LACCD enrollment drops during pandemic

Enrollment is down across all nine Los Angeles Community College District schools. With the exception of Los Angeles City College, all LACCD colleges are experiencing a 10% decrease, at least, in enrollment when comparing Fall 2020 to Fall 2019.

October 22, 2020
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Budget cuts threaten student tutoring hours

The Learning Center lost a grant that will start to affect staff by winter, which will result in fewer tutoring hours. It has already lost some CALWORKS tutors when migrating online.
Math tutors were not cut, but now they are down eight tutors and have decided to reduce their hours. Some tutors graduated and their positions were not filled.

October 15, 2020
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Halloween not lost, just changed

October 13, 2020

Halloween is not about one particular day, it’s about the holiday spirit. This spirit is prevalent and celebrated all throughout the month of October.
Nobody said that Halloween was cancelled, so there’s no need to dampen the holiday spirit.
People can still decorate their houses with spooky decorations and such, but should have a sign out-front telling people that they’re not giving out candy to prevent the spread of germs.
It seems like a buzzkill, however. Halloween isn’t going to be restrictive forever.
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Domestic violence advocacy calls for male participation

Due to an increase of domestic violence and sexual assualt this year, the East Los Angeles Women’s Center has decided to take action and host informative online workshops.
Cases have gone up with the stay-at-home orders in place these past months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women says, “Emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.”

October 9, 2020
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Possible automotive tech in-person classes spring 2021

October 9, 2020

Automotive Technology may return to in-person labs for the 2021 spring semester.
Department Chair Adrian Banuelos proposal would cover all the automotive class lab sections being offered during the 2021 spring semester and would follow county guidelines on reopening. Lectures would continue as online portions.

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Zoom is an essential working app

October 5, 2020

The video conference application Zoom, is a critical infrastructure to society because it creates a more personal approach to the outside world.
Zoom has been a crucial part to schools across the nation and other parts of the world since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

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Student ambassador helps undocumented students

Katya Alvarado is the scholar ambassador of the DRC, and her function as an ambassador of the DRC is an advocate for undocumented students on campus.
The Dream Resource Center provides assistance to AB-540 / SB 68 petitions, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewals, California Dream Act, Extended Opportunities Programs & Services, scholarships, referrals to counseling and other supportive services and resources available to students on and off campus.

October 3, 2020
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Paying COVID-19 college fees ridiculous

September 30, 2020

Colleges and universities are throwing more weight on their students by charging them extra fees during the pandemic.
COVID-19 has caused colleges all over the country to embrace virtual learning.
Some students may be stressing with this new way of learning, but they’re also stressing about tuition and fees.

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Opening schools now foolish

Opening schools in the United States during this global Covid-19 pandemic is stupid.
School districts in some of the most highly infected areas have made the decision to let parents choose between online, traditional schooling or a hybrid of both.

September 30, 2020
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Reopening schools makes sense

The reopening of on-campus classes benefits everyone.
The year 2020 has been unprecedented, to say the least, and has impacted mostly everyone’s normal routine. One of the oddest circumstances this year has been the closure of the majority of schools.

September 30, 2020
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