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“Neighborhood” Writing Club invited Rio Hondo community into their “homes”

“Neighborhood” Writing Club invited Rio Hondo community into their “homes”

Jake Laurell, News Writer
May 16, 2017
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A reading presentation of the Creative Writing Club’s published work for the second year in a row occurred in room LR 106 of the Rio Hondo Campus, Friday 2:30 pm, May 11. The reading was held to celebrate the second annual publication of the club’s book titled Neighborhood. The Writing Club has existed ...

The Rio Promise: Free Tuition for a Priceless Future

The Rio Promise: Free Tuition for a Priceless Future

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor/ Co EIC
May 9, 2017
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The Rio Promise had its official announcement and launch at the RHC Campus May 4th. The program provides free tuition, priority registration, and a comprehensive educational plan for graduating High School seniors. The V.I.P. reception took place at the Administration's Board room where district officials...

5th Annual ‘A Taste of Rio’ Continues to Raise Funds for Students at Rio Hondo

5th Annual ‘A Taste of Rio’ Continues to Raise Funds for Students at Rio Hondo

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
May 2, 2017
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A Taste of Rio, a yearly event where members of the community pledge themselves to the enjoyment of food, drink and the promise of a future for Rio Hondo students. This year’s sold out event had a mix of local restaurants, silent auctions and celebrity guests including Senator Tony Mendoza and Teresa...

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Noah Garcia and Pete Escobar
April 21, 2017
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Dozens of Whittier Law School students protested Friday, April 21, over the Whittier College Board of Trustees' decision to terminate the college's law program at the end of the 2017 school year. Centered around the Administration building, disgruntled protesters marched on the corners of Painter and P...

Pizza & Politics: Ian Calderon Speaks at RHC

Pizza & Politics: Ian Calderon Speaks at RHC

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
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Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon of California State Assembly, and representative of the 57th district spoke at a Pizza and Politics event in the student lounge April 13. Calderon is a democrat, a Whittier native, and the youngest Majority Leader in the history of California. His youth was a...

RHC Wins At State Journalism Conference

RHC Wins At State Journalism Conference

Zackary Mejia, Managing Editor
April 10, 2017
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It was a triumphant spring break weekend for El Paisano Newspaper editors, staff, and members of the Journalism Communications and Public Relations (JCPR) club after winning over a dozen awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ statewide conference. While attending the three-day...

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted

Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
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Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was found guilty March 15 on obstructing a federal investigation into corruption within county jails and lying to cover up the interference as reported by the Los Angeles Times. The verdict, that jurors reached on their second day of deliberations, leaves a ...

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
March 21, 2017
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The vibrations, notes, lights, and guitar flourishes: all converging as an exaltation of the senses. This musical wave, a euphoria that slapped me and wrapped around my very being came from the Indie rock band Japandroids. The opening act, Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers, were slightly underwhelming....

‘Hard Day’s Night’ performance in the Wray Theater

‘Hard Day’s Night’ performance in the Wray Theater

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
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Beatles enthusiasts filled seats in the Wray Theater at Rio Hondo College Mar. 11 for a one of a kind experience put on by Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night. The attendees, old and young, were not let down. Audience members heard countless songs that were sung in a near exact tone to The Beatle’s,...

Gallery: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Dread Mar I, and more headline Skanking Reggae Festival 2017

Gallery: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Dread Mar I, and more headline Skanking Reggae Festival 2017

Pete Escobar, A&E Editor
March 14, 2017
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Even with headliner complications, Ska, Punk, and Reggae lovers rejoiced at this years Skanking Reggae Fest, located at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. One day before the fest, it was announced that previous headliners Panteon Rococo and Antidoping would not be performing due to visa complications. Adri...

Emergency Medical Services Respond to Call at Rio Hondo College

Blanca Martin and Angelo Torres
March 8, 2017
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Campus security was called to the RHC Bookstore at 11:15 a.m. March 8 due to an individual’s concerning behavior. The school’s psychologist and authorities were contacted to respond to the situation, and the individual was escorted off the premises. Officer Blanco from campus security was th...

Federal Authorities Round Up Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Nationwide

Federal Authorities Round Up Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Nationwide

Jake Laurell, Reporter
February 16, 2017
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United States Immigration Authorities have conducted series of raids across 11 states targeting undocumented immigrants throughout the country last week. This law enforcement comes from President Trump’s recently signed executive order January 25, cracking down on the millions of illegal immigrants ...

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