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The Viewpoints Network Presents: An Interview with Erik Galicia

Our outgoing editor-in-chief, Erik Galicia, stops by on his way to Mizzou for an interview with Viewpoints reporter and host of “The Pop Culture Grab Bag” Tim Nacey. Join us as we say goodbye to one of the driving forces of this paper! FOLLOW TIM NACEY ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NaceyTim Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naceytim/ FOLLOW ERIK GALICIA ON

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Viewpoints excels at National College Media Convention, awards show

Staff Report Viewpoints took home a total of 15 awards, including two national awards, at the Spring National College Media Convention on March 20. News Editor Cheetara Piry was also re-elected Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California president. The staff placed second in the Associated Collegiate Press National Best of Show for their print

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Viewpoints victorious at Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference

Staff Report Past and present Viewpoints emerged from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Fall 2020 Conference victorious in several different categories — and with a representative on the association’s board. This fall’s conference was held in a fully online format due to COVID-19. In attendance were 217 students, faculty and staff from 30 California

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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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Bounty hunters cause unease in Riverside City College

By: Erik Galicia Bail bond agents caught Riverside City College by surprise when they entered the Wheelock Gymnasium at around noon on Oct. 8 and arrested a male student during a class in the fitness room. “Two men walked in and asked if the student was in the class,” said Steve Sigloch, the instructor of

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Riverside Community College District chancellor hosts open forum

Erik Galicia Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac held an open forum to discuss the 2019-2024 District Strategic Plan at Riverside City College on Aug. 30. Isaac briefly detailed the district’s plan to tackle student homelessness with a downtown housing facility funded by the city of Riverside. The district’s approach toward student homelessness was

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Riverside legal clinic offers clean slate

By Erik Galicia The wreckage of our pasts can in some cases create unjust barriers that stifle our potential for the future.  The Transitioning Minds club of Riverside City College is working to break down those barriers for students who have done their time. The club paired up with UC Riverside’s Underground Scholars Initiative to

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Riverside City College students, staff respond to Iran tensions

By Erik Galicia The United States’ recent deployment of additional military resources to the Middle East has many people worried about the possibility of a new war. “I pay a lot of taxes,” said Dariush Haghighat, a political science professor at Riverside City College. “I want my taxes to go to the community, not to

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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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