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With the quarantine in March came students all over the country having to learn from the comfort (or discomfort) of their homes.
During the 2017–18 school year, about 21 percent of public schools and 13 percent of private schools offered any courses entirely online.” The National Center for Education Statistics of NCES states “Among public schools, a higher percentage of charter schools (30 percent) offered any courses entirely online, compared to traditional public schools (20 percent).”
It’s needless to say the large majority of schools pre-COVID, had little to no online courses. The transition to 100% online for all students was one that was championed by parents and teachers in Philadelphia. The school district originally planned to begin the year with hybrid learning which was met with pushback before the school year began.
Superintendent Dr. William Hite decided to make the switch that he was originally against due to many students not having access... more
As the U.S. faces Covid-19, CCP’s MarcDavid LGBTQ Center reframed the HIV/AIDs crisis, which suffered detrimentally from negligence in the Oval Office.
“The main parallel,” Deja Lynn Alvarez, Director of community engagement at The Philadelphia Aids Consortium and World Healthcare Infrastructure, and the LGBTQ care coordinator for Department of Public Health, said during the presentation, “between Covid-19 and the AIDS epidemic is that it wasn’t taken seriously sooner because it primarily affected marginalized communities the most.”
CCP’s Vincent Scarfo, coordinator of the MarcDavid LGBTQ center went live with an educational panel on YouTube for World AIDS Day. The panel’s aim was to spread awareness about the advancements in HIV/AIDS treatment, expand educational urgency, and get people who are either seeking help or looking to help pointed in the right direction. Scarfo has been with the MarcDavid LGTBQ center since July of 2015.
“We always try to do... more
As we enter the cold winter months and the third wave of COVID-19, students who face food insecurity find themselves with one less resource.
The SGA sponsored and CCP foundation-funded Snack Rack has provided students with snacks and microwavable food since 2016 to help in the fight against student food insecurity.
This semester the program saw a change in operations. Instead of being open at all times it only operated two days a week by appointment through contactless curbside pick-up. As of November 20th, all operations ceased due to the increase of COVID-19 cases. In the city, new restrictions have been imposed to slow the spread.
According to an email statement, the Snack Rack was able to serve 80 students giving out a total of 786 snack packs and 567 family foodie bags before shutting down until further notice. The email continues by encouraging students to contact Single Stop for connections with food resources, emergency funds, and more.
On November 20, CCP’s student government association hosted a family game night for students at CCP. The game of choice was the popular mobile game Among US, a multiplayer game where players guess which one of their teammates is actually an alien imposter. The total attendance of the event consisted of 4 members of the SGA and two students. The event was overseen by SGA president Moriah Lit.
Admittedly, my expectations for this event were not met. There was a significant amount of disorganization throughout the event. The president and other members seemed to have no prior discussion of the event, and everything seemed very haphazard with very little planning. I would have preferred the event to be more organized and for every SGA member to have understood the concept of the game they were playing.
This is our second event. Our first event wasn’t well advertised because we were given a deadline and we didn’t have too much time to advertise it”, Lit said. “So, to be... more