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Mt. SAC’s play “Mojada” showcases how art and activism are intertwined

Anthony Solorzano, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 4, 2023

In the wake of expressing her support for the Palestinian people after the conflict with Israel began, actress Melissa Barrera was dismissed. “Silence is not an option for me,” Barrera said after the...

Police and Campus Safety vehicle parked at Miracle Mile on a rainy day.

Is Mt. SAC safe?

This story was updated at 3:53 p.m. on Nov. 20.   Aggressive crimes that punctuated the beginning of the fall 2023 semester have brought into question the campus’ vulnerability and the efficacy...

One of many parents holding a sign that reads, “Fair and quality education belongs to everyone in the district!” expressing her thoughts on the school closures.

La Puente parents protest amid looming threat of school closures

Jacob Bertram, Staff Reporter November 17, 2023

Dozens of students, parents and community members from the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District marched from La Puente Park to city hall on Nov. 8 to speak out against the proposed closure of four...

Kids at the Family Science Festival preparing to launch their rockets.

The sweet scent of spectacular science at the Mt. SAC Family Science Festival

Ehvan Fennell, Features Editor November 1, 2023

Building 4’s quad area is filled with the sweet scent of science. On Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., families of all ages were invited to join the festivities at the Family Science Festival, a free...

Dr. Anthony Ocampo addressing his audience at the beginning of the Student Equity Speaker Series.

Navigating the intersection of identities

Ehvan Fennell, Features Editor October 25, 2023

Life is a culmination of different cultures, traditions, past trauma, laughter and every other emotion previously thought and acted on by our past ancestors, intersecting innate characteristics we have...

With minutes before the administrative safety panel spoke, the auditorium was filled with scores of students.

Campus disappointed after Mt. SAC President’s forum on safety

Robbie Doctor and Adam Young October 12, 2023

Many attendees left Wednesday’s campus safety forum dissatisfied with the responses of the college’s officials and the limited time to address concerns. At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, attendees filled...

Tesla Model 3 complete with functionality hidden behind a sleek touchscreen interface, a headache-inducing acceleration pedal and a hidden gearshift.

Opinion: Teslas are poorly designed

Adam Young, Editor in Chief October 12, 2023

Teslas are a poorly designed, hot mess of a car that feels like it was engineered by somebody who has never driven a car and doesn’t know how to make one functional. I test-drove the Tesla Model 3...

Service dog taking a break. Via Jami430/Wikimedia Commons.

Not just a friend but a helping hand

Brittany Montiel, Staff Reporter August 7, 2023

As the sun peaked through her curtains, Kayla Cortez awakened, stretched her arms above her head and went to get ready for the day. She attempted to swing her legs over the side of the bed but felt the...

Prepping the soil for new transplants.

5 tips for starting your own backyard garden

Eddie Ursua, Arts and Entertainment Editor July 12, 2023

Gardening and learning about horticulture can be a very rewarding experience that can be as equally relaxing as it is productive and educational. There isn't much that can connect you more to the planet...

Whether you’re on the professional, collegiate, intramural or recreational level, you play basketball for the love of the game.

Pro-am leagues: Ball is life

Robbie Doctor, Staff Reporter July 4, 2023

You’ve probably heard of Drew League and the CrawsOver Pro-Am Leagues because of the high caliber level of basketball talent coming through to hoop year round. Pro-am games have become increasingly...

The Hollywood sign is one of the states most iconic landmarks.

Opinion: Every Californian should watch ‘Leaving California: The Untold Story’

Ada Li, Staff Reporter June 26, 2023

When it comes to California, people always remember the endless coastline, bright sunshine and star-studded Hollywood with its countless opportunities and dreams. However, in recent years, more and more...

Part 2: Who let the pets out?

Part 2: Who let the pets out?

Willy Wang, Staff Reporter June 22, 2023

Relationships between animals and humans have been an essential part of our existence for over 8,000 years. Animals play the role of companion, worker and well-wisher, accompanying us throughout our lives...

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