Mt. SAC Academic Senate passes Pass/No Pass Grading Option Through Spring 2021

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The senate passed a distance learning grading option extension and hiring recommendations during their last meeting of the semester
December 4, 2020

The Mt. SAC Academic Senate met Thursday for their bimonthly meeting via Zoom to pass an item that would extend the Pass/No Pass grading system to the spring 2021 semester to accommodate students throughout...

The CCC Chancellor’s Office Continues Development of DEI

CCC Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley during the CCC Chancellor's Office Webinar. 
Dec. 2, 2020

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Updates on the California Community Colleges Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Integration Plan
December 3, 2020

On Dec. 2, 2020 the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office held a webinar to update on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Integration (DEI) Plan. During the meeting nine representatives...

Online Shopping Has Taken Over This Holiday

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Black Friday may have been different this year, but Online shopping is still going strong
December 1, 2020

How early is too early to shop for holiday presents? Apparently, never! It was barely October when major retailers started bombarding my email account with newsletters about their upcoming sales events....

People are Panic Buying Again

Shelves can be seen out of stock at a Food 4 Less in West Covina, CA amid COVID-19 panic buying. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.
The recent coronavirus shutdowns are causing a new wave of panic buying
November 23, 2020

Toilet paper, cleaning products and certain food items are being wiped clean in certain areas of the country. The recent coronavirus shutdowns have once again caused wide-spread panic from the public. Washington,...

Newsom Caught in Covid Controversy

Governor Gavin Newsom speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.
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California shutdown is causing controversy following Gov. Newsom's COVID guideline scandal
November 19, 2020

CaliforOn Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was pulling an “emergency brake” on reopening the state as 42 California counties were put back into the “purple tier.” This tier is the most restrictive...

Anti-Racist Campus Discussed at Academic Senate

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As class sizes are still discussed, the Task Force on Racial Justice presents a plan
November 16, 2020

During their regularly scheduled meeting held on Nov. 12, the Mt. SAC Academic Senate debated the class size guideline proposals, discussed the Student Equity Committee goals and function statement and...

DACA Suspension Ruled Unlawful

President Donald J. Trump welcomes Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Chad Wolf to the Oval Office for Wolf’s ceremonial swearing-in Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the White House. 
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A federal judge ruled that Chad Wolf’s suspension of DACA is invalid
November 16, 2020

On Saturday, a federal judge in New York said that Chad Wolf was unlawfully acting as chief of Homeland Security, making his suspension of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, inoperative. Chad...

California Ballot Updates

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11 days later, propositions and seats are finalized in California
November 14, 2020

California experienced a record number of votes for the general election and it is estimated that 11.2 million ballots were mailed in or dropped off prior to Nov.3. The state finished counting votes for...

Protestors Unsuccessful, Hahn’s Housing Motion Approved Unanimously

Hacienda Heights residents divided, united over controversial homeless project
November 13, 2020

Some residents call the community protests “heartless,” while protestors use similar terms to define Supervisor Janice Hahn’s decision to turn a Motel 6 into a permanent housing structure for the...

Salazar, Serrano Poised To Win School Board Seats

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Local election brings historic change to the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.
November 13, 2020

For the first time in 50 years, Valinda will have representation. Their representative, for area one, is Stephanie Serrano. Serrano has beaten out two challengers, Patricia Vizcarra and Taro O’ Sullivan. La...

A President With a Plan

President-elect Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the Clark County Democratic Party's 2020 Kick Off to Caucus Gala at the Tropicana Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Feb.15, 2020
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President-elect Joe Biden announced his upcoming plans to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
November 10, 2020

Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden introduced his new 13-member coronavirus task force consisting of only doctors and health experts which includes Vivek H. Murthy, who served as the surgeon general...

Joe Biden Elected 46th President, Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman Vice President

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Finally, after four days of mail-in ballots being counted, Biden has emerged victorious.
November 7, 2020

Days after Election Day on Nov. 3, Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris have been announced by several news outlets that they have taken the presidential election and office. While various news outlets...

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