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Julia McDonald ‘22 practices for Color Guard Sept. 16 to perfect her routine but has to social distance and wear a face mask. It can take a long time to get used to the masks, and many students find it hard to practice with them. “Playing with them and exercising while we’re wearing them is really weird and hard,” McDonald said.

Music and the Mask

October 7, 2020

Outside under the warm sun, musical harmonies fill the open air from a bright white tent. Students congregate...

Graduates raise their fists during the national anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during graduation at Echo Park June 27. Dozens of students raised their fists during the graduation ceremony in solidarity to protest police brutality. “As the graduating Class of 2020 at Rock Canyon High School, we say enough. We say enough to silence, discomfort, and ignorance of racism,” the Black Lives Matter Class of 2020 letter of intention said.

Graduation Demonstration: Students Show Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

July 4, 2020

The setting sun's golden rays illuminated the raised fists of dozens of seniors on Echo Park's field...

Jimmy Lam ‘20 converses with his fellow graduates before the graduation ceremony begins at Echo Park June 27. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, graduation was postponed from its original date in May. “It was nice to see everyone one last time before we all go different ways and start new lives,” Taylor Eubanks ‘20 said.

Academics in a Pandemic: Graduation Recap

July 3, 2020