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Bobcat Fire at 15 Percent Containment

The Bobcat Fire sends a plume of smoke into the sky on Sept. 18, 2020 as evacuation mandates are put into place. Photo courtesy of Jorge Navarro Sr.

Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 18, 2020

Although there has yet to be one home that has succumbed to the blaze of the Bobcat fire, there are many efforts being made to help those who need to evacuate their homes and prevent the spread of the fire into the foothill communities as well as the Mt. Wilson Observatory. The fire, which has been...

Measure due to Appear on Ballot Following a Summer of Nationwide Protests

Protesters gather outside the Hall of Justice in Downtown L.A. on June 2, 2020 during George Floyd protests. 
Photo credit: Monica Inouye/SAC.Media

Monica Inouye, Politics Editor

September 15, 2020

Outcries this summer during the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests called for the government to “defund the police.” Now there is a ballot measure in Los Angeles County that takes a step in that direction. LA County voters will see an amendment in the general elections, also known as Measure J, which...

Demonstrators Demand DA Lacey Leave Office

Protesters outside the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles speak up against District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Photo credit: Cesar Gonzalez/Sac.Media

Cesar Gonzalez, News Editor

September 15, 2020

The organizations Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Bld Pwr Build Power have been holding weekly demonstrations against Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Kendrick Sampson, the founder of Bld Pwr, has made this particular issue of removing Lacey from office an ongoing event since the death...

Mountie Mentor Meeting to Continue Online Amid Global Pandemic

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Kristen Sanchez, Campus News Editor

September 14, 2020

On Thursday Sept. 10, the Mt. SAC Equity Center kicked off its first Mountie Mentor meeting of the fall semester over Zoom with more than 100 student and faculty participants. The program began in the 2019 school year hoping to provide students with a place to connect, build community and find resources...

Change West Covina Kicks Off Series of Biweekly Town Hall Meetings

Yusuf Arifin, Peter Dien, Erin Lopez and Emylou Vergel de Dios of Change West Covina, a young, progressive group that looks to defund the local police department and bring other social changes to the city. Photo courtesy of Emylou Vergel de Dios.

Abraham Navarro, Editor in Chief

September 11, 2020

Thursday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Change West Covina, a student run West Covina community advocacy group on Instagram, organized the beginning of their biweekly series of town hall meetings which was hosted through Zoom. Although their first town hall meeting was hosted via zoom on July 2, Peter Dien, 17, a...

Bobcat Fire Blackens More than 20,000 Acres

The bobcat fire rages behind a home in the hills above Monrovia, California on Sept. 9, 2020. Ashes can be see floating down and coating cars in a fine layer of grey dust. Smoke fills the air and can be seen in a dull gray haze beneath street lights. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media

Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

On Sunday, Sept. 6, what became known as the Bobcat fire began to burn in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa. As of Thursday, Sept. 10, it is zero percent contained and has burned approximately 23,890 acres. According to InciWeb, an interagency information system that keeps track of natural ...

Student Resources for Meeting Mountie Needs

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Cesar Gonzalez, Community News Editor

September 7, 2020

Pandemics, among other global disasters, can strike at any given moment. “I don’t think it’s super crucial as long as you have someone in your household who is able to acquire more resources,” Isaac Le, 18, communications major said. For those that don’t, Mt. SAC has a variety of different...

CDC Directs States to Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine

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Katie Priddy, Managing Editor

September 3, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has informed states to prepare to release a Coronavirus vaccine by as early as late October to early November. The limited quantity of vaccines to be released would first go to frontline health workers and others who have a higher risk of contracting the...

Judge Rules UC to Drop Use of SAT and ACT for Admission and Scholarships

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Cesar Gonzalez, Campus News Editor

September 2, 2020

Under a preliminary injunction issued by an Alameda County Superior Court Judge, the University of California must suspend the use of SAT and ACT test scores for admissions and scholarships immediately. The ruling cited that the use of standardized test scores are broadly biased and is unfavorable to st...

Gov. Newsom Announces Four-tier Plan for Re-Opening

Taken from a public video posted by the Sacramento Bee on Aug. 28.

Kristen Sanchez, Community News Editor

August 28, 2020

In order to help California citizens better understand activity restrictions between counties, Governor Newsom has implemented a new four-tier system of re-opening that will take effect Aug. 31. This new status system, introduced as “A Blueprint For A Better Economy,” will serve as a guide show...

Athletes Boycott Shooting of Jacob Blake

Taken at the NBA playoffs on Aug. 24,  2020. photo by Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

Eric Tadeo

August 28, 2020

On Wednesday,  NBA teams decided to boycott  their scheduled playoff games in response to the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Wednesday’s slate of NBA playoff games included the following matchups:  Orlando Magic-Milwaukuee Bucks,  Oklahoma Thunder-Houston Rocket...

Classes During COVID, What You Need To Know

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Riley Martinez, Campus News Editor

August 24, 2020

Today marks the beginning of a completely online year of college classes for students attending Mt. SAC and colleges across the country. As the semester begins students nationwide are embarking on what may be their most challenging academic year. This is the case at Mt. SAC, where there are many uncer...

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