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...

West Covina resident Angie Gillingham speaks during public comments at Tuesdays meeting.

West Covina holds hearing on event controversy amid criminal investigation against councilmember

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor May 18, 2023

While the West Covina City Council meeting on May 16 was short and concise, a criminal investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department into Councilman Tony Wu has generated even more controversy...

Gabrielino-Shoshone spiritual leader Jamie Rocha walks away after her public comment at the March 21 council meeting.

Investigation spotlights friction within West Covina City Council following event dispute

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor May 16, 2023

Heated exchanges on social media, packed council meetings, increasing political animosity and now a concluded third-party investigation. The West Covina City Council is set to revisit the city’s Feb....

Classic books at Walnut Public Library.

Restriction in reading: Book bans surge across the US

Emily Fernandez, News Editor April 17, 2023

As of 2022, over 1,600 books were banned within U.S. school districts with calls for even more restriction gaining traction. Efforts to ban books have surged throughout the years and the impact on classrooms...

Sports betting is here to stay, but California has stubbornly rejected its presence. Via Jonathan Cutrer/Flickr.

Opinion: Californians need to rethink sports betting

Alex Ruiz, Staff Reporter April 14, 2023

Although the viewing experience of sports is evolving, California is holding back the ability to bet on sports in the state. The golden state is progressive but has yet to make sports betting legal. Meanwhile,...

Rally to prevent gun violence. Via Maryland GovPics/Flickr.

Mt. SAC students weigh in on gun violence

Ada Li, Staff Reporter March 29, 2023

On Monday, a shooter killed three children and three adults at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. Earlier this month, President Joe Biden visited Monterey Park, California, a city where 11 people...

Protesting climate change (Via Enoch Leung/Flickr).

Opinion: Oil drilling in Alaska will kill us

Emily Fernandez, News Editor March 17, 2023

In January 2017 ConocoPhillips announced the Willow project which was estimated to produce 180,000 barrels of oil per day at its peak. On Monday, March 13, the Biden Administration approved the Willow...

Gabrielino-Shoshone representative Jamie Rocha speaks at the Tuesday Feb. 20 West Covina City Council Meeting.

Indigenous people denounce West Covina mayor and councilman after centennial event debacle

Ruben Montoya and Delila Grubaugh February 23, 2023

For West Covina politics, Tuesday night’s events were an unprecedented display of collective unity and outrage directed at the council as the local Indigenous community with their allies made their voices...

A Norfolk Southern train derailed on the outskirts of small town East Palestine, Ohio. Photo courtesy James St. John/Flickr.

Opinion: The most important story of the year so far

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor February 18, 2023

On Feb. 3, a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying vinyl chloride and numerous other hazardous chemicals derailed in the small town of East Palestine, Ohio. Derailing on the outskirts of the town located...

West Covina residents, including members of the NAACP (right) bow their heads in prayer at the Feb. 7 City Council meeting.

West Covina City Council meeting marred by racial remarks once again

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor February 10, 2023

On Tuesday Feb. 7 the West Covina City Council convened for a meeting that was blighted by hate speech as NAACP members urged the Council to take action, while concerned residents scored a victory on campaign...

Council members and West Covina city staff gather in the minutes prior to the Jan. 17 meeting.

West Covina amends campaign finance rules

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor January 20, 2023

The West Covina City Council convened this Tuesday at the City Hall for its first meeting of the new year. This nearly four hours long meeting showcased the new dynamic within the five-seat council. The...

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