Starting College is Tough Enough, but the Class of 2020 Barely Even Got To Graduate

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Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor

September 11, 2020

Starting college can be challenging, but starting college during a global pandemic can feel next to impossible. For Vivian Soza, Edward Zhang, An Ha, and Mehak Verma, making the transition from high school to college has not been an easy one. All four say that COVID-19 has not only altered their college...

New Vice President Wants to Change Lives

in a photo of the times, Vice President of Instruction Richard Mahon sits between Zoom meetings in his study. Photo courtesy of Richard Mahon.

Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

The Civil Rights movement. Anti-war protests. Marches for women’s rights. These are some of the major events in American history that Mt. SAC’s Vice President of Instruction Richard Mahon grew up watching. Seeing all of these movements, Mahon said that watching the government’s response to it all...

Quarantine Food Experiences You Can’t Miss

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Delilah Perez, Culture Editor

September 8, 2020

With the unprecedented times of COVID-19, numerous events have been canceled. With these cancelations of events like fairs and festivals that people look forward to annually, many are disappointed and are left having to wait for 2021 in hopes that they might be able to attend next year. But even that...

Pregnancy in Time of COVID-19

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Vanessa Feliciano, College Life Editor

September 3, 2020

When 19-year-old sociology major Samantha Puerto looked down at her positive pregnancy test she didn’t know that just three months later a global pandemic would severely derail her plans. Puerto’s pregnancy experience has been far from traditional due to COVID-19. When most women find out they're...

COVID Raids Lungs, Ravages Wallets

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Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor

August 24, 2020

He has a personality that can fill a room and make you feel that you have known him for years, but under that never cowering smile you wouldn’t expect the struggles he is facing. Life was finally supposed to be going his way. He just earned his Associates degree, got offered to play football by New...

A Laugh to Fit the Bill

Gary Enke leads a march on the lawn of the Founder's Hall in front of Mt. SAC in Walnut, California on May 8, 2019. Mt. SAC Staff and Faculty had been protesting to prevent the change in healtcare plans with Enke and others leading protests to keep their health care plans. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

Natalie Lu and Eric Tadeo

July 26, 2020

Once you hear Gary Enke laugh, you never forget the way it sounds. It’s the kind of sound that just makes you want to smile, no matter the mood, and if a sound could replace the sun, his trademark laugh would fit the bill. That’s only one of the many things that makes Enke, 55, such a memorable person,...

Mt. SAC Raises a Call to Action in the Fight Against Racism

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Vanessa Feliciano

July 2, 2020

On Tuesday June 23, the Humanities and Social Science Division kicked off a series called A Call to Action on Zoom which was geared to address issues about equity in the Mt. SAC community. The new biweekly series aims to bring together administration, faculty and students to not only start a conversation...

Queer and in Quarantine

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Alexandra Muniz

May 13, 2020

Mt. SAC, along with various other schools across the country, has been impacted by the shift to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there exists a multitude of students facing hardships, one sub-group in particular has felt the shift hit closer to home. LGBTQ+ college students often...

Nursing Students Are Put on Pause by Coronavirus

Mt. SAC’s nursing program has been impacted by COVID-19. Photo Courtesy: Mt. SAC Marketing Department.

Nadia Vazquez

April 30, 2020

Nursing students eager to complete their certification are now at the mercy of the coronavirus. There are many students who are pursuing careers because they want to make a difference, but those who are in the medical field have had their career path come to a halt because of the deadly coronavirus...

Upcoming Graduates Worry About Commencement

Will graduates walk at the end of Spring 2020? Photo Courtesy: Mt. SAC Marketing Department.

Victoria Miranda

April 30, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread among many cities throughout the United States, Mt. SAC has been closed down due to the stay-at-home order that has been put into place by California Governor Gavin Newsom. All in-person classes have been cancelled and moved onto an online platform, with instructors...

Photo Professor Keeps Students in Focus

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Jessica Cuevas

April 25, 2020

The transition to online classes can be challenging and stressful for students and faculty alike, but Mt. SAC photography professor Christopher Benoe goes the extra mile to help make the situation easier for his students to transition to a virtual class. Benoe provides many useful tools and resources...

Staying On Top While Staying at Home

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Kareem Majeed

April 7, 2020

With most students now transitioning or currently studying online, here are some tips to maximize productivity while learning from home. Be sure to regularly study in a central location, away from your bed or couch. Studying away from your bed or couch can make you more productive as you will focus ...

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