Month: March 2020

District works to refine online instruction, seeks student feedback

By Erik Galicia Reports during the Riverside Community College District Academic Senate meeting March 30 identified needed improvements regarding the transition to online instruction forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Going to the online platform has its own challenges,” Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac said. “We want to make sure that the issue of equity is not eclipsed

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Game Review: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

By Stephanie Arenas Nintendo finally released “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” on March 20 following the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing its players to interact with one another without having to leave their homes. “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is a real time life simulation game developed and published for the Nintendo Switch. Fans of the game have said

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Album Review: Jhené Aiko’s ‘Chilombo’

By Silda Martinez After teasing listeners for months by dropping short songs like “None of Your Concern” and “Pu$$y Fairy,” Jhené Aiko finally released her new album March 6. The painful wait was well worth it. The new album, “Chilombo,” starts off with the intro track “Lotus.” Boy did this set the perfect vision for

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Study Abroad Program at Riverside City College affected by coronavirus

By Erik Galicia As coronavirus infections surged in Spain and the United States weighed a possible European travel ban, the Riverside Community College District began scrambling to ensure that all Study Abroad Program students in Barcelona were brought home safely. According to Nassef Girgis, the RCCD Study Abroad director, the group was brought home March

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Riverside City College Food Pantry offers grab-and-go groceries to students during first week of campus shutdown

By Erik Galicia As the world crisis empties grocery store shelves and cuts work hours, the fear of not getting enough to eat grows. The Riverside City College Office of Student Life gave away hundreds of bags of food to students on March 18 in an effort to cut the mounting stress of the COVID-19

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Norco College president and essential staff chosen at Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees meeting March 17

By Leo Cabral In the midst of all the precautions to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, the Board of Trustees live streamed their meeting and canceled presentations and unnecessary reports to get on with more pressing matters. First, Monica Green was appointed Norco College’s fourth president in a unanimous vote. Her employment is for two years.

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