Category: Spotlight

RCC Spotlight: Virginia Blumenthal gives back to the city she came from

Published Nov. 24, 2014 Josa Lamont | Features Editor Riverside is the kind of city that builds people into a success story. Board of Trustees President Virginia Blumenthal went to Poly High School and attended her prom at the Mission Inn. When she was in high school she used to put on makeup with her

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RCC Spotlight: Augie’s takes coffee to a personal level

Michael Isberto | Staff Writer Oct. 30, 2014 There’s just something special about small independent coffee shops. They have this “je ne sais quoi,” something people can feel in the air. Some of those shops can even feel like home.  Augie’s Coffee House is one of those places. “More than just creating drinks for customers,”

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RCC Spotlight: Mary Figueroa

Josa Lamont | Features Editor October 16, 2014 In high school Mary Figueroa volunteered in the campaign that helped to get Eric Haley, 24 at the time,  elected as one of the youngest Riverside city council members. “He came to North High School to our government class and he wanted us to volunteer,” Figueroa said.

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Mongelluzzo leaves RCC to dig in the dirt

Oct. 1, 2014 Wayne Fike | Special to Viewpoints It’s a sweltering 95 degrees on a mid-May afternoon and students are thinking “could it get any hotter?” Five minutes before class starts the door swings open and in walks anthropology professor Ryan Mongelluzzo. The first thing he says before starting class with roll call the

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RCC Spotlight on Jim Parsons

  Article and photo by Valerie Osier | News Editor Sept. 18, 2014 When he was a college student, Jim Parsons had an educational path that many students at Riverside City College can relate to. He started fresh out of high school with the aspiration being a doctor with a degree in medicine from University

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McLean is a beacon to the lighting class

Valerie Osier | Features Editor May 29, 2014 Rigging the lighting for movies like “Titanic,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Forrest Gump” and working with Oscar-winning director James Cameron was normal for Jack McLean, who is now an instructor at Riverside City College. McLean started teaching at RCC seven years ago when his production company hired interns from

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Green Day trumpeter brings his journey to RCC

Danyel Whyte | Staff Writer May 15, 2014 People wouldn’t expect a counselor from Riverside City College to have toured with Grammy award-winning band Green Day. However, counselor Garth Schultz has explored the world, gone on tour with alternative and punk rock bands and ended up back to where he started, RCC. With a 16-year connection

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Roman brings death to life in humanities classes

Brittany Nikodym | Staff Writer April 10, 2014 Instructor Santos Roman helps his students explore death, life, culture and religion, with genuine enthusiasm and a tint of humor. “I love teaching, the performance of it; you can see how students change their mind,” Roman said. “Even when they are negative that inspires me more to

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