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Graduating with Autism is a personal goal

By Victor Liptzin

May 17, 2017

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

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

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...

Coming to America as an immigrant

By Selvin Rodas

December 7, 2016

At the age of 13, I came to America without knowing a single word of English.In Honduras, my life was different compared to living here because I only knew about my culture and my language and moving to the U.S was an extreme c...

Not so jolly about Christmas

By Phil Sidavong

December 7, 2016

It's December.You know what that means?"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," or so the song goes.Whether you're in the heart of some Caribbean Island or the top of a snowy mountain, Christmas is supposed to be a jolly ...

Fighting through the storm called ‘life’

By Alba E. Mejia

November 2, 2016

I am 26 years old and still living with my parents and many people don't understand why, but for me, I've been through some struggles that I had to overcome in order to become who I am now.My father always told me, "As a Latina,...

Dating is worth it for Autistic people

By Victor Liptzin

November 2, 2016

I'm a mildly-disabled person and despite that, I've been looking for love for years.I'm closing in on my 30th birthday, but I have never been successful in finding that love.When I was 12 years old I was sent to UCLA Medical ...

Living with Essential Tremors

By Keith Francis

October 20, 2016

I was once invincible, at least I always saw myself as such. I was a "jock." I played a few sports including soccer, tennis, street hockey and baseball throughout my childhood and mid-teenage years. But sadly, it all ended.On ...

Is there such thing as a least favorite class? I may have just found it

By Cindy Portillo

October 12, 2016

We all have that one class we wish we did not have to take. For me, my least favorite class this semester is Anatomy 32, "The Study of the Human Body." I take this class every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 10:40 ...

Don’t stand, don’t sit, read

By Roy Garza

October 4, 2016

By now you've probably heard about the protests during the national anthem, and thrown your two cents in about it too, whether on Facebook or Twitter or whatever.The Black Lives Matter movement and the more recent protests against i...

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