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Caution tape sections off parts of building 26 where the incident occurred.

Altercation between three people leads to stabbing at Mt. SAC

Robbie Doctor and Adam Young September 20, 2023

This story was updated at 1:22 p.m. on Sept. 23. According to a firsthand account, four faculty and a staff member were the first on the scene of the stabbing incident on Sept. 20. Multiple students...

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Beware: Email phishing scams through Mt. SAC student portal

Gil Mata, News Editor September 20, 2023

On Friday, Sept. 8, a phishing email titled “Open Slots,” began popping up in Mt. SAC’s student portal posing as student work, promising a $400 weekly salary that lured students to comply with its...

Human shaking hands with artificial intelligence represented as a robot hand.

Mt. SAC AI workgroup releases guidelines on ChatGPT

Adam Young, Editor in Chief September 8, 2023

The Academic Senate’s artificial intelligence workgroup recommends professors to put a stance about ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot, into their syllabi before Mt. SAC establishes a position...

Attendees in opposition of the Chino Valley Unified school board’s policies hold up signs in protest at the June 15 school board meeting at Don Lugo High School in Chino, California.

Chino Valley school board bans pride flags, delays discussions for policy targeting transgender students

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor June 22, 2023

On June 15, the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted 4-1 to revise an administrative regulation that provides guidelines for ceremonies and observances, effectively prohibiting...

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Mexican cartels target and recruit young adults through social media

Adrian Mencias, Staff Reporter June 19, 2023

In Mexico, as the drug market continues to grow, so has the power and influence of drug cartels. The nation has been the centerfold for drug flow into the United States for decades and is laden with military-like...

West-side shot of the Mt. SAC Student Center.

A sneak peek inside Mt. SAC’s new Student Center

Adam Young, Staff Reporter June 6, 2023

Mt. SAC’s long-awaited Student Center will host a grand opening ceremony on June 28 after years of development and construction. The facility will offer students, staff and the general public a variety...

Group photo with author Vibiana Aparicio (third from the right). Via El Centro.

El Centro celebrates Latinidad cultures

Emily Fernandez, News Editor June 2, 2023

On May 11, El Centro hosted Suelta la Sopa: Open Mic, an event where anyone could sign up and read poems, tell stories and sing. Many people attended the event including the author of “Chicana on...

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Finals season: Mt. SAC students talk stress and classes

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 31, 2023

With finals looming, the months of May and June are some of the most stressful times for students. According to a Gallup report, 44% of associate degree students and 36% of bachelor's degree students...

A firefighter teaching children how to use a fire extinguisher.

Summer is coming: How to prepare for the fire season

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 30, 2023

Because of California’s dry climate, wildfires occur frequently in the summer, causing loss of lives, property and more. According to Cal Fire, in 2022, there were 7,490 wildfires that destroyed 876...

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Mt. SAC supports students during finals

Jalyn Brooks, Staff Reporter May 26, 2023

On May 17, Mt. SAC’s Student Health Services hosted a DeStress Fest for students to alleviate the stresses of finals. DeStress Fest’s self-care activity stations included DIY aromatherapy lotions...

Rep.. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (right) speak on the Green New Deal in front of the Capitol building on February 2019. Via Wikimedia Commons.

The Green New Deal reintroduced in Congress

Emily Fernandez, News Editor May 23, 2023

On April 20, the Green New Deal was reintroduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts. According to The New York Times, the purpose of this proposal...

Thursdays closed session council meeting was held at West Covina City Hall.

West Covina City Manager David Carmany resigns

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor May 18, 2023

David Carmany has resigned from his role as West Covina city manager, city staff disclosed today after the City Council held a special closed session meeting. The council approved Carmany’s resignation...

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