It has been 116 days since President Biden’s inauguration. During his campaign one of the promises he made was to revert all inhumane immigration policies made by the Trump administration.
It came like a predicted tsunami. Covid, a force that began quietly and powerful, something only a few were prepared for. A [Pandemic], a word not commonly known to many before the year 2019. One that now holds true meaning to everyone and severe consequences that still affect many. While some work on recuperating lost jobs, relationships, and the ability to go about their normal daily routine, others remain wounded. Physically, mentally, and emotionally the aftershocks of Covid are present. Covid 19 once labeled as a novice virus continues to impact every student at East Los Angeles College.
Students should have the mentality of getting ready to go back to school as restrictions are starting to ease up.
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.
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 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.
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.
Los Angeles Community College district students are not adjusting well to online learning and would rather return to in person classes for Spring 2021. Many students would rather not continue with online classes for the upcoming spring 2021 semester.
A DNA test altered former East Los Angeles College student Frances Felix’s life. She learned at age 40 that she was kidnaped at birth.