Hamilton makes history in Spanish Grand Prix

By Jesus Coronel After increasing his championship lead in Portugal, Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton sought to extend his championship lead in the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on May 9. In qualifying, he made history by securing the pole position for the 100th time in his career. He is the first Formula One driver in

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Art walks back to downtown streets

By Tyrese Blue Riverside’s  monthly Life Arts Center Artwalk made its return to downtown after a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19. The building itself was originally built in 1909 and was initially a YMCA. It was designed in the style of Italian Renaissance architecture and is now considered a historic site. Normally, there would also

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Overdue for a ‘do: Fades, highlights and braids return to RCC

By Daniela Ramirez  After 405 days of closure, the Riverside City College Cosmetology salon is back in business. The reopening of the salon to the public has students and staff excited to finally work again.  The functioning esthetics salon offers affordable services from haircuts to pedicures, all provided by students learning cosmetology.  The salon’s shut

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County awards Sheriff’s Department multi-million dollar grant, bolstered salary

By Jessica Lopez  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was awarded a $3.3 million grant, despite public backlash, to assist with reentry services after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Board of Supervisors sanctioned the department to apply for the grant in January and voted unanimously April 27 to accept the federal funding. The grant

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Prison reform town hall amplifies voices of formerly incarcerated community

By Timothy Lewis People of all backgrounds have captured the narrative of police brutality on video, but what is overlooked is the mistreatment of incarcerated individuals in the criminal justice system. The Riverside chapter of the NAACP held a prison reform town hall April 21 in partnership with Riverside Justice Table and other local and

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Incoming student trustee calls out board

By Bianca Macias Riverside Community College District students have elected a Norco College student to represent them on the Board of Trustees during the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Trustee-elect Jack Harris, 24, a second-year philosophy major, said he was inspired to run for the position after a negative interaction at a board meeting. “I feel

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Nursing program administers vaccines

Photos and story by Daniel Hernandez Riverside City College is one step closer to ending the chapter of distance education and returning to campus for in-person instruction. Trained RCC nurses, with the help from Albertsons pharmacists, administered first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to members of the community on the roof of the

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The Spotlight: The history of Garrett Morgan

Garrett Morgan is one of the most influential inventors that you have never heard of. His creations have saved countless lives and have been an integral part of our everyday lives. On this episode of the Spotlight, reporter Kenway Collins retells the life of Garrett Morgan and describes why many call him “Black Edison.”

OPINION: Riverside is in dire need of more immediate greenhouse gas reductions

By Sigifredo Macias Riverside is an average-sized town by California standards. It can be hard to think a city of its size could have an effect on greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions are very important to recognize due to the effects they have on the climate crisis. It’s no surprise that the city of Riverside has

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