Day: September 20, 2018

Opinion: Nike’s latest ad sponsorship potentially hypocritical

By Giselle Acevedo On Sept 3, Nike released its new ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick who led the team to the Super Bowl during the 2012 season. Kaepernick is also known for controversially kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, the murder of Black males by police,

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Opinion: On Civil Disobedience

By Diego Lomeli Our nation was built upon the founding principle that every citizen carries the right to voice their own opinions to the public in a non-violent manner. Civil Disobedience is the essence of free speech. It is the seed of progress, and the defender of freedom. We owe ourselves civil and organized actions

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Lake Alice Trading Co. celebrates 30th anniversary

By Patrick Tindell Lake Alice Trading Company, a staple in downtown Riverside’s, is one of the oldest breweries in town and celebrated 30 years in business this Labor Day weekend. Viewpoints recently got a chance to sit down with the manager, Christina Jones, who has been working and managing the bar for over 12 years.

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Rapper dies at 26, students react

By Jordan Murillo Performing artist and producer Mac Miller was found dead in his Studio City home from an apparent overdose Sept. 7. He was 26 years old. Students at Riverside City College have reacted to the news in a multitude of ways. “I was a huge fan of his,” RCC student Ariana Cortez said.

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Faculty Association challenges trustee candidates

By Samantha Bartholomew With a little over two months before the Board of Trustees elections, the Riverside Community College District Faculty Association formally challenged the candidate designations of Brian Hawley and Sam Davis. “During (Davis’s) short tenure, which can easily be characterized as a complete disaster,” Rhonda Taube, RCCDFA president, said in an email. “Mr.

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Local artist creates eye-popping art

By Imari Rede The life of an artist today is often based on their social media and other networking abilities which is separate from their actual creative work. Sophie Violette is a local artist who skips all the online distractions. She has showcased her work live in downtown Riverside since 2013. Her work can be

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Exciting new video games releasing

By Seth Barlow The fall video game season is ramping up and this is set to be a good one. With major releases across all platforms, here are Viewpoints’ top video game picks releasing this Fall. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” In 2013, Square Enix published Crystal Dynamics’ reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise that

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Vic Viramontes transitions to defense

By Nick Peralta From offensive powerhouse to potential defensive phenom, star athlete Vic Viramontes continues to contribute heavily to the Riverside City College Tigers football team. Only now, instead of taking command at the offensive helm from the quarterback position, Viramontes now reinforces the team’s defense at the linebacker post. A change of position as

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Tigers wage war with Hornets

By Robert Johnson A battle of bitter rivals touched down in Wheelock Stadium as the Riverside City College Tigers hosted a highly contested football game against 2017’s California Community College Athletic Association champions, the Fullerton Hornets. The game took place during week two of the Tigers football season, Sept. 8. In last years Southern California

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