Month: February 2014

Lunar festival livens downtown

LUIS SOLIS | PHOTO EDITOR Downtown Riverside was transform into a cultural experience known as the Asian Lunar New Year Festival on Jan. 25. The Lunar New Year is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar in many Asian cultures dates are indicated by both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. It begins on

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RCC Spotlight: Kiki Rosenberger

VALERIE OSIER | INTERIM FEATURES ED. She’s the friendly face students see while getting a quick snack in the Riverside City College bookstore. Her short, sometimes spiky blonde hair makes her easily recognizable. She’s not only the head cashier at the bookstore, but she is also a student at RCC. Kiki Cox Rosenberger began working at RCC in fall of 2004. When she first started at

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Homeless protest over acquittal

JOSA LAMONT | INTERIM NEWS EDITOR The people that shared shelters with Kelly Thomas are finding camaraderie in the aftermath of his death. In the knitted community of Fullerton transients, Kelly Thomas was known throughout. Though not many people knew him closely, many people had positive impressions of him, so when the officers who beat him to death, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cininelli, were acquitted

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Marching Tigers blow away Europe

DAVID ROMAN | AD. MANAGER While most college bands  take a break between semesters, Riverside City College’s own Marching Tigers took a trip overseas. The 10-day trip paid for by the students themselves took the 123-performer band to England and Spain to perform at various parades and shows. With students having to individually shell out $4,000 for the trip, around half the Marching Tigers had difficulties

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Board hires headhunter to fill chancellor position

JOSA LAMONT | INTERIM NEWS EDITOR Cynthia Azari has been serving Riverside Community College District as Interim Chancellor since June, but steps to permanently fill the position began on Sept. 17 when the board of directors selected College CEO’s, a hiring agency out of Riverside that expects to fill the position by May with a start date in July. Nominations and applications will be accepted until the

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Textbook greed

Welcome back fellow classmates. Welcome back to the ongoing construction, an overcrowded campus and overpriced textbooks. The most annoying of these is textbooks. After we are lucky enough find parking, navigate the construction on campus and find a seat in class … on the floor, we sit, hoping and praying that the syllabus has those

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Tigers sign letters of intent

JAMES H. WILLIAMS | MANAGING EDITOR A total of 17 players have signed their letters of intent to extend their student-athletic careers at Division-I universities on Feb. 6. Among the signees, Dominique Robertson of Redlands East Valley signed his letter of intent to play football at Texas Tech University. Fellow REV football player, Edmund Faimalo, signed

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Of Mice & Men bring unfamiliar sound

ALYSSA ALDRETE | A&E EDITOR In the last six years that post-hardcore vocalist Austin Carlile has been around, the man has definitely made a name for himself – or rather, a sound. A sound so distinct that even he may not be able to measure up to it anymore. Carlile, now in his fifth year

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RCC shuts out the Jaguars

JAMES H. WILLIAMS | MANAGING EDITOR The RCC Tigers extend their winning streak to three games after defeating the Southwestern Jaguars at home, 8-0, in five-innings due to the eight run mercy rule on Feb. 8. Kaylie Garcia hit a home run during the bottom of the fourth inning while batting in Desiree Broussard, who had

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Bruno leads RCC in victory

JAMES H. WILLIAMS | MANAGING EDITOR Nick Bruno and the RCC Tigers defeated the Fresno City College Rams, 5-1, on Feb. 11. The win snapped the Tigers’ two game losing streak and moves them over .500 with a 4-3 overall record. Bruno went 2-for-3 with one run batted in which gave with Tigers the early 1-0

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