Month: March 2021

Riverside community stands against anti-AAPI hate crimes

By Cheetara Piry Several dozens gathered in solidarity in downtown Riverside to denounce xenophobia and hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. The diverse crowd converged at the memorial for Dosan Anh Chang-Ho, a Korean independence activist, at the intersection of Main Street and University Avenue at midday March 27. Rep. Mark

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California Community Colleges chancellor addresses fall 2021 plans, racial violence

By Cheetara Piry The head of the California Community Colleges system provided state updates on campus reopenings, vaccinations and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges chancellor, said during a teleconference March 25 that fall 2021 goals aim to get students back into classrooms, considering enrollment has dwindled

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MOVIE REVIEW: Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ redeems DC Universe

By Tyrese Blue Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” premiered on streaming platform HBO Max on March 18, including two hours of footage not included in the film’s theatrical release. The extra scenes enhance the movie’s quality and make it a must-see version of the original.   After watching and analyzing both films, I can say that the

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MOVIE REVIEW: Live adaptation of ‘Tom and Jerry’ falls short of expectations

By Stephanie Arenas Longtime fans of the “Tom & Jerry” franchise have been disappointed and heartbroken. What began as a 1940’s animated cartoon series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera transformed into an entire franchise of spin-offs, video games and even movies. A more recent adaptation of the two characters was the premiere of

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RCCD science instructors discuss COVID-19 vaccines

By Holland Snipes Does anyone you know believe the COVID-19 vaccine works by changing a recipient’s DNA? As vaccinations roll out, a Zoom conference March 19 featuring Riverside Community College District faculty aimed to educate and dispel such myths. The event, hosted by the Riverside City College STEM Engagement Center, featured guest speakers with scientific

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OPINION: Community must organize, advocate to see progressive results from Biden administration

By Julio Rodriguez With the election of President Joe Biden came a unified sigh of relief: President Donald Trump was gone. I was working my shift at a local windows company the morning it happened, alongside people from all walks of life. My coworkers lived in Perris, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Hemet and all over the

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Norco College graduate heads to Harvard Law School

By Bianca Macias If you’ve ever felt the dreams you possess are out of your reach as a community college student, or as a student from a minority group, Saeed Ahmad’s heartening story just debunked any theory that suggested your doubts.  Ahmad, 22, was born into a proud Pakistani lineage and speaks his native language

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RCC club calls for more women’s recognition

By Isabel Whitsett The Women in Cybersecurity Club at Riverside City College, also known as WiCyS, stepped forward to share its perspective on equality for women in honor of Women’s History month. Saem Lee, president of WiCyS Student Chapter, shared her experience at RCC.  “Our campus is very welcoming and is a place for all

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RCCD fall 2021 scheduling begins, faculty raise concerns

By Erik Galicia With scheduling for the fall 2021 semester already underway, faculty across the Riverside Community College District have voiced concerns at several Board of Trustees and Academic Senate meetings. A Riverside City College email sent to faculty March 10 announced plans to return at 80% in-person instruction and 20% online instruction if pandemic

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Viewpoints excels at National College Media Convention, awards show

Staff Report Viewpoints took home a total of 15 awards, including two national awards, at the Spring National College Media Convention on March 20. News Editor Cheetara Piry was also re-elected Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California president. The staff placed second in the Associated Collegiate Press National Best of Show for their print

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