This public service announcement is directed at GCC students specifically. Masks have been required in classrooms since the start of the school year. On March 21, Maricopa Community Colleges will change their mask mandate policy. Students will no longer be required to wear masks in classrooms. Teachers can still require the use of masks depending on the needs of the class. This information is from an email sent out by Glendale Community College. Even though masks are no longer required, they are still encouraged. Since this announcement was sent in an email, I felt it was important to share the message again. I hope this announcement serves as a reminder that a sense of normalcy is hopefully returning. Students have been affected in many ways by the Covid-19 pandemic. The choice to wear a mask is hopefully a sign that things are improving. This change is a nice way to return to school after spring break.
My name is Marc Iannaco and this is my second semester at Glendale Community College. I grew up in Boston and I moved to Arizona last July. I want to attend Arizona State University and potentially continue to pursuit journalism. My goals in education at the moment are simple. I want to continue to get good grades and finish requirements. Writing is something I have enjoyed a lot since I was young. For me, Journalism combines writing with reporting in many cases. Studying a topic and then feeling confident enough to offer insight is an intriguing process. That process is something I hope to get better at by taking this class. I am also excited to learn different ways to utilize the internet.