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Up for Debate: Don’t believe everything on the Internet

By Patrick Cruz

October 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Ratemyprofessors.com (RMP) is not as reliable as most people may think, in fact plenty of professors have been inaccurately rated in one way or another. Today any person can go on the internet, make up an account and go around rat...

Up for Debate: The future in the palm of your hand

By Mario Sosa

October 1, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Smartphone use in classrooms remains a controversial issue in modern education. Most, if not all classrooms prohibit its use, regardless of the purpose. Like all such issues, there are valid arguments for both sides of the de...

Up for Debate: Classrooms are for learning, not selfies

By Trent Ledford

October 1, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Smartphones are a distraction when used in the classroom because some students and teachers are obsessed with texting, social media, and mobile games. Students spend more time playing Angry Birds, updating their pictures on Ins...

Up for Debate: Nobody wants to eat lead at Cafe Camino

By Jay Bamba

September 17, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

What can happen when campus police officers are armed with rifles? The answer; anything. Anything imaginable is possible. An officer may unintentionally shoot the rifle while in burst mode. The rifle may be stolen by another indi...

Up for debate: Guns don’t kill people, armed criminals do

By Andrew Wieland

September 17, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Recently the Compton School District began equipping it’s police officers with assault style weapons to protect their campuses from school shootings. Some might argue that this is a bad thing, considering that police bru...

Up for Debate: What’s a little cold water for a good cause?

By Jessica Gualotuna

September 9, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Imagine you are unable to move your arms, legs and body. Eventually, you will lose the ability to breathe without ventilatory support. That is the fate of someone diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative ne...

Up for Debate: Spend money on research, not ice water

By Trent Ledford

September 9, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Over the past year the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been growing and becoming more popular with celebrities and common people all over the world, but mostly in the United States. The challenge has raised over $100 million, b...

Up for Debate: Show appreciation for our unsung heroes

By Thomas Schmit

May 12, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Tom Fallo is a pretty swell guy. Nobody can deny that he’s done a lot of good for EC. He’s helped to get two major construction bonds passed, and on a campus full of busy administrators with scarcely predictable schedules, he’...

Up for Debate: Think realistically, 5 percent per year is too much

By Russell Lewis

May 12, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

In the battle of negotiation, possibilities are endless, although rarely realistic. This isn’t an argument of whether teachers deserve a 5 percent raise, as most would agree that compared to professional athletes and Hollywood st...

Up for Debate: Summer session will be beneficial

By Jean-Paul Udeh

May 11, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Who take classes during winter sessions anyway? Good riddance if you ask me. I for one was never a fan of rushing back to school right after the holiday season. Students still trying to get that extra time in with the family...

Up for Debate: Stick with the crowd

By Thomas Schmit

May 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

There's something to be respected in most trendsetters. Those who are brave enough to break away from the established pack, and try to do things their own way. Of course, trendsetting comes with an inherent risk; sometimes, the...

Up for Debate: Going vegan is not the answer

By Celine West

May 5, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Human beings are primates and primates have their eyes in the front of their heads, which in biology means that we are predators by nature. In contrast, animals that are prey have their eyes on the sides of their heads, like rabbits,...

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