Jessica Salas (Senior) Magnolia

When this virus struck in March, and schools were beginning to close, I found myself with much more free time than I usually had. Along with that, I wasn’t allowed to see my friends and the shift from in-person to online school was quite difficult. I also remember panic happening among my family because we had feared my parents were going to lose their jobs. To say the least, the first few months of social distancing was tough. Now, I have become accustomed to distancing learning and the fear that I once had is not as prominent. However, the amount of free time I have and being in my house most of the time has led to some mental health issues, such as high anxiety which has sometimes made it hard to function on a day to day basis. Besides that, I feel that the extra time has also given me clarity and allowed me to focus on what is going on in the world and how I can further help. All in all, COVID – 19 has greatly impacted the world and the billions of people living on it, and will continue to shape society as a whole in the future.

Carol Juarez, Senior (Magnolia)

    Covid has really affected me lately. I’m now at home everyday and it really affected me socially. Not being able to speak to friends and see people on a regular basis is hard for me. Also, now that school is closed it has really had an effect on my school life. I’m not used to being at home all the time and working on my computer for 8 hours, like we’re usually in a classroom surrounded by other students. With social distancing and all, we now separate ourselves from other parts of society. This has made me feel very much disconnected from my friends and family. All though we have social media to communicate with, it’s always better to talk in person and with this virus we can’t really do that.

Thomas Nguyen, Senior (Magnolia)

Senior year supposed to be magical. Putting on your suit for prom, late night party at Disney with friends, or walking the path of graduation and receiving your diploma. I envision this being my senior year, only for it now to be a fantasy. The COVID-19 pandemic appeared and took away what could have been one of the best experiences of my life, my disappointment was immeasurable at first. But as the days unfold, I have come to accept the situation. As the pandemic breakout, news scattered on the internet about families losing their income, financially broken and massive death toll. It is that, when I come to terms with the event and appreciate that I am still lucky to have my family keeping their jobs and still being healthy. And rather, I should be grateful for this peacefulness that still resides in my life. I started spending time learning new skills: coding, guitars, cooking. And learn to self-entertain. This time might be tough, but I believe coming out of this pandemic will make me stronger, more disciplined and resilient for any future events.

Sanaa Abdulkarim, Senior (Magnolia)

As a senior it has been hard dealing with this quarantine, because these last three months are known to be the most exciting field months of the high school experience. And not being able to even say goodbye to my friends has been truly hard to think about. I’m glad that we’re home and staying safe, but I wish there was a way to go back and just go back to the good old days.

Research Project: Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Anxiety Disorders

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Throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, the Allied Health Academy students have put in their time and hard work into research projects on topics of their choice! In the upcoming weeks, AHA wants to showcase the students’ tremendous efforts by featuring their research projects in its entirety. This week we are proud to introduce Leyna Nguyen, Tiffanie Nguyen, Lizbeth Trujillo’s research project on:Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Anxiety Disorders. Excellent job!! Everyone at OCAPICA and the Allied Health Academy are so proud of you and your achievements! 🙌🏼

Nataly Frisan, Sophomore (Magnolia)

During these harsh times of COVID-19 all I think about is how drastically everyone’s lives have changed. The days pass by quicker than ever and I really just miss my friends a lot, being stuck inside my family drives me insane. I feel as if certain people don’t take this seriously and they out and socialize without realizing the consequences. If everyone just stayed inside things could bow over faster, but you can’t control what others do. The only thing I’m hoping for is being able to go outside and make memories again.

Kelly Rodriguez, Junior (Magnolia)

After a whole year of preparing for my first Prom, AP exam and second semester grades for my college applications, it all changed in a blink of an eye. As we quarantine in our homes, I find myself struggling to remain motivated in adjusting to this new way of learning. The one event I was in charge of for ASB was Prom, but now I am saddened at the fact that I won’t see my ideas come to life. Now’s the time I must remain mentally strong in order to finish my Junior year right, and start preparing for any other future obstacles. On the bright side, I am happy to have my family safe and healthy as we take the precautions needed to avoid such viruses.

Research Project: What are Parents Attitudes towards Flu Vaccinations?

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Throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, the Allied Health Academy students have put in their time and hard work into research projects on topics of their choice! In the upcoming weeks, AHA wants to showcase the students’ tremendous efforts by featuring their research projects in its entirety. This week we are proud to introduce Albert Calderon, Emily Chavez, Mindy Le, Lena Moua’s research project on:What are parents’ attitudes towards flu vaccinations. Excellent job!! Everyone at OCAPICA and the Allied Health Academy are so proud of you and your achievements! 🙌🏼

Carissa Pearl Moya, Senior (Magnolia, Final)

Although my experience as a senior is far from what my imaginations wandered to months or years ago, I am beyond grateful for all the memories I made throughout my four years at Magnolia High School. From the bottom of my heart, my gratitude goes out to all my friends, family, teachers, mentors, and fellow peers. It has been one hell of a rollercoaster but I cannot wait to continue my success in California State University of Long Beach.

Research Project: Peoples’ Awareness on Census and the WIOA Dislocated Worker Program

 

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For the duration of the 2019-2020 academic year Allied Health Academy students put their hard work into accomplishing a research project on the topic of their choice. For weeks, these students dedicated time into completing these research projects that provide community-based information. AHA wants to congratulate these students on their achievements! This week we are extremely proud to introduce Karla Luna and Tuan Nguyen’s research project on: Peoples’ Awareness on Census and the WIOA dislocated Workers Program. Great Job you two!! 👏🏼Everyone at OCAPICA and the Allied Health Academy is so proud of you and your achievements! 🤩