Online education while undesired by some, has many benefits and should be embraced as a desirable method of learning. As we continue to navigate and learn in a difficult time face to face instruction is gone and school activities are performed virtually. The future of traditional education at ELAC is uncertain.
Los Angeles City College put together a wonderful and emotional tribute in honor of the late Kabwe Chanda. The concert was shared publicly to many outside of LACC to help celebrate Chanda’s life and presence that he had during his time of work.
Students and campus faculty are facing barriers when attempting to communicate. This is driving the two further from the middle ground in a fair education system for both the teacher and the student.
The East Los Angeles College’s Student Health Center held another virtual Mental Health Workshop focusing on depression, stress and anxiety. The workshop took place on Nov. 24th, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p. m.
As Covid-19 cases soar and college enrollment diminishes. It is becoming increasingly harder to ignore the impact the pandemic has had on working students.
The world quickly caved in on many East Los Angeles College students who balance their time between coursework and children due to pandemic. Maria Fernanda Rodriguez, 24, like many parents, copes with the little free time she can get. Between cooking breakfast, and logging in to her zoom sessions, lunchtime quickly approaches and she is back in the kitchen to make a meal.
Imposter syndrome fabricates the idea of self-doubt. It is a psychological pattern that causes people to question their success. They feel they may be discovered as a fraud. Feelings of inadequacy can occur to anyone; Many students have struggled with this.
LAUSD Grab ‘n Go Centers are providing free meals for families and communities during these tough times.
LAUSD Grab ‘n Go has provided nearly $4 million meals to families and communities throughout LA County since March 18th, 2020. As of October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated, “the unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percentage point to 6.9 percent, and the number of unemployed persons fell by 1.5 million to 11.1 million”.
As East Los Angeles College enters its 75th year in operation the campus has undergone a series of major physical transformations. From original World War II bungalows to the beautiful buildings which it houses today, ELAC has gone through a significant journey as it continues to provide educational opportunities for 34,000 students per year.
The mental health of college students is negatively affected by COVID-19. Students are suffering from an increase in stress and anxiety due to the virus. COVID-19 is causing students to worry about loved ones and their own well-being rather than focusing on school which is already stressful enough.