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Stay home: Channels editors share their perspectives on quarantining

Kai Zheng, Lucy Marx, and Serena Guentz

April 17, 2020

Kai Zheng, Opinion Editor I don’t get to work from home during this pandemic.  I work at a grocery store, one of the last standing essential businesses open to the public.  Every shift, I risk exposing myself to the nov...

COVID-19 has given me the time I needed to think about my future

Sarah Maninger, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

For the past two years, I knew that there would come a time when I had to figure out what my next steps were going to be. I just didn’t know that the world would be in the middle of a pandemic when that time came.  Two yea...

Chancellor discusses impact of COVID-19 on community colleges

Jun Starkey, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2020

California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley discussed the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the future of community colleges across the state at a Zoom press conference Tuesday.  The Chancellor’s Office recently received ...

Nursing student faces drastic shift in education due to coronavirus

Alexia Beller, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic, nursing student Jessica Wizman would enter the hospital ready to check off another day of her clinical training. Now she enters with a can of Lysol and a surgical mask, facing possible exposure ...

COVID-19 update: 243 cases in SB county, 100,376 deaths worldwide

Trevor West Morgan, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

As of Friday, the coronavirus has claimed 100,376 lives worldwide and 17,925 lives in the United States with nearly a third of those occurring in New York City.  Santa Barbara County now has 243 confirmed cases as of Thursday,...

COVID-19 forced me to leave US, but reunited me with my family

Elias Loefgren, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

I have never seen any airport as deserted as LAX was when I decided to move from Santa Barbara to my home country of Sweden weeks back. During the beginning stages of the panic, I was very calm, determined to stay in the U.S....

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