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Riverside Community College District passes vaccine and mask mandate

By Leo Cabral and Daniel Hernandez All students, staff and faculty will be required to provide proof of vaccination before returning to any Riverside Community College District campuses. The Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees passed a resolution Aug. 10 stating all students and employees must “provide evidence of partially vaccinated status no later

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Incoming student trustee calls out board

By Bianca Macias Riverside Community College District students have elected a Norco College student to represent them on the Board of Trustees during the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Trustee-elect Jack Harris, 24, a second-year philosophy major, said he was inspired to run for the position after a negative interaction at a board meeting. “I feel

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Nursing program administers vaccines

Photos and story by Daniel Hernandez Riverside City College is one step closer to ending the chapter of distance education and returning to campus for in-person instruction. Trained RCC nurses, with the help from Albertsons pharmacists, administered first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to members of the community on the roof of the

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Chancellor’s town hall answers reopening questions

By Liv Pearson The Riverside Community College District’s enrollment struggles, along with progress in handling the pandemic, played a key role in the decision to reopen campuses in the fall. Community College enrollment has declined across the state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and RCCD is no exception. Wolde-Ab Isaac, RCCD chancellor, said during the first

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California Community Colleges chancellor addresses fall 2021 plans, racial violence

By Cheetara Piry The head of the California Community Colleges system provided state updates on campus reopenings, vaccinations and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges chancellor, said during a teleconference March 25 that fall 2021 goals aim to get students back into classrooms, considering enrollment has dwindled

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Norco College graduate heads to Harvard Law School

By Bianca Macias If you’ve ever felt the dreams you possess are out of your reach as a community college student, or as a student from a minority group, Saeed Ahmad’s heartening story just debunked any theory that suggested your doubts.  Ahmad, 22, was born into a proud Pakistani lineage and speaks his native language

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Students voice concerns, optimism about return to RCC campus in fall 2021

By Jennipher Vasquez Riverside City College students are anticipating the return to campus in the fall, while some remain apprehensive about the decision. During the Board of Trustees meeting held March 16, Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac said the campus is expected to resume all in-person classes beginning Aug. 23, the start of

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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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Pending program aims to establish educational pathway for formerly incarcerated students

By Cheetara Piry Only a mile from its campus, Norco College serves approximately 300 incarcerated students at the California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security prison, offering several associate’s degree programs. The problem, however, is that these students are usually released on parole before completion.  The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation incentivizes inmates to take responsibility

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Norco College builds new Veterans Resource Center

By Rolinda Espinoza Norco College’s new and expanded Veterans Resource Center will open in fall 2021. Norco college shared its vision for a new center Nov. 10  to promote the project.  The new center will provide assistance to veteran students attending the college, including mental health services, degree audit assistance and college credit for previous

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