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Veterans should not be approached any differently

By Justin Bell

December 5, 2018

Veterans returning from service face many tough challenges in their transition from military to civilian life. Those challenges become even greater for veterans who decide to return to school. These are obstacles that I face pers...

Balancing life can be stressful but there are solutions

By Alexa Kinoshita

November 14, 2018

As soon as I get home from class, all I want to do is jump into a pair of sweatpants, lay in bed and binge-watch the new Black Mirror series on Netflix while eating a pack of Oreos, of course.I want to be lazy but I know I ca...

The homeless near El Camino should be helped not cast out

By Esteban Mendez

November 14, 2018

The homeless population around El Camino are clearly not deterred by the numerous attempts to remove them so it is in the college's best interest that they make it clear that they are friends not adversaries. In the fall seme...

The path that led me to change majors

By Roseana Martinez

November 13, 2018

After high school, I thought I was set on majoring in business, but I never had a reason as to why I wanted to do it.A part of me knew that majoring in business would make my parents proud once I took over the small business ...

Reciting ‘Dora the Explorer’ is apart of my day to day life

By Giselle Morales

October 31, 2018

Youtube crashes, and all of a sudden my mom and I look at each other in a panic. As she waits for YouTube to get up and running again, I sit with my brother and recite "Dora the Explorer" as many times as he wants.Our normal day-to-da...

Lessons learned throughout my journey at El Camino College

By Tanya Silerio

May 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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