The Channels

Distance learning offers a glimpse into our new dystopian education

Jacob Frank, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2020

Returning to City College during the ongoing pandemic brings a strange feeling, like summer hasn’t quite ended but the semester hasn’t really begun. The college’s decision to implement campus-wide distance learning, or online classes, is the cause of this sort of edu...

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...

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