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With a Year of Online Learning In Sight, Some Students Have Recognized the Blessing Behind the Curse

The Cal Poly Pomona campus remains empty as quarantine measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 wear on. Photo by Isaac Le/SAC.Media

Kristen Sanchez, Community News Editor

September 22, 2020

Barren hallways, lifeless courtyards and abandoned classrooms. This is what many campuses will continue to look like for the foreseeable future after the Chancellor of California State Universities, Timothy P. White announced in a letter sent out on Sept. 10, that Cal States will be continuing virtual instruction for the Spri...

A New Old Way To View Movies During Covid-19

Box office at Mission Tiki on Sept. 8, 2020. Photo Credit: Jaylen Minnich/Sac.Media

Jaylen Minnich-Hall, Community Features Editor

September 18, 2020

It's dusk as you enter a line of cars all eager to get their tickets. Music plays out of open windows as people reach to put on their mask before approaching the box office. A friendly smile that can only be seen on the eyes approaches the car to ask what movie you’d like to attend and gives you a...

New Kid On The Block Jalen Weitzel Hopes to Make an Impact

Weitzel makes a diving one handed catch against Dublin Jerome highschool, while playing for Olentangy Berlin High School. Oct 25, 2019  Photo courtesy of Jalen Weitzel

Jesse Espitia, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

On a five hour flight from Ohio to California Jalen Weitzel had a thousand different thoughts running through his mind. He had just completed high school and was excited to start football practice at his new school: Mt. SAC. Once he landed in the golden state he was eager to start training with his new...

Top 5 Games We Love to Hate

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Christie Yeung, Gaming & Tech Editor

September 16, 2020

People are spending a lot more time at home due to the pandemic. One way to keep us from dying of boredom and help us stay sane is by playing video games. Choosing the right game to play is very important. Here are the five games that people often get mad at but cannot let go. No. 5 Fall Guys  ...

Mountie Mentor Meeting to Continue Online Amid Global Pandemic

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Kristen Sanchez, Campus News Editor

September 14, 2020

On Thursday Sept. 10, the Mt. SAC Equity Center kicked off its first Mountie Mentor meeting of the fall semester over Zoom with more than 100 student and faculty participants. The program began in the 2019 school year hoping to provide students with a place to connect, build community and find resources...

Starting College is Tough Enough, but the Class of 2020 Barely Even Got To Graduate

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Vanessa Feliciano, Campus Features Editor

September 11, 2020

Starting college can be challenging, but starting college during a global pandemic can feel next to impossible. For Vivian Soza, Edward Zhang, An Ha, and Mehak Verma, making the transition from high school to college has not been an easy one. All four say that COVID-19 has not only altered their college...

Mental Health Withers With Us While COVID Carries On

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Jaylen Minnich Hall, Community Features Editor

September 11, 2020

As we pass the six-month mark of COVID-19 lockdown measures, many are struggling with their mental health as a result of the ongoing extension of social distancing measures and confinement. According to a study in The Lancet, “Confinement, loss of usual routine, and reduced social and physical contact wi...

Use Hilmer Lodge to Aid the Community

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Abraham Navarro, Editor in Chief

September 9, 2020

Mt. SAC’s newly constructed Hilmer Lodge stadium needs to be put in use to aid the community during the pandemic. Although we can’t all be on campus right now, Hilmer Lodge Stadium doesn’t have to just gather dust, waiting for football to come back or sit on reserve for its first graduating class to grace...

From Swimming at the Public Pools to Swimming for State

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Olvera

Jesse Espitia and Angel Romero

September 8, 2020

Before every dive that starts most races, swimmers train to conquer every hurdle that life throws at them. Once the signal goes off and the race begins, all those hours of hard work get put on display for everyone to watch. In between the hours of practice in the pool, swimmers also have to deal with...

Gamescom – Your One for All and All for One Gaming Fix

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Christie Yeung and Cesar Gonzalez

September 3, 2020

For the first time ever, Gamescom was hosted solely online due to COVID-19. The event was four days long starting on Aug. 27 until Aug. 30 and allowed creators to showcase their hard work and bring forth exciting news, such as release dates. Whether you are a console gamer or PC gamer, there is something...

Judge Rules UC to Drop Use of SAT and ACT for Admission and Scholarships

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Cesar Gonzalez, Campus News Editor

September 2, 2020

Under a preliminary injunction issued by an Alameda County Superior Court Judge, the University of California must suspend the use of SAT and ACT test scores for admissions and scholarships immediately. The ruling cited that the use of standardized test scores are broadly biased and is unfavorable to st...

Books for Online Classes Should be Free!

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Cesar Gonzalez, Campus News Editor

September 2, 2020

Many students, like myself, have stressors while trying to stay focused in our studies. Since the coronavirus lockdown measures were put into place, many schools have taken the online approach. Wouldn’t it all be one less thing to worry about if textbooks or PDF’s of our courseworks were free? ...

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