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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...

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...

Part 1: Who let the pets out?

Part 1: Who let the pets out?

Ehvan Fennell, Lifestyle and Culture Editor May 24, 2023

Pets are treated as if they were members of the family – and that's because they are. Even if there are security cameras stationed to monitor the pet’s every move to prevent them from destroying...

Student-made paper koinobori hanging within the Equity Center.

Tango no Sekku: Cultural celebration series

Ehvan Fennell, Lifestyle and Culture Editor May 23, 2023

May 5 is Tango no Sekku, also known as Boy’s Day or “double fifth,” one of five seasonal Japanese festivals influenced by Chinese customs that was held every year since the Nara period, a historic...

A person plays alone at an arcade machine.

The death of arcades

Delila Grubaugh, Features Editor May 19, 2023

In the pursuit of entertainment, the creation of the first-ever commercial video game Computer Space was born and soon after came the birth of the establishments that housed multiple coin-operated video...

Rising Scholars logo.

From adversity to achievement: Rising Scholars offers opportunities to system-impacted students

Emily Fernandez, News Editor May 17, 2023

Rising Scholars is a program that creates pathways for those who have been affected by the criminal justice system to thrive through education. Through Rising Scholars, students are able to choose four...

Mt. SAC’s transfer center.

Up the stairs and on you go

Emily Fernandez, News Editor May 11, 2023

After years of working hard and studying for endless nights, the time has come. Ready to apply and transfer to a four-year university? The transfer center can help students navigate their way through guidance...

A collapsed tree leans over the trail at Sycamore Canyon Park Wilderness Area.

5 local hikes to help you de-stress

Eddie Ursua, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 9, 2023

Lush green hillsides. Wildflowers explode in color amid a spring super bloom. Birds chirping. The sound of flowing water. All these elements combine to make the outdoors a peaceful place where we can reset...

A volunteers-on-patrol unit from the LASD Walnut-Diamond Bar station.

Volunteers pursue public safety through police program

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 8, 2023

Through the Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s Volunteers on Patrol program, local volunteers are providing “additional eyes and ears in the community.” Participants, supplied with vehicles and uniforms,...

Students and speakers alike are getting ready for TransferCon to begin.

You don’t plan on staying here forever: Mt. SAC hosts TransferCon 2023

Christie Yeung, Managing Editor May 6, 2023

TransferCon 2023 kicked off on Wednesday, May 3, outside Building 13. The eventful day’s check-in began at 8:30 a.m. followed by welcome sessions with keynote speakers, then workshops throughout the...

Sustainability coordinator, Tania Anders (left) and sustainability director, Eera Babtiwale (right).

A look at sustainability at Mt. SAC

Emily Fernandez, News Editor May 5, 2023

In a presentation on eco-friendliness last month, the Mt. SAC sustainability team discussed what the school is doing to stay green and introduced a keynote speaker, Josiah Edwards. The school has a...

Deaf comedian Queen Foreverrr judging which side is the loudest.

Bridging Worlds: ASL Celebration Day

Ehvan Fennell, Lifestyle and Culture May 2, 2023

The Mt. SAC Sign Language and Interpreting department hosted an ASL Day of Celebration on April 15 to commemorate Deaf history with a line-up of Deaf presenters, vendors and a $10 comedy show from Sheena...

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