Tag: United States

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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Homelessness

Mark Anthony Howard | Opinions Editor A winter night in Riverside may reach 35 degrees. To put into a perspective 35 degrees is the same temperature that water may freeze. Imagine being stuck outside in such a cold. Imagine living that reality for months. Homelessness is a community issue of that deserves a much larger sentiment and dedication toward some resolve. The homeless population and the

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Filipino families pay it forward

Travis West | Managing Editor It was a city on the rise, it’s where U.S. General Douglas MacArthur landed to take back the islands from the Japanese and now it will never be the same again. Starting on Nov. 7 the Philippine island of Tacloban was hit by typhoon Haiyan that left up to 10,000 people estimated dead and 600,000 displaced, leaving an entire island in

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The naked truth

Oversexualized with modest criticism Marissa Bostick | Online Editor We live in a world that condemns the flesh of the nontraditionally beautiful. Scantily clad woman grace the covers of magazines on a daily basis and yet when we see the smallest bit of areola elsewhere it’s a national emergency. Someone somewhere at this very moment is being exploited in some way, shape or form

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Club reaches out to locals

Alpha Gamma Sigma volunteer to benefit elderly and troubled youth in Riverside. Treva Flores | Staff Writer In this new age full of iPhones, flat screen HD television sets, and social networking at our fingertips, it can be hard to remember that there are people out there who survive without the latest technology. People who are old or fragile, who need help

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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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Law allows infected transplants

Bill goes through Congress that allows HIV patients organs. Daniel Ghanbari | Staff Writer Researchers say that some time during the 1930’s a form of simian immunodeficiency virus jumped from monkeys to humans in Central Africa. The virus then mutated and became the first human immunodeficiency virus known as HIV. By 1959 the first case of HIV in humans occurred in the Congo, which

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WRC time stands still

There’s an irony in the fact that on its brochure he Writing and Reading Center emphasizes “self-paced.“ It’s hard to imagine the purpose of the writing center to be anything other than a waste of students and faculty’s time. Riverside City College’s WRC is designed to help students in English classes to work toward success

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