Category: Opinions

RCC needs to implement a better communication strategy

Riverside City College’s lack of transparency regarding COVID-19 has been detrimental to its students’ well-being. Students have been inconvenienced at every turn throughout the fall semester; from the late implementation of a vaccine mandate to the last-minute reminder about the vaccination deadline. RCC’s lack of communication regarding COVID is something that needs to improve in

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Campus Conversations: RCC and mental health

Interviews by Kelsey Olarte, Photography by Natasha Morrison Question: How understanding and supportive is Riverside City College’s faculty and staff of students’ mental health? “I see they advocate mental health a lot on their social media. In my opinion, I think that our school is supportive, and they try to provide help to students when

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EDITORIAL: College ignores student newspaper’s needs

Sub-optimal conditions have been the norm for our staff in the newsroom. Over the summer, the Viewpoints newsroom was moved to Digital Library Room 106 from the old Assessment Center, just in time for the implementation of in-person and hybrid courses across the Riverside Community College District. It is a substantial improvement from our previous

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OPINION: Gubernatorial recall election a waste of time and resources

By Daesha Gear The California gubernatorial recall of Gavin Newsom, which took place Sept. 14, ended with a whimper as the “no” votes won in a landslide at a ratio of 62.7%-37.3%. As predictable as the entire gubernatorial recall election of Newsom was, it was a complete waste of resources, time and money. At least

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OPINION: Gabrielle Petito case exposes mainstream media’s neglect of missing people of color

By Daesha Gear It feels like an individual’s race determines who deserves acknowledgement and advocacy based on past media coverage of missing persons. Most recently, mainstream news outlets like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News have extensively covered the disappearance, and eventual discovery, of the remains of 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito, a travel lifestyle social media influencer.

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EDITORIAL: Texas abortion law opens can of worms

The “heartbeat” bill has opened a can of worms that could potentially lead any state to enlist bounty hunters in order to circumvent the Constitution. Texas’ new abortion law, Senate Bill 8 or S.B.8, incentivizes their citizens to open a civil lawsuit against anybody who assists a person who receives an abortion after six weeks.

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OPINION: After years of criticism, Jeremy Scott hits a home-run with the newest app

By Elaina Kleven The Moschino Spring 2022 ready-to-wear spring collection has been released to the public, and has been receiving positive press.  Since Jeremy Scott became the creative director of Moschino in 2013, his shows have been heavily criticized as tacky, overbearing and lacking the camp-chic qualities that Moschino had established itself as in the

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OPINION: YouTube’s descent from platform to corporation

By John Guerrero Over the past few years, YouTube has grown exponentially and has become a place where millions of users worldwide can express themselves. Similar to TikTok’s boom, users have access to an ocean of videos ranging from gaming, cooking, comedy, horror and so much more.   As YouTube grew larger and saw the potential

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OPINION: Mainstream media misrepresents LGBTQ+ community

By Leo Cabral Film and television are mediums I’ve always escaped to for comfort. However, that comfort slowly faded as I realized that there aren’t many people like me on-screen. The further I journeyed into and embraced my gender identity, the less I saw myself in the media I consumed. In fact, I don’t believe

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Editorial: The District mandates are a good start

The Riverside Community College District campuses will finally be open to the students, staff and faculty after three semesters of distance education. However, this return does not come without its restrictions. The RCCD Board of Trustees have passed a resolution that mandates vaccinations and face-coverings in order to step foot on the campuses. The Viewpoints

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