El Camino College The Union

Recent school shootings show need for additional safety precautions

By Samuel Hill

February 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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