Smoke billows from the west side of the Quemetco facility in the evening hours on Dec. 26, 2018.

Board Prioritizes Principles Over Money, Rejects $25,000 Donation

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

After years of receiving about a quarter of Quemetco’s annual donations, the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District listened to community concerns about the plant and rejected its money on Sept....

Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, and Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola U.S. Marine Corps, from left to right.

Three Local Marines Killed in Afghanistan

Gabby Flores, News Editor September 9, 2021

As the Aug. 31 deadline approached to withdraw all American troops and citizens out of Afghanistan, 13 U.S. service members were killed in the Aug. 26 blast with three U.S. Marines from Southern California...

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College Approves Vaccination, Weekly Testing Options For Fall

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief August 16, 2021

Following a passionate four hour meeting on Aug. 11, the board took under an hour on Aug. 13 to give the campus a clear message that they heard faculty concerns. In continuation of the apology to counselors...

Vaccine Clinics Being Held at Mt. SAC

Vaccine Clinics Being Held at Mt. SAC

Kristen Sanchez, Community News Editor July 31, 2021

Mt. San Antonio College has partnered with East Valley Community Health Center to conduct free clinics and administer vaccinations through the rest of the summer intersession. The East Valley Community...

Disagreement Over Term White Supremacy At Academic Senate Meeting

Disagreement Over Term “White Supremacy” At Academic Senate Meeting

Fares Abdullah, Staff Reporter June 4, 2021

The Mt. SAC Academic Senate met for their regularly scheduled meeting on June 3 via Zoom to debate on the term “white supremacy” that prompted backlash among faculty offended by the phrase. The Senate...

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Upcoming Mask Lift Polarizes Californians

Jaylen Minnich-Hall, News Editor May 28, 2021

On May 12, during a live TV interview, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the mandatory mask mandate in California would be lifted on June 15. “That world [after June 15] looks a lot like the world...

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Academic Senate Debates Test-Proctoring Software

Fares Abdullah, Staff Reporter May 21, 2021

The Mt. SAC Academic Senate met for their regularly scheduled meeting on May 20, via Zoom, to discuss the potential hiring of a controversial test proctoring company, pass a new Fossil Fuel Divestment...

Death of Community Advocate Leaves City in Mourning

Death of Community Advocate Leaves City in Mourning

Kristen Sanchez, Features Editor May 17, 2021

Reserved, respectful and relentless are words that reflect just a small portion of who Shirley Buchanan was in all her endeavors to better the community she lived in for over 60 years. Always taking diligent...

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Catalytic Conveter Thefts On The Rise

Gabby Flores and Jaylen Minnich Hall May 14, 2021

California, alongside many other states, are experiencing spikes in catalytic converter thefts that have left police finding little to no traces of who the thieves might be. Catalytic converters are...

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Local Food Drive Feeds Thousands

Jianping Cao, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

On Wednesday, May 5, Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provided Valinda Regional Drive-Through Food Distribution to give 1,600 families boxes of food. With food boxes worth about $75...

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Newsom Proposes Another $600 Stimulus Check

Jaylen Minnich-Hall, News Editor May 12, 2021

On Monday, Gov. Newsom announced that California has projected a $75.7 billion budget surplus that he proposed to be used to pay Californians another $600 stimulus check alongside other financial assistance. The...

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On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations Available

Jaylen Minnich-Hall, News Editor May 11, 2021

Via the Mt. SAC Path to Recovery email, Mt. San Antonio College announced their partnership with East Valley Community Health Center to provide on-campus vaccination clinics on Thursday, May 13 and May...

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