Tag: education

Riverside City College’s Transitioning Minds club highlights journeys of formerly incarcerated during movie night

By Erik Galicia Students directly impacted by the system of mass incarceration have brought a message of unity and social justice to Riverside City College. A collaboration between the college’s Transitioning Minds Club and Outreach and Student Equity Services brought a panel of five formerly incarcerated students to a packed Hall of Fame room in

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Former addicts thrive after education

By Erik Galicia There is a common saying in 12 step programs for those recovering from substance abuse: “You only have to change one thing, and that’s everything.” Fear and self-doubt seem to be common sentiments among recovering addicts who decide to go back to school. Yet, there are many students at Riverside City College

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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?

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Thirty-five universities visit RCC to provide students transfer information

By Karina Gutierrez Groups of students walked around the booths in the Arthur G. Paul Quadrangle basking in the midday sun. They used the opportunity at the Transfer Fair at Riverside City College on March 25 to ask representatives questions about financing, career options and admission requirements while picking up pamphlets and stickers. Representatives were

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Community reacts to college admission scam

By Jennipher Vasquez In the wake of the FBI arresting 50 people in response to the infamous Operation Varsity Blues, Riverside City College students and faculty respond to the scandal. Public outcry began when details came out about the 50 people, including 33 parents, who have been charged with crimes consisting of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy

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Riverside City College tests Webadvisor’s updated registration system

By Patrick Tindall   Riverside City College is debuting an update to its outdated class registration system. Touted as “an algorithmic-based student academic planning software for colleges and universities” is the long-awaited update for RCC’s WebAdvisor platform which was clunky, non-user-friendly and difficult to understand which classes were useful to a student’s academic goals. Business,

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No child left behind’s real fiscal focus

Chaz Stewart | Staff Writer May 1, 2014 How no child left behind, constantly gets forgotten. With protocols put into place to never leave a child behind, as far as education goes, why is it that graduation statistics are growing, but annual measurable objectives are low? Is there anything that can be done to fix

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WRC time stands still

There’s an irony in the fact that on its brochure he Writing and Reading Center emphasizes “self-paced.“ It’s hard to imagine the purpose of the writing center to be anything other than a waste of students and faculty’s time. Riverside City College’s WRC is designed to help students in English classes to work toward success

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Writing and Reading Center’s best still leaves long lines

Valerie Osier | Staff Writer At almost any hour between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, students can see a line of people waiting outside the Writing and Reading Center in the Martin Luther King Building. During their busiest hours, students may see that line stretching around the building. Any student completing general education courses at Riverside City College has to deal with

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