Tag: COVID-19

RCC cross country athlete sets example for teammates on and off the track

By Mya Castro  Throughout the Riverside City College women’s cross country season, Briana Rodriguez has become a top runner for her team. With about seven years of running experience for cross country under her belt, Rodriguez has remained one of the top five runners for RCC. At the team’s most recent race at Vanguard, Briana

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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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Club Rush returns to campus following college reopening

By Andrea Mendez Club Rush returned to Riverside City College’s campus for the first time since the pandemic forced all activities online. The three-day event was held in a hybrid format to accommodate for those who are unvaccinated or unable to come onto campus. Many were excited to be returning to campus. “It feels great,”

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Tips on how to achieve a successful semester at RCCD

By Daesha Gear In-person education at Riverside Community College District has returned for the fall semester, but many new and returning students may feel unprepared.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced the district into distance-learning in March of 2020, which caused both new and returning students to adapt to an online environment. Now, after a year and

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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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UPDATING: Riverside Community College District extends second dose deadline to Sept. 30

This article has been updated to include comment from the chancellor and student trustee Sept. 21 at 3:07 p.m. By Leo Cabral and Daniel Hernandez The Riverside Community College District extended the deadline for students to receive the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine after faculty members voiced their concerns about the lack

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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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RCCD students dissatisfied with vaccine mandate

By Elaina Kleven Many Riverside Community College District students are voicing opposition after the Board of Trustees voted on a vaccine and mask mandate on Aug. 10. “Fully or partially vaccinated, you can take classes on-site, in hybrid mode and/or online,” Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Strategic Planning Jeannie Kim said during the

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RCCD students share differing opinions about returning to in-person instruction

By Jennipher Vasquez As students prepare for the return to campus on Aug. 23, some are reluctant to follow the recently implemented mask and vaccine mandates by the Riverside Community College District. The RCCD board of trustees passed a resolution Aug. 10 requiring all students, staff and faculty to provide proof of partial vaccination no

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Former Riverside City College students launch business, turns passion into profit

By Cheetara Piry Two former Riverside City College students took advantage of its vast catalog and affordability, consequently becoming successful entrepreneurs who built an oasis in the heart of Downtown Riverside. The latest addition to downtown’s growing number of small businesses, Meraki Plants is a female-owned indoor plant nursery that showcases thousands of lush and

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