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Measure due to Appear on Ballot Following a Summer of Nationwide Protests

Protesters gather outside the Hall of Justice in Downtown L.A. on June 2, 2020 during George Floyd protests. 
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Monica Inouye, Politics Editor

September 15, 2020

Outcries this summer during the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests called for the government to “defund the police.” Now there is a ballot measure in Los Angeles County that takes a step in that direction. LA County voters will see an amendment in the general elections, also known as Measure J, which...

Politics are Crossing the Line in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 8, 2020

For many people video games are an escape from reality. They are venues to be free and do as they please, especially during this pandemic when things aren’t always so positive. One of the games that offers such great freedom is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it has been drifting away from that...

Freelancers Freed, Ride Share Drivers Still Left High and Dry

By Yuya Tamai from Chiba, Japan - Uber Eats bicycle

Monica Inouye, Politics Editor

September 7, 2020

If you’re a driver for Uber or Lyft, chances are you’ve heard of a bill called AB 5, and you might be concerned about whether you’ll remain employed given the implementation of this bill. Lyft almost ceased their operations in California instead of complying with this new law. Here’s what it’s...

Mt. SAC Board of Trustees Candidates Address Racial Injustice

From left to right, Trustee member Rosanne M. Bader, M.S., President and CEO William T. Scroggins, Ph.D., Trustee member Manuel Baca, Ph.D., Trustee member Jay F. Chen during Board of Trustees meeting in Building 10, Founders Hall on Wednesday, May 9, 2020. Photo Credit: Hernandez Coke/SAC.Media.

Monica Inouye, Politics Editor

September 3, 2020

Candidates vying for a seat on the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees on Friday were struck with a question from the public regarding racial injustice in a public Zoom forum: what is the role of the Board of Trustees in addressing issues of racial injustice and how can Mt. SAC effectively addresses the issues?...

Gov. Newsom Endorses Jackie Lacey’s Opponent for District Attorney

Taken from a public video posted by Gavin Newsom on Youtube Jan 9, 2011

Monica Inouye, Politics Editor

August 31, 2020

This week Gov. Gavin Newsom chimed in on Los Angeles local politics to offer support for opposition candidate George Gascon in his race for LA County district attorney against incumbent Jackie Lacey. Newsom had previously worked with Gascon when he served as mayor of San Francisco. He appointed Gascon...

Former Apprentice Producers Oversee Republican National Convention

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Monica Inouye, Politics Editor

August 25, 2020

The Republican National Convention is underway with production help from individuals all too familiar with President Donald Trump: former employees of Mark Burnett, the executive producer of the television show The Apprentice. After initial plans to hold an in-person convention in Charlotte, North...

Vote. Here’s How

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Abraham Navarro, Editor in Chief

August 24, 2020

The right to vote is fundamental in any democracy. But for many people it wasn’t free. Suffrage has been fought for tooth and nail by many in American history. Much of this happened not so long ago and protesters were beaten, arrested and brutalized during the fight for equality.  Still, many ...

Kamala Harris Makes History

Kamala Harris smiles and claps as everyone in the crowd cheers when she walks on stage at her event, Kamala Harris for the People on May 19, 2019. Photo credit: Lauren Berny/ SAC.Media.

Monica Inouye, Politics Editor

August 24, 2020

“My little girl who was born in 2012 has only known a Democratic Party that elected a Black president, nominated the first woman on a major ticket, and has now tapped a Black woman for Vice President. Her world will be bigger than mine,” writer Corey Richardson tweeted. Although not widely known...

Supreme Court Blocks Attempt to End DACA

Students listen to leaders and lawyers speak about the DACA processes after a march at Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

Jesse Espitia

June 19, 2020

The Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, and voted 5-4 to block President Donald Trump’s attempt to rescind DACA. The swing vote was cast by Chief Justice John Roberts, and the Supreme Court ruling is a huge boost to DACA recipients,...

Sanders Supporters Should Be Open to Biden

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Osirus Polachart

April 27, 2020

Unfortunately, Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential bid after suspending his campaign. For many, including myself, Bernie Sanders has been the voice of the working class. He raised issues such as income inequality, corruption in politics, corporate greed and the existential crisis of climate...

Proposition 13 Expected to Fail in California

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Kareem Majeed, Eric Tadeo, and Angel Romero

March 31, 2020

Ballot measure Proposition 13 is projected to fail to pass in a statewide vote. The ballot issued $15 billion in bonds, which would be used to finance improvements distributed to various state-funded education systems. The final tallies have not been reported, but according to the California secretary of state, nearly every precinct reported partial numbers f...

Six States to Vote In Democratic Primary Today

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Kareem Majeed

March 10, 2020

Six states are voting today in the Democratic primary, where a major loss could knock one of the two leading candidates, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, out of the race. The states of Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Washington, Idaho and North Dakota are heading to the polls to vote for the Democratic...

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