All posts tagged: the circle

Is the U.S. leading when it comes to maternity leave?

Women’s Issues, The Circle Maternity leave was implemented when women began entering the workforce, even before a bill passed to mandate it for employees. In 1993, Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which “entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In regards to Maternity leave, parents have the right to leave and bond with a newborn child, however, it “must conclude within 12 months after the birth or placement.” This topic is important to address because families are fighting to maintain their homes and feed their children. In America, we should be able to work hard and feel safe, but as a country we are ranking low in comparison to others. NPR released a graph showing the differences in countries and the U.S. ranked the lowest in advanced economies on this issue.

Echo Park: an evolving city under gentrification’s wing

Written by Cindy Carrillo, The Circle Echo Park is located right off the 101 North and Echo Park Blvd. As you exit the freeway, the notorious lake rests in front of you. The lake is a popular hang-out spot by locals and visitors for as long as many can recall. In 2011, the lake closed for a two-year, $45 million renovation in order to restore its well-known beauty. Special events occur, including the annual Lotus Festival, which forms part of the city’s culture and history. However, how is this all affected by gentrification? Is it affected at all?

The Athenian Print presents: The Circle series

The Athenian Print special Mount students enrolled in the Journalism 110 course, Ethics and Legalities, have redefined the term, final project. When the semester commenced, students were asked to choose a topic of interest that they will conduct in-depth research, interviews, and presentations on throughout the course. In the end, they will report it in class under the course’s mission to develop individual ethical standards while understanding the legalities behind them. However, a group of students have decided to reach out to The Athenian Print and invite the student body and community to be a part of their projects in an educational and conversational way.

Annual Lighting of the Circle

Written by Kimberly Quitzon, Arts and Entertainment Editor Mount St. Mary’s students lined up to the smell of kettle corn to celebrate the annual Lighting of the Circle. The event marks the beginning of the holiday season and brings students together for cupcakes and hot chocolate. “I just think it’s a great way for every one to get together and relax” said sophomore Yasmin Hernandez. It was her first time coming to the event, and she was excited to see the lights turn on. The school’s student body took months to plan the event. “The biggest challenge we had was trying to do the most we could with the limited resources we had,” ASB President Sean Balba said. “Despite this, I am very happy with how the event turned out and it was a joy to see smiles on other people’s faces. I really couldn’t have done this without my team and other faulty and staff that were involved.” Stairs, light posts, and bushes in the circle are now covered in lights, giving the students …