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The Power of Self-Advocacy

Shannon Hines May 27, 2022

It is difficult to be a person with a disability in an uneducated community. This is made harder when dealing with life’s special moments including school, work, social events and everything in between. For...

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Will We Ever Change?

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor May 25, 2022

On May 24, at least 19 children and two adults were murdered in a Texan elementary school. The coming days will be clinically routine. Outrage and calls to action will flood social media. Celebrities and...

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Navigating Relationships and Communication

Shannon Hines May 18, 2022

Sometimes, acquaintances can turn into friendships that people treasure. But long lasting relationships require hard work and perseverance to keep those connections alive. People with disabilities are...

Francesca P. Ochoa proudly marches with causes for social change.

Photo courtesy of Gilda Ochoa.

Local Scholarship For La Puente Activists

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 10, 2022

In honor of a local activist, three to four Mt. SAC or La Puente High School graduates will receive a $1,000 scholarship if they have graduated from Sparks Middle School and shown a commitment to activism...

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Take the Leap, Pursue Your Passion

Armando Sanchez May 5, 2022

In their senior year of high school, Kirin McCrory thought that they wanted to pursue a degree in journalism. That was their intention, as they spent their hours working towards applying to different journalism...

Catalina Jackson-Uruena, Megan Picas and Sandy Strangis dancing in Embody│in⠂body choreographed by Stephanie Heckert at Mt. SAC Dance Department’s Artist in Residence event on April 22.

Uplifting Community Through Movement

Andie Kalinowski, Features Editor April 28, 2022

Inventive choreography and transcendent dancing assembled a sense of community for female-identifying artists on April 22. MashUP backed their mission of bringing awareness to underappreciated communities...

As a series of photos recounting Ron Kamakas legacy graced the Hilmer Lodge Stadium screen on April 24, Rons smile was brightest when he was seen on the track.

The Leap Home

Joshua Sanchez, Editor In Chief April 28, 2022

With a twinkle in his eye and one of the biggest smiles anyone has ever seen from Honolulu to Irvine, Coach Ron Kamaka is more than a coach. Ron is a man of the Lord, beloved husband to Lynda and an...

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Covina Moves Forward With Cannabis Program

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 27, 2022

The Covina City Council unanimously voted to move forward regarding a local cannabis program on April 19. This decision brought the city one step closer to authorizing dispensaries within the city. For...

Coach Ron Kamaka is all smiles at Woodward Park for the California Community College Cross Country State Championships in November 2019.

Imi Ola. Lokahi

Robbie Doctor April 24, 2022

Imi ola. Lokahi. This Hawaiian saying means “to seek our best life through unity.”  Coach Ron Kamaka instilled this championship mindset by preaching the importance of understanding yourself...

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Acceptance Without Question

Shannon Hines April 13, 2022

Being accepted without question in the disabled community means that people should not question people with disabilities for the way we handle daily life. Like anyone else in society, we have hopes and...

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California Adventures’ Festival Soars Over Disney

Robbie Doctor, Sports Writer April 5, 2022

Attention all magical Mounties: Make sure to grab your IDs and head over to Disneyland because Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival has returned with an almost entirely revamped menu!...

An iconic 1969 Chevy Camaro leads a seemingly endless line of classic cars.

Celebrating the Land of Horsepower

Diego Renteria, Sports Editor March 18, 2022

It is 5 a.m. in Pomona and the Fairplex fairgrounds sit empty and quiet on March 6. The sun breaks dawn over the vast concrete desert, and an ominous roar could be heard in the distance. The sound gets...

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