• Crash, thrash, and ride: El Porto, California

    Crash, thrash, and ride: El Porto, California

    By Nadia Basich and Amira Petrus

    May 5, 2014

    The beach located off Highland Avenue and 45th Street is one of the places to go surf in the South Bay this summer. El Porto is located in north Manhattan Beach between El Segundo and Hermosa Beach. The beautiful scenic drive down Highland Avenue is nothing but million dollar homes and a full landscape of the beach. Other than the nasty oil refinery... READ MORE »»

    Cameron Brown, 23, of El Segundo shreds with a tail slide, El Porto, Manhattan Beach, California. Photo credit: Amira Petrus

  • Kayaking, Long Beach Canals

    Kayaking, Long Beach Canals

    By Amira Petrus and Nadia Basich

    May 5, 2014

    Welcome to Long Beach, Calif. (LBC), notorious for being Snoop Dogg's hometown, cruising down 2nd Street in Belmont Shores, going to The Pike to ride the ferris wheel, and eating at Long Beach Cafe on Ocean Boulevard at noon to cure the hangover from drinking half yards at Yard House. Being in the heart of the South Bay with killer waves and partying... READ MORE »»

    Sisters Nadia Basich, 21, arts editor, and Celeste Basich, 20, journalism major from Harbor College kayaks through Naples Canals every summer. Photo credit: Amira Petrus

  • Frozen treats for the summer heat

    Frozen treats for the summer heat

    By Lorilynn Lomeli

    May 1, 2014

    Handel’s anniversary is fast approaching, starting on a sweltering summer day in 1945; the business, located in Redondo Beach, has been gaining great recognition nationally, and has been dubbed by many to be “one of the best ice cream parlors in the country," according to its website. Its rich, sweet ice cream is made fresh daily, drawing in crowds... READ MORE »»

    1. Mango yogurt topped with bubble burst mango, strawberry, kiwi, pineapple, fruity pebbles, and gummy bears from Yogurtland. Photo by Rene Paramore. 2. Original tart with kiwi, pineapple, raspberries, blackberries, mango, strawberries, and mochi from Pinkberry. Photo by Rene Paramore. 3. Toppings at Cold Stone include M&Ms, sprinkles, and white chocolate chips. Photo by Amira Petrus. 4. A No. 4 Spin Waikiki includes strawberry and banana drizzled with condensed milk on top in the UFO size at Spin Shaved Ice. Photo by Amira Petrus. 5. The Birthday Cake Remix combination at Cold Stone includes cake batter ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, a brownie, and fudge mixed together. Photo by Amira Petrus. 6. The newest combination at Get Shaved is Berrylicious, which has boysenberry, blue raspberry, and strawberry shaved ice with condensed milk drizzled on top. Photo by Amira Petrus. 7. The banana split from Handel’s has strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream surrounded by bananas, topped with pineapple, strawberries, fudge, nuts, whip cream, and a cherry. Photo by Amira Petrus.

  • Nursing EC’s accreditation woes

    Nursing EC’s accreditation woes

    By Rocky Rivera

    April 30, 2014

    EC's nursing program has voluntarily withdrawn from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) after years of failing to meet standards set by the accreditation service, according to a pair of letters from Francisco Arce, vice president of Academic Affairs to Thomas Fallo, president of EC."Students graduating from non-ACEN... READ MORE »»

    Effective March 10, EC's nursing program voluntarily withdrew its bid for accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), but will continue to provide instruction while licensed by the California State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Photo credit: Charles Ryder

  • Jazz musician surmounts carpal tunnel syndrome

    Jazz musician surmounts carpal tunnel syndrome

    By Rigo Bonilla

    April 30, 2014

    Jazz is unpredictable by nature; that’s what draws many people to it. Musicians practice meticulously to be able to navigate the ebbs and flows of the music, but nothing can prepare them for the uncertainties of life. Jared Sachs, 20, music major, who plays in the Jazz One Big Band and the Jazz Combo Band at EC, started playing guitar at 10 years... READ MORE »»

    Jared Sachs, 20, music major, has his wrist checked by student health services coordinator Debbie Conover. Sachs regualry recieves treatment for his carpal tunnel syndrome. Photo credit: John Fordiani

Debating over your future

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Groundskeepers grab news racks

By Matthew Simon

Without warning or notice the Union had several newspaper stands removed by groundskeepers before distribution of the April 2 issue. The move was prompted after Joe Saldana,...  Read More »

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