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SBCC campus protocols for returning to in-person classes

Kiki Reyes, News Editor | September 3, 2021

Santa Barbara City College is one out of 116 community colleges to demand a vaccine mandate in order to return to campus.  A recent resolution approved by the Board of Trustees on Aug. 5 states that its employees and students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1, unless they have an approved exemption.  “It’s really hard to forecast what will happen with the virus,” said...

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Four students taking on-campus classes test positive for COVID-19

Rodrigo Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief | September 3, 2021

Four COVID-19 cases have been confirmed on Santa Barbara City College’s campus. The first two cases were reported on Tuesday, Aug. 31 in an email sent by Acting Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications Victor Bryant. The two students were last on campus on Thursday, Aug. 26, and were present between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. on the second floor of the Interdisciplinary...

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News Briefs: Final week of vaccine incentive, SBCC announces death
News Briefs: Final week of vaccine incentive, SBCC announces death
Sydney Hammer, Staff Writer • September 28, 2021

With so much happening around the City College community, The Channels would like to offer a single place for the most important information. We’ll be compiling a weekly...

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Clockwise from the top left, singer and musician Marisol “La Marisoul” Hernandez, wrestler and actor Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, professionally known as “El Santo,” broadcaster Polo Ascencio with his daughter Arts & Entertainment Editor Bianca Ascencio, musician Ritchie Valens and journalist and activist Ruben Salazar.
Editors' List: Hispanic figures who influence and embolden our lives
Bianca Ascencio, Arts & Entertainment Editor • September 24, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the Independence Day celebrations of several Latin American nations. The observation started in 1968 under President Johnson and later...

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Elementary students should be required to learn two languages
Bianca Ascencio, Associate Editor • September 27, 2021

I grew up knowing two languages. I think it is beneficial for schools to be more motivated in teaching their students a second language. Learning two languages may...

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After working in a strict corporate environment for so many years, Domingo Lopez enjoys working outdoors on his own time, mixed in with the crowds and seeing old clients. “I wouldn’t trade it,” he said, and also adding that when he sees his old clients he’s “excited to see them again.”
Santa Barbara's 'sole man' still shining in retirement
May 7, 2021

Domingo Lopez didn’t grow up thinking he would become a shoe shiner, but one day the opportunity presented itself to him and he took it. “It’s hard at first,” he said....

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