Equal pay for equal work

On Nov. 9 Awaken Ophelia sponsored a “Wage-Scale Bake Sale” to raise funds for their club treasury and to bring awareness to an old problem. … The price of baked goods was set to reflect the wage discrepancy: women were charged 75 cents, while men were charged $1.

RCC neglects student mothers

Today, women are both homemaker and breadwinner. Women are expected to do it all, have it all and be it all. We are expected to be Superwoman and nothing less. But we are not provided with the resources necessary to be all that we are “supposed” to be. Every college should establish a day-care center at minimal or no cost to students. Not only would this allow mothers to continue their education, but it would keep them from sinking deep into debt.

Snowboarding offers a thrill in the chill

The early stages of modern snowboarding began as early as the 60’s, with toys like the Snurfer, which combined elements of the surfboard with the sled for use in snow. Snowboarding is still a young sport, and the residents of Big Bear have watched the sport grow.

Financial aid or financial grief

One reason why people don’t attend college is money. It costs a substantial amount of money to pursue higher education, which is why financial aid is such a blessing to so many. The process of applying for financial aid is confusing. Having sat down with a representative from the Financial Aid Office, I can honestly say that I understand microbiology better than the financial aid process. Maybe the process would be a much more pleasant experience if students were greeted with a smile and not a rolling of the eyes.

RCC, students get a little ‘Closer’

Rest easy, “Closer Than Ever” is not anything close to the typical piece American musical theater. Instead this musical review is closer to the everyday experiences of the typical Riverside Community College student and that’s why it will be a hit when it starts its run Nov. 19 till it ends on Nov. 21.

Nations critical of the election

Many foreign nations, all across the globe are distressed by the outcome of the American elections. Is this true? Did Americans fail the rest of the world by electing Bush to a second term? Only time will tell. But it’s easy in the chaos of an election to forget that as the citizens of the only superpower, we control the fate of the world.

Flu shot not only way to prevent sickness

On Oct. 5 after Chiron Corporation announced that none of the doses of influenza vaccines it has produced will be available this year, there has been a rising fear that all Americans are not going to be supplied the flu vaccine. The reality is, all Americans don’t have to be supplied, only those who are in need.

That’s ‘Incredible’

Pixar has gone and blown away audiences and competition… again. The story was simple and straightforward with a few small twists that were completely within the realm of possibility and always entertaining. At no time did the plot ever seem too thick and cluttered with things that looked cool but didn’t further the storyline, like most movies nowadays.

A little dose of cartoon reality

Had enough reality lately? Well, how about seeing what happens when people stop being real and start getting animated? That’s the motto of TV’s first animated reality series “Drawn Together,” on Comedy Central. The show is mainly a spoof of MTV’s “Real World,” with a liberal dash of every other reality show thrown in whenever appropriate to enhance the comedy.

Manntis breaks through into the mainstream

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines metal as “any of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat.” If you can apply that definition metaphorically to hardcore rock fans’ denotation of metal then it all will make sense. Local hardcore metal band Manntis embodies the essence of the metaphorical definition.

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