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Academic Senate Discussed Class Sizes, Catalog Rights and Land Acknowledgments

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 18, 2020

The Academic Senate met for their regularly scheduled meeting through Zoom on Sept. 17 to discuss several issues that included class size recommendations, changes on catalog rights, and land acknowledgments. During this meeting, class size guidelines were addressed by the Class Size Task Force to focus on goals suc...

Bobcat Fire at 15 Percent Containment

The Bobcat Fire sends a plume of smoke into the sky on Sept. 18, 2020 as evacuation mandates are put into place. Photo courtesy of Jorge Navarro Sr.

Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 18, 2020

Although there has yet to be one home that has succumbed to the blaze of the Bobcat fire, there are many efforts being made to help those who need to evacuate their homes and prevent the spread of the fire into the foothill communities as well as the Mt. Wilson Observatory. The fire, which has been...

OC Fair Drive-Thru Experience and Review

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Delilah Perez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2020

SAC Media’s Arts and Entertainment editor, Delilah Perez gives an inside look at the OC Fair Food Drive-Thru from the comfort, and safety, of her car. Perez tries various foods from different vendors such as Hawaiian Chicken Bowls, Cathy’s Cookies, and more. She shares her experience on this event...

Top 5 Games We Love to Hate

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 16, 2020

People are spending a lot more time at home due to the pandemic. One way to keep us from dying of boredom and help us stay sane is by playing video games. Choosing the right game to play is very important. Here are the five games that people often get mad at but cannot let go. No. 5 Fall Guys  ...

Demonstrators Demand DA Lacey Leave Office

Protesters outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles speak up against District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Photo credit: Cesar Gonzalez/Sac.Media

Cesar Gonzalez, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The organizations Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Bld Pwr Build Power have been holding weekly demonstrations against Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Kendrick Sampson, the founder of Bld Pwr, has made this particular issue of removing Lacey from office an ongoing event since the death...

Mountie Mentor Meeting to Continue Online Amid Global Pandemic

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Kristen Sanchez, Campus News Editor

September 14, 2020

On Thursday Sept. 10, the Mt. SAC Equity Center kicked off its first Mountie Mentor meeting of the fall semester over Zoom with more than 100 student and faculty participants. The program began in the 2019 school year hoping to provide students with a place to connect, build community and find resources...

What’s Causing the Red Sun?

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Abraham Navarro, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2020

As fires rage across the Pacific Northwest and the San Gabriel Valley mountain ranges, ashes can be seen coating everything in sight. Other effects of the wildfires include the apocalyptic scenes of a deep red sun and a yellowish tint in the sunlight, leading some residents to panic over the strange...

Change West Covina Kicks Off Series of Biweekly Town Hall Meetings

Yusuf Arifin, Peter Dien, Erin Lopez and Emylou Vergel de Dios of Change West Covina, a young, progressive group that looks to defund the local police department and bring other social changes to the city. Photo courtesy of Emylou Vergel de Dios.

Abraham Navarro, Editor in Chief

September 11, 2020

Thursday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Change West Covina, a student run West Covina community advocacy group on Instagram, organized the beginning of their biweekly series of town hall meetings which was hosted through Zoom. Although their first town hall meeting was hosted via zoom on July 2, Peter Dien, 17, a...

Mental Health Withers With Us While COVID Carries On

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Jaylen Minnich Hall, Community Features Editor

September 11, 2020

As we pass the six-month mark of COVID-19 lockdown measures, many are struggling with their mental health as a result of the ongoing extension of social distancing measures and confinement. According to a study in The Lancet, “Confinement, loss of usual routine, and reduced social and physical contact wi...

Bobcat Fire Blackens More than 20,000 Acres

The bobcat fire rages behind a home in the hills above Monrovia, California on Sept. 9, 2020. Ashes can be see floating down and coating cars in a fine layer of grey dust. Smoke fills the air and can be seen in a dull gray haze beneath street lights. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media

Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

On Sunday, Sept. 6, what became known as the Bobcat fire began to burn in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa. As of Thursday, Sept. 10, it is zero percent contained and has burned approximately 23,890 acres. According to InciWeb, an interagency information system that keeps track of natural ...

Politics are Crossing the Line in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 8, 2020

For many people video games are an escape from reality. They are venues to be free and do as they please, especially during this pandemic when things aren’t always so positive. One of the games that offers such great freedom is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it has been drifting away from that...

Student Resources for Meeting Mountie Needs

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Cesar Gonzalez, Community News Editor

September 7, 2020

Pandemics, among other global disasters, can strike at any given moment. “I don’t think it’s super crucial as long as you have someone in your household who is able to acquire more resources,” Isaac Le, 18, communications major said. For those that don’t, Mt. SAC has a variety of different...

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