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News Briefs: 11/28/13

RCC gives gifts to children Riverside City College is participating in the “Operation Santa Claus” gift drive for the holidays. The event helps more than 160 children registered with the Salvation Army or the Word of Life Fellowship to get toys for Christmas. People can participate by selecting an ornament from the registration tree in the Bradshaw Center outside

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Black Friday battles tradition

Josa Lamont | Staff Editor In 1939 crowds raged and protests erupted to the absolute immoral affront to the principles of Thanksgiving when Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to hold Thanksgiving one week early. Or maybe that’s just how we’d like to believe it went. In reality, people were angered by the general inconvenience of the

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News Briefs: 11/14/13

Correction: vision plan In the Oct. 31 briefs the vision plan is said to have no changes to contract, but it has come to light by the Benefit Committee that changes were made to the contract and kept undisclosed to the benefit committee. The committee head is angered by the secrecy and the change and is working to restore

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Is RCC disaster ready?

When the Zombie apocalypse strikes, can the school handle it? Josa Lamont | News Editor In a world where changes are prevalent and unpredictable, disaster looms around every corner. Despite the imminent dangers, Riverside City College holds class on a sunny fall day like any other day. A teacher drones before a white board in front of a classroom about articles and adjectives, or

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Melvin Gurtov speaks to full house

Author of “The Pentagon Paper,” and former RAND employee speaks to full house on the rise, or not, of China. JOSA LAMONT | STAFF EDITOR Mel Gurtov gave a lecture on the threat level of China’s current foothold in global politics. On Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. he presented to a crowd of students and faculty who resorted to standing

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Criminal justice teacher lectures on prisons

JOSA LAMONT | NEWS EDITOR Oliver Thompson, criminal justice teacher at Riverside City College, gave a lecture in the Digital Library Auditorium on the current problems in the prison systems. He addressed the disproportional number of United States inmates to other countries, and the disproportional number of black inmates in prisons. The United States has 756 inmates per 100,000

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Monstrous Film Festival of Horrors

JOSA LAMONT | STAFF EDITOR A slender man in Dracula suit flows onstage in the Landis Auditorium. In his scariest voice “Goood Eeevening,” said Ron Chaney to a laugh from the audience. Ron Chaney is grandson and great grandson of famed Horror and silent film stars Lon Chaney Sr. and Jr. In the lobby of the Landis Auditorium are memorabilia from

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Breaking News

Josa Lamont | News Editor   The LA County sheriff’s is investigating a connection between several robberies from locker rooms during football games from schools and districts in the Southern CA Football Association.   On Oct. 19, Pierce College had a burglary during halftime that resulted in the loss of several cell phones, iPods, tablets,

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RCC Upgrades Campus Bathrooms to Reach Code Compliance

Josa Lamont |News Editor American Disabilities Act (ADA ) compliance issues are in the process of being removed from Riverside City College bathrooms. Construction is expected to continue through Nov. 18 to remove barriers and bring existing bathrooms to current code regulations. The parking lots are also being expanded to reach current code requirements and accommodate more staff and students. The finished product

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