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Meghan Kauffman at Title IX booth at Club Crush on the Menifee campus.

Title IX

Mia Rotell, Writer April 12, 2024

In the year 2021, 11,580 sexual assault offenses were reported on college campuses. Despite this number being over ten thousand, over 90% of sexual violations that happen on college campuses go unreported....

Beyond Wonderland 2024

Festivals and Fenatnyl: How to Stay Safe This Spring Break

Lainey Park, Writer April 2, 2024

In recent times, overdoses have become a commonality in our culture and, according to the CDC, are the leading cause of death among people aged 18-45. ⅔ of these deaths have been attributed to fentanyl,...

Mental Health Takes Center Stage at MSJC: A Spotlight on Tracy Enalen

Mental Health Takes Center Stage at MSJC: A Spotlight on Tracy Enalen

Tyler Hills, Writer March 29, 2024

Mental health is a primary concern at Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC). Tracy Enalen, the unwavering Mental Health Director, leads this initiative by orchestrating a symphony of support services, counseling...

“Strawberries and Measuring Tape”

March is Nutrition Awareness Month

Mark Burns, Writer March 29, 2024

The month of March is Nutrition Awareness Month, a national month created by the “Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.”  However, is nutrition that big of a deal?  How much does it impact our well-being...

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Active Minds Club is Changing the Conversation Around Mental Health

Matthew Sanders, Writer March 28, 2024

Mental health is a serious concern for students. The Active Minds club is helping address these issues. Active Minds is a non-profit organization that advocates for mental health and encourages dialogue....

Sephoras Pre-Teen Apocalypse

Sephora’s Pre-Teen Apocalypse

Mia Rotell, Writer March 18, 2024

Sephora employees nationwide now anticipate the sound of the school bell, releasing hoards of pre-teen girls into their stores. Looking for Dior, Charlotte Tilbury, and Drunk Elephant, they clean the shelves...

The Quiet Consequences of Energy Drinks

The Quiet Consequences of Energy Drinks

Mia Rotell, Writer March 13, 2024

Picture this: it’s 2:30 p.m., and you’re in the middle of studying, working your shift, or running errands. You hit the afternoon slump and feel yourself “fizzle out.” Needing something to pick...

NAMI Tapestries: The Importance of Mental Health

NAMI Tapestries: The Importance of Mental Health

Mental unwellness has become an extreme social problem in the United States and abroad after the pandemic. As of this day, 10,200 deaths occur each year from eating disorders, and continue to rise by the...

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How I Overcame My Biggest Obstacle

Alyson Chan, Writer/Social Media May 16, 2023

Small moments become a meaningful memory once you cherish your time with the person you love. As I was growing up, I was raised by my single father and always spent time with him as if we were inseparable....

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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 Youth.gov, it was established in 1949 by Mental Health America to increase awareness of the importance of mental health...

Perception of Ways Social Media Has Affected Us Since 2020

Perception of Ways Social Media Has Affected Us Since 2020

Davina Gomez, Writer March 29, 2023

  Technology has always advanced at an incredibly fast rate. However, one could argue that social media has progressed even more quickly since 2020. First off, I want to explain how I personally...

Haskel Jackson and Camryn Friday in his Inglewood studio.

Music is Therapy

Camryn Friday, Writer February 24, 2023

If you have ever met someone who hates music, they probably do not have a phone, radio, record player, iPod, Walkman, cassette player, or any other music-listening device. With the countless number...

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