Sykes (left) ran for city council twice before being elected in 2011 and ousted by Wu (right) in 2015. (Photos courtesy of the City of West Covina)

Former West Covina Mayor Looks To Take Back City Council Seat

Ruben Montoya, Opinion Editor September 2, 2022

Fredrick Sykes, the 71 year-old former mayor and councilperson of West Covina, is running for office where he was voted out of - Council District 5. The 2022 election in West Covina adds another chapter...

Illustration by Liliana Alcisto.

Trump Still Struggles For Relevance

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor July 15, 2022

Former president Donald Trump has reshared comments from a Truth Social user - a platform that Trump owns and continuously uses since being banned from mainstream social media - where he suggested civil...

We Cant Ignore Gun Control Debates

We Can’t Ignore Gun Control Debates

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor July 1, 2022

On May 26, as the Democrat Party prepared to push for the Domestic Terrorism Bill which would open up debates on gun control, the whole Republican Party struck down the vote. The Domestic Terrorism Bill,...

The End of Abortion Rights Has Arrived

The End of Abortion Rights Has Arrived

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor June 24, 2022

Roe v. Wade has officially been struck down by the Supreme Court. There are no words to describe the shock and anger that this decision has caused. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade...

Racism Is Still An Issue That We Can’t Ignore

Racism Is Still An Issue That We Can’t Ignore

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor June 3, 2022

Gun violence has always been an issue in the U.S. and it seems like we hear or read about one shooting at least once a week. This past week, California had another shooting with the suspect targeting a...

Governor Newsom announces a new legislative effort to curb gun violence on May 25 during a live conference via YouTube.

Newsom Announces Effort To Curb Gun Violence

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor May 26, 2022

On May 25, Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced an effort to expedite legislation to protect communities from gun violence. The...

Photo by Bryan Jimenez

Will We Ever Change?

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor May 25, 2022

On May 24, at least 19 children and two adults were murdered in a Texan elementary school. The coming days will be clinically routine. Outrage and calls to action will flood social media. Celebrities and...

Bill Elliott continued his arguments against critical race theory, Brian Tabatabai and judicial candidate Thomas Allison on May 17 after making a speech at the prior council meeting that hinted at the great replacement theory.

File photo.

City Calls Out Resident’s Racial Remarks

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 23, 2022

After weeks without two perennial gadflies to the council, the pairing returned on May 17 following racial remarks made at the prior meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Rosario Diaz’s husband, William Elliott,...

Caption by Natasha Castanedo

Men and Women Can Face Abuse

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor May 20, 2022

A horrific event has begun shedding light into a sensitive topic. One that occurs often but was never really talked about. You might have heard or read about it here and there. It was something that’s...

Keep Your Politics Out Of My Body

Keep Your Politics Out Of My Body

Gabby Flores, Opinion Editor May 3, 2022

Today is May 3, 2022 and we are living through another unfortunate and historic chapter in our country’s history. According to Politico, the Supreme Court has drafted an opinion showcasing the decision...

The 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony courtesy of

Figure Skating Industry Spirals Downhill

Andie Kalinowski, Features Editor March 25, 2022

Let’s call it what it is. This is manipulation. If you’re a figure skater in the industry, you are being manipulated. The pressure placed on these young athletes by their coaches is outrageous and...

Mayor Charlie Klinakis answers a residents question while former Mayor Pro Tem Violeta Lewis takes notes.

La Puente Replaces Council Member Following Absences, Lawsuit

Joshua Sanchez, Editor In Chief February 23, 2022

Former planning commissioner Nadia Mendoza officially replaced council member Violeta Lewis following a special meeting of the La Puente City Council on Jan. 25. Mendoza, who had served on the commission...

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