El Camino College Union

Lessons learned throughout my journey at El Camino College

By Tanya Silerio

May 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Columns

One of my biggest problems I would say I have is taking my own advice. I have suffered the consequences because of this, but I’ve been told I’m good at giving it them out. I would say I have learned and grown from ...

Why I’m staying at El Camino despite initially not wanting to

By Samuel Hill

May 31, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Columns

At the beginning of the semester, I had my mind made up: I am going to transfer out from El Camino College to a four-year university. Thanks to family and friends encouraging me to move on to “better places” I was mentally ...

America has more to worry about than building a wall

By Tanya Silerio

May 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Columns

Many words have been used to describe the Trump presidency, both good and bad.In fact, if I'm honest, I have no kind words to say about his presidency. Now it's not like I woke up one day and just decided to hate him.It started wh...

Community Corner: How does the ASB sticker price increase affect you?

May 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Columns

My name is Alex Ostrega and I’m the director of finance for Associated Students Organization (ASO). As some of you may know or are just finding out, our Auxiliary Services Board (ASB) sticker is increasing by 50% next ye...

Community Corner: Rent hikes make it difficult for students to continue with their education

May 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Columns

A month or two ago, I came home to a wooden post outside my house advertising its sale. “Call for inquiries.” I had a lot of those. Would we have to move? Where? Can we afford any other place? As the days and weeks...

How I fell in love with fitness

By Kailiokalani Davison

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Columns

I remember the exact moment I fell in love with fitness. I was only 13, adjusting to the 8th grade and going through puberty. I told myself, "I will lose this weight before I go to high school."I refused to be the chunky girl ...

Recent school shootings show need for additional safety precautions

By Samuel Hill

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Columns

Following the recent school-shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a former student killed 17 students and faculty, the internet has been ablaze with different arguments and opinions on how to end sc...

A semester apart: my experience being on The Union staff

By Reyna Torres

December 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Columns

In spring 2017 I decided to take a full-load of classes and I just started a new job.I enrolled in anthropology, math, journalism and joined the school's newspaper The Union as a staff writer. My mentality before entering the sem...

Finding a career is not a realistic decision to be made in high school

By Faith Petrie

November 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Columns

In high school, students are expected to know everything from the college they want to attend, to the career they’d like to pursue all by the end of their senior year. I barely knew what I would eat for lunch during my ...

Willing to wait for love

By Dmitri Hansen

November 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Columns

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 Opinion, Columns

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&...

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