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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...

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...

Understanding the media is crucial during the coronavirus pandemic

Kai Zheng, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2020

The news isn’t here to contort or challenge your belief system.  The news isn’t a conspiracy.  The news keeps you informed, and in turn, safe. In the months that led up to the spread of the global pandemic COVID-19, th...

Step by step: Staying motivated in the midst of a global pandemic

Serena Guentz, Features Editor

April 24, 2020

I won’t pretend I have everything all together.  I won’t pretend that I’m being really productive everyday.  We are in weird, unprecedented times right now. I've noticed some side effects of the coronavirus pand...

Partners in crisis: A look at relationships during COVID-19

Lucy Marx and Nate Stephenson

April 17, 2020

Relationships have always been difficult, even before COVID-19 swept across the globe. They require work, compassion, empathy, the list goes on. But at the end of the day, the person you choose to be in one with can make it all...

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...

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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