Category: Life

Rap single addresses anti-asian hate

By Jacob Quezada Kero One stepped back from his usual serenading jazzy beats to put forth a call to action against the rise in anti-Asian hate crime with his latest anthem. The Asian American hip-hop artist has a clear message: Pull out your cameras and film. Kero One employs the medium of videography as the

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nobody’ dad breaks bad

By Alyssa Aldrete Bob Odenkirk has taken a beat down for the last 11 years. After several stints in the sketch comedy world during the late ’80s and early ’90s, Odenkirk struck gold in 2009 with his Emmy-nominated character Saul Goodman, a shifty lawyer that often finds himself at the brunt end of violence, courtesy

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MOVIE REVIEW: Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ redeems DC Universe

By Tyrese Blue Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” premiered on streaming platform HBO Max on March 18, including two hours of footage not included in the film’s theatrical release. The extra scenes enhance the movie’s quality and make it a must-see version of the original.   After watching and analyzing both films, I can say that the

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RCCD science instructors discuss COVID-19 vaccines

By Holland Snipes Does anyone you know believe the COVID-19 vaccine works by changing a recipient’s DNA? As vaccinations roll out, a Zoom conference March 19 featuring Riverside Community College District faculty aimed to educate and dispel such myths. The event, hosted by the Riverside City College STEM Engagement Center, featured guest speakers with scientific

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Norco College graduate heads to Harvard Law School

By Bianca Macias If you’ve ever felt the dreams you possess are out of your reach as a community college student, or as a student from a minority group, Saeed Ahmad’s heartening story just debunked any theory that suggested your doubts.  Ahmad, 22, was born into a proud Pakistani lineage and speaks his native language

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SERIES REVIEW: ‘The Innocents’ is underrated

By Ashley Hayner Craving a new series to watch on Netflix but feeling like you’ve watched everything twice over at this point? Netflix has a great way of helping viewers to watch certain movies of interest by displaying the compatibility rating in the top left corner.  This symbolizes that the movie you are previewing is

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The elusive ‘Firefall’ returns to Yosemite Valley

By Angel Pena After my first failed attempt at capturing “Firefall,” I spent an entire year contemplating on how I would pull this shot off. Fast forward one year and I found myself there again, ready to settle the score. Nestled between the Sierra Nevadas lies Yosemite Valley, a valley known for its majestic waterfalls,

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Death of Ernie Serrano in police custody sparks reflection on life

By Erik Galicia Ernie Serrano died like countless others have in police custody. He stopped breathing Dec. 15 in a Rubidoux Stater Bros. after a lengthy struggle with Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies. But to the Serrano Family, he was more than the man who gasped his final breaths at 33 years old on a market

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Downtown Riverside businesses strive to survive

By Holland Snipes Sisters Nadia and Vera Lee sat in their Downtowne Bookstore on a slow Monday afternoon. A few people came in to browse but the store has seen busier days. “Our store sales this year were about 50% of our previous year, but our online sales were about 60% better,” Vera Lee said.

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