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...

Finals week. Via Wikimedia Commons.

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...

Woman feeling emotional stress. Via Wikimedia Commons.

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...

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...

The Homeless project meeting in the Hacienda Heights Community Center.

“It’s totally under the table”: Hacienda Heights residents criticize LA County homeless housing project

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 17, 2023

On May 4, the Hacienda Heights Community Center held a public meeting to discuss the Homekey Project, an effort to reduce homelessness in the area. Chaos ensued as hundreds of attendees sought an opportunity...

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....

Booths at the CommUNITY Pull Up.

Pomona holds monthly CommUNITY Pull Up

Diego Fernandez, Staff Reporter May 15, 2023

On May 2, Pomona held its monthly CommUNITY Pull Up at Sacred Heart Church to provide free resources and essentials from local groups and businesses. The CommUNITY Pull Up event was founded last February...

2017 St. Pete Pride Parade. Via CityofStPete/Flickr.

Disneyland hosts its first-ever Pride Nite amid Florida feud

Emily Fernandez, News Editor May 14, 2023

Disneyland is hosting its first Pride celebration, dubbed Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite. The festivities include photo ops, a Pride parade and other character experiences tailored to the event. The...

Walnut-Diamond Bar police station holds open house

Walnut-Diamond Bar police station holds open house

Ada Li, Staff Reporter May 12, 2023

On April 22, the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Walnut-Diamond Bar station held an open house for residents on April 22. After a line formed outside the station, sheriff deputies guided the public...

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