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Finals season: Mt. SAC students talk stress and classes

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 31, 2023

With finals looming, the months of May and June are some of the most stressful times for students. According to a Gallup report, 44% of associate degree students and 36% of bachelor's degree students...

A firefighter teaching children how to use a fire extinguisher.

Summer is coming: How to prepare for the fire season

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 30, 2023

Because of California’s dry climate, wildfires occur frequently in the summer, causing loss of lives, property and more. According to Cal Fire, in 2022, there were 7,490 wildfires that destroyed 876...

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Mt. SAC supports students during finals

Jalyn Brooks, Staff Reporter May 26, 2023

On May 17, Mt. SAC’s Student Health Services hosted a DeStress Fest for students to alleviate the stresses of finals. DeStress Fest’s self-care activity stations included DIY aromatherapy lotions...

Rep.. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (right) speak on the Green New Deal in front of the Capitol building on February 2019. Via Wikimedia Commons.

The Green New Deal reintroduced in Congress

Emily Fernandez, News Editor May 23, 2023

On April 20, the Green New Deal was reintroduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts. According to The New York Times, the purpose of this proposal...

Women’s Oregon team celebrating their victory.

Mt. SAC’s Hilmer Lodge Stadium hosts the PAC 12 track and field championship

Megan Sanders, Staff Reporter May 16, 2023

Mt. SAC’s Hilmer Lodge Stadium hosted the PAC 12 track and field championship from May 12-14 and witnessed some of the greatest athletes compete. Among them, two teams rose up after three days of competitions....

A car wrecked by distracted driving.

Nine lives per day: Mt. SAC students talk distractions behind the wheel

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

Distracted driving is a daily occurrence for many people, including students, and causes thousands of deaths every year. Jim Jones, a psychologist who survived a distracted driving accident in 2013,...

Jakob Ingebrigtsen competing in last years Track Fest. Via Kevin Morris/Sound Running.

Mt. SAC to host Track Fest at Hilmer Lodge Stadium

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief April 30, 2023

Track Fest, a track meet event featuring world-class athletes, will be held at the Hilmer Lodge Stadium on May 6. The “part music festival, part track meet” event, as described by its promotional...

Social media addiction. Via Marco Verch Professional Photographer/Flickr.

‘People just like mocking you, trolling you’: Mt. SAC students discuss the impact of social media

Ada Li, Staff Reporter April 28, 2023

Instagram. TikTok. YouTube. Snapchat. Twitter. When most people are bored, they tend to turn to social media to fill the time. Scrolling through posts, sharing memes and watching short videos seem to have...

ChatGPT on a laptop.

ChatGPT at Mt. SAC: How should it be used?

Adam Young, Staff Reporter April 26, 2023

ChatGPT, a large language model which serves as a chatbot to answer questions prompted by users, has persisted as a controversial topic of discussion in academia. To address the dilemma, Mt. SAC has...

Dr. Martha Garcia speaks at an open forum at Mt. SAC on March 6.

Dr. Martha Garcia selected as next Mt. SAC president

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief April 7, 2023

Twenty-nine candidates, 12 semi-finalists and five finalists later, the board of trustees has officially selected Dr. Martha Garcia to become the school’s 10th president, making her the school’s first...

File photo of the Mt. SAC library.

Turning the page: Mt. SAC workshopping a textbook-free degree

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief April 5, 2023

In a January 2021 press conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom called the textbook industry a “racket” and committed to making textbooks more affordable for college students. Six months later in July 2021,...

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Creating a safe space for students in need

Bianca Arteaga, Staff Reporter April 4, 2023

Thriving Space, the newest Health Center student service, launched today, offering free weekly workshops that touch on different mental health topics. This new service will host students sessions on...

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