Month: September 2020

Riverside candlelight vigil honors late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Erik Galicia A small crowd gathered at the Riverside County Historic Courthouse on Sept. 19 to pay their respects to a late Supreme Court justice considered a champion of women’s rights. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Sept. 18 from cancer complications at 87 years old. She served on the Supreme Court since her appointment by

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Opposing protests march in Riverside

By Aniela Russo A crowd gathered at the steps of the Riverside Historic Courthouse for a pro-police rally Sept. 12.  Masks were few and far between as everyone bowed their heads in prayer for law enforcement officers.   Demonstrators marched around downtown Riverside, eventually making it to the 14th Street bridge over the 91 freeway, and

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Moreno Valley College Health Services teaches mindfulness techniques

By Rolinda Espinoza A Moreno Valley College Health Services webinar offered a mindfulness practice and discussed the importance of students caring for their mental health and well-being throughout the academic year. “Pause,” Carlos Carrio, MVC health education specialist, said during the webinar Sept. 9. “Take a few deep breaths.” Mindfulness is defined as a state

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News Brief: Norco College awarded $3.99 million in federal grants

By Jose Venegas The Federal Department of Education awarded three grants totaling $3.99 million to Norco College over the next five years.  The grant will contribute to Student Support Services for low-income, disabled and first generation students, as well as the development of a new STEM program. Student Support Services at Norco College provide a

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Machine Gun Kelly defies the odds, wins VMA

By Kyiesha Chavez “Still in mental shock that we might get a moon man,” rapper and actor Colson Baker, otherwise known as Machine Gun Kelly, tweeted July 30 about MTV announcing this year’s Video Music Awards nominees.  What made his nomination even more special was that it was for “Best Alternative Video,” a category that

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Slideshow: Women veterans speak out

By Joyce Nugent The death of Vanessa Guillen, U.S. Army specialist, has sparked conversations of sexual assault in the military.  This prompted the National Military Women Veterans Association of America to host a protest in Temecula on Sept. 5 to demand justice.  The campaign, Women Veterans: One Voice, began at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas

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RCC basketball players stay motivated during quarantine

By Daniela Ramirez Athletes at Riverside City College had to completely end their on-campus lives when the pandemic hit, including team practices, meetings and the bonds they had forged with their teammates. Some returned to their hometowns, which meant staying in mental and physical shape on their own. Kathon Crawford, a sophomore shooting guard on

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Recipe: Recreating Remy’s world famous ratatouille

By Stephanie Arenas The 2007 animation film “Ratatouille” left a lasting impression on my childhood.  It’s story-driven, cleverly imaginative and most importantly — visually appealing. The scene that stuck with me most was when Anton Ego, a brutal food critic, tastes chef rat Remy’s ratatouille dish, which then transports Ego back to a childhood memory.

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