Month: April 2009

A generation in debt

Everyday after school you run home and wait with bated breath for the mail to come. Each day the waiting is harder and harder. Your anxiety level spikes to feverish heights, when finally it arrives, your college acceptance letter. You did it; you got in to your top choice.

Spring movie preview

Observe and Report Tell me if you’ve heard this plot before: Mall cop falls in love with a girl who works there. Then he must save the day when crazy hijinks occur. If you thought “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” then you are wrong! Well, technically, you’re right, but this time it’s Seth Rogen’s turn to play a mall cop.

College: The expense to keep

The affordability of college in the United States is deteriorating. Students enrolled in universities, state and city colleges are being lost in the whirlwind of today’s economical setbacks. They are forced to absorb the unfortunate reality that the recession is putting an indeterminable hold on their education.

Controversy in smoking section

Surgeon General’s warning: Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and may complicate pregnancy. This information is a warning printed on every pack of cigarettes, but where do we draw the line between the rights of few and the opinion of others? According to the RCC Course Catalog, “Smoking of any form of tobacco or non-tobacco products is prohibited on District grounds, in all District vehicles, at any activity or athletic event and on all property owned, leased, or rented by or from the District, unless a tobacco use area has been designated.

A voice with no vote

The Student Trustee is responsible for representing the student voice on the Board of Trustees, so choosing the right candidate is a vital decision not to be taken lightly. On April 1-2 Riverside City College students were given the opportunity to vote for the candidate they feel is most qualified for the position, or simply came out and voted to receive a complimentary slice of pizza.