the end is here

There’s no more production schedule. We published our last issue three weeks ago. The editorial board dinner and awards luncheon have both happened, and we are at the part of the semester when we turn in our semester reflection papers and find out what positions we will hold on the paper next semester.

It’s a bittersweet feeling. I miss the rush of trying to get things done already. I never knew I loved student journalism so much until this semester. So much work goes into putting a paper together. We learn and experience a lot.

When fall comes, I’ll be ready for it all over again.

Monique Judge @

Monique Judge @

A collection of my stories that have appeared on the El Camino Union website

  1. This is the first article I ever wrote for the Union, and one I am most proud of. It appeared front page above the fold.
  2. This was article was part of a three-part series on college students and STDS. 
  3. When Adria Richards was fired in March for speaking out against sexually inappropriate conduct by her male peers at a tech conference, I wrote the above opinion piece on it. I also wrote a column about rape culture, which appeared in the print version of the paper, and I can provide a clip if requested. 
  4. This story was part of the STD series that was done for both the paper and the Union online. 
  5. This is an opinion piece regarding the proposed law to increase the background checks required for purchasing firearms. 
  6. Matt Ebiner is a geography professor at El Camino College as well as a marathon runner. He ran in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon and was the top male finisher in his age category. 
  7. When EC decided to renew Tom Fallo’s contract and give him more money, many in the college community disagreed with the decision. This article was an attempt to shed some light on why the decision was made to keep him. 

  8. This opinion piece is part of a weekly column featured in the print version of the paper called “Up For Debate.” In it, I tackle the “no” position when asked whether or not students are properly informed on politics that affect them as students at EC. 

Read next page

Did you find this story interesting? Be the first to
or comment.


it’s funny, even if it’s only funny to me

I just wrote a column about the miscommunications that occur between me and my man friend. I think it is hilarious, but when he reads it, he will probably be annoyed. He will be annoyed even though I have stated all the things I say in the column to him face to face. He has heard all of this before, but he will still be annoyed, further proving my point that men don’t pay attention to the details.

I’ve said this to you before, honey.