Day: April 30, 2014

Q&A with former Tiger and NFL hopeful Will Smith

April 30, 2014 Q: How did your time at Riverside City College prepare you for your time at Texas Tech as a player? A: My time at RCC prepared for Texas Tech because it taught me how important practice was as well as taking constructive criticism into perspective to make myself better. It also showed

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No child left behind’s real fiscal focus

Chaz Stewart | Staff Writer May 1, 2014 How no child left behind, constantly gets forgotten. With protocols put into place to never leave a child behind, as far as education goes, why is it that graduation statistics are growing, but annual measurable objectives are low? Is there anything that can be done to fix

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Prospects in chancellor search narrow to three candidates

UPDATE as of May 5: Listed below are timeframes in which each of the three candidates will be visiting RCCD. A detailed schedule is expected to be announced this week Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery – May 11-13 Dr. Tod A. Burnett – May 18-20 Dr. Michael L. Burke – May 28-30 ORIGINAL STORY: May 1,

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Job fair ushers opportunity

Maranda Shain | Assistant News Editor May 1, 2014 Recruiters help students learn to tie their ties to improve their chances of being hired in the RCC job fair April 25. It was a beautifully warm afternoon on April 25 full of sunshine and opportunity. The Quad was sprinkled with easy up canopies and decorated

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Veteran’s parade starts on campus and ends at courthouse

Edith Noriega | Staff Writer May 1, 2014 The ninth annual Salute to Veterans Parade was held April 19, in downtown Riverside. The parade honored men and women who have served in the military in times of conflict and tranquility and included representatives from every one of the services. “A few years ago a small

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L.A. crams ecigs into a cigarette box

May 1, 2014 E-cigarettes are now banned in Los Angeles as of April 19 anywhere that cigarettes are prohibited. The law was passed by a unanimous decision by the city council. E-cigarettes are a new product that provides people the nicotine, cloud and flavor of cigarettes without the toxic carcinogens, additives and flammability. They offer

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Hollywood illustrator shares expertise with students

AMINA SAMREEN SALAHUDDIN | ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR April 30, 2014 Presenting Disney princesses, creating magical backdrops and putting together action sequences of ninja turtles is everyday work for Shawn McKelvey. McKelvey teaches Digital Art, Advanced Photoshop and Advanced Digital Media and Printing part time at Riverside City College, for the past three years. “Teaching is a satisfying

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Pest problem turns into bug benefits

Brittany Nikodym | Staff Writer May 1, 2014 Many people consider bugs to be gross creepy crawlers, with little to no purpose, other than bothering humans and eating our vegetables. Riverside City College students and faculty learned that insects can be some of the greatest allies in a workshop held in the community garden April

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One Love marches to ‘May Day’

Valerie Osier | Features Editor May 1, 2014 College students and young adults from all over Riverside gathered at California Baptist University to participate in a “love revolution,” on April 17 as part of a statewide tour known as “March to May Day” that included more than 20 colleges across California. The One Love organization

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