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Screw Fast Fashion

Mia Rotell, Writer February 22, 2024

Fashion trends come and go; what is in one season is out the next. But recently, it's happening at a rate much faster than ever before. Social media influencers have put the regular seasonal cycle...

A Push for Change: Exploring a Plus/Minus Grading Policy at MSJC

A Push for Change: Exploring a Plus/Minus Grading Policy at MSJC

Junaid Khan, writer, and The Talon Team November 22, 2023

On Apr. 26, 2023, Mt. San Jacinto College’s Academic Senate voted to approve a proposal to amend the final course grading policy currently used at MSJC to include plus/minus (+/-) grading options. The...

Temecula Valley School Board meeting during public comments

The Temecula Valley School District Soap Opera

Diego Trejo, Writer November 1, 2023

Between the liberal havens of Los Angeles and San Diego lives the smaller suburban community of Temecula in Southwest Riverside County. For the most part, Temecula has lived quietly in the background....

Argue for Scholarships

Argue for Scholarships

Gianluca Canseco, Writer October 27, 2023

Yes, you heard right! Team coach, Professor Jennifer Baney explained that the experience on the Forensics Speech and Debate Team can assist students when applying for scholarships, as it did for her in...

Vision is 20/30

Vision is 20/30

Junaid Khan, Writer/ICC Representative October 4, 2023

On Sept. 21, California Community Colleges held their annual Student Teleconference, showcasing the upcoming Vision 2030 plan. Eager to share this proposal in a student-inclusive Zoom meeting, Sonya...

“Dogs Are Better Than Cats”

“Dogs Are Better Than Cats”

Gianluca Canseco, Writer September 29, 2023

Inspired by Jubilee’s YouTube debate form of content, the Honors Enrichment program brought some intense and controversial topics to the students of MSJC. On September 27th, the “MSJC Jubilee...

Students rehearsing a newscast scene.

The Importance of Arts Programs

Camryn Friday, Writer May 9, 2023
Performing Arts and Music programs have a plethora of positive impacts on children, from creating a sense of community, to allowing creativity to bloom, gaining confidence, and more. Communities must support local arts programs and academies for future youth to cherish.
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Why is Mental Health Relevant: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Alyson Chan, Writer/Social Media May 1, 2023

The fifth month of every year is known as Mental Health Awareness Month. According to, it was established in 1949 by Mental Health America to increase awareness of the importance of mental health...

Because Its Nice to Have Fun at the Eagle MakerSpace

“Because It’s Nice to Have Fun” at the Eagle MakerSpace

Pia Henson, Writer, Vice President April 20, 2023

In 2018, Mt. San Jacinto College debuted the “Eagle Makerspace.” In room 805 at the Menifee campus, the space contains 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, engineering tools, desks, computers,...

MSJCs Title IX Office Helps Students

MSJC’s Title IX Office Helps Students

Lily Diephouse, Writer/Secretary December 5, 2022

Did you know that in June of 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed an omnibus education bill that would help women for many years to come? The Higher Education Act of 1965 was signed into law, and there...

MSJC Dance Department Presents Sinew

MSJC Dance Department Presents ‘Sinew’

MSJC Dance Department November 1, 2022
The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Dance Department proudly presents ‘Sinew,’ an evening of dance and discussion that highlights the experiences of faculty member Julenda (Julie) Satow Freeman’s Native American grandmothers and the ongoing impacts of colonization. 
Erik Escovedo, Decolonizing Place and Time

Erik Escovedo, Decolonizing Place and Time

MSJC Art Department November 1, 2022
Mt. San Jacinto College Art Gallery is pleased to present Erik Escovedo, Decolonizing Place and Time. This is a special solo exhibition that kicks off our Native American Heritage Month at MSJC.
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