Category: Riverside City College

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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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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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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Town hall covers modern policing

By Jessica Lopez The Riverside Community College District Police Department held a town hall meeting May 12, which featured discussions between police chiefs, school administrators and student representatives. The “21st Century Policing Town Hall” webinar focused on discussing the implementation of contemporary law enforcement practices in the wake of national events involving police brutality. The

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Lack of representation at Riverside City College leads to formation of the Asian Pacific Student Union

By Arsal Asif After finding the Riverside Community College District did not offer Asian representation in its race and ethnic relations courses, a group of students took it upon themselves to attempt to get the curriculum amended. The Asian Pacific Student Union (APSU) was formed in light of the recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.

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Administrators lay out fall back-up plans

By Daniela Ramirez  A Riverside Community College District town hall May 19 covered Plan B for campus reopenings as it relates to instruction and academic support.  Safe return principles based on current COVID-19 trends, including the decrease in cases and increase in vaccinations, will apply immediately come fall, if the Centers for Disease Control and

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ASRCC prospects answer students’ questions

By Daniel Hernandez The Associated Students of Riverside City College hosted a virtual town hall that gave students an opportunity to question the candidates running in a special election. The ASRCC Supreme Court decided to hold a special election after the initial election May 12-13 failed to gather the minimum 100 votes required by ASRCC’s

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Students confront ASRCC leadership during Inter-Club Council meeting about sex offender controversy

By Cheetara Piry Several students expressed their discomfort toward Riverside City College’s student government after its presidential candidate’s sex offense conviction came to light. Albert Jaramillo, 45, was convicted in 2014 of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. Jaramillo, who is currently the Associated Students of RCC Inter-Club Council

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UPDATED/DEVELOPING: Convicted sex offender ran unopposed for Associated Students of Riverside City College presidency, doesn’t plan to step down

By Erik Galicia For the second time in eight years, a convicted sex offender ran unopposed for the Associated Students of Riverside City College presidency. Albert Jaramillo, 45, was charged in 2011 and convicted in 2014 of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. His past was exposed to unknowing

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