El Camino College Union

Student’s academic journey leads to success

By Melanie Chacon

May 29, 2019

I remember driving into the parking lot the first day of the fall semester at California State University, Fullerton in August of 2004. It was a warm day and I had the windows down in my 2003 white Chevy S-10 Xtreme. Three Ch...

Comic books should be recognized as literature

By Jaime Solis

May 8, 2019

When someone thinks of the word ‘literature,’ what comes to mind is probably something like Homer’s “The Odyssey” or maybe something like “Dante’s Inferno.” It’s hard to imagine th...

Just focusing on school made me ignore opportunities

By Jun Ueda

May 8, 2019

When I first started at El Camino College during the fall of 2017, my main focus was to take the quickest route to transfer. I missed many opportunities that could've helped me grow as a person because of this.During my first ...

There should be indoor dining on campus

By Kealoha Noguchi

April 24, 2019

Throughout the day students are going from class to class. One of the most important things for them is to eat and sometimes grab something quick from a local dining place on campus.However, each campus food option only an has ou...

Broken into my house, broken into my mind

By Oscar Macias

April 24, 2019

It was a normal day in January. Woke up at 7 a.m., drank my coffee and went to work. I got there, greeted my manager and started just another day.At 2 p.m., my shift ended and it was finally time for me to go home. The usual ...

Four-year schools aren’t always the way to go

By Rosemary Montalvo

April 16, 2019

Attending a community college never seriously crossed my mind while I was in high school.I attended a high school that drilled going to college into our brain since day 1 of freshman year.There was always this negative stigma ...

Let’s make life easier for ride-share drivers

By Devyn Smith

March 27, 2019

Before I got my license, I commuted to El Camino College by using Uber. Talking is one of my pastimes, so I would usually make conversation with the driver. The first topic of conversation was usually about EC, and I noticed th...

Moving to a new country created a difficult language barrier and culture shock

By Anna Podshivalova

March 13, 2019

In my hometown of Moscow, Russia I had lots of friends. I didn’t even have enough time to meet everyone but everything changed after my move to the U.S.I wanted to learn the English language and get an international education...

Society does not define when women should have children

By Diamond Brown

March 13, 2019

There is so much societal pressure on women to hurry up and have children before they get too old as their “biological clock” starts ticking. I’m 26 years old and married with no children. I am not trying to hav...

Worried is an Understatement

By Omar Rashad

February 25, 2019

Just 11 days into the new year, my Twitter timeline was flooded with Bay Area journalists’ tweets—only this time it wasn’t because of lauded reporting or the announcement of a promotion. The East Bay Express, ...

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