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Will We Ever Change?

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor May 25, 2022

On May 24, at least 19 children and two adults were murdered in a Texan elementary school. The coming days will be clinically routine. Outrage and calls to action will flood social media. Celebrities and...

Bill Elliott continued his arguments against critical race theory, Brian Tabatabai and judicial candidate Thomas Allison on May 17 after making a speech at the prior council meeting that hinted at the great replacement theory.

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City Calls Out Resident’s Racial Remarks

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 23, 2022

After weeks without two perennial gadflies to the council, the pairing returned on May 17 following racial remarks made at the prior meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Rosario Diaz’s husband, William Elliott,...

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Can We Still Say “Gay” At Mt. SAC?

Ethan Brown May 19, 2022

Mt. SAC’s queer representation and safety came into question after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act, known as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, into law on March 28,...

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Navigating Relationships and Communication

Shannon Hines May 18, 2022

Sometimes, acquaintances can turn into friendships that people treasure. But long lasting relationships require hard work and perseverance to keep those connections alive. People with disabilities are...

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Summer Heat to Worsen, Third Year of Latest Drought

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor May 16, 2022

California is on track to face a summer of heat, fire and blackouts that will increase the state’s drought. Although Gov. Gavin Newsom recently outlined a plan to combat the crisis and the Metropolitan...

Faculty gather around Emily Woolery in support of the union before she provided the Faculty Association report to the board on May 11.

Faculty Bring Board Raise Requests

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 12, 2022

Faculty Association members filled Founder’s Hall on May 11 to support their union’s negotiation goals. Signs like “Where’s our COLA?” could be found alongside other signs with percentages...

Francesca P. Ochoa proudly marches with causes for social change.

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Local Scholarship For La Puente Activists

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 10, 2022

In honor of a local activist, three to four Mt. SAC or La Puente High School graduates will receive a $1,000 scholarship if they have graduated from Sparks Middle School and shown a commitment to activism...

English professor, Frank Gomez, raised his voice outside out Founders Hall with his colleagues and other faculty members on May 8, 2021. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/ SAC.Media.

Faculty To Demand Raise, Decreased Enrollment Looms

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 5, 2022

Ahead of the Board of Trustees meeting on May 11, faculty met to organize during their Faculty Association meeting on May 3. Following several years of negotiating for benefits, the Faculty Association...

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Take the Leap, Pursue Your Passion

Armando Sanchez May 5, 2022

In their senior year of high school, Kirin McCrory thought that they wanted to pursue a degree in journalism. That was their intention, as they spent their hours working towards applying to different journalism...

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Mt SAC Ending Vaccine Mandates Is The Worst Decision Ever

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor April 29, 2022

It was early Thursday morning when I received a health alert with the following in bold red letters: Vaccination Mandate Lifted Beginning Summer Intersession. Those words I had hoped to NOT read so soon...


Mt. SAC Drops Vaccine Mandate For Summer

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 29, 2022

The Mt. SAC Board of Trustees has revoked the vaccine mandate for the summer intersession. The school’s masking requirement will also be eased beginning on June 13. The move comes following a downward...

Catalina Jackson-Uruena, Megan Picas and Sandy Strangis dancing in Embody│in⠂body choreographed by Stephanie Heckert at Mt. SAC Dance Department’s Artist in Residence event on April 22.

Uplifting Community Through Movement

Andie Kalinowski, Features Editor April 28, 2022

Inventive choreography and transcendent dancing assembled a sense of community for female-identifying artists on April 22. MashUP backed their mission of bringing awareness to underappreciated communities...

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