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Adult Basic Education Professor Donna Necke spoke passionately at the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 13 about how her students could not just go online with their home life and technological struggles.

Student Vaccination Requirement Starts Winter 2022, Remains Controversial

Gabby Flores, News Editor October 16, 2021

The Board of Trustees’ resolution on Aug. 13 which required students to be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person classes for Winter 2022 and Spring 2022, has caused controversy between faculty...

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Academic Senate Found Fraudulent Enrollment Last Spring

Gabby Flores October 14, 2021

Several current students who are enrolled or trying to enroll in online and in-person classes have not been able to do so due to fraudulent enrollments, the Academic Senate found during a report on Sept....

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Faculty Advocate For Uncleared Students

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-In-Chief October 12, 2021

After threats of losing access to in-person classes since Sept. 12, the college sent out emails to faculty members with uncleared students telling them students must be administratively dropped by Oct....

The following all gender restrooms are from Building 9G room 1240, Building 77 room 1010, and Founders Hall.

All Gender Restrooms Are All Back

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-In-Chief October 10, 2021

While the college has followed AB 1732, a 2017 law requiring restrooms that can only be used by one person at a time to be labeled as an all gender restroom, a few issues held the college back from full...

Students ask questions at an information booth outside the Mt. SAC library on Sept. 21.

Clearance Issues Add Stress For Students

Gabby Flores, News Editor October 5, 2021

Due to the college’s decision to require vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests as of Sept. 12 and the possibility of losing in-person campus services and classes, students have been having trouble...

Image from a slideshow presented to the taskforce on Sept. 24.

Decades Long Discussions Continue On Joe Mountie

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-In-Chief October 3, 2021

After 75 years, the college has a new task force to discuss the appropriateness of the moniker “Mounties” and the mascot of Joe Mountie. Proposals to change the “Kentucky woodsman wearing a racoon...

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Faculty’s Next Steps With Uncleared Students

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2021

Click here for the latest update (Sept. 30). With Mt. SAC’s implementation of the Cleared4 reporting system underway, students testing and vaccination proof is now past due. Protocols and next...

Uncleared Students Shown Door Regarding Aid Money

Uncleared Students Shown Door Regarding Aid Money

Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor September 27, 2021

Since Mt. SAC started requiring on-campus students to either provide proof of vaccination or take a weekly test that clears them to attend in-person classes each week, new problems have arisen on campus...

Students receive COVID-19 tests at testing site 1, near the administration building on Sept. 8.

Students Risk Losing In-Person Campus Access

Gabby Flores, News Editor September 14, 2021

On Sept. 12, students received an email from Mt. SAC that COVID-19 vaccinations and testing evidence was due immediately. While thousands of students have not submitted proof of vaccination or test results,...

Near the rear of the administration building a sign encouraging masking greets students on Sept. 7.

Not Like Other Community Colleges

Jianping Cao September 13, 2021

On Sept. 1, the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees voted for mandatory vaccinations for all staff members and students who attend in-person classes or use campus facilities at the...

Smoke billows from the west side of the Quemetco facility in the evening hours on Dec. 26, 2018.

Board Prioritizes Principles Over Money, Rejects $25,000 Donation

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

After years of receiving about a quarter of Quemetco’s annual donations, the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District listened to community concerns about the plant and rejected its money on Sept....

CSEA 262 President Robert Stubbe gives a longer report than usual on Sept. 8 as he explains how the district has been unwilling to grant their unit members certain things.

Classified Requests Equity After Rejections

Joshua Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2021

Following a lengthy continual protest from faculty, classified unit members joined together on Sept. 8 to say that they, like counselors before them, are a part of the Mt. SAC family and deserve equal...

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