Union Elections were held on April 30 to elect officers for the Riverside Community College District’s California Teachers Association. The results displayed a change in the presidency and other positions looking to take on a new focus. The position of president which has been held by Karin Skiba, associate professor of art for the past couple of years, was filled by former Treasurer Dariush Haghighat, associate professor of political science.
Recently I saw the new documentary by Errol Morris, “Standard Operating Procedure.” The film was sponsored by Meaningful Media and shown at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Throughout the film, Morris examines incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.
On April 28, the Invisible Children non-profit organization set foot on Riverside City College to open the eyes of students and raise funds for the “Invisible” children of northern Uganda, Africa by way of baked goods. In order to create awareness, the organization held screenings of the Invisible Children documentary, an educational film that captures the journey of a group of American students to northern Uganda during the spring of 2003.
Students often dream of traveling the world, never realizing how close that dream actually is. It’s a program that is a rarity among community colleges: the Study Abroad Program at Riverside City College. “Study Abroad has been at RCC for nearly 20 years,” Jan Schall, coordinator for Study Abroad said.
Editor’s Note: At 5:52 p.m. on May 14, literally eight minutes before Viewpoints normally goes to print, we received a breaking news e-mail from Board of Trustees President Mary Figueroa, sent to all Riverside Community College District staff and employees.
Speeding your kart down the road in first place, you start power sliding onto the last turn of the course. The finish line is finally within your view. Suddenly you’re hit by a red turtle shell sending you spinning out of control. Catching Mario out of the corner of your eye, glancing back at you, he turbo boosts out of the turn and across the finish line taking first place.
The greatest crime epic of all time is oddly not a movie anymore, but a video game. “Grand Theft Auto 4” is the eagerly anticipated roleplaying game from developer Rock Star North. After three years of development, and a whopping $100 million budget, Rockstar has created a free-for-all game that truly immerses players.
Continuing with the theme of Asian cuisine, the recipe this issue is for Pineapple chicken. The recipe was originally imagined for Orange chicken however, lack of oranges forced the chef to improvise. The introduction of pineapples to a classic Orange chicken recipe added a caribbean flavor to an Asian staple.
This year promises to be a great year for the NBA playoffs. In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers continued their hot streak into the playoffs, sweeping the Denver Nuggets 4-0. For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, and Derreck Fisher all averaged at least 11 points in the series.
The Riverside City College tennis team has played extremely well all season long. The RCC men’s team performed extremely well at the Southern California tournament winning the tournament in both singles and doubles play - a first in school history. Daniel Coelho won in singles play then teamed up with Yair Banuelos to win doubles.