Category: Features

Lowrider culture cruises onto RCC

By Elaina Kleven In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Associated Students of Riverside City College hosted a car show that exhibited authentic lowrider culture on Sept. 23.  Lowriders have long been associated with gang activity revolving around Hispanic and Latino communities. As a response, ASRCC brought them onto campus to educate students, staff and

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A break-down of Hispanic Heritage Month

By Brianna Gomez In the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, Hispanics and non-Hispanics are often faced with the question of what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Riverside City College Chicano Studies instructor Steven Moreno-Terril gave an educational view on Hispanic Heritage Month and went into depth about what it means to be Hispanic and

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Tips on how to achieve a successful semester at RCCD

By Daesha Gear In-person education at Riverside Community College District has returned for the fall semester, but many new and returning students may feel unprepared.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced the district into distance-learning in March of 2020, which caused both new and returning students to adapt to an online environment. Now, after a year and

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Former Riverside City College students launch business, turns passion into profit

By Cheetara Piry Two former Riverside City College students took advantage of its vast catalog and affordability, consequently becoming successful entrepreneurs who built an oasis in the heart of Downtown Riverside. The latest addition to downtown’s growing number of small businesses, Meraki Plants is a female-owned indoor plant nursery that showcases thousands of lush and

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Viewpoints abroad: An ongoing series about traveling to El Salvador during a pandemic

By Daniel Hernandez Day seven: Our indigenous roots My father always jokes about his actions being influenced by the indigenous blood flowing through him.  He enjoys exploring mountains, cultivating medicinal plants and being in touch with planet earth. His nostalgic stories about El Salvador detail his parents’ teachings about the nation’s history and the times

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The Viewpoints Network Presents: An Interview with Erik Galicia

Our outgoing editor-in-chief, Erik Galicia, stops by on his way to Mizzou for an interview with Viewpoints reporter and host of “The Pop Culture Grab Bag” Tim Nacey. Join us as we say goodbye to one of the driving forces of this paper! FOLLOW TIM NACEY ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NaceyTim Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naceytim/ FOLLOW ERIK GALICIA ON

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Perris train and trolley rides a great way to spend the weekend

By Liv Pearson For over 60 years, the Southern California Railway Museum, formerly the Orange Empire Railway Museum, has been working to keep a bit of electric railway history preserved.  The museum, located in Perris, invites people of all ages to visit its collection of more than 200 streetcars and railway vehicles. It also offers

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Art walks back to downtown streets

By Tyrese Blue Riverside’s  monthly Life Arts Center Artwalk made its return to downtown after a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19. The building itself was originally built in 1909 and was initially a YMCA. It was designed in the style of Italian Renaissance architecture and is now considered a historic site. Normally, there would also

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Overdue for a ‘do: Fades, highlights and braids return to RCC

By Daniela Ramirez  After 405 days of closure, the Riverside City College Cosmetology salon is back in business. The reopening of the salon to the public has students and staff excited to finally work again.  The functioning esthetics salon offers affordable services from haircuts to pedicures, all provided by students learning cosmetology.  The salon’s shut

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