Day: September 17, 2014

Ferguson exhibits militarization of police force

Charles Wagner | Opinions Editor Sept. 18, 2014 August 9, 2014 will no doubt go down as yet another landmark moment, which has once again set racial injustice, and police brutality, back into the forefront of the national conversation putting on public display, the bubbling cauldron of frustration Unless you have been living under a

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Moon Festival leaves attendees in the dark

Shamir Aleem | Staff Writer Sept. 18, 2014 The Riverside Chinese Moon Festival’s unannounced cancellation left families angered Sept. 7. The special event was scheduled to take place outdoors at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum Heritage House. RMM officials were forced to cancel the special event without rescheduling due to prospects of poor weather conditions. Many

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Takano champions PRO Students Act

Crystal Olmedo | Staff Writer Sept. 18, 2014 A local congressman is pushing for stricter regulations on for-profit colleges and the fair treatment of their students. Rep.Mark Takano, D-Riverside, proposed legislation that will protect students from for-profit colleges and place stringent regulations on such institutions, fittingly named, the Protections and Regulations for Our Students Act,

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Tenure weighs down faculty with part-time staff

Teacher tenure was created with the intent to protect instructors who hold minority opinions or beliefs, but in practice it produces an elite sect of instructors with greater job security and broader intellectual rights than people in comparable part-time positions. Firing a tenured instructor is like pressing charges on a criminal offender. To fire an

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ASRCC plans for Fall Semester

Photo by Jesus Rios | Staff Photographer Article by Lawrence Manns | Staff Writer Sept. 18, 2014 One of the challenges that comes with being the president of a community college’s student body is the constant indifference of the students. Often, all the students want to do is come, get their degree and leave, caring

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Conkerite calls on the community to make Back to the Grind ADA accessible

Photos and Article by Michael Isberto | Staff Writer Sept. 18, 2014 When small independent coffee shops flourish, they can be the gems of a city. Back to the Grind has thrived as one of the premiere coffee shops Riverside for the past 18 years in the heart of the city’s historic downtown area. Operating out

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RCC City Grill fires up prices for the fall semester

Photos by Jaishon Johnson | Staff Photographer Article by Raziel Muniz | Staff Writer Sept. 18, 2014 The fall semester has begun and with the end of summer heat seemingly nowhere in sight, Riverside City College welcomes not only the highest temperatures of the year, but also the highest prices for food and refreshments at the City Grill. Hot

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RCC Spotlight on Jim Parsons

  Article and photo by Valerie Osier | News Editor Sept. 18, 2014 When he was a college student, Jim Parsons had an educational path that many students at Riverside City College can relate to. He started fresh out of high school with the aspiration being a doctor with a degree in medicine from University

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