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How I helped my mom overcome her coronavirus infection and gained a new appreciation for first-responders

Alma Garcia (left) celebrates her daughter senior Gianne Veluz’s election to chapter office at the FFA banquet on May 9, 2019. Veluz helped Garcia recover from the coronavirus in early July.
Gianne Veluz September 17, 2020

It all started with a text message from my mom while I was spending the night at my sister’s apartment in Tarzana: “Gigi, I have bad news. I got a text from work about my [COVID-19] results, and...

Teens advised to adhere to self-quarantine measures during coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted several regulations from U.S. health or government officials with the most recent one coming from the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Beginning Friday, April 24, those working in grocery and drug stores, gas stations and other retail shops will be required to wear a mask or face covering when interacting with the public. More residents are beginning to also make their own face masks like the ones pictured above to wear when they go out in public. Image taken by Accolade staff writer Hannah Kim.
Anthony Keem April 22, 2020

College students dance the night away on the lush beaches of Miami during spring break, forcing local government officials to limit crowds to 250 people and set an 11 p.m. curfew back on March 15.  Strobe...

March 15: COVID-19 panic leaves several shelves of Amerige Heights Town Center’s Target empty

While on an errand to buy cat food and a lock at Fullerton's Amerige Heights Town Center Target, Accolade co-sports editor Annie Bang and her mother noticed on March 15 several empty shelves that used to contain water bottles, canned goods and other snacks. Photo taken by Accolade co-sports editor Annie Bang.
Annie Bang March 26, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you...

Sunny Hills officials post video on Facebook featuring staff using various remote learning tools on first day of district-imposed school closure

Charis Lee March 22, 2020

For one minute and 30 seconds, the Sunny Hills community affected by a district-imposed school closure in response to the coronavirus pandemic got a glimpse of what distance learning looks like. From...

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