Month: December 2020

Community organizations provide aid to those in need in Riverside

By Neyra Rodriguez It will be a cold Christmas for those sleeping on the streets with nothing warm to wear or even eat.  Many are struggling this holiday season, but the low income and homeless populations are the ones struggling most. With government funding not providing, some local organizations are taking up the challenge of

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Movie Review: Flakey plot drives ‘Freaky’ film nowhere

By Stephanie Arenas Director Christopher Landon created an interesting twist inspired by the likes of “Freaky Friday” in his new film “Freaky.” The film revolves around a 17-year-old girl named Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) who switches bodies with the town’s serial killer known as the Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn).  While an interesting idea, the movie

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Book Review: Robert Lifton studies brainwashing in China

By Liv Drobny The first time he was brought before a judge, the Catholic missionary felt confident in his innocence.  He was no spy or agitator, he never spoke against the Chinese Communist Party, nor disparaged government officials. Yet, by his third encounter with the judge, he was admitting to fabricated crimes meant to placate

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Movie Review: ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ shines light on Appalachian culture

By Kyiesha Chavez Glenn Close, Amy Adams and Gabriel Basso star in the film adaptation of J.D. Vance’s best selling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy.”  The film is a modern analysis of the American Dream through three generations of the Vances. It focuses more on J.D.’s relationship with his mother and her ongoing heroin addiction, as well

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Where to give or receive this holiday season

By Keyshonna Simmons Spark of Love Toy Drive The Riverside Fire Department and ABC7 are teaming up for a toy drive running through Dec. 24. To make Christmas special for a child or teenager in Riverside, donate at the Cesar Chavez Community Center at 2060 University Ave., the Stratton Community Center at 2008 Martin Luther

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Services continue at Riverside City College

By Aniela Russo As we come to the end of another pandemic semester, Riverside City College resource availability continues to grow online and offer more help. Counseling Counseling sessions are now available on Mondays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. If you are interested in joining this group, please email Natalie.Colon@rccd.edu. To have

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L.A. championship wins mean more to fans this time around

By Lesly Gonzalez Although the year has been ripe with gloom, Southern California received some sunshine with the Dodgers and Lakers both winning a championship this fall.  But COVID-19 and the regulations the pandemic requires as cases rise and fall have cast doubt on the possibility of the traditional celebratory parades seen when Los Angeles

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Riverside City College prepares for new CSU requirement

By Cheetara Piry Riverside City College is working to include an ethnic studies discipline in its catalogue by fall 2021 despite a state-imposed time crunch. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the ethnic studies requirement for California State University graduation into law Aug. 17, making California the first state to do so. The CSU Board of Trustees

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Editorial: The 2020 Election is over

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board The United States has been lucky enough that every transition of power since the nation’s first in 1797 has been peaceful. Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the nation’s 46th president on Jan. 20, 2021. President Donald Trump and the Republican party must concede their loss peacefully. Trump is attempting

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Riverside Community College District faculty call for changes to Board of Trustees committee meetings

By Erik Galicia Riverside Community College District faculty have raised concerns that the current structure of Board of Trustees committee meetings is cutting into the district’s shared governance processes. The board holds two meetings per month: a committee meeting on the month’s first Tuesday and a regular meeting on the second. Committee meetings are meant

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