New year, new resolutions

With this being the first issue of Viewpoints for 2006, we felt it appropriate to come up with a few New Year’s resolutions for Riverside City College. Reducing voting apathy Every year there are student elections on campus and almost no one cares. Last year 323 students participated and that was a good year compared to 2000 when only 151 votes were cast.

Oscar Preview: Good Night, and Good Luck

With a total of six Academy Award nominations it would appear as if “Good Night, and Good Luck” will be assured at least one gold statue… if it were any other year. “Good Night, and Good Luck” tells the story of the CBS journalists, led by renowned newsman Edward R.

Oscar Preview:Crash

Racism is the ugliest word in the English language. “Crash,” however, turns this hateful frame of mind into a work of art. “Crash” follows the intertwining lives and careers of several different Los Angeles residents and how their experiences with racism either bring them together or tear them apart.

Oscar Preview: Capote

Phillip Seymour Hoffman brings Truman Capote’s story to life, 21 years after his death. “Capote” focuses on the writing of Truman Capote’s important novel “In Cold Blood,” which tells the true story of two men who brutally murdered a Kansas family in their home.

Digital Library to ease restrictions on computers

In the past, the computers in the Digital Library were in a very restricted state; students could not load any programs at all except for one of two Web browsers and embedded Web applications, no files could be accessed or saved by the system (not even on floppy disks), and users were not even able to right-click on Web pages.

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