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Our staff worked hard to complete this academic year's penultimate issue. Within this issue, the Viewpoints Editorial Board wrote a passionate editorial detailing how making our specialist's position full-time is beneficial for both RCC and the program. We also feel it is necessary for the student body to know that for the second time in recent RCC history, a convicted sex offender may become ASRCC president. This is a developing story that our reporters will continue to update.

Check out our most recent issue.

DEVELOPING: Convicted sex offender runs unopposed for ASRCC presidency

His past was exposed to unknowing ASRCC members during a recent Inter-Club Council meeting when a student expressed concern in the Zoom chat

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NEWS: The presidential candidate, who is still on parole, was released from prison in October of 2018 and began attending RCC during the winter 2019 term. He quickly became the Inter-Club Council representative for the Transitioning Minds Club and has served as the Inter-Club Council director for the past two years.

According to a source, there are minors in the Inter-Club Council with whom Jaramillo interacts. Jaramillo said that although he understands safety concerns, he is not a threat.

RCCD Police Chief Shauna Gates said minors are sometimes present on campus due to RCC’s Gateway to College Program. Offenders may sometimes be given clearance to be around minors if provisions allow, but that is decided by their parole officers, she added.
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EDITORIAL: Making specialist full-time is in best interest of RCC, journalism program

There has not been a single issue that our part-time specialist hasn't poured his passion for journalism and student's education into

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EDITORIAL: Viewpoints is wrapping up the 2020-2021 academic year with a total of 27 regional, state and national awards.

By the end of the month, we will have published 14 issues this year that provided pivotal COVID-19 coverage for the Riverside Community College District and its surrounding communities.

But many may be unaware that our journalism specialist Matthew Schoenmann has been the anchor behind the awards, the momentum we built and the public service we performed in a time of uncertainty for our program, which has been functioning without a full-time adviser since the retirement of Allan Lovelace last year.

Schoenmann is a part-time classified staff member who stepped up to full-time adviser duties during the unknown. He and part-time adviser Angela Burrell ensured Viewpoints’ continued excellence during the pandemic.

Having observed Schoenmann’s work more closely than anyone in Riverside City College academia, we believe making his part-time specialist position full-time is in the best interest of everyone involved in our program.

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The Rat Hole takes you down a rabbit hole of vintage records

Nostalgia is now on trend and collecting vinyl has become a sort of novelty

LIFE: The “Rat Hole,” a Riverside record store owned and operated by Smith, offers not only the nostalgic experience of browsing through records, but also a new experience for first time goers.

Organized alphabetically and by genre, its curation of new and used records provides plenty of vinyl to browse through.
“It feels like a treasure hunt,” said Valerie Cisneros, who was returning to The Rat Hole. “You just really have to take the time and go one by one.”

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OPINION: State officials must address rampant child sex trafficking

The most significant majority of human trafficking cases reported in the U.S. each year originate in California

OPINION: Californians Against Slavery reports that San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco are three of the 10 worst child sex trafficking cities in the U.S. In San Diego, human trafficking is only second to drug trafficking among that city’s crimes.

An estimated 300,000 adolescents every year fall victim to sex trafficking. This number includes runaways, drug addicts and children living in foster care or group homes. These children are especially vulnerable because they lack a stable home life or emotional family connection. Adolescents who are addicted to drugs often lack money to obtain drugs and resort to prostitution to feed their habit.

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