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‘Zooming’ to graduation

Darwin Lopez is pictured with his mother and sister.
A personal essay about our need to celebrate, even if it’s online for now
May 18, 2020

If you told me when I was a freshman in 2015 that my graduation might be canceled and classes would be on Zoom, I probably would have said “Oh well.” Graduation, to me, was expensive, and frankly,...

Those who can’t afford to stock up lose out on some basic necessities

Shelves remain empty for hours at many stores in South Los Angeles. (Catherine Valdez/UT)
Working families often suffer a double penalty, say shoppers in East and South LA
March 20, 2020

By now, shoppers are well aware of the empty shelves and lines out the door. What is less expected during this time of the coronavirus pandemic is that basic necessities for their babies are sold out,...

As classes move online, students’ anxieties shift into high gear

Students in hands-on classes are expected to face obstacles in light of coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College)
March 17, 2020

Erika Gonzalez, a fourth-year student at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in South Los Angeles, already has a lot going on in her life: While both of her parents work, Gonzalez, a first-generation college...

Eastsiders prepare for possible spread of coronavirus

Los Angeles residents on the Eastside stock up on supplies, families prepare for remote classes
March 11, 2020

From products flying off the shelves to local families preparing to work or take classes remotely, coronavirus fears shook the Eastside. Disinfectants, hand sanitizers, antibacterial wipes, water and...

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