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El Camino College The Union

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El Camino College The Union

Screen display of El Camino Colleges Black History Month flyer from the Taste of Soul and Mini Black Market Flea events which occurred  in the East Dining Room above the Bookstore on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Continuing with El Camino’s Black History Month celebrations, Student Services Specialist Kandance Aragon will host a yoga session on Thursday, Feb. 29. (Olivia Sullivent | The Union)
Inhale confidence, exhale doubt: Campus yoga event continues Black History Month observance
By Olivia Sullivent February 26, 2024

Come as you are and be ready to embrace a transformative experience of self-discovery. This is what the Black Student Success Center is offering students through its yoga session on Thursday, Feb. 29,...

The screen projector which will be used for the screening of the movie Ifine (Beauty) on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Social Justice Center in celebration of Black History Month. “Ifine: Beauty” is a documentary about the Kono district of Sierra Leone and the youth living there who are being impacted by the increasing popularity of skin bleaching being brought to their rural communities. (Joshua Flores | The Union)
Feeling comfortable in one’s own skin: Black History Month movie screening
By Joshua Flores February 26, 2024

A film focusing on a skin bleaching epidemic in Sierra Leone will be shown at the Social Justice Center from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28. “Ifine: Beauty” is a documentary about the Kono district...

On Feb. 14, 2024, Glendale Police Department Detective Juan Giraldo waits to testify outside Department 117 at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Downtown L.A. A specialist in computer forensics for the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory, Giraldo was able to recover images from deleted videos that showed an attack on Juan Hernandez by the VIP dispensarys owner, Weijia Peng, and manager, Ethan Astaphan. (Kim McGill | The Union)
Hernandez murder trial: Phone messages and security video frames reveal possible motive
By Kim McGill February 26, 2024

Messages between Ethan Astaphan and Weijia “James” Peng, two men on trial for the murder of El Camino College student Juan Hernandez, reveal they suspected Hernandez of stealing from them. LAPD...

Dr. Brian Hutchins, chief forensic pathologist with the Coroner Division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department leaves Department 117 at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Downtown Los Angeles after testifying in the case against two men accused of killing El Camino student Juan Hernandez. Hutchins first examined the remains of a body found in a remote section of the Mojave Desert on Nov. 15, 2020. On Nov. 16, 2020, using Mikrosil casting to lift fingerprints, the remains were identified as those of Hernandez. (Kim McGill | The Union)
Hernandez murder trial: Security video shown in court; cell phone tracking leads law enforcement to slain student's body
By Kim McGill February 24, 2024

A security video showing what happened in the marijuana dispensary a day after the slain El Camino College student disappeared was presented in court on Feb. 13. LAPD Robbery and Homicide Detective...

Leanna Cooper, owner of Colors Make Me Happy LLC, showcases one of her products–an affirmation mirror– at her booth during the Mini Black Market Flea in the East Dining Room on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (Ethan Cohen | The Union)
Feast of unity: Soul food and Black-owned businesses bring people together
By Olivia Sullivent February 25, 2024

Tangy soul food aromas weave through the air, blending with laughter and community conversation. Vibrant booths decorated with pink and gold...

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Architect and social justice advocate Steven Lewis, left, and adjunct professor for the Architecture Department Reuben E. Jacobs, open a dialogue about Black architects in Southern California in the East Dining Room on Feb 14. “We have to tell our story. We brought with us this skill and this capability. And yet we’re hidden in the background, Lewis said. (Erica Lee | The Union)
El Camino celebrates Black History Month with discussion on Black architects in Southern California
By Erica Lee February 19, 2024

El Camino continued its celebration of Black History Month with a conversation about Black architects and how they shaped Southern California...

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A giant Stitch plush hangs ready to be bought as a gift from a Valentines Day stall across the street from El Camino College, on Wednesday, Feb. 14. (Raphael Richardson | The Union)
No valentine, no problem: People on campus find various ways to celebrate the 'day of love'
By Union Staff February 14, 2024
People on campus find various ways to celebrate the 'day of love,' including those without a valentine
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Jason Irie, left, and Joshua Molina make final checks on their R2D2 robot to prepare for the Dec. 6 robotics exhibition on Tuesday, Dec. 5. (Misaki Asaba | The Union)
Clubs on campus: The Robotics Club
By Kae Takazawa December 16, 2023

A domed head.A cylindrical body covered with a silver and blue plastic exterior.Little wheels for movement.Who doesn't recognize R2-D2 from the...

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An El Camino College Police patrol car sits parked by the Campus Police building at El Camino College on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. (Raphael Richardson | The Union)
Campus Viewpoints: Community voices safety concerns
By Union Staff February 24, 2024

The attack on Junko Hanafusa on Dec. 24 has made students, faculty and staff wonder if El Camino College is doing enough to increase safety measures on...

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