Month: March 2019

Former Riverside City College linebacker dies

By Samantha Bartholomew Former Riverside City College linebacker Abraham Reinhardt died unexpectedly at the Dixie Regional Medical Center on March 22. “We are all incredibly saddened and shocked by Abraham’s passing. Our hearts are broken,” Jason Boothe, DSU Director of Athletics, said in a statement. “He always represented Dixie State University and our football program

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Editorial: Wealth dictates admission: Rich Parents abuse the higher education system

News of the college admissions scandal, in which wealthy parents allegedly cheated and paid to get their children into elite schools, triggered a mix of emotions across the country. University officials struggle with what the next step is. For community college students, it’s yet another punch in the gut. Community college students are often ridiculed

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Opinion: Seismic air gun surveys used to locate oil deposits in the Atlantic Ocean harm marine life wildlife

By Jonathan Ramirez The oil industry and the Trump administration stand on the throats of marine life, money in hand. On Nov. 30  2018 President Donald Trump approved the use for seismic air guns which allows the National Marine Fisheries Service to authorize the permits for five companies along the Atlantic Ocean from Delaware to

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RCC suffers defeat in Southern California finals, places second

By Ashley Gomez   All good things must come to an end as the Riverside City College men’s basketball team concluded its season March 9 with an 66-54 defeat against Santa Monica College in the Southern California Regional Finals. This was the second time that the Tigers were in the Regional Finals under coach Philip

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Softball rallies back mid-season while RCC looks to qualify for postseason contention

By Mia Magana   Going down does not always count as an out and a strikeout does not always mean game over, there is always room for redemption. This rings true as Riverside City Colleges softball team has won six of their last eight games  after a difficult start to the 2019 season. From the

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Community reacts to college admission scam

By Jennipher Vasquez In the wake of the FBI arresting 50 people in response to the infamous Operation Varsity Blues, Riverside City College students and faculty respond to the scandal. Public outcry began when details came out about the 50 people, including 33 parents, who have been charged with crimes consisting of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy

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Former Riverside City College students recalled their transfer experiences at transfer panel

By Clarissa Corral Five Riverside City College alumni met for the Peer Mentor Transfer Panel on March 15 to answer recurring questions that students have about what the transfer process is like at RCC. Panel members pushed the idea of being responsible for your education, being informed and being prepared before, after and during the

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Spoken like a bright ray of ‘Sunshine’: Riverside City College Black History Month event showcases African-American artists event showcases African-American culture and experience.

By Corey Robinson   Speech can be a powerful and creative tool that forms the personal style and expresses the passion from deep inside the speaker. Sunshine Matthews from the Ujima Project’s artist showcase made such an impact. The Ujima Student Club President Leilatou Nikiema coordinated a Black History Month themed artist showcase and contest

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Cars, bars, beaches … and Mickey? Three artists converge in an art exhibit inspired by California life and culture

By Patrick Tindall No, this isn’t your typical day trip to Disneyland or a walk down the infamous Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is an exhibit that doesn’t seek to view the distinct culture of Southern California through rose-tinted glasses, this is an exhibit for the rest of us. Immediately upon walking into the “Pop

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Local business seeks to share the joys of painting through artist community in Riverside

Adriana Lopez   There is a sizable community of art enthusiasts within Riverside and many curious people willing to learn a new craft. This community has provided Chelsea Franzer and Chris Perez with a clientele that is making their small business a success. Their business, The Paint Sesh, is based in Riverside and offers people

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