Tag: Transitioning Minds

Students confront ASRCC leadership during Inter-Club Council meeting about sex offender controversy

By Cheetara Piry Several students expressed their discomfort toward Riverside City College’s student government after its presidential candidate’s sex offense conviction came to light. Albert Jaramillo, 45, was convicted in 2014 of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14. Jaramillo, who is currently the Associated Students of RCC Inter-Club Council

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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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Associated Students of Riverside City College address parking, EBT and registration

By Jennifer Rosales The Associated Students of Riverside City College President Angel Contreras discussed possible parking reform during the State of the Students forum held in the Charles A. Kane Building on Feb. 27. According to Contreras, surveys conducted at the beginning of last semester determined that lack of parking was negatively impacting students. “I’ve

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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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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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