Being a Student, Parent, and Teacher in One

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Some parents have been forced to double as their child's teacher while being in school themselves.
November 9, 2020

You sit down to write an essay and as your computer opens, your child screams your name and asks for help on a math problem you haven't looked at since you were their age. After Google helps you answer...

Being Myself in the Background

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Young college student scurries in the shadows with her asexuality as she can't come out to her family
October 16, 2020

Hiding a big secret from family can strain every aspect of life. For Business Administration major Megan Stevens, 20, hiding a part of herself has become part of her daily life. Stevens is gender fluid...

Counselor Mentor Students With Mindfulness

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Professor helps students and faculty through meditation
October 6, 2020

Whether it's in the classroom or online, Adjunct Professor and counselor Andrea Torres is always willing to help not only her students but also faculty members. “I always love to connect with students,...

First Female Welding Instructor Blazes the Trail

Adjunct welding professor Bella Jhin, 31, fires up a torch at Mt. SAC's welding building on Sept 25, 2020. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.
Torches burn as Jhin joins the Mt. SAC Welding Program staff
October 2, 2020

Eight years ago she took a seat in a classroom not knowing she would find her passion and make history by teaching that exact course. On the first day of the 2020 Fall semester, adjunct professor, Bella...

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

Mt. SAC freshmen bring up the challenges of online schooling during the global pandemic
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...

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.
Mt. SAC's new vice president of instruction knows a thing or two about the "Hot Mess" that is community college students
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....

Quarantine Food Experiences You Can’t Miss

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Quarantine killed the fair, but these fairs killed it with the rebound
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...

Pregnancy in Time of COVID-19

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Expectant mother is slammed with suffocating hit after hit during the global pandemic
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...

COVID Raids Lungs, Ravages Wallets

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Students are suffocating financially as the novel coronavirus pressures jobs ahead of the Fall 2020 semester
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...

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.
The biggest heart on campus leaves as English professor Gary Enke retires after 31 years at Mt. SAC
July 25, 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...

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

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Dean Karelyn Hoover is the first speaker to kick off a biweekly speaker series on racial injustice.
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...

Queer and in Quarantine

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced some LGBTQ+ students in uncomfortable situations as they follow stay-home orders with family
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,...

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