Musical and dance performance featuring the Mariachi “Quetzal” band for the Assemblies of WIPO Member States, which met from October 2-11, 2017. Via Violaine Martin/Flickr.

How to tune in to your Mexican roots as a Chicano

Diego Fernandez, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

With many Chicanos considered not Mexican enough due to being raised in the United States, they struggle with their cultural identity. There is no one there to guide them to their Mexican roots as Mexican...

West-side shot of the Mt. SAC Student Center.

A sneak peek inside Mt. SAC’s new Student Center

Adam Young, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

Mt. SAC’s long-awaited Student Center will host a grand opening ceremony on June 28 after years of development and construction. The facility will offer students, staff and the general public a variety...

Group photo with author Vibiana Aparicio (third from the right). Via El Centro.

El Centro celebrates Latinidad cultures

Emily Fernandez, News Editor June 2, 2023

On May 11, El Centro hosted Suelta la Sopa: Open Mic, an event where anyone could sign up and read poems, tell stories and sing. Many people attended the event including the author of “Chicana on...

Inter Milan fans display a tifo before a match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Opinion: Watching sports is becoming more expensive and frustrating

Alex Ruiz, Staff Reporter June 2, 2023

For many around the world, watching sports is a time for communities to come together, relax for the length of the game and enjoy an escape from their everyday lives. Whether you’re a fan of the World...

WrestleMania 39 took over SoFi Stadium this year. Vvia WikiCommons.

WWE is making a comeback

Elena Awalt, Staff Reporter June 2, 2023

World Wrestling Entertainment, better known as WWE, is one of the most popular pro-wrestling franchises in the world. While their viewership has fluctuated over the past couple of years, they have been...

A Pride parade being held that  celebrates queer identity. Via EmrahZ/Wikmedia Commons

5 ways to celebrate Pride this year

Delila Grubaugh, Features Editor June 1, 2023

After countless attacks on the queer community in this year alone, a queer identifying person might feel underrepresented and maybe even ashamed of their identity. In a time of regressive politics and...

Mt. SAC Early College Academy website.

Mt. SAC Early College Academy: Safe, small and exclusive

Gilbert Mata, Staff Reporter May 31, 2023

Tucked away off Rio Verde Drive in West Covina, California, sits Mt. SAC Early College Academy, where students can earn college credit while completing high school. Students who wish to enroll must...

Finals week. Via Wikimedia Commons.

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...

I am not a “model minority.” I am me.

I am not a “model minority.” I am me.

Ehvan Fennell, Life & Culture Editor May 30, 2023

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It recognizes the influence of Asian American and Pacific Islander culture, history and achievements across the United States. In...

Time to kiss this Southern stain away and welcome a new attraction for families to enjoy. Via Disney.

Say goodbye to Splash Mountain

Robbie Doctor, Staff Reporter May 30, 2023

We are counting down the final days of one of Disneyland’s iconic park staples. Disney announced that Splash Mountain in both Disney World and Disneyland would be reimagined into a new attraction...

A dazed kitten.

Tips for taking care of kittens during kitten season

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 30, 2023

Although “kitten Season” can’t be found in a traditional calendar, it comes every spring. For different reasons, many kittens are abandoned by their mothers, starve to death or are victims of other...

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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