Budget cuts are SO yesterday

The Associated Students of Riverside Community College District Senate sponsored a rally on April 21 to protest the proposed budget cuts to education in California. At the rally there were picketers, live bands, food and speeches to help inform students of the effects the budget cuts may have on community colleges.

JuicyCampus pushes the limits of free speech

From tabloid magazines to entertainment news, gossip has become a very profitable business. Most of the material is usually false and exaggerated. Just like in high school, everyone loves a piece of juicy gossip, whether it’s true or not. Tabloid magazines on the racks of check out lines in grocery stores often catch my eye, and I can’t resist peeking inside to read an article or two.

Standing up for victim’s rights

Students along with clubs gathered in the A.G. Paul Quadrangle to celebrate Earth Day, which is intended to raise awareness of and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. The event took place on April 22, from 12:50 to 1:40 p.m. It was also held to promote Riverside City College’s recycling program.

Campus Police crackdown on illegal parking

The Riverside Campus Police and the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Investigators have joined forces to monitor the illegal use of disabled parking at all three campuses in the Riverside Community College District. The collaboration was established to target the improper use of someone else’s disabled person parking placard that is issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

An editor’s glimpse of Israel

If I learned anything in Israel, it’s that I know nothing. Before my trip to Israel, my knowledge of the conflict was limited – very limited. I knew that Israelis and Palestinians were fighting. There were bombs involved. That’s it. I wasn’t clear on exactly why there was a conflict, and I certainly didn’t have any idea about how to end it.

Political controversy takes the gold

One of the greatest honors that can be bestowed upon you in the Olympics is to be a torch carrier. You get to be attacked all across the country protested against by patriots from other countries, and be greeted by organized mobs- one of the greatest honors to ever be bestowed upon you.

Fighting pollution one tumor at a time

It is no secret that Riverside and the Inland areas have increased pollution. Some days the smog can even be seen looming over the city. More often than not, fine-particle pollution in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties exceeds the federal and state standards of air pollutants – like that comes as a surprise.

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