Day: April 28, 2021

Riverside Unified School District students push for change in sexual harassment policies

By Elaina Kleven What began with one Riverside student noticing a problem with sexual harassment in the school district resulted in thousands of supporters calling for change. Temi Salaam, a sophomore at Martin Luther King High School, said that she heard stories of sexual harassment on the Riverside Unified School District campuses created a desire

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EDITORIAL: The blue wall has fallen and should stay down

By Viewpoints Editorial Board In a rare instance of accountability, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder after he kneeled on the neck of George Floyd for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds. But there are countless cases of police violence across America that have remained stuck in some stage of litigation

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OPINION: Immigrants, refugees deserve kindness

By Julio Rodriguez What kind of parent would send their child away to another country? The answer is not the easy one that people want to believe. These are not bad parents. They are desperate parents driven to an extreme that some misconstrue as cruel and dangerous. However, oversimplifying their reasoning negates all of the

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‘Greta Van Fleet’ album is a breath of fresh air

By Stephanie Arenas Greta Van Fleet shot down my high expectations after the release of their 2019 album “Anthem of the Peaceful Army.” Due to the generic lyrics and repetitive sound, I was expecting a fairly disappointing album this time around. However, the opposite happened and I was left pleasantly surprised by the band’s newest

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‘Mortal Kombat’ satisfies your thirst for blood

By Tim Nacey This movie contains the most blood that I’ve ever seen outside of the horror genre. If that got your attention in a positive way, “Mortal Kombat” was made for you. Video game movies haven’t been in a great place historically. In fact, they’re a bit of a laughing stock. The Hollywood machine

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Starry nights under groovy lights

By Jacob Quezada Adapting to COVID-19 restrictions proved difficult for downtown Riverside’s art scene, but recovery for these small, local businesses is on the horizon. Chelsea Franzer and Chris Perez, art enthusiasts and owners of The Paint Sesh, see this hope rising as pandemic restrictions are lifted. Known for their inclusiveness and judge-free attitude, the

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‘Girls on the run’ for life-skills

By Tyrese Blue A unique program for school-age girls founded 24 years ago on the other side of the country has made it to Riverside. Girls on the Run is an after school program for third to eighth grade girls. It aims to teach girls to be active, kind and about consent. It also combines

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