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DDoS Attack on Dyn

DDoS Attack on Dyn

Andrew Rudin, Staff Writer
October 26
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Friday morning, October 21, saw a drop in social traffic as a server host, Dyn, got DDoSed. DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, which effectively denies access to the server. This attack denied access to many sites that used this server host such as Spotify and Paypal. Dale Drew, the ch...

Rio partners with Project Sister Family Services to assist victims of domestic violence

Rio partners with Project Sister Family Services to assist victims of domestic violence

Sandra Reyes, Staff Writer
October 20
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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rio Hondo and Whittier College are now bringing awareness and help for victims onto their campuses. Both RHC and Whittier College are partnering with Project Sister Family Services, an agency based in Pomona, CA that helps victims of sexua...

Pentagon pays U.K. PR firm $540 million to create terrorist propaganda

Pentagon pays U.K. PR firm $540 million to create terrorist propaganda

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor
October 19
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The United States Pentagon is currently under fire for allegedly spending $540 million on fake terrorist propaganda videos that were being made by a European public relations firm which were then used by the media to propagate terrorism. Investigations by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TB...

Rio Hondo says “Hola España!”

Rio Hondo says “Hola España!”

Eric Muñoz, Staff Writer
October 19
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Rio Hondo students are going to Spain! Undergraduate students have the opportunity to travel abroad to Barcelona Spain this spring to make progress towards their degrees. Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad, a collective of colleges across California, is in partnership with The...

Trustee Mike Eng speaks to RHC students about political issues

Trustee Mike Eng speaks to RHC students about political issues

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer
October 19
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Los Angeles Community College Board trustee, Mike Eng, spoke to students about the importance of voting and political involvement at the Wray Theatre September 29. Eng is the current Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Community College district, elected last July. He has ...

Samsung’s Galaxy implodes: Company ends production of the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung’s Galaxy implodes: Company ends production of the Galaxy Note 7

Angelo Torres, Co- Editor- in- Chief
October 19
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After weeks of controversy over their newest product, the Galaxy Note7, Samsung officially ended production and distribution of the flagship device October 11, costing the company millions. The South Korea-based conglomerate, Samsung, has had an intense couple weeks following the release of its latest ve...

L.A. LGBT Center: A place we can all call home

L.A. LGBT Center: A place we can all call home

Angelo Torres, Co- Editor- in- Chief
October 19
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National LGBT Awareness Day, held October 19, celebrates the contributions of and spreads awareness of LGBT Centers throughout the world, that provide LGBT people of all ages with information, psychological services, and sex education. Founded in 1969, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has served as a hav...

Wells Fargo CEO resigns amidst scandal

Wells Fargo CEO resigns amidst scandal

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor
October 19
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Former Wells Fargo CEO John Strumpf officially resigned Oct. 13 after it was revealed earlier last month that the bank opened more than a million fake bank accounts, forcing him to forfeit $41 million in stock awards. Nonetheless, Senator Elizabeth Warren does not believe his resignation is enough an...

A secret garden: Green wonderland in front of our eyes

A secret garden: Green wonderland in front of our eyes

Eric Munoz, Staff Writer
October 19
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Environmental science students at Rio Hondo College are planting California-native and drought resistant plants in a garden which will introduce the campus to hillside planting. The plan has been in motion since 2006 when it was detailed in the Rio Hondo College Landscape Master Plan that a Native Pl...

Clinton vs.Trump: The Qualifier

Zachary Mejia, Political Correspondent
October 18
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The October 8 debate occurred after a controversial week for both presidential candidates. Donald Trump was under heavy criticism for coarse sexual remarks made about women in a leaked video from 2005. Hillary Clinton was under scrutiny after Wikileaks released transcripts of paid speeches she made to...

Angels’ photographer visits Rio Hondo photography class

Angels’ photographer visits Rio Hondo photography class

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer
October 18
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The Los Angeles Angels photography editor and archivist, Robert Huskey, visited professor Roberto Chavez’s photojournalism class to talk about his experience in taking sports photos Oct 3. A Whittier native, Huskey attended Cal State Fullerton and was the school’s photo editor for the Daily Titan....

Hispanic Heritage Month comes to Rio

Hispanic Heritage Month comes to Rio

Jake Laurell, Staff Writer
October 12
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The Hispanic Heritage month celebration took place September 28, as part of a three- stage event run by Associated Students (AS) for Hispanic students at Rio Hondo College. Hispanic Heritage month, spanning from September 15th to October 15th,  celebrates contributions from Latin cultures. It also re...

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