Tag: editorial

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Editorial: Virtual commencement does not make your degrees and hard work invalid

The class of 2020 will have to attend their commencement ceremonies online at almost all colleges and universities due to COVID-19 safety regulations, including Riverside City College.  It is unfortunate that an entire graduating class has to celebrate this event that is meant to be in person through a screen. However, no matter the circumstances,

Continue reading

Editorial: Coronavirus not an excuse for xenophobia

A flight from Wuhan, China headed to Ontario Airport was redirected to March Air Force Base in Riverside, where it landed on Jan. 29. The 195 American citizens who were on the plane were then quarantined at the base for 14 days. We have seen Riverside City College students wearing protective masks on campus since

Continue reading

Editorial: Graduation delayed by corrupted math courses

“Math and English is for Everyone.” Signs around campus show that there is no longer a need for remedial math and English courses because studies show that passing college level courses is attainable. However, is it fair to hold back, say, an English major from graduating because they can’t pass a higher level math course?

Continue reading

Editorial: Wealth dictates admission: Rich Parents abuse the higher education system

News of the college admissions scandal, in which wealthy parents allegedly cheated and paid to get their children into elite schools, triggered a mix of emotions across the country. University officials struggle with what the next step is. For community college students, it’s yet another punch in the gut. Community college students are often ridiculed

Continue reading

Editorial: Measles outbreak due to falsified information spreads

  Vaccinations have become a topic of intense, unnecessary debate that has taken away from the main point: vaccinations save lives. A popular, and dangerous, myth about vaccinations is that they cause autism. This idea originated in 1998 when a British doctor named Andrew Wakefield claimed he found a link between autism and the MMR

Continue reading

Editorial: Riverside City College network affects success

Wifi which magically lights up three bars on the side of your cell phone and laptop has been a problem for students at Riverside City College while the hardwired network connection that assures your PC has network connection has plagued some instructors classrooms.