Students balance parenting and online classes during pandemic

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.

December 3, 2020
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Free LAUSD Meals for Families

December 3, 2020

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”.

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ELAC’s Transformation from World War II Bungalows to Present State

December 3, 2020

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.

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Pandemic results in decline of mental health

December 3, 2020

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.

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The “Happiest Season” is Here

December 3, 2020

Holiday season is the happiest time of the year. Romcoms include a formula that gives viewers a sense of nostalgia. Adding a modern twist to a holiday guilty pleasure, queer Christmas romcom “Happiest Season” follows main characters Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis). Worried about her girlfriend being alone for Christmas, Harper invites Abby to come along with her.

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Book Review : Home Body by Rupi Kaur

December 3, 2020

New York Times Bestselling Author Rupi Kaur’s new poetry book, “Home Body,” is a must-read because of the simple, powerful themes it focuses on.

“Home Body” is the third collection of poetry and illustrations by Kaur, whose previous works include Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers; they are both #1 New York Times and international bestsellers, which have sold more than 8 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 40 languages.

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