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Indio community holds candlelight vigil to honor Cpl. Hunter Lopez and others killed in Kabul, Afghanistan airport attack (Gallery)

The Coachella Valley community gathered at Indio City Hall Sept. 8 to mourn the loss of U.S. Marine Cpl. Hunter Lopez and others who died at the airport suicide bombing in Kabul Aug. 26. Cal Fire and the Indio Fire Department employees suspended the American flag between the extended ladders of two fire trucks while

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Athletes return to regular schedule but with some restrictions

By Jesus Coronel Riverside City College sports are returning to a normal schedule starting Aug. 26. Athletes will be pleased to know that they can finally play sports in-person once again, enjoy their love for the game and work toward an opportunity to play at a four-year university. RCC Athletic Director Payton Williams, in an

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RCCD students dissatisfied with vaccine mandate

By Elaina Kleven Many Riverside Community College District students are voicing opposition after the Board of Trustees voted on a vaccine and mask mandate on Aug. 10. “Fully or partially vaccinated, you can take classes on-site, in hybrid mode and/or online,” Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Strategic Planning Jeannie Kim said during the

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Vol. 100 Issue 1

This issue contains an explanation about the vaccine and mask mandate, students’ reaction to the mandate, a deep-dive celebrating Viewpoints’ history for the 100th volume, our editor-in-chief’s opinion about the lack of trans education within the medical field and an updated campus map! Our “Back to School” will be available on all of our racks

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RCCD students share differing opinions about returning to in-person instruction

By Jennipher Vasquez As students prepare for the return to campus on Aug. 23, some are reluctant to follow the recently implemented mask and vaccine mandates by the Riverside Community College District. The RCCD board of trustees passed a resolution Aug. 10 requiring all students, staff and faculty to provide proof of partial vaccination no

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Viewpoints celebrates its 100th volume and showcases where it all began

By Daniel Hernandez This ‘Back to School’ issue officially marks the beginning of our 100th volume. Viewpoints is honored to have informed our readers of the crucial events happening in and around our college, from the construction of the campus to the many accolades that Riverside City College has received or to the unprecedented events

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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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Riverside Community College District passes vaccine and mask mandate

By Leo Cabral and Daniel Hernandez All students, staff and faculty will be required to provide proof of vaccination before returning to any Riverside Community College District campuses. The Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees passed a resolution Aug. 10 stating all students and employees must “provide evidence of partially vaccinated status no later

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Clarissa Cervantes, Chuck Conder and Jim Perry take Oath of Office for Riverside City Council

By Leo Cabral Clarissa Cervantes just became the second openly LGBTQ+ person on the council and the first woman elected to represent ward 2 on the Riverside City Council. It was a family affair for councilwoman Cervantes’ swearing-in ceremony July 13. Her daughter Autumn, Greg Cervantes Jr. and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes conducted her Oath of

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Clarissa Cervantes, Chuck Conder leading Riverside City Council race

By Jennipher Vasquez Clarissa Cervantes was in the lead for Ward 2 in the Riverside City Council elections as of June 9 by more than double the votes counted for Joe Paredes.  Ward 2, 4 and 6 election results will be updated on June 10 at 6 p.m. as ballots continue to be processed. Cervantes

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