Author: Viewpoints

EDITORIAL: Making specialist position full-time in best interest of RCC and journalism program

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board 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

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Incoming student trustee calls out board

By Bianca Macias Riverside Community College District students have elected a Norco College student to represent them on the Board of Trustees during the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Trustee-elect Jack Harris, 24, a second-year philosophy major, said he was inspired to run for the position after a negative interaction at a board meeting. “I feel

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Nursing program administers vaccines

Photos and story by Daniel Hernandez Riverside City College is one step closer to ending the chapter of distance education and returning to campus for in-person instruction. Trained RCC nurses, with the help from Albertsons pharmacists, administered first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to members of the community on the roof of the

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The Spotlight: The history of Garrett Morgan

Garrett Morgan is one of the most influential inventors that you have never heard of. His creations have saved countless lives and have been an integral part of our everyday lives. On this episode of the Spotlight, reporter Kenway Collins retells the life of Garrett Morgan and describes why many call him “Black Edison.”

OPINION: Riverside is in dire need of more immediate greenhouse gas reductions

By Sigifredo Macias Riverside is an average-sized town by California standards. It can be hard to think a city of its size could have an effect on greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions are very important to recognize due to the effects they have on the climate crisis. It’s no surprise that the city of Riverside has

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Popculture Grab Bag: Combat but not ‘Kombat’

Director Simon McQuoid tests his might in Hollywood’s ongoing (losing) struggle to successfully translate video games to cinema. Does he succeed with his adaptation of this iconic fighting franchise? Tim Nacey is joined by fellow Viewpoints reporters Jonathan Ramirez and Tyrese Blue as well as multimedia editor Daniel Hernandez to find out! Before that, Tim

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Protest photographer details front lines of SoCal movements

By Erik Galicia Los Angeles police officers — geared up with the riot equipment that came to characterize law enforcement over the past year — moved in formation through an Echo Park alleyway. An intense protest of hundreds faced off with police March 25 over the city’s intent to clear the park of homeless encampments.

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Community protests as Pomona Fairplex prepares to hold migrant children

By Arsal Asif The streets of Pomona shook with the rattling of cages meant to symbolize the structures holding migrant children at the border. An initial crowd of about 80 grew to over 100 as Pomona residents exited their homes to join the march down Main Street on April 24. “No more kids in cages,”

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California Big City Mayors ask state for largest homelessness solutions investment in US history

By Erik Galicia A coalition of mayors of California’s 13 largest cities are asking the state’s leadership to commit $20 billion over the next five years to address homelessness. If approved in the state budget, it would be the largest monetary commitment to tackling homelessness in the country’s history. The group, Big City Mayors, urged

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Southeastern California’s unique desert landscape

Photos and story by Angel Peña Located about 50 miles east of Palm Springs lies a protected area of desert that is home to stunning rock formations, unique wildlife and several different types of desert plants.  Named after its iconic trees, Joshua Tree National Park became the 54th national park October 31, 1994. Since then,

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