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From battling cancer to medical school

From battling cancer to medical school

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
April 27
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The British philosopher Allan Watts once said, "Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun." What Watts meant by that quote is that humans tend to over analyze and over value things to the point of depression. Watts believed that people should go out and enjoy t...

How the River Deep Student Film Festival and River’s Voice reading empowered students and their creativity

How the River Deep Student Film Festival and River’s Voice reading empowered students and their creativity

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
April 25
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The Writes of Spring event, hosted from April 20-21, featured seven guest speakers from different writing backgrounds, as well as the River Deep Student Film Festival and River’s Voice reading. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event that celebrates the appreciation of the arts, whether it ...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ utilizes subtlety to help bring awareness to gender issues

‘The Vagina Monologues’ utilizes subtlety to help bring awareness to gender issues

Jocelyn Ortega, Staff writer
April 24
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“The Vagina Monologues” is a series of short stories based on real people and experiences that were at first intended to celebrate the vagina, but were later turned into a movement to end violence against women. The play was held on April 11 and 12 at the Wray Theatre. The monologues ranged fro...

Balinese Shadow Play: A Different Kind Of Entertainment

Balinese Shadow Play: A Different Kind Of Entertainment

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
April 20
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Rio Hondo College welcomed the performing arts company, Bali & Beyond on March 16. It is an international performance group that shows the Indonesian traditional art of Balinese shadow play. Within the dim theater, all that was seen on stage was a large rectangular linen cloth with a bright light...

‘Zootopia’ is an important discussion on race relations in America

‘Zootopia’ is an important discussion on race relations in America

Diego Crespo, Opinion Editor
April 15
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Disney's animated properties tend to be generally well received regardless of actual quality. Not to say any of their films are individually terrible or subpar, but some have been significantly better than others and a handful of them are surprisingly tame in terms of theme and maturity. Thankfully th...

Re-visiting the sounds of Burial’s ‘Untrue’

Re-visiting the sounds of Burial’s ‘Untrue’

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
April 12
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London is well-known for its deep, rich underground music scene consisting of various genre's including grime, dubstep, 2-step, and garage. Perhaps one of the UK's most influential underground pioneers, electronic producer Burial paved the way for many artists today not only in London but throughout...

Professors spark inspiration with ‘An Evening of Beautiful Music’

Professors spark inspiration with ‘An Evening of Beautiful Music’

Megan De Lara, Staff Writer
April 10
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It was a night full of fantastic tunes and passionate artists at the Wray Theater on April 5. Jannine Livingston, a professor of music here at Rio Hondo College, joined creative forces with fellow professors Steve Moshier and Frank Accardo, and violinist Donna Accardo to bring École De Musique Fant...

The Truth Music Tour makes a stop at the Praise Chapel in Whittier

The Truth Music Tour makes a stop at the Praise Chapel in Whittier

Carlos Alvarado, Staff Writer
April 10
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God Over Money Records artists Mark Julian Felder also know as "Bizzle" and Marques Adams "Sevin" headlined the Truth Music Tour that made its Los Angeles stop at Praise Chapel in Whittier on April 2. Hundreds of people came together to set an atmosphere uncommon to most rap concerts.   Los An...

‘Batman v Superman’: Dawn of Critic Hate

‘Batman v Superman’: Dawn of Critic Hate

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
April 2
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*Will contain spoilers* Whether or not this film is considered well made, the history behind its creation and audience response will leave it to be remembered as one of the most diversified movies of 2016. First announced in 2013, this film would build off of the world first introduced in Zack Snyder's...

Capturing Constant Change and Movement: Richard Lopez’s Art Reception

Capturing Constant Change and Movement: Richard Lopez’s Art Reception

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
March 25
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An artist showcase was held in the RHC Art Gallery on March 18 celebrating the works of former teacher Richard A. Lopez. The event was full of family, friends and art fans alike as his friend and colleague Ron Reeder, gave a speech about his friend's life and works. He talked about his time with the...

SCVA festival held at Wray Theater

SCVA festival held at Wray Theater

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
March 20
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The Southern California Vocal Association’s Choral Festival was held on March 15 at the Rio Hondo’s Wray theatre. The event was hosted by Rio Hondo College Choirs, more specifically, the chamber singers This is the first year that Rio Hondo has hosted a SCVA festival. The competition was directed...

10 Cloverfield Lane reveals the truth of the Cloverfield franchise

10 Cloverfield Lane reveals the truth of the Cloverfield franchise

Diego Crespo, Opinion Editor
March 14
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Back in 2008, a movie called "Cloverfield" took the world by storm. Utilizing found footage and digital cinema to immerse the viewer in a disaster heavily inspired by our post-9/11 fears, "Cloverfield" was a monster movie but the deeper message of relationships, willpower and moments between friend...

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