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California Urges Supreme Court To Keep Environmental Ruling

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor June 21, 2022

A multistate coalition, backed by California Attorney General Rob Bonta, submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to uphold a 16-year-old ruling on June 17. An amicus brief is...

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Third Fatal Shooting Hits San Gabriel Valley This Month

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor June 8, 2022

In the past six days, three San Gabriel Valley cities – Baldwin Park, Covina and Azusa – have sustained incidents of fatal gun violence. All three shootings are under active investigation, but the...

The college has decided to move away from Joe Mountie and move towards the neutral M.

Mascot Voted Down, “Mounties” Still Controversial

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief June 1, 2022

After making decisions at a prior meeting, the mascot and moniker task force met again on May 26 to discuss how they will replace the college’s mascot. At the prior meeting, 17 members presented to...

Governor Newsom announces a new legislative effort to curb gun violence on May 25 during a live conference via YouTube.

Newsom Announces Effort To Curb Gun Violence

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor May 26, 2022

On May 25, Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced an effort to expedite legislation to protect communities from gun violence. The...

Bill Elliott continued his arguments against critical race theory, Brian Tabatabai and judicial candidate Thomas Allison on May 17 after making a speech at the prior council meeting that hinted at the great replacement theory.

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City Calls Out Resident’s Racial Remarks

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 23, 2022

After weeks without two perennial gadflies to the council, the pairing returned on May 17 following racial remarks made at the prior meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Rosario Diaz’s husband, William Elliott,...

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Can We Still Say “Gay” At Mt. SAC?

Ethan Brown May 19, 2022

Mt. SAC’s queer representation and safety came into question after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act, known as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, into law on March 28,...

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Summer Heat to Worsen, Third Year of Latest Drought

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor May 16, 2022

California is on track to face a summer of heat, fire and blackouts that will increase the state’s drought. Although Gov. Gavin Newsom recently outlined a plan to combat the crisis and the Metropolitan...

Faculty gather around Emily Woolery in support of the union before she provided the Faculty Association report to the board on May 11.

Faculty Bring Board Raise Requests

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 12, 2022

Faculty Association members filled Founder’s Hall on May 11 to support their union’s negotiation goals. Signs like “Where’s our COLA?” could be found alongside other signs with percentages...

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

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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...

English professor, Frank Gomez, raised his voice outside out Founders Hall with his colleagues and other faculty members on May 8, 2021. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/ SAC.Media.

Faculty To Demand Raise, Decreased Enrollment Looms

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 5, 2022

Ahead of the Board of Trustees meeting on May 11, faculty met to organize during their Faculty Association meeting on May 3. Following several years of negotiating for benefits, the Faculty Association...

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Mt. SAC Drops Vaccine Mandate For Summer

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 29, 2022

The Mt. SAC Board of Trustees has revoked the vaccine mandate for the summer intersession. The school’s masking requirement will also be eased beginning on June 13. The move comes following a downward...

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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...

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