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Willing to wait for love

By Dmitri Hansen

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Finding love, or at least someone to click with seems so easy when scrolling on Twitter. A girl tweets, “Hit me up if you tryna fall in love,” a guy will hit her up and the next thing you know, they’ve been to...

The journey to finding my voice

By Oshari Arnett

October 19, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the spring of 2004 I was chosen by my school to recite a poem for my fifth grade graduation ceremony at Watts Learning Center. My initial attempt at reciting this poem for everyone at the ceremony was a disaster. I couldn&...

From one bay to another: my journey moving to San Francisco and back

By Zach Hatakeyama

October 18, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is 10 p.m. and Parks and Recreation reruns are playing in the background and flashes of Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge appear out of the corner of my eye. Immediately, memories of my five mont...

A sit down with my son regarding taking a knee

By Jeremy Taylor

October 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Taking a knee used to be a gesture that showed respect for a fallen teammate or an opponent, but nowadays it represents the most controversial stance in sports history. This simple act of kneeling during the National Anthem, w...

Comfortably numb in the face of death

By Faith Petrie

September 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I waited in between classes, I chugged my scalding hot El Camino Cafe coffee and scarfed down a banana nut muffin attempting to pass the time. Among the celebrity gossip, selfies, and food porn, I came across a tweet that held...

Coffee culture on campus

By Don Perez

June 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I knew there was something missing from El Camino when I drove up the 405 to a Costco to get some peace and quiet — a $1.45 blended latte.There's really no quiet place around campus to get a decent cold cup of coffee and s...

Student journalists shouldn’t be avoided or berated for wanting to learn

By Phil Sidavong

May 31, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Student journalists are here to report the news, as truthfully as they can, so if the story affects the history of the college, they'll do their job and cover it as best as possible.It's a given that throughout a journalist's ...

Dealing with my dad’s Alzheimer’s

By Don Perez

May 24, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I wake up and hear the living dead walk by my room.The microwave gets turned on. I hear too many beeps, so I get up and fix my dad his coffee, as he forgot to put the cup in twice already.Zombie movies are popular, and accord...

How I survived a school shooting

By Jimmy Nguyen

May 22, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's 2011, I'm a junior at Gardena High School in Gardena, CA.It was around 10 a.m. and I thought it was a normal day. I was tired of my dull third period science class, so I decide to take a trip to the bathroom to have a ch...

Graduating with Autism is a personal goal

By Victor Liptzin

May 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m a mildly disabled person whose been going to college since the fall of 2005, after I graduated from high school.Despite everything that I’ve been through, I’m finally going to graduate from El Camino.The final class that...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a purpose

By Eric Ramos

May 4, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

While celebrations include throwing back tequila shots and eating Mexican food, Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday where you're supposed to get drunk and eat tacos until the salsa runs out. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated in many U...

Being a Jehovah’s Witness wasn’t for me

By Nohemy Barrera

April 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up as a Jehovah's Witness never felt right to me.I grew up never really understanding why my mom's religion prevented me from having fun in traditional life activities such as dressing up for Halloween, watching Christmas...

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