Students find community as they are welcomed into MSJC

By Alyse Kiara Deatherage  Mt. San Jacinto Community College District began in 1962, and started enrolling students from the Banning, Beaumont, Hemet, and San Jacinto areas in 1963. Since then, they’ve actively worked to help students achieve their goals and get closer to their dreams through the education and community they provide.   MSJC’s mission statementContinue reading “Students find community as they are welcomed into MSJC”

Students and staff share experiences and support at MSJC’s first Juneteenth celebration

By Jesus Alcala Avalos  Mt. San Jacinto College held an online Juneteenth celebration on June 19. Participants held a libation, provided historical context for Juneteenth, performed poems, and shared their thoughts. DJ Sketch played music in-between presentations.  Aysia Brown, part of MSJC’s Student Services and the Sankofa task force, was the host for the event. Brown opened with aContinue reading “Students and staff share experiences and support at MSJC’s first Juneteenth celebration”

Bettering the pathways to success at MSJC

By Alyse Kiara Deatherage  Officials at Mt. San Jacinto College is excited to prepare for the Pathways program that will begin in Fall 2020. However, many students are unaware of what the Pathways Program is and what it will mean for their experience at MSJC.   “Guided Pathways is an institution-wide student success model that seeksContinue reading “Bettering the pathways to success at MSJC”

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”

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”

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”

Taking a look at the new form of slavery

By Alyse Kiara Deatherage  Mt. San Jacinto College invited author DW Duke, activist Margeaux Gray, and Human Trafficking subject matter expert Anne Michelle Ellis to speak about what human trafficking is, what common forms it takes, and how it can be spotted in the MSJC Black Box Theatre on Feb. 25.   This event was sponsoredContinue reading “Taking a look at the new form of slavery”