Category: Editorial

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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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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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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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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EDITORIAL: ASRCC and its culture of secrecy

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board When a person pursues a position of power, their constituents demand transparency, whether they be citizens of a nation or students at a higher learning institution. The Associated Students of Riverside City College are the student government. They are supposed to work for their constituents like all government officials in

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EDITORIAL: Making specialist position full-time in best interest of RCC and journalism program

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Viewpoints is wrapping up the 2020-2021 academic year with a total of 27 regional, state and national awards. By the end of the month, we will have published 14 issues this year that provided pivotal COVID-19 coverage for the Riverside Community College District and its surrounding communities. But many may

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EDITORIAL: The blue wall has fallen and should stay down

By Viewpoints Editorial Board In a rare instance of accountability, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder after he kneeled on the neck of George Floyd for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds. But there are countless cases of police violence across America that have remained stuck in some stage of litigation

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EDITORIAL: Seeing is believing during Chauvin trial

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Ever since the horrific beating of Rodney King was captured on video, Black and Brown Americans have wondered what it would take for the judicial system to hold police accountable.   Despite the recording of King’s beating at the police’s hands, a jury acquitted three of the officers and deadlocked on

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EDITORIAL: RCCD campus reopening plans lack discourse

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board When students, faculty and staff are expected to adapt to an online environment, open lines of communication are crucial. Language and messaging during COVID-19 must be clear and definitive. But the Riverside Community College District has blundered its messaging on the topic of the year: the return to in-person instruction.

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EDITORIAL: Unionization is the key to journalism’s survival

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Enough is enough. For years, journalists have endured the painful death of their careers and watched their friends and coworkers become another statistic while the people in charge, in this case a greedy hedge fund, count their blood money from the top of the journalism food chain. Now more than

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