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Luis Mendoza receives his vaccine at Mt. SAC on April 8 2021. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

State Vaccinations Open Next Week

Jaylen Minnich Hall, News Editor April 9, 2021

California has announced that every resident 16 and up will be able to receive the Coronavirus vaccine starting April 15. Right now most of the state is only allowing essential workers, high risk individuals,...

Sarah Beth McHargue Love protests at the Change West Covina press conference outside of the West Covina City Hall on March 16, 2021. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

City’s “Unnecessary Duplication Of Services” Requires New State Process

Joshua Sanchez, Community Reporter April 6, 2021

Despite divided opinions on the proposal of a new health department, Supervisor Hilda Solis and County Health Officer Muntu Davis have reassured residents of their support for the city. Davis even repeated...

Academic Senate meeting via Zoom on April 1, 2021. Photo credit: Jaylen Minnich/ SAC.Media

Pandemic Grading Options Extended Through Fall

Jaylen Minnich Hall, News Editor April 2, 2021

On Thursday, the Academic Senate held their regularly scheduled meeting via Zoom. Besides one item that was postponed to the next meeting, all action items were passed. The extension of the excused...

Graphic by Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media

OPINION: Why Should I go Back On Campus?

Abraham Navarro, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2021

It isn’t ever going to be safe enough to return to campus. People going back into public spaces like schools and movie theaters marks the return of our shared American pastime: mass shootings. Being...

Graphic by Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

107th Mass Shooting in the U.S. This Year Leaves 10 Dead

Jaylen Minnich Hall, News Editor March 23, 2021

Editor’s note: It was a conscious decision not to include the name, photos or any identifying details of the gunman in this report. This decision was to ensure that we don’t draw any attention to them...

Taken from a public video posted by the West Covina City Council on July 7, 2020.

West Covina Wants Answers, Not a New Health Department

During their regularly scheduled meeting held on Zoom and broadcast on YouTube on March 16, the West Covina City Council voted 4-1 in favor of breaking away from the Los Angeles County Health Department...

Screengrab from public video.

Ontario Explosion Leaves Two Dead

Cesar Gonzalez, Joshua Sanchez, and Abraham Navarro March 18, 2021

On Monday at approximately noon, a large explosion shook a quiet Ontario suburb. Several Ontario residents witnessed a series of explosions followed by a huge fireball and plume of smoke cascading into...

Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis fields community questions on March 11 at a digital town hall meeting for West Covina residents.

Questions Still Unanswered as County Vows to Uphold Services

Joshua Sanchez, Community Reporter March 15, 2021

After a controversial vote to pursue the creation of a local health department in the city of West Covina, Supervisor Hilda Solis provided residents with a town hall meeting on March 11 to explain the...

Graphic by Jaylen Minnich/ SAC Media

Another Stimulus Check is on the Way!

Jaylen Minnich Hall, News Editor March 10, 2021

This morning the U.S. House of Representatives passed Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, with a 220-211 vote. President Joe Biden will sign the bill into legislation on...

Here's What it's Like to Get the Vaccine

Here’s What it’s Like to Get the Vaccine

Cesar Gonzalez, Opinion Editor March 8, 2021

In December of last year, the COVID-19 vaccine was approved for immediate use for those in need. Since then, there have been three vaccines in total made available for distribution by Moderna, Pfizer and...

Graphic by Jaylen Minnich/SAC. Media

Academic Senate Planning for Fall 2021 On Campus

Jaylen Minnich-Hall, News Editor March 5, 2021

Yesterday the Academic Senate held their regularly scheduled meeting via zoom, where they discussed the fall semester schedule and a new ethnic studies requirement. The Student Preparation Equity and Achievement...

Photo courtesy of Mt. SAC

Academic Senate Nervous for Return to Campus

Jaylen Minnich-Hall, News Editor March 1, 2021

On Thursday, the Academic Senate Executive Board held their regularly scheduled meeting via zoom. Possible strategies for graduation, distanced learning for fall semester and recording lectures were the...

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