Protesters in Riverside expressed their discontent with the re-election of President George Bush and the occupation of Iraq on Nov. 6. Several protesters stood on the corner with a bullhorn shouting “No war!” as they played the drum sets before them. Occasionally drivers would pass and shout out of their windows “F**k Bush!” or “Right on!” One of the most often heard chants during the rally was “Bush Lies, Soldiers Die!”
Month: November 2004
RCC is working to address the needs of student athletes by meeting the requirements of Title IX. Under Title IX, RCC must provide equal benefits, opportunities, and treatments to men and women athletes. According to the law, the college must provide the same quality and quantity in all areas of athletics to men and women from equipment to traveling to recruitment.
The new Vons located in the “new” Riverside Plaza area off Central avenue opened earlier this month to residents looking for a change of pace. Being touted as a “lifestyle concept” this Vons is unique to the city as it brings the conventional idea of a supermarket together with a gourmet food shop. The final product is akin to Albertsons mixed with Trader Joes with a few extras thrown in.
The landmark legislation, Title IX, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender at educational institutions that receive federal funds. Title IX leveled the playing field of this nation’s schools and changed the perception of the place of women. It is the most important piece of legislation for women since we got the right to vote.
Where are students going after their time at RCC and what are their reasons for choosing a particular university to complete their degree’s completion? During RCC President Salvatore Rotella’s fireside chat, La Sierra University president Lawrence Geraty and Dr. Rotella discussed the fact that most students transfer to CSU and UC campuses.
A recent national survey suggests that college students should also pay just as much attention to the way they are being trained to teach science. What most soon-to-be teachers need to be aware of is that the significance of science in elementary school education is just as equal as that of math or English.
The vision of a ‘visible classroom’ and a marching band that would first and foremost bring entertainment to the school during activities came from Dr. Charles Kane, Riverside Community College’s President. Yet, the visions were made into reality when Professor Gary Locke accepted the invitation to start something from nothing and put together RCC’s marching band, The Marching Tigers, along with an amazing reputation and rÃ©sumÃ© Growing up, Locke took an immediate appreciation and passion for music since his father played piano and clarinet, and his older brother played the accordion.
The RCC Marching Tigers celebrated its 20th Anniversary last year, and some of its members, including current drum major Jared Buckley have spent half that time with the band. The RCC Marching Tigers likes to keep its plate full aside from just performing. As in years past, it is making a name for the band and for RCC by participating in the new film, “American Pie 4: Band Camp,” scheduled to release next fall.
This year’s season is almost at an end, with state championships right around the corner. Tournament after tournament, the women’s cross country team ended with an exceptional record of 5-1. The State Championships this year will be on November 20 in Fresno. Only seven women are allowed to compete. The select few are chosen based on the Conference race results.
Viewpoints is now coming directly to your home… sort of. The Web site for the Riverside Community College student newspaper, Viewpoints, is now officially online and ready to be bookmarked on browsers everywhere.