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Faculty’s Next Steps With Uncleared Students

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2021

Click here for the latest update (Sept. 17). With Mt. SAC’s implementation of the Cleared4 reporting system underway, students testing and vaccination proof is now past due. Protocols and next...

Students receive COVID-19 tests at testing site 1, near the administration building on Sept. 8.

Students Risk Losing In-Person Campus Access

Gabby Flores, News Editor September 14, 2021

On Sept. 12, students received an email from Mt. SAC that COVID-19 vaccinations and testing evidence was due immediately. While thousands of students have not submitted proof of vaccination or test results,...

Near the rear of the administration building a sign encouraging masking greets students on Sept. 7.

Not Like Other Community Colleges

Jianping Cao September 13, 2021

On Sept. 1, the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees voted for mandatory vaccinations for all staff members and students who attend in-person classes or use campus facilities at the...

CSEA 262 President Robert Stubbe gives a longer report than usual on Sept. 8 as he explains how the district has been unwilling to grant their unit members certain things.

Classified Requests Equity After Rejections

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2021

Following a lengthy continual protest from faculty, classified unit members joined together on Sept. 8 to say that they, like counselors before them, are a part of the Mt. SAC family and deserve equal...

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College Will Open Testing Sites On Campus

Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor September 6, 2021

Mt. SAC Student Services held a Zoom meeting on Sept. 2 that shared updates and answered questions about vaccination and testing. During the meeting, the Vice President of Student Services, Audrey Yamagata-Noji,...

An office in the SAC.Media newsroom is opened, after breaking the deep clean seal on Sept. 2.

More Cases Follow As Protocols Lag Behind

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-In-Chief September 3, 2021

Update: Sept. 4, 12:20 p.m.: The article previously did not clarify that the numbers on the dashboard refer to totals since March 2020 until the posted dates. This has been corrected.   Students...

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How To Use Cleared4

Gabby Flores, News Editor August 31, 2021

On Aug. 21 Mt. SAC released an email detailing how vaccinated students can verify their vaccination status or keep track of their weekly testing using Cleared4. While many students did not receive an email...

Staff Lot D-2 remains under construction by Tilden-Coil as of Aug. 18.

Why Faculty Parking Changes Affect You

Gabby Flores, News Editor August 27, 2021

Mt. SAC faculty have rallied together and started a petition to urge the campus to create a new faculty parking lot before the beginning of fall semester. As of Aug. 22, the petition has received 174...

Mt. Sac line for student I.D; lack of spacing.

Students Still Concerned Over Campus Return

Gabby Flores, News Editor August 26, 2021

As Mt. SAC begins to welcome students back on campus, many students are feeling a mix of emotions. Earlier this week, Mt. SAC released an email detailing the safety protocols on campus. Despite the...

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Returning To Mt. SAC: What You Need To Know

Gabby Flores August 18, 2021

As students and staff prepare to return to campus, Mt. SAC has issued safety guidelines for students and staff for the fall semester. As of Aug. 16, incoming students and staff who are returning to...

Board President Jay Chen discusses how important this resolution is to the safety of the campus on Aug. 13.

College Approves Vaccination, Weekly Testing Options For Fall

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief August 16, 2021

Following a passionate four hour meeting on Aug. 11, the board took under an hour on Aug. 13 to give the campus a clear message that they heard faculty concerns. In continuation of the apology to counselors...

President William Scroggins engages in a dialogue with Vice President of Administrative Services Morris Rodrigue regarding campus safety protocols at the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees meeting on Aug. 12.

College Verbally Commits To Safety First For Counseling

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief August 13, 2021

After heavy criticism of the campus' general plan for returning to campus, six faculty members who specialize in counseling brought forth a specific concern to the board. In a side letter agreement penned...

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