Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to postpone the Olympics until the summer of 2021, so they should be given some credit for their ultimate decision. However, the way Bach and Abe went about it was disturbing, to say the least.
Imagine being in your 80s, enjoying your retirement with a grand-class cruise ship. You get off with a souvenir, the notorious COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This souvenir, like many others, was made in China. The Chinese government was warned about this new disease, and all they did was cover the disease up until it got spread to other countries. Coronavirus cases have multiplied in great numbers in both Japan and South Korea now, with South Korea being second only to China for cases …
Minerva Ochoa’s parents didn’t go to college, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing an education at Pasadena City College. What was once a pipe dream for the young woman from the city of Calexico is now a reality. This summer, Ochoa will join fellow students Jenny Chang and Bernadette Sebastian in an exchange program to another country.
With 20 percent of eligible third through eighth graders passing on the standardized exams last spring, the recently adopted Common Core standards have come under fire.