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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Narcan to become available at all LAUSD schools amid drug overdoses

Gabby Flores, Staff Reporter September 22, 2022

Narcan will be available at all Los Angeles Unified School District schools following a recent trend in drug related overdoses in Los Angeles County. The announcement was made today by Superintendent Alberto...

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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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17 cats in Culver City cat hotel die in fire

Delila Grubaugh, News Editor September 18, 2022

On Sept. 17, 2022, Cat Place LA, a popular cat hotel located at Culver City caught fire, killing 17 out of the 19 cats within the business. This tragedy was a result of the fire that broke out at Palms...

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Breaking Down California’s New Heat Laws

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief September 15, 2022

On Sept. 9, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed four laws intended to mitigate the toll of rising temperatures in the state. The approval of the legislation comes as California exits a record-breaking heatwave. The...

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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,...

Sykes (left) ran for city council twice before being elected in 2011 and ousted by Wu (right) in 2015. (Photos courtesy of the City of West Covina)

Former West Covina Mayor Looks To Take Back City Council Seat

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor September 2, 2022

Fredrick Sykes, the 71 year-old former mayor and councilperson of West Covina, is running for office where he was voted out of - Council District 5. The 2022 election in West Covina adds another chapter...

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Newsom Signs Bill To Boost Tri-City Housing

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief August 24, 2022

On Aug. 22, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill – among 19 others – enacting a housing trust to amplify affordable housing in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena. The bill, SB 1177, introduced by state Sen....

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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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