Soccer ties 2-2

The RCC women’s soccer team displayed what it took to obtain a winning season during its game on Nov. 8. Riverside came out attacking and held a strong defense against Saddleback College. Though Riverside wasn’t able to hold the lead, the team showed its ability to stay in full competition with their opponent until the end of the game, tying at 2-2.

Cerritos shut down with help from Smith

As the crowd waited to hear the sound and echo of the ball hit the ground and the ball swish through the net RCC shooting guard Shavonne Smith was more than determined to win their season opener as the Tigers huddled together before the game. RCC opened the 2005-06 season with a 55-44 victory over visiting Cerritos.

Smith contributes to winning football season

Many may not be familiar with the name Tillford Smith, but he is a big part of the Riverside Community College football team. Smith plays outside linebacker and is 6 feet tall and weighs 190 pounds. He is not an average sized linebacker but his speed and talent make up for what he lacks in size.

Volleyball fights for win at last home game

Finishing sixth in the league and knowing that this is the last season that Suzie Witmer will be coaching at Riverside, the volleyball team has had a season full of ups and downs. On Nov. 11, the team took on Irvine Valley, which is ranked second in the league.


Now that Chancellor Emeritus Salvatore Rotella has made the decision to retire next year, where will he go next? Usually, when business executives retire, to compensate them for their years or months on the job, they are given an offer by the board of directors to step down gracefully.

Gum Control

The administration of Riverside Community College had decided long ago that it would be best if chewing gum were unavailable for purchase in the campus bookstore. This was in response to gum issues that plagued facilities maintenance: like gum on pavement, under desks, on walls, in restrooms, in the elevators, just about everywhere.

Gov. Schwarzenegger gets comeuppance

Gov Schwarzenegger had the right idea when he tried to create reform in Sacramento, but trying to translate his on-camera appeal into political capital was a bit naive. The initiative process can be used to side-step the Assembly when it needs to be side-stepped, but if the initiatives are totally lame-o and obvious Republican oriented power grabs, the voters, lacking the time for adequate understanding of the initiatives on the ballot, and used to being lied to in commercials both for and against said initiatives, will almost always settle for the status quo and vote no.

‘Welcome to the suck’

I love this movie…Hoorah! Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx are spectacular in “Jarhead,” the real-life and thought-provoking wartime piece that should be 2005’s movie of the year. Gyllenhaal (“Donnie Darko,” “Day After Tomorrow”) stars as Anthony Swofford, a Marine sniper who is fresh out of boot camp and ready for war.

DVD Review

If you don’t pick up this DVD, Milton will set the building on fire. The brand new special edition “Office Space” DVD has finally hit the shelves and is packed with flair. Based on the animated short “Milton” by Mike Judge, this cult classic follows the frustrating life of computer programmer Peter Gibbons, played by Ron Livingston (“Little Black Book,” “The Cooler”).

Stay on track for graduation

If graduating from RCC is part of your master plan, you need to go through some steps like taking the right classes, getting good grades as well as applying for graduation. The first two steps are well known, but do we all know how or when to apply for graduation? “There is a common misconception among the RCC student population that an application for graduation should be submitted either in the semester the student plans to graduate or after all requirements are completed,” said Senior Academic Evaluations specialist Lily Golondzinier.

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