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2020 in pictures

2020 in pictures

Alexander Phouma, staff writter

September 28, 2020

  2020 has been a crazy year! Covid-19 basically took over the whole year. With the whole pandemic going on, rules were put into places like wearing masks when you go out. In the picture I had took my nephew to the barber shop, and since the pandemic was going on, they had some rules of their...

2020 In Pictures

August 28th is the day that the well renowned actor that furthered the black community, Chadwick Boseman, passed away. In 2016 Boseman was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. During this time he shot countless films, including “Black Panther”. In his honor there was a playing of Black Panther at a drive in movie theater.

Kamryn Tate, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

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2020 in Pictures

 Murals are painted on boards that establishments in Downtown Long Beach put up due to recent protest resulting from the murder of a black man, George Floyd, by police officers. In this painting 3 black people who have died due to police brutality are painted surrounded many victims last words.

Zinia Francis, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

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2020 In Pictures

Restrictions of mask requirements remain on most continually populated and shopped at stores [Photo was taken September 3rd]

Xandria Hines, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

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Volunteers Clean-up Downtown Long Beach After Riots

Volunteers Clean-up Downtown Long Beach After Riots

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

June 1, 2020

On the night of May 31, citizens of Long Beach watched as rioters looted and destroyed countless stores in Downtown Long Beach and other areas of the city. The looting came after thousands of peaceful protesters marched down Broadway making their voice heard and joining the millions across the country...

How Covid-19 Affects Youth’s Mental Health

How Covid-19 Affects Youth's Mental Health

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

May 22, 2020

Mental health, though often stigmatized, has been an issue since before Covid 19 shifted our everyday lives. Now, as stay at home orders displace us from our work and school environments and our everyday routine, mental health continues to be a top issue, especially among young people.    Ac...

$1 Million Raised for Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund

Medical worker exits the Long Beach VA hospital after a shift

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

April 13, 2020

In the wake of many businesses being shut down and many workers finding themselves without work, the City of Long Beach in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation started a Coronavirus Relief Fund. The money raised is going to assist low income workers, small businesses, and those immediate...

Things are Changing in Long Beach

Scenes from the Rapid Assessment Clinic in LBCC (Friday April 10)

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

April 11, 2020

How the City is Staying Ahead   The date was March 4. Robert Garcia made the decision to place Long Beach in a state of emergency. At that time there were no known cases of coronavirus in the city. The declaration of a state of emergency was made to allow for the coordination of agencies acro...

Long Beach Hospitals prepare for rush of patients among COVID-19 outbreak

Long Beach Hospitals prepare for rush of patients among COVID-19 outbreak

Nick Eismann, Staff Photographer

April 8, 2020

As of April 8, Long Beach has a total of 256 confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus, a number which Mayor Garcia says is expected to rise exponentially in the coming weeks. All businesses deemed non-essential are closed down and those that are still open, such as grocery stores, restaurants or banks ar...

School Food? It’s Alright…

Javier Esquivias, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2020

School lunch has a reputation of being okay to being questionable, at least for me. When School lunch has a “real” meal in the menu, nine times out ten it looks either like a microwave dinner or barf. But, there are some good lunch items out there, although none of them are better than a Mcdonald’s...

Poly Teacher Calls Out “Pendeja” and Sparks Social Movements

Poly Teacher Calls Out

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts and Culture Editor

February 18, 2020

Government, Economics and AP Psychology teacher, Myriam Gurba, has become an internet sensation. Her witty and no filter review of the book American Dirt titled "Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature" published in late December caused controversy due to its...