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Living with Essential Tremors

By Keith Francis

October 20, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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...

Tough friends are hard to find

By Jed Fernandez

May 5, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout life you meet people that make a significant impact on your life for better or for worse. If you are lucky enough, you will find people that will make you a better person and when you do find them, try hard to hold on...

What I learned… as a functioning alcoholic

By Phil Sidavong

May 5, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My best friend to this day, once asked me to drink with him when we were 16. I told him it was about time I stopped drinking because we were young and most importantly: I started drinking alcohol at the age of 14. I had the...

Procrastinate to be great

By Sydnie Mills

April 28, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Procrastination is a choice. If you're like me then you know all too well about the panic that sets in, the stress that builds and the relief that comes from finishing assignments or projects moments before they're due. I call th...

The struggle is real

By Eric Ramos

April 28, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I overheard a student on campus say "the struggle is real" after forgetting to ask for mayonnaise and mustard packets for the turkey sandwich he just purchased. For me, the struggle is real when you have two jobs, are a part-ti...

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