Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Social media platforms have almost tripled their total user base in the last
decade. In 2021, 82% of the population in the United States were users and it is expected that by 2023 the number of users will be 308.27 million.

How to Do a Social Media Detox

Beatriz A. Martinez, Lifestyles Editor April 26, 2022

Social media is a fundamental part of people's lives today. They serve to communicate, meet people, share moments, and even for work. Today almost everyone has at least one app on their mobile devices. But not everything is good, social networks are time-consuming, distracting, and can be dangerous....

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12 year old feeling exhausted after being on her phone the entire day.

Editorial: Social Media is a Nightmare

Jasmine Soria, Print Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2021

Social Media has been around for only 24 years. Those with phones and computers brought to light Six Degree, a social media platform common in the late 1900s.  Platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter have taken over the media industry since the early 2000s. While they have done much good to...

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Four of the squares shown on Pinterest, offering accurate information on how to properly handle the Coronaviruse.

Coronavirus Rapid Spread through the Internet

Vincent Franco, Digital Photo Editor February 6, 2020

The Coronavirus, is made up of a large group of viruses that could be found in both humans and animals.“Cousin” of the SARS virus and originating from Wuhan, China. When infected, symptoms are close to those of a common flu or cold. Since the outbreak of the virus in early January, over 28,000...

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iZombie Actor Rahul Kohli Reveals Childhood Abuse

Diane Chau, Writer/reporter March 13, 2019

By: Diane Chau Secret is Out Thirty-three year old British actor, Rahul Kohli, post on twitter that he was a victim of childhood sexual abuse on Monday morning. The actor stars in The CW’s iZombie revealed his traumatic secret on social media. Kohli said, “The longer I keep my secret, the longer...

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Hackers arent the only people you have to look out for. There are firms being given your private information, but can they be trusted?

Is Your Information Safe? Over 48 Million Online User Profiles Leaked

April 22, 2018

Are you sure your information is safe on the ‘net? Forty-eight million user profiles from the likes of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn had their information leaked, without their knowledge or consent, by a little-known data firm back in February of this year.  The incident just came to light this...

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Trump Takes on Amazon

Trump’s War on Amazon

Michael Khuraibet, Digital Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2018

Early Thursday morning, President Donald Trump began to wage war on an enemy the United States has never battled: Amazon.com. Continuing through Monday, the president attacked the e-commerce retailer for its effect on the United States Postal Service. "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before...

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Why I Post

Sabrina Torres, Editor-In-Chief March 5, 2018

The social media I use are Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Tumblr.  I have been using social media since I was in elementary school. It all started with MSN messenger and MySpace. I enjoyed MSN because I was able to speak to my cousins from Mexico and Guatemala as well as my best friend at the time...

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Twitter May Roll Out a 280 Character Limit Instead of 140

Negative Feelings About More Characters On Twitter
Autumn Lewis , Reporter October 10, 2017

A tweet that may change the Twitter world forever has been tweeted. The message came from the official account of Twitter, asking users, "Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters? We’re trying something new with a small group, and increasing the character limit to 280!" That means double the...

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Grammar hour: What’s the deal with punctuation on social media?

Pete Escobar , Editor, Arts and Entertainment February 16, 2017

Like most Millennials, you probably have a social media account. Whether it be Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or all of the above, social media plays a prominent role in today’s society. In fact, the Pew Research Center published a 2016 report that shows 90% of American adults aged 18-29 are...

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Websites such as Spotify, Twitter and Etsy are just a few of the sites affected by users on the East coast, and globally in some cases.

DDoS Attack on Dyn

Andrew Rudin, Staff Writer October 26, 2016

Friday morning, October 21, saw a drop in social traffic as a server host, Dyn, got DDoSed. DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, which effectively denies access to the server. This attack denied access to many sites that used this server host such as Spotify and Paypal. Dale Drew, the chief...

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Dr. Kimberly Shediak

Rio Hondo presents the second installment of the Fitness and Sports Talks

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer October 29, 2015

The Fitness Specialist program at Rio Hondo presented their second installment of the Fitness and Sports Talks on Oct. 21 at the Wray Theater. The talk which started at 1 p.m. and lasted until 2 p.m., was hosted by Dr. Kimberly Shediak and presented her topic on Generation C. The talk mostly...

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Destiny Lopez

Who Cheats More, Men or Women?

Destiny Lopez, Staff Writer September 29, 2015

The real question is, "Why do men cheat more?" Yes, men are the ones that mainly get caught in the act. I’m sorry to have to say this, but men just do not know how to cover up their tracks. What they don't understand is that women know everything; even when we don't try to figure these types...

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