Month: April 2013

RCC student attacked, robbed on campus

Javier Cabrera | Asst. News Editor UPDATE: Jim Miyashiro, police chief of Riverside City College, told Viewpoints that the four suspects are juveniles and were not RCC students. He also said the RCC student, who was attacked by the suspects, was treated for cuts and bruises at Riverside Community Hospital. Riverside City College police responded

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‘Gather and sing and welcome the spring’

Destiny Rivera | Editor-in-Chief The classic story of Mary Lennox and her secret garden has come to life at Riverside City College. “The Secret Garden” was premiered a t Performance Riverside April 12 and had shows through April 21. Different from the movie, the show featured 28 musical numbers. Along with the orchestra, vocal harmonies

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Math and Science Building makes students ill, raises health concerns

By Amanda Arroway | News Editor Cynthia Azari, president of Riverside City College, sent an email April 6 to the faculty mailing list alerting the faculty of the situation occurring at the Math and Science Building. For approximately the last eight months, the building has been experiencing odors that faculty and staff describe as solvent or sulfur-like. Faculty, staff and students have also reported feeling

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Student body president runs unopposed

By Amanda Arroway | News Editor At the Associated Students of Riverside City College election forum April 18, presidential candidate Doug Figueroa gave a charged presentation, shunning the media and inviting students to “be progressive” and “believe in rehabilitation.” Figueroa, the current student body president, is running unopposed for his second term. He has recently been in the news after an anonymous flier found on campus

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EDITORIAL: ‘Media field day’ at open forum

Media everywhere, from here in Riverside, to across America, and even to a newspaper overseas buzzed this month about Riverside City College’s associate’s student body president being a registered sex offender. When a Viewpoints staff member found fliers posted around campus April 1, editors immediately thought it was a cruel April fool’s joke. After all,

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Rekindled flame inspires vet

James Williams | Features Editor 58-year old Air Force veteran, Eddadiyah Yisrayl has returned to college after 31 years. “Last time I attended school was 1982,” he said. Yisrayl did not think school was in his future at his age but explored the opportunity through the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. Raised in Philadelphia then moved

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Smoky haze may be headed to a city near you

Nishe Butler | Opinions Editor 4:20 — not the usual chapter and verse of the Bible, but a holiday celebrated by many, known by some as “Weed Day.” 4:20 dates back to the early 70s when three high school friends referred to as the “Waldos” would meet up after their athletic practice, at the statue

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Boston bombing causes concern across the nation

Autumn Yi | Staff Writer Boston has been hit with a terrible tragedy. On April 15, two bombs went off near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. The blasts killed three people and injured more than 170. The bombs were made inside pressure cookers. Each bomb was packed with nails and shrapnel. Many runners

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