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El Camino College The Union

The student news site of El Camino College

El Camino College The Union

Math professor James Stein addresses the El Camino College board of trustees during its Feb. 21 meeting in Room 150 of the Administration Building. Stein says he has taught at El Camino for 10 years, UCLA for eight years and CalState Long Beach for 35 years. He wants less asynchronous courses. (Ma. Gisela Ordenes | The Union)
Math professor says asynchronous classes breed dishonest students and lazy teachers
By Ma. Gisela Ordenes February 22, 2024

Education should get back to what it was before the pandemic and asynchronous courses should be “greatly reduced,” a faculty member said during the Feb. 21 board of trustees meeting.Part-time...

Sweet Science Boxing and MMA gym owner Marco Trejo, middle, lifts up Francisco Chavarin, left, and Ricardo Mercado after their battle at El Camino College’s first “Fight Night” event in Hawthorne on Saturday, May 20, 2023. (Khoury Williams | The Union)
Ready to rumble? Boxing Club to host fundraising event
By Tommy Kallman February 22, 2024

Big blows and quick weaves will happen between fighters in the boxing ring.El Camino College’s Boxing Club will be hosting its "Fight Night" fundraiser at the Sweet Science Gym in Hawthorne on Saturday,...

LAPD detective Jennifer Hammer (left) and L.A. County Assistant District Attorney Hamid Balian meet outside court on Jan. 17, 2024 at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Hammer has served as one of the lead investigators in the murder of El Camino College student Juan Hernandez. Balian has led the prosecution team. Ethan Astaphan, 30, of San Gabriel and Weijia Peng, 34, of Alhambra are being tried for Hernandezs murder. (Kim McGill | The Union)
Trial of two men accused of murdering El Camino student starts in Downtown L.A.
By Kim McGill February 20, 2024

More than three years after an El Camino College student's body was found in a remote section of the Mojave Desert, the trial of two men accused of killing him has begun.Ethan Astaphan, 30, from San Gabriel...

El Camino College Police Chief Michael Trevis explains the parameters of an upcoming active shooter drill, taking place on Friday, April 12, to the members of the Academic Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 20. (Osvin Suazo | The Union)
Active shooter drill taking place on campus
By Eddy Cermeno February 20, 2024

An active shooter drill will take place in the El Camino College Bookstore during spring break on Friday, April 12, from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.The drill will be restricted to the area and will happen inside...

Architect and social justice advocate Steven Lewis, left, and adjunct professor for the Architecture Department Reuben E. Jacobs, open a dialogue about Black architects in Southern California in the East Dining Room on Feb 14. “We have to tell our story. We brought with us this skill and this capability. And yet we’re hidden in the background, Lewis said. (Erica Lee | The Union)
El Camino celebrates Black History Month with discussion on Black architects in Southern California
By Erica Lee February 19, 2024

El Camino continued its celebration of Black History Month with a conversation about Black architects and how they shaped Southern California...

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A giant Stitch plush hangs ready to be bought as a gift from a Valentines Day stall across the street from El Camino College, on Wednesday, Feb. 14. (Raphael Richardson | The Union)
No valentine, no problem: People on campus find various ways to celebrate the 'day of love'
By Union Staff February 14, 2024
People on campus find various ways to celebrate the 'day of love,' including those without a valentine
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Jason Irie, left, and Joshua Molina make final checks on their R2D2 robot to prepare for the Dec. 6 robotics exhibition on Tuesday, Dec. 5. (Misaki Asaba | The Union)
Clubs on campus: The Robotics Club
By Kae Takazawa December 16, 2023

A domed head.A cylindrical body covered with a silver and blue plastic exterior.Little wheels for movement.Who doesn't recognize R2-D2 from the...

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Vice President of Student Services Jeff Stephenson stands for a photo in front of the Student Services Building on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. (Ethan Balderas | The Union)
Life, death, education and leadership: A vice president's unique journey
By Angel Pasillas December 15, 2023

The new vice president of student services just finished up his first semester at El Camino College.But, Jeff Stephenson has already won hearts,...

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California dreaming: Finding my place in the city of angels
By Maddie Selack December 13, 2023
Fulfilling my dreams of moving from Kentucky to California
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The Union Vol. 78, Issue 5, Dec. 7, 2023
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