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Early March’s spread of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County prompts school officials to cancel Chinese students’ Chinatown field trip

The last time world language teacher Soon-Ya Gordon and her Chinese classes visited Chinatown was on March 17, 2018. Here they are in front of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, where they learned that to make room for Union Station in the 1930s, the current Chinatown was built, and the Chinese people in the El Pueblo area were moved. This year’s March 13 Chinatown field trip was canceled because of the growing coronavirus threat. Image posted with permission from Soon-Ya Gordon.

Michelle Sheen

April 22, 2020

Since 2006 and almost every other year thereafter, Chinese teacher Soon-Ya Gordon has been taking her students to this 140-year-old, nearly one-square-mile location near downtown Los Angeles known as Chinatown. Their field trip would begin at the Fullerton Station on East Santa Fe Avenue, where th...

Yearbook adviser loses chance — twice — to personally accept awards at national journalism conventions in New York, Nashville because of growing threat of COVID-19

Upon sending out emails to journalism advisers the morning of March 17, the National Scholastic Press Association uploaded this image on its spring convention page further notifying visitors to the website of the event's cancellation. Sunny Hills yearbook adviser Lindsay Safe was among those who had registered to attend the venue. Image posted with permission from Ron Johnson.

Michelle Sheen

April 16, 2020

Upon sending out emails to journalism advisers the morning of March 17, the National Scholastic Press Association [NSPA] uploaded this image on its spring convention page further notifying visitors to the website of the event's cancellation. Sunny Hills yearbook adviser Lindsay Safe was among those who ha...

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