MSJC honors its largest graduating class with a virtual graduation

By Zaina Azim   The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many colleges to hold virtual graduations, including Mt. San Jacinto College. Selena Paez-Mendez, the Executive Assistant to Dr. John Colson, the Vice President of Student Services, has provided insight on the timeline of events and methods through which MSJC’s graduation will be livestreamed.   The event will be streamed on MSJC’sContinue reading “MSJC honors its largest graduating class with a virtual graduation”

Disney+ surprises audiences with the release of Pixar’s “Onward”

By Alyse Kiara Deatherage Disney, Pixar, and Tom Holland fans everywhere were disappointed as theatres everywhere shut down in compliance with guidelines put in place by the COVID-19 pandemic. These shut downs in Riverside county took place on March 13, just one week after the movie’s initial release.  However, Disney surprised it’s audiences by releasingContinue reading “Disney+ surprises audiences with the release of Pixar’s “Onward””

Taking on the 2020 election space through online debate

By Jesus Alcala Avalos The 2020 presidential election cycle had 29 Democratic candidates and three Republican candidates.  While the Republican National Committee (RNC) did not hold official debates, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) planned 12 debates for their potential candidates. DNC Chair Tom Perez announced the requirements for the first Democratic Debate.  Candidates could qualify for the first debate if they either attracted more than 1 percent in recognized polls or if they had received money from atContinue reading “Taking on the 2020 election space through online debate”

The Talon upgrades to a full fledged journalism program

By Pablo Ramos Diaz   A Journalism degree provides students with various career opportunities such as a journalist, an editor, a public relations specialist, and much more. Although you can proceed in these sorts of jobs with a Communications degree, Journalism study allows students to become specialists in this field as well.   A Journalism program will becomeContinue reading “The Talon upgrades to a full fledged journalism program”

MSJC brings light to the diversity in the ASL community

By Breanna Padilla An event held on MSJC’s Menifee campus on Feb. 29 showcased BSL (Black Sign Language) and the oppression and discrimination against Blacks in the Deaf community. This event discussed the history and discrimination of African Americans in the deaf community.   Jeremy Rogers, the Chair of the Sign Language Department, gave a presentationContinue reading “MSJC brings light to the diversity in the ASL community”

Tackling fitness during a pandemic

By Immanuel Ibon The COVID-19 quarantine presents us with new life challenges every day, and we are re-learning how to navigate life during this pandemic. In the midst of balancing everyday challenges, the emphasis of physical fitness in our lives is changing. Keeping ourselves healthy is a priority, and physical activity is a major pillarContinue reading “Tackling fitness during a pandemic”

MSJC staff and students take on the online world

By Alyse Kiara Deatherage Mt. San Jacinto Community College has closed its physical doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that does not mean they are down for the count yet. As of April 6, the school has completely converted to an online college, but the classes aren’t the only thing that have gone online. Continue reading “MSJC staff and students take on the online world”

MSJC students make waves at Oceanside Beach

By Eddie Landeros On March 6, members of Mt. San Jacinto College joined together to clean up Oceanside Beach with the Surfrider Foundation. The MSJC group was led by two students from the Honors Enrichment program, Ellie Baeza and Lauren Preble. Preble is a second-year MSJC student majoring in marine biology. She had been previouslyContinue reading “MSJC students make waves at Oceanside Beach”