Beyond the Cover: ASC and the Disability Awareness Month celebration

By Nick Pettis and Allison Arnzen | November 18, 2020 10:00 a.m. MENIFEE, Calif. – On October 29, 2020, The Accommodation Service Center celebrated Disability Awareness Month with Beyond the Cover: Living Books, a virtual event with four MSJC students with disabilities sharing their journeys in life hosted by ASC Counselor Lisa Yates. Living BooksContinue reading “Beyond the Cover: ASC and the Disability Awareness Month celebration”

MSJC begins Undocumented Student Action Week

By Edward Landeros October 19, 2020 12:55 p.m. SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Mt. San Jacinto College, along with California Community Colleges across the state, recognize the week of Oct. 19, 2020 as this year’s Undocumented Student Action Week. According to the Community College League of California, the USAW is a “system-wide campaign to advocate andContinue reading “MSJC begins Undocumented Student Action Week”

Club Spotlight: Poli Sci

CLUB PROMO 🗣 🦅 Talon Co-Editor Mahak Tiwari interviews Austin Ortiz, President of the MSJC Political Science Club, to see what Poli Sci is all about. Poli Sci meets every Tuesday at 3pm via Zoom. If you are interested in joining, please email mvcpolisci@gmail.com for more information. The Poli Sci Club is currently hosting theContinue reading “Club Spotlight: Poli Sci”

California Community College Chancellor’s Press Conference

By Jesus Alcala Avalos California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley held a Zoom press conference on September 24th, 2020. Most of the audience consisted of student journalists. The key issues covered at the press conference: Most, if not all, community colleges will remain online for Spring 2021 Colleges are expecting reduced federal funding, whichContinue reading “California Community College Chancellor’s Press Conference”

Our Disabilities will not Define Us: a Miniseries by Nick Pettis

Students and teachers alike at MSJC have adapted to drastic life changes in order to continue their education for the Fall semester of 2020. This week we focus on mental health and autism in the realm of online learning with Talon reporter Nick Pettis. Join Nick as he interviews four MSJC members about their learningContinue reading “Our Disabilities will not Define Us: a Miniseries by Nick Pettis”

Interview with James Crawford, 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

Hello Eagles! We’re bringing you our first video interview with Talon member Eddie Landeros and fellow MSJC student James Crawford. Join us as they talk about being a student at MSJC, life during the pandemic, politics, rationality, and what the future holds for our young generations! James was recently named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders ofContinue reading “Interview with James Crawford, 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar”

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”

Behind the scenes of MSJC’s digital transformation

By Lillian Goodwin  The beginning of the Spring 2020 semester this year was standard procedure; Classes, clubs, and extracurricular activities met on time, in person, and everything was more or less as it had always been. There were distant concerns over the discovery of a new human-affecting variant of a bat virus in Asia, butContinue reading “Behind the scenes of MSJC’s digital transformation”

MSJC continues its efforts towards an equitable campus

By Eddie Landeros The faculty and staff of Mt. San Jacinto College are taking a stand to disrupt prejudice and racism in our community. The MSJC Equity Pledge was released on May 31, 2020 as an initiative supporting equity among all races and genders and is committed to the success of MSJC students. MSJC is one ofContinue reading “MSJC continues its efforts towards an equitable campus”

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”