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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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...

Screenshot of Sarah Nichols speaking before the Board of Trustees on April 13.

Individuals Voice Concerns Regarding Expiring COVID-19 Mandates

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief April 18, 2022

Several classified and faculty members went before the Board of Trustees on April 13 to discuss their views regarding the vaccination and masking requirements that are set to expire after this semester. Academic...

After burning sage, Native American Inter-Tribal Student Alliance President Abe Gaumot holds The Peoples Staff on April 1 and feels a connection to those that came before him.

Club Receives Historic Peoples Staff

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 12, 2022

Mt. SAC’s Native American Inter-Tribal Student Alliance received a staff, named The People’s Staff, to highlight the Native American Citizenship Act. In 2024, the act will have its 100-year anniversary. The...

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Mt. SAC Looks Towards Post-COVID Future

Diego Renteria, Sports Editor April 4, 2022

The pandemic brought in-person learning at Mt. SAC – and schools countrywide – to a halt in March of 2020, effectively turning the once-bustling college into a ghost town. For many, the future seemed...

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Students Await Mt. SAC’s First Baccalaureate Program

Joshua Sanchez, Editor In Chief March 31, 2022

Under a new California law that enables community colleges to implement baccalaureate programs, Mt. SAC has put forth a proposal to provide a bachelor’s degree in histotechnology. Mt. SAC submitted...

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How COVID-19 Ruins Mental Health

Day Gyselaar and Megan Cansino March 28, 2022

When we talk about what the pandemic has taken from us over the last two years, we often only consider the physical losses and tangible holes in our lives. Whether it be the loss of routine, the loss of...

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Safety On Campus Remains A Concern

Gabby Flores and Jianping Cao March 21, 2022

After adjusting to the new format for classes, individuals still remained concerned regarding safety on campus. The pandemic has brought a new sense of fear and worry as the emergence of variants continues...

The County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services left a notice of closure sign on the window of Mountie Cafe on Sept. 27, 2018.

Student Claims Campus Food Is Trash

Joshua Sanchez, Editor In Chief March 10, 2022

Psychology professor Cara Tan told Mt. SAC’s Board of Trustees on March 9 about a student who went to get food on campus and found that there was a hair in their cup of pudding. Tan added that this...

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