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Students leave school, forced to pay rent for empty apartments

Alexia Beller, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Due to the pandemic, some college students have had to face the harsh reality of suddenly becoming unemployed and forced to move back home—having to say goodbye to their apartment, but not to their lease. Mass amounts of...

Coronavirus continues to spread in prisons, Lompoc expands testing

Michaela Vehslage, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

As millions of Californians continue to shelter in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, the virus has ravaged several prisons including the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex, which has seen cases rise from 70 to 83 in the span ...

Sheltering-in-place has helped me confront, face body image issues

Alloy Zarate, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Having the privilege to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic has given me the space to be confronted with all my body image insecurities and find a path towards healing. I’ve never seriously struggled with acne aside f...

COVID-19 update: Santa Barbara County reports seventh death

Trevor West Morgan, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

The number of coronavirus related deaths has reached 205,398 worldwide with the total in the U.S. reaching 54,964 as of Sunday, April 26.  In California, there have been 1,705 deaths from the virus and over 43,056 cases as o...

California’s response to COVID-19 is extreme, but crucial to save lives

Max Mullins, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Responding quickly to the coronavirus pandemic has helped save numerous lives, and it's important that we maintain precautions to continue to flatten the curve.  Although I initially thought California’s response to the coro...

SBCC to hold virtual graduation, leaving some disappointed

Madeleine Sydkvist, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

When the novel coronavirus spread across the world, schools have been forced to create new ways for students to have class, work, and now as the end of the school year is approaching — how students are celebrating their graduatio...

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