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California DMV shutdown due to hardware malfunction

California DMV shutdown due to hardware malfunction

Sandra Reyes, Ads Manager
November 3
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The Department of Motor Vehicles in California experienced computer hardware malfunctions Oct 25, causing an outage that affected nearly two-thirds of DMV offices in the state for almost three days. The system failure affected 122 of the DMV’s 188 offices in the state, said DMV officials in a p...

Nintendo’s Next Generation: Switch

Nintendo’s Next Generation: Switch

Andrew Rudin, Science and Technology Editor
November 2
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Nintendo has finally revealed the rumored Nintendo NX console, now named the Nintendo Switch. A trailer was released Thursday October 20th for the Nintendo Switch showing its portability and functionality. From Competitive to Casual, the trailer shows how practical the Switch can be in many different...

Rio Hondo Welcomes A New Communications Dean

Rio Hondo Welcomes A New Communications Dean

Xavier Alatorre, News Editor
November 2
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Alice Mecom has officially become the new dean of Communications and Languages at Rio Hondo. Prior to becoming the division’s dean, she was an ESL Instructor in Dallas, Texas before moving to Los Angeles City College, fulfilling the same role. She was an associate professor at Glendale Community College,...

Hillary Clinton Proposes No- Fly Zone in Syria

Hillary Clinton Proposes No- Fly Zone in Syria

Pete Escobar, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 2
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Hillary Clinton’s controversial proposal for a no-fly zone over Syria was brought up again during the third presidential debate Oct. 19. Chris Wallace, Fox New’s moderator, pressed Clinton for details about her proposal, and explained how President Barack Obama has shown concern with the proposition,...

AT&T and Time Warner Complete Merger

AT&T and Time Warner Complete Merger

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor
November 2
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In the wake of a fully driven society that focuses on media to relay valuable information such as news, AT&T has recently acquired one of the few remaining entertainment industry telecommunication giants, Time Warner for roughly $85.4 million. This merger sees the two companies now able to both...

AB540 Program Makes College Possible

Jake Laurell, Staff Writer
November 2
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Non-resident students from all across the globe have attended and graduated from Rio Hondo based upon being able to afford college. The AB 540 program grants non-resident students the opportunity to affordably attend Rio Hondo College via the California Dream Act passed, October of 2001. The program...

Risky Learning in Teens

Risky Learning in Teens

Andrew Rudin, Science and Technology Editor
November 2
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When it comes to risk taking, teens and young adults are the typical culprits. There are studies out there to show the negative effects of these tendencies, but what about the positives? What do these qualities bring to teens for them to have such frequency? In a study published in the journal Neuron, ...

A Killing Joke: The Dangers of Clowning Around

A Killing Joke: The Dangers of Clowning Around

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer
October 26
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Over the past few weeks clown sightings throughout the country have caused police stations to take precaution, several commercial brands to distance themselves from clown imagery, and countless of aggressive encounters. Sightings first became prevalent in late August, when reports of clowns emerged ...

Your voice, Your vote

Your voice, Your vote

Rose Angel, Staff Writer
October 26
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The Associative Students of Rio Hondo College (ASRHC) sponsored a voter registration event Tuesday, October 18, in the mid quad featuring POWER 106, Be the Change, and representatives from the Los Angeles County office of registrar-recorder/county clerk. Aside from helping people register to vote, the ev...

CA Department of Justice Investigates Wells Fargo

CA Department of Justice Investigates Wells Fargo

Xavier Alatorre, News Editor
October 26
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The California Department of Justice is conducting an investigation into allegations that Wells Fargo committed identity fraud after the bank opened phony bank accounts using customer information, according to the Los Angeles Times. California Attorney General Kamela Harris served the bank with a...

Round three of Trump vs. Clinton: The Penultimate Decision

Round three of Trump vs. Clinton: The Penultimate Decision

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
October 26
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With less than 15 days left to vote, the final presidential debate was held at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV October the 19th. The candidates’ positions have been fully explored over the past months, with the only new information being another set of leaked Hillary Clinton emails and mor...

Halloween Family Film Fest held at Rio

Halloween Family Film Fest held at Rio

Rose Loza and Diana Juarez
October 26
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The Arts and Cultural division hosted a Halloween themed film festival, kicking off its first event of three scheduled for this month. The event was geared towards families and community members alike, allowing for everyone to enjoy watching Monsters, Inc. together. Cultural events coordinator, Carolyn Roberts...

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