Tag: COVID-19

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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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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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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Overdue for a ‘do: Fades, highlights and braids return to RCC

By Daniela Ramirez  After 405 days of closure, the Riverside City College Cosmetology salon is back in business. The reopening of the salon to the public has students and staff excited to finally work again.  The functioning esthetics salon offers affordable services from haircuts to pedicures, all provided by students learning cosmetology.  The salon’s shut

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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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Health experts dispel vaccine conspiracies

By Daniela Ramirez The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Data Tracker indicates the total percentage of the population who has received the first dose of the vaccine is 44.7% and the population that has received both doses is only 32.3% of the population.  According to Tina Winston, a cardiovascular nurse with 11 years

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Chancellor’s town hall answers reopening questions

By Liv Pearson The Riverside Community College District’s enrollment struggles, along with progress in handling the pandemic, played a key role in the decision to reopen campuses in the fall. Community College enrollment has declined across the state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and RCCD is no exception. Wolde-Ab Isaac, RCCD chancellor, said during the first

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