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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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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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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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Riverside City College celebrates difficult academic year with drive-thru graduation

By Cheetara Piry Students honked their horns and twirled orange and black pom poms to celebrate their graduation at Riverside City College’s first drive-thru ceremony.  Although the COVID-19 pandemic did not allow for the class of 2020 and 2021 to attend a traditional commencement ceremony, students still lined up inside of their cars in a

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Student Sustainability Collective adviser talks strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

By Sigifredo Macias As the world attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some may feel there is no immediate action they can take on the ground level. Preston Galusky, Riverside City College science instructor and Student Sustainability Collective adviser, has some ideas for students who want to do their part. The SSC advocates for sustainability

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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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OPINION: Palestine needs our support

By Julio Rodriguez Sixty-six children are dead over the continued fighting between Israel and Hamas.  While in the last few days, the two sides have come to agree on a cease fire, this conflict is one that unfortunately won’t end there. Through the last few decades, the two sides have fought over each other’s right

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Viewpoints editor-in-chief says goodbye, off to Mizzou

By Erik Galicia Working for Viewpoints has been one of the highlights of my life. I’ve always said my introduction to journalism happened by chance. I did not have much going on in life when I decided to register for the Introduction to Journalism course in the spring of 2019. Although I had never considered

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