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Scroggins sitting in his office in Mt. SAC Founders Hall

Mt. SAC president to retire after 49 years in higher education

Delila Grubaugh, News Editor September 26, 2022

After 11 years of dedication, Mt. SAC President and CEO Dr. Bill Scroggins, 74, will be retiring at the end of this academic year. Scroggins had submitted his intent to retire back in July, and this...

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Salary revision shelved after interpreters ask for reconsideration

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief September 21, 2022

An agenda item on the Sept. 14 Board of Trustees meeting consent calendar was removed for further consideration after several faculty members spoke against it during public comments. The item, a revision...

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Mt. SAC approves bachelor’s degree in histotechnology

Christie Yeung, Managing Editor September 20, 2022

During the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 14, professor of anatomy and physiology, microbiology and public health Carmen Rexach and professor of histotechnology Jennifer MacDonald gave a persuasive...

Little Joe (left) and Joe Mountie (right). Photo courtesy of the Mascot Task Force.

Mt. SAC mascot Joe Mountie to be replaced after 76 years

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief September 19, 2022

A motion to remove and replace Mt. SAC’s long-serving mascot, Joe Mountie, was officially approved by Mt. SAC’s Board of Trustees on Sept. 14. Earlier this year, after 18 months of research and meetings,...

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Mt. SAC To Host Volunteer Fair

Daniel Marroquin, Staff Reporter September 13, 2022

On Sept. 14, Mt. SAC will host its Community Volunteer Fair with 12 organizations planned to have booths at the event. There are myriad fields of interest for people looking to offer their time and resources...

California To Become A Sanctuary For Transgender Youth

California To Become A Sanctuary For Transgender Youth

Delila Grubaugh, News Editor September 13, 2022

California may soon become a refuge state for transgender youth and their families that face prosecution or lack of access to gender affirming care. This is as a result of the advancement of SB 107,...

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Mt. SAC Announces Free Bus Rides

Gabby Flores, News Editor August 26, 2022

Mt. SAC has debuted a new transportation program for students who are currently enrolled in the fall semester. Any student enrolled with at least one credit is eligible for free bus rides through the GO...

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Recapping Mt. SAC’s Recent Harassment and Discrimination Cases

Armando Sanchez August 8, 2022

During the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees meeting that took place on April 13, 2022, an informational report provided updated numbers on harassment claims at the school. Between January 1, 2021 and December...

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Investigating Lawsuits Against Mt. SAC

Andie Kalinowski, Features Editor July 27, 2022

Mt. SAC has faced numerous lawsuits over the years, from the city of Walnut, the United Walnut Taxpayers UWT, students and faculty. The nature and statuses of the cases vary. Alleged rape, cover-up, civil...

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On-Campus Infections Trend Upward

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor July 12, 2022

Mt. SAC’s on-campus test positivity rate has steadily increased since March, according to data published on the school’s COVID-19 dashboard. The climbing statistic comes amid the dropped vaccination...

The college has decided to move away from Joe Mountie and move towards the neutral M.

Mascot Voted Down, “Mounties” Still Controversial

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief June 1, 2022

After making decisions at a prior meeting, the mascot and moniker task force met again on May 26 to discuss how they will replace the college’s mascot. At the prior meeting, 17 members presented to...

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...

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