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Proposition 16 aims for affirmative action

By Chloe Hunter California voters will decide whether or not to lift the state’s ban on affirmative action in the public sector this year. Proposition 16, on the ballot this election,  attempts to balance the demographic representation of public workers by repealing a 1996 law that disallowed the public sector from affirmative action hiring practices.

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Propositions on the California ballot

Prop 14 A “yes” vote supports issuing $5.5 billion in general obligation bonds to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which suspended new projects in 2019 due to low funds. No more than 7.5% of the bonds would be used on operation costs. Remaining funds would go toward research grants, trials, facility start-ups and stem

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Vegan Depot turns Corona green

By Alyssa Aldrete “I’m sorry but I don’t have any more food to give you,” Chef Leah Malveaux announced to a long line of hungry customers waiting outside of the bright green Kick Ass Vegan food truck. “We’ve sold out, but thank you for waiting for our food!” Kick Ass Vegan was the last in

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Whitewater Fire causes estimated $200,000 in damage

By Joyce Nugent The Whitewater Fire in the wildlife corridor between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains near Palm Springs has incurred an estimated $200,000 in damages.  The Wildlands Conservancy spent upwards of $2.3 million over the past 10 years to transform the biodiversity of the landscape and provide educational programming to school-aged children.

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Corona Police Department cracks down on illegal alcohol sales

By Rolinda Espinoza The Corona Police Department began putting to use a $51,000 grant awarded to them by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on June 9.  The ABC grant aims to reduce alcohol access for minors while creating a safer community in Corona.  “By keeping alcohol out of the hands of anyone under

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Riverside City College disabled students face challenges

By Aniela Russo The Disability Resource Center is accommodating Riverside City College students with disabilities despite the closure of in-person campus resources. Students with disabilities continue to learn how to navigate online resources at RCC.  Remote learning has proven difficult for all students, but students with disabilities face more challenges.  Pamela J. Starr, director of

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UPDATED/DEVELOPING: State Chancellor forecasts future of Community Colleges, discusses emergency aid

By Erik Galicia A bleak economic forecast was predicted for the state’s Community Colleges during a teleconference with student reporters April 14. “We don’t know how big of an impact this is going to be because we are not through this crisis yet,” Eloy Oakley, California Community Colleges Chancellor, said during the call. The Riverside

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RCC’s Cesar Chavez Day event emphasizes speeches and activism

By Jennipher Vasquez Youth involvement and activism were emphasized by Teresa Romero, President of the United Farm Workers of America, on March 28 at Riverside City College. “We work on changing laws that would protect farmer workers not only under contract but throughout the state of California so it is important to me to get

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Former Riverside City College students recalled their transfer experiences at transfer panel

By Clarissa Corral Five Riverside City College alumni met for the Peer Mentor Transfer Panel on March 15 to answer recurring questions that students have about what the transfer process is like at RCC. Panel members pushed the idea of being responsible for your education, being informed and being prepared before, after and during the

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Riverside City College tests Webadvisor’s updated registration system

By Patrick Tindall   Riverside City College is debuting an update to its outdated class registration system. Touted as “an algorithmic-based student academic planning software for colleges and universities” is the long-awaited update for RCC’s WebAdvisor platform which was clunky, non-user-friendly and difficult to understand which classes were useful to a student’s academic goals. Business,

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