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Parents and community members gather at La Puente Park to speak out against school closures.

Parents strike against “reconfiguration” of several HLPUSD schools

Jacob Bertram, Staff Reporter November 22, 2023

I was not sure what to expect when I first stepped into the Hacienda-La Puente Unified district office on the evening of Oct. 26. Aside from an unusually large crowd of parents and children stationed...

Outside look of Chismosa Cafe.

Spilling the tea and drinking it too at Chismosa Cafe

Grace Ureta, Social Media Manager November 21, 2023

In downtown Covina, across the street from city hall, there sits a cafe that had just opened at the beginning of 2023. The smell of cafe de olla and chilaquiles made my stomach growl and my mouth water....

Police and Campus Safety vehicle parked at Miracle Mile on a rainy day.

Is Mt. SAC safe?

This story was updated at 3:53 p.m. on Nov. 20.   Aggressive crimes that punctuated the beginning of the fall 2023 semester have brought into question the campus’ vulnerability and the efficacy...

One of many parents holding a sign that reads, “Fair and quality education belongs to everyone in the district!” expressing her thoughts on the school closures.

La Puente parents protest amid looming threat of school closures

Jacob Bertram, Staff Reporter November 17, 2023

Dozens of students, parents and community members from the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District marched from La Puente Park to city hall on Nov. 8 to speak out against the proposed closure of four...

Ofrenda for deceased Palestinian civilians at the Mt. SAC building 26A courtyard.

Mt. SAC “withdrew sponsorship” from Equity Center event on Palestinian oppression

Adam Young, Editor in Chief November 15, 2023

Mt. SAC “withdrew sponsorship” from an Equity Center event about a presentation on Palestinian history from “an indigenous perspective” citing a “potential bias concerning the conflict in Gaza,”...

Mt. SAC veterans enjoy breakfast hosted by the Veterans Resource Center.

Service. Honor. Respect.

Gil Mata, News Editor November 15, 2023

On Nov. 8, the Veterans Resource Center hosted a breakfast to salute those who have answered the call in the service of our country. Current students, alumni, staff and members of the Board of Trustees...

Elevator at building 26D still operates despite not having an up-to-date permit like many others across Southern California.

Most elevators at Mt. SAC operate with expired permits

Andres Munoz, Staff Reporter November 10, 2023

Elevators across the campus with expired permits, ranging from a few months to a few years, have been operating with little regard, adding another cause for concern regarding campus safety. Most permits...

Photomath is one of many math tools that will help educate the next generation.

Opinion: Math curriculum needs to embrace Math apps to help students learn more efficiently

Alex Ruiz, Opinion Editor November 9, 2023

Math curriculum across the country needs to accept and involve tools such as Photomath in classrooms to keep students engaged and expand their understanding of the subject. Digitized math learning is...

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(left) Bao-Chi Ngyuen
(middle) Cathy Samayoa
(right) Elizabeth Ondula

Their stories of resilience: Women of Color in STEM

Ehvan Fennell, Features Editor November 8, 2023

Mt. SAC Equity Center and STEM Center hosted “Women of Color in STEM” to celebrate and appreciate women of color in the STEM professions on Nov. 2. The panel had a goal of discussing the need for...

The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 continue to lead console gaming.

A retrospective of the three years since the release of the Xbox Series X and PS5

Alex Ruiz, Opinion Editor November 7, 2023

Nov. 10 will mark three years since the release of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5. Both consoles were released amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to give users a more powerful...

Students for Socialism holding signs stating, End all U.S. Aid to Israel at the building 26A courtyard.

Mt. SAC student-organized Free Palestine Rally

David Fender, Adam Young, and Andres Munoz November 6, 2023

On Nov. 2, students gathered to rally against the oppression of the Palestinian people by advocating for ending United States aid to Israel at the building 26A courtyard. Mt. SAC’s Black Student Union,...

Joe Mountie Removed created via Canva

Taking out the “Joe” and leaving the “Mountie”

Ehvan Fennell, Features Editor November 3, 2023

Mt. SAC’s iconic Joe Mountie, the college’s controversial mascot for 77 years, is on the cusp of being replaced, marking a new era in the institution's history. The motion, approved by the Board...

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