Day: May 1, 2009

The runt of the litter

At some point in life, everyone has had awful neighbors. They leave trash on your lawn, have wild parties and end up ruining the neighborhood. The good news is that eventually everyone gets fed up and runs them out of the neighborhood. The bad news is that the United States has become the bad neighbor and if it doesn’t make amends soon, it’ll find itself run out of town.

RCC nurses learn to give the best medicine

The Riverside City College School of Nursing embodies Florence Nightingale’s idea that, “Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work… any institution that aspires to teach such a commendable profession must abide by a strict guide of rules and regulations to ascertain that the resulting alumni represents such standards in their work.

Sports Briefs

Freshman football camp Riverside will run a freshman tryout camp May 18-28. The camp, which begins at 4 p.m. daily, is open to any player who has not played a season of competitive college football. Applicants must submit a college application after April 1st and are required to pay a $20 fee on the first day of the camp.

Swim team heads to state

After a long and wet season by the Riverside City College swim and dive team, the Tigers sent three freshman swimmers to the 2009 California Community College Athletic Association Swim Championship at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach April 23-25. Patrick Griffitts and Kevin Garcia both competed in the 400 intermediate relay and the 500 free.

King James rules over NBA

The regular season is now over. The playoff teams are set. Dwight Howard is the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. Jason Terry has stepped off the bench to win the sixth Man of the Year award. Derrick Rose became just the third Chicago Bull to win Rookie of the Year.

The future of information

Fifty years ago, the science-fiction community was full of literature about the not-so-distant future, a future of space-travel, instant wireless communication and technological supremacy. That future is now. In an interview with the Washington Post, Microsoft’s chief executive Steve Ballmer remarked that, “there will be no media consumption left in 10 years that is not delivered over an IP network.

Dealing with indecent pirates

“Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge” has kicked up a storm of controversy on college campuses across the nation. This XXX pornographic parody of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” has conjured debates on freedom of speech and sexism as it has already been screened at several campuses and more are preparing to do so as well.

News Briefs

WebAdvisor made easy A workshop teaching students how to use WebAdvisor will take place May 12 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Business Education building, room 10. To RSVP, email your full name and time of attendance to admissionsriverside@rcc.edu. UCR theatre serves ‘Two Masters’ The UC Riverside Department of theatre is performing “The Servant of Two Masters,” a play performed in the Italian Renaissance style comedia dell’Arte.