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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.

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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,...

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Can We Still Say “Gay” At Mt. SAC?

Ethan Brown May 19, 2022

Mt. SAC’s queer representation and safety came into question after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act, known as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, into law on March 28,...

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Summer Heat to Worsen, Third Year of Latest Drought

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor May 16, 2022

California is on track to face a summer of heat, fire and blackouts that will increase the state’s drought. Although Gov. Gavin Newsom recently outlined a plan to combat the crisis and the Metropolitan...

Faculty gather around Emily Woolery in support of the union before she provided the Faculty Association report to the board on May 11.

Faculty Bring Board Raise Requests

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 12, 2022

Faculty Association members filled Founder’s Hall on May 11 to support their union’s negotiation goals. Signs like “Where’s our COLA?” could be found alongside other signs with percentages...

Francesca P. Ochoa proudly marches with causes for social change.

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Local Scholarship For La Puente Activists

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 10, 2022

In honor of a local activist, three to four Mt. SAC or La Puente High School graduates will receive a $1,000 scholarship if they have graduated from Sparks Middle School and shown a commitment to activism...

English professor, Frank Gomez, raised his voice outside out Founders Hall with his colleagues and other faculty members on May 8, 2021. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/ SAC.Media.

Faculty To Demand Raise, Decreased Enrollment Looms

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief May 5, 2022

Ahead of the Board of Trustees meeting on May 11, faculty met to organize during their Faculty Association meeting on May 3. Following several years of negotiating for benefits, the Faculty Association...

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Mt. SAC Drops Vaccine Mandate For Summer

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 29, 2022

The Mt. SAC Board of Trustees has revoked the vaccine mandate for the summer intersession. The school’s masking requirement will also be eased beginning on June 13. The move comes following a downward...

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Covina Moves Forward With Cannabis Program

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 27, 2022

The Covina City Council unanimously voted to move forward regarding a local cannabis program on April 19. This decision brought the city one step closer to authorizing dispensaries within the city. For...

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Covina Pilots New Child Care Program

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 21, 2022

On April 20, Covina approved the creation of a childcare program with their American Rescue Plan funds and enacted a police military gear usage policy. The goal of the child care program is to provide...

Screenshot of Sarah Nichols speaking before the Board of Trustees on April 13.

Individuals Voice Concerns Regarding Expiring COVID-19 Mandates

Joshua Sanchez, Editor in Chief April 18, 2022

Several classified and faculty members went before the Board of Trustees on April 13 to discuss their views regarding the vaccination and masking requirements that are set to expire after this semester. Academic...

Covina Police Shooting Prompts State Investigation

Covina Police Shooting Prompts State Investigation

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 14, 2022

In a press release posted on April 11, the office of California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that the California Department of Justice will investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred...

After burning sage, Native American Inter-Tribal Student Alliance President Abe Gaumot holds The Peoples Staff on April 1 and feels a connection to those that came before him.

Club Receives Historic Peoples Staff

Bryan Jimenez, News Editor April 12, 2022

Mt. SAC’s Native American Inter-Tribal Student Alliance received a staff, named The People’s Staff, to highlight the Native American Citizenship Act. In 2024, the act will have its 100-year anniversary. The...

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