Tag: COVID-19

Community College enrollment struggles continue, RCC finds solutions

By Erik Galicia After several months of navigating distance education, Michael Ortega decided to drop his courses at Riverside City College. Ortega, 44, a formerly incarcerated student, struggled with the sudden lack of face-to-face interaction. He said he needed one-on-one time with his instructors and the ability to walk into the Writing and Reading Center

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ALBUM REVIEW: Foo Fighters play it safe in ‘Medicine at Midnight’

By Stephanie Arenas Foo Fighters have made yet another comeback with their new album “Medicine at Midnight.” The album was set to release in 2020. However, due to the events of COVID-19, the release date was pushed back. Singer Dave Grohl had finally had enough and decided to release the album as his fans may

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Vaccinations begin in Riverside, Norco College instructors recall experience getting the shot

By Jacob Quezada The City of Riverside provided 460 first dosages of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with Curative on Jan. 30. Amongst those eligible for the first round of vaccines at the Riverside Convention Center were Norco College instructors Alexis Grey and Rick Mansikka. Grey and Mansikka, a married couple who teach anthropology

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RCC football player, track coach talk pandemic training

By Daniela Ramirez This March marks one year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down campuses, and the hiatus has especially impacted athletes. Riverside City College athletic programs have experienced a lot of challenges through the last year.  Student-athletes have not been able to practice on campus with their coaches and teammates since last spring. Many

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Details of RCCD campus re-openings still unclear

By Leo Cabral As COVID-19 cases have surged and fallen in the last year, and as the virus mutates, the state has experienced shutdowns, soft re-openings and indefinitely delayed in-person events. Since California returned to its Blueprint for a Safer Economy system of re-opening Jan. 25, the Riverside Community College District’s Safe Return Task Force

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Riverside City College hires new athletic director

By Erik Galicia A former professional athlete, attorney and assistant director with the NCAA has been selected to lead Riverside City College’s Athletics Department. Payton Williams is a Riverside native. He was born at Parkview Community Hospital and attended Emerson Elementary School before becoming Fresno State University’s first academic all-American football player as an adult.

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Riverside mayor gives first State of the City Address

By Daniela Ramirez A city reeling from the pandemic and racial divide seen last year looked to Riverside’s new mayor as she talked economic recovery, equity and housing during her first State of the City Address. The annual address was recorded at the Fox Performing Arts Center in downtown Riverside and aired Jan. 28. Mayor

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Oregon senator’s legislative director recounts aftermath of Capitol breach

By Erik Galicia Lingering chemicals burned Isaiah Akin’s eyes as he walked through the halls of the United States’ Capitol, observing the fallout of the building’s first breach since the War of 1812. He was unsure if the stinging residue was a result of tear gas used by police or of some of the weaponry

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ASRCC provides holiday meals to students

By Neyra Rodriguez The Associated Students of Riverside City College hosted a free turkey dinner giveaway to RCC students who had paid their student services fees for the semester. The turkey dinner intended to provide a meal for students in need on Thanksgiving day. Students who received the aid expressed gratitude for the help. “These

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L.A. championship wins mean more to fans this time around

By Lesly Gonzalez Although the year has been ripe with gloom, Southern California received some sunshine with the Dodgers and Lakers both winning a championship this fall.  But COVID-19 and the regulations the pandemic requires as cases rise and fall have cast doubt on the possibility of the traditional celebratory parades seen when Los Angeles

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