New Kid On The Block Jalen Weitzel Hopes to Make an Impact

Weitzel makes a diving one handed catch against Dublin Jerome highschool, while playing for Olentangy Berlin High School. Oct 25, 2019  Photo courtesy of Jalen Weitzel

Jesse Espitia, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

On a five hour flight from Ohio to California Jalen Weitzel had a thousand different thoughts running through his mind. He had just completed high school and was excited to start football practice at his new school: Mt. SAC. Once he landed in the golden state he was eager to start training with his new...

Starting College is Tough Enough, but the Class of 2020 Barely Even Got To Graduate

Graphic by Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor

September 11, 2020

Starting college can be challenging, but starting college during a global pandemic can feel next to impossible. For Vivian Soza, Edward Zhang, An Ha, and Mehak Verma, making the transition from high school to college has not been an easy one. All four say that COVID-19 has not only altered their college...

Mental Health Withers With Us While COVID Carries On

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Jaylen Minnich Hall, Community Features Editor

September 11, 2020

As we pass the six-month mark of COVID-19 lockdown measures, many are struggling with their mental health as a result of the ongoing extension of social distancing measures and confinement. According to a study in The Lancet, “Confinement, loss of usual routine, and reduced social and physical contact wi...

New Vice President Wants to Change Lives

in a photo of the times, Vice President of Instruction Richard Mahon sits between Zoom meetings in his study. Photo courtesy of Richard Mahon.

Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

The Civil Rights movement. Anti-war protests. Marches for women’s rights. These are some of the major events in American history that Mt. SAC’s Vice President of Instruction Richard Mahon grew up watching. Seeing all of these movements, Mahon said that watching the government’s response to it all...

Quarantine Food Experiences You Can’t Miss

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Delilah Perez, Culture Editor

September 8, 2020

With the unprecedented times of COVID-19, numerous events have been canceled. With these cancelations of events like fairs and festivals that people look forward to annually, many are disappointed and are left having to wait for 2021 in hopes that they might be able to attend next year. But even that...

Pregnancy in Time of COVID-19

Photo illustration by Vanessa Feliciano/SAC.Media

Vanessa Feliciano, College Life Editor

September 3, 2020

When 19-year-old sociology major Samantha Puerto looked down at her positive pregnancy test she didn’t know that just three months later a global pandemic would severely derail her plans. Puerto’s pregnancy experience has been far from traditional due to COVID-19. When most women find out they're...

Local Essential Workers Don’t Feel Safe

Photo by: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexandria Lee.

Jaylen Minnich Hall, Community Features Editor

August 24, 2020

Throughout the pandemic there has been contradicting information and quickly changing guidelines for businesses to follow in order to maintain safety. This has put major stress on workers who have no other option but to go back to work. Many workers feel unsafe in their environment because of the inab...

A Laugh to Fit the Bill

Gary Enke leads a march on the lawn of the Founder's Hall in front of Mt. SAC in Walnut, California on May 8, 2019. Mt. SAC Staff and Faculty had been protesting to prevent the change in healtcare plans with Enke and others leading protests to keep their health care plans. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

Natalie Lu and Eric Tadeo

July 26, 2020

Once you hear Gary Enke laugh, you never forget the way it sounds. It’s the kind of sound that just makes you want to smile, no matter the mood, and if a sound could replace the sun, his trademark laugh would fit the bill. That’s only one of the many things that makes Enke, 55, such a memorable person,...

Fourth of July 2020

Photo courtesey of John Beltran.

Riley Martinez and Abraham Navarro

July 4, 2020

This Saturday is the Fourth of July, the United States celebration of independence, and one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year. We all look forward to it every year: the barbecue, running around and playing with our cousins, potato sack races. Even if you didn’t have a family celebration to...

Mt. SAC Raises a Call to Action in the Fight Against Racism

Photo courtesy of Mt. SAC.

Vanessa Feliciano

July 2, 2020

On Tuesday June 23, the Humanities and Social Science Division kicked off a series called A Call to Action on Zoom which was geared to address issues about equity in the Mt. SAC community. The new biweekly series aims to bring together administration, faculty and students to not only start a conversation...

Queer and in Quarantine

Photo Illustration: Leni Santos/SAC.Media.

Alexandra Muniz

May 13, 2020

Mt. SAC, along with various other schools across the country, has been impacted by the shift to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there exists a multitude of students facing hardships, one sub-group in particular has felt the shift hit closer to home. LGBTQ+ college students often...

Nursing Students Are Put on Pause by Coronavirus

Mt. SAC’s nursing program has been impacted by COVID-19. Photo Courtesy: Mt. SAC Marketing Department.

Nadia Vazquez

April 30, 2020

Nursing students eager to complete their certification are now at the mercy of the coronavirus. There are many students who are pursuing careers because they want to make a difference, but those who are in the medical field have had their career path come to a halt because of the deadly coronavirus...

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