RCC education free?

Society tells us that anything worth having is worth working for. So we work hard and even though enrollment fee increases are a hassle, we continue to pay them in the hopes that someday we’ll earn that money back. Although many struggling students and penny-pinched parents would like a college education to be free, this is not reality.

Taking flight with ‘Commander’

ky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” appears to be a case where writer and director, Kerry Conran, getting bored with the way movies are usually made. Usually this is the way great movies are made, but the real question is whether or not Conran made a great movie or created just another gimmick.

Revisiting ‘Turtle’ power

Four amphibians that mutated from “ooze,” lived on pizza in the sewers of New York and fought crime with amazing martial arts skills doesn’t seem like a sellable plot . All the same “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” took the 1990s by storm and they did it all with style.

Smokers neglected after ban

As if there aren’t enough bans against smoking, adults paying to attend college can’t smoke on campus. There are a few exceptions, like the designated smoking areas, but even those hardly exist. Two years ago RCC’s Board of Trustees approved the ban of cigarette smoking and put it into effect in 2003, making RCC only the third public college in the state to become non-smoking.

Cosmetology camp-out

Students gathered in tents, blankets, and lawn chairs as they waited for the 90 available spots in the upcoming night and day RCC Cosmetology program enrollment that was to take place Oct.3. Aimee Crawford, who had arrived the night before the line-up was to take place and who was first in line, said that she enjoyed being around people and enjoyed doing other people’s hair.

‘Big’ still offers an reminder of the joys of youth

“Big” is the story of a 13-year-old boy becoming a man. Overnight. In 1988, Joshua Baskin, played by a very young looking David Moscow (from “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane”), starts off as an ordinary preteen. He and his best friend Billy (Jared Rushton of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”) are trapped between childhood and the life of adults.

Food selections lacking in cafeteria, Tiger’s den

The older we get, the more conscious we become of our health and eating habits. As children, it was natural to feast on foods high in fat and sugar on a daily basis. As adults, however, it is no longer a wise decision to gorge ourselves on sugar sweets and salty snacks.

RCC professor spotlight

With six “Teacher of the Year” awards and a novel résumé, it’s no surprise Professor Jan Kollitz is one of the best English professors at Riverside Community College. In our two hours together I went from interviewer to interviewee. Kollitz wanted to know everything she could about me, which is a testament to who she is, and what makes her such a wonderful teacher.

Dr. James Mehegan honored

In memory of James M. Mehegan, geology instructor, beloved husband and brother-faculty, friends, and students alike came together on Sept. 16 in the Quad to celebrate Mehegan’s life during the memorial held in his honor. Several faculty members spoke of their valued friendship with Mehegan and shared their respect for him as a person.

Scores show students lack math, English skills

Results from the Assessment Center’s Course Placement Test show that students’ scores are low. Incoming students enrolling into Riverside Community College usually take an assessment test that will determine class placement in the academics of English, reading, and math.

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