I attended El Camino College from 2011-2013, and I was on the staff of the newspaper, the magazine and the creative arts journal in some combination the entire time I was there. I put in a lot of work, and it continues to pay off.
Last night I got a very excited text from my former adviser letting me know that I won 1st place in the state competition for a photo essay I did on Crenshaw Blvd with my friend Phil Prins.
I also finally got my plaque for winning 1st place in column writing.
I continue to receive positive affirmation that changing my career direction midlife was a good decision.
My name is Monique Judge.
My mother said she was going to name me Tiffany Janine. I don’t think Tiffany is a bad name; my best friend is a Tiffanny, and she is one of the most awesome people I know, so if we ended up having homophonic names, that probably would have made us cooler as friends. People could refer to us as the Tiffannies, and we’d be these awesome superheroes with fabulous wardrobes and lots and lots of purses.
Alas, my mother instead played ghetto bingo and picked my name out of a bag that her coworkers had put suggestions in. All throughout elementary school, I was one of two girls named Monique in my class. Annoying.
After watching eight hours of nonstop softball that included 22 innings in the intense springtime Sacramento sunshine, El Camino College journalism student Brian Camacho wrote an award-winning spot news story and became a part of sports history.
At the Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Convention in Sacramento, Camacho competed in a newswriting category that assigned about 25 students to a Sacramento State softball doubleheader against Weber State’s Wildcats. The students then wrote about the games.
The second game lasted 15 innings and turned out to be the longest in Sacramento State’s Division I era dating back to 1990. The game was finally called due to darkness.
via El Camino students, publications shine at state journalism convention.
Just came across this story about Brian Camacho, Union staff member, in the Daily Breeze.