinking because students believe once they hit college, drinking is OK. Although many of them are underage, they try to maintain older friends to give them the opportunity to drink. Underage drinking has lead to car accidents as well as fights between friends. Students do not understand the danger underage drinki...

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