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Coming to America as an immigrant

By Selvin Rodas

December 7

Filed under Columns, Opinion

At the age of 13, I came to America without knowing a single word of English.In Honduras, my life was different compared to living here because I only knew about my culture and my language and moving to the U.S was an extreme c...

Not so jolly about Christmas

By Phil Sidavong

December 7

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's December.You know what that means?"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," or so the song goes.Whether you're in the heart of some Caribbean Island or the top of a snowy mountain, Christmas is supposed to be a jolly ...

Fighting through the storm called ‘life’

By Alba E. Mejia

November 2

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am 26 years old and still living with my parents and many people don't understand why, but for me, I've been through some struggles that I had to overcome in order to become who I am now.My father always told me, "As a Latina,...

Dating is worth it for Autistic people

By Victor Liptzin

November 2

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I'm a mildly-disabled person and despite that, I've been looking for love for years.I'm closing in on my 30th birthday, but I have never been successful in finding that love.When I was 12 years old I was sent to UCLA Medical ...

Living with Essential Tremors

By Keith Francis

October 20

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was once invincible, at least I always saw myself as such. I was a "jock." I played a few sports including soccer, tennis, street hockey and baseball throughout my childhood and mid-teenage years. But sadly, it all ended.On ...

Is there such thing as a least favorite class? I may have just found it

By Cindy Portillo

October 12

Filed under Columns, Opinion

We all have that one class we wish we did not have to take. For me, my least favorite class this semester is Anatomy 32, "The Study of the Human Body." I take this class every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 10:40 ...

Don’t stand, don’t sit, read

By Roy Garza

October 4

Filed under Columns, Opinion

By now you've probably heard about the protests during the national anthem, and thrown your two cents in about it too, whether on Facebook or Twitter or whatever.The Black Lives Matter movement and the more recent protests against i...

Killer of former student deserves his punishment

By Phil Sidavong

September 28

Filed under Columns, Opinion

40 years to life is too lenient for killing a man in cold blood.Jordan Joseph, the 18-year-old convicted killer of Kody Ryan Cook, a former El Camino student, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 40 years to life in prison on charge...

Summer made me forget my boring birthday

By Alex Torres

September 21

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sept. 21 is the last day of summer, so staff writer Alex Torres shares his memory of summer 2016.This past April I turned 21.Was I on my way to Las Vegas to drink legally? Nope. I had to work a 10 hour shift at my lame retail j...

‘Ghosting’ is a terrible epidemic

By Jimmy Nguyen

September 21

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I walked into my new math class during the spring semester of 2015, and introduced myself to a rather attractive woman.The things that took place between she and I were great. I got her number and we went on several dates.I c...

Brock Turner wouldn’t be popular at El Camino

By Christina Lyon

September 7

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Former Stanford University student and convicted sex offender Brock Turner, 21, was released early on good behavior from Santa Clara County Jail on Friday, Sept. 2, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 30...

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