Day: November 1, 2013

Pokemon returns with new game “X and Y”

RAFAEL RIOS | STAFF WRITER For older fans a combination of  nostalgia mixed with excitement sets in with the release of “Pokémon X and Y.” Nintendo first released “Pokémon Red” and “Green” in Japan in 1996, but it wasn’t until Sept. 1998 that “Pokémon Red” and “Pokémon Blue” was released in North America, which was made for the Gameboy and Gameboy Color. For gamers this

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‘Ghost Walk’ haunts downtown

JOSHUA LAKEY | STAFF WRITER The 22nd annual haunted “Ghost Walk” kicked off in gruesome, ghastly and wicked fashion in the downtown Mission Inn and Main Street area of Riverside this past Saturday and Sunday Oct. 25 through the 26. Hosted by the California Riverside Ballet Studio, this year’s Ghost Walk carried on with traditionally fun filled spooky themed attractions that children in costumes and

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Choir concert showcases diverse talent

ALEJANDRA GARCIA |STAFF WRITER Riverside City College Choral Ensembles took their audience to the past and told stories through an array of different styles of music at Riverside Seventh Day Baptist Church on Oct. 23. The RCC Choir performed “Light Born of Light,” which was accompanied by the choir’s own Andrew Vang on flute. It

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Melvin Gurtov speaks to full house

Author of “The Pentagon Paper,” and former RAND employee speaks to full house on the rise, or not, of China. JOSA LAMONT | STAFF EDITOR Mel Gurtov gave a lecture on the threat level of China’s current foothold in global politics. On Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. he presented to a crowd of students and faculty who resorted to standing

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‘Free Campus Tours’ talk

Lectures for success earns one student cash ARIEL WHITE | STAFF WRITER “Free Campus Tours” provided RCC with educational seminars in the RCC promenade and a $500 scholarship On Oct. 8 from 8:30-11 a.m. “We bring educational speakers to college campuses paid for by a corporate sponsor,” said Melissa Podany, free campus tours vice president. The corporate sponsors included Livewire Energy, 405 Media and Aural stimulation

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Criminal justice teacher lectures on prisons

JOSA LAMONT | NEWS EDITOR Oliver Thompson, criminal justice teacher at Riverside City College, gave a lecture in the Digital Library Auditorium on the current problems in the prison systems. He addressed the disproportional number of United States inmates to other countries, and the disproportional number of black inmates in prisons. The United States has 756 inmates per 100,000

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Carving competition on campus

Students and clubs carve pumpkins to win ‘Spooktacular’ prize NICHOLLE SALVATIERRA | STAFF EDITOR The afternoon of Oct. 25, ASRCC hosted the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest in the quadrangle. For this event both club and individual contestants carved pumpkins within an hour and judged by their ability to fit any of the four award categories. Awards were given to the scariest, funniest, most creative,

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Safety advisory for RCC

AALIYAH NOBLE-FREENY | STAFF WRITER On Sunday, Oct. 30, 1966, a Riverside City College student Cheri Jo Bates was murdered in an alley on campus after leaving the library, its anniversary reaffirms the need for safety awareness and self-defense. The Halloween season has always been filled with trick-or-treating and stranger danger Public Service Announcements. In keeping with that tradition,

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Early release inmates flood Riverside jails

AALIYAH NOBLE-FREENY | STAFF WRITER In 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to reduce its inmate population by 33,000 people by the end of the year. While lawmakers frantically try to create solutions, communities such as Riverside are adjusting to its new early released inmate population. The mandate to reduce the California prison population led to an alignment program ordering non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual offenders to county jails

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Resource Center runs low on resources

VALERIE OSIER | STAFF WRITER The Resource Center is running alarmingly low on supplies due to an influx this semester in the amount of students utilizing it’s services. The Resource Center, run by Associated Students of Riverside City College, is a place where students who have paid their student fees can get free food and toiletries, no questions asked. The center is especially intended for

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