Tag: Pandemic

Former Riverside City College students launch business, turns passion into profit

By Cheetara Piry Two former Riverside City College students took advantage of its vast catalog and affordability, consequently becoming successful entrepreneurs who built an oasis in the heart of Downtown Riverside. The latest addition to downtown’s growing number of small businesses, Meraki Plants is a female-owned indoor plant nursery that showcases thousands of lush and

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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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Viewpoints abroad: An ongoing series about traveling to El Salvador during a pandemic

By Daniel Hernandez Day seven: Our indigenous roots My father always jokes about his actions being influenced by the indigenous blood flowing through him.  He enjoys exploring mountains, cultivating medicinal plants and being in touch with planet earth. His nostalgic stories about El Salvador detail his parents’ teachings about the nation’s history and the times

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DEVELOPING: Riverside Community College District plans full capacity return

By Erik Galicia The Riverside Community College District is anticipating the complete reopening of its campuses this fall. According to Dariush Haghighat, Riverside City College vice president of the Faculty Association, Plan A is to return to in-person instruction as it was pre-pandemic: face-to-face instruction at 80% and online instruction at 20%. If pandemic trends

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Norco music students perform virtual concert

By Saida Maalin Norco College student musicians and alumni hosted a five hour virtual concert for the community on May 22.  The concert featured 21 Norco music students who played genres ranging from country, hiphop, folk, metal, rock and alternative. Featured artists included Kalie Jade, Damian Navarro, Farris, Emma Dark,  Just Crystal and Old Scores,

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Students elect new leadership for Associated Students of Riverside City College

By Rossana Martinez The student body elected a new president and vice president May 14. Samantha Coffland will serve as president of the Associated Students of Riverside City College and Shuana Kim will serve as vice president of ASRCC next year. Coffland, a microbiology major whose goal is to become a pediatric intensivist, began participating

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Riverside Community College District creates task force to examine procedures for safe reopening of campuses

By Erik Galicia A task force is making recommendations for the safe reopening of the Riverside Community College District. “This is a very large task,” Robin Steinback, Moreno Valley College president and head of the new task force, said at the Board of Trustees meeting May 19. “It’s much easier to invite people to leave

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Riverside Community College District foresees $16.9 million shortfall

By Erik Galicia Fallout from California’s pandemic related deficit may result in a budget shortfall of around $16.9 million for the Riverside Community College District. “We sit here in a very different fiscal situation than the one we were in a couple of months ago,” Aaron Brown, vice chancellor of Business and Financial Services, said

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Episode Description: Viewpoints news reporter Jonathan Ramirez covers all the updates you need to know for the week that include COVID-19, the Rubidoux fireworks cancellation, Lori Loughlin and the easing of orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom.