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Music Professor Gives Students a Chance to Succeed with ‘Frank and Friends’ Concert

Music Professor Gives Students a Chance to Succeed with ‘Frank and Friends’ Concert

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

November 22, 2019

If one were to ask Professor Frank Accardo the year “Frank and Friends” started, there would be no definite answer. However, he could easily state why he brings it back year after year: for the students. “We don’t really have a guitar ensemble or a guitar studio class where [students] have...

Review: Rio Hondo’s Rendition of ‘The Dining Room’

Review: Rio Hondo’s Rendition of ‘The Dining Room’

Marissa Valezuela, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Backstory  The Dining Room is a two-act play consisting of eighteen overlapping and unrelated scenes that utilize theatrical conventions such as pantomime, non-linear timeline, double casting, and minimal costumes and set.  A.J. Gurney’s 1982 play covers seven decades of upper middle class WASP...

Transgender Day of Resistance

Transgender Day of Resistance

Jake Laurell, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Transgender Day of Resistance, a workshop focused on educating and highlighting the major success stories in the transgender community, went on from 4 pm to about 5:30 pm in the student union building at Rio Hondo College, Wednesday, November 6.  The first part featured a lecture alongside pamphlets that were ...

Nuestras Raíces Returns to Rio for Master Class in Folklórico

Nuestras Raíces Returns to Rio for Master Class in Folklórico

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

November 10, 2019

For the third time this semester, Dr. Argelia Andrade and Professor Xocoyotzin Herrera visited campus to bring Mexican culture to students through music and dance. The event took place in the Lower Quad Wednesday morning and was one in a series of performances and master classes Rio Hondo has hosted...

Let’s Get Spooky: The Evolution of Rio Hondo’s Halloween Maze

Let’s Get Spooky: The Evolution of Rio Hondo’s Halloween Maze

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 30, 2019

Halloween mazes have become a staple when planning October festivities. Deep within the walls of the M-Building, Rio Hondo has been brewing up their own scares, but it takes a lot of work backstage in order for all the “eeks!” and “ahhs!” to come screaming from the faint-hearted. Two years...

Son of Forgotten World War II Hero Shares His Story to The World

Son of Forgotten World War II Hero Shares His Story to The World

Jaime Aparicio, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Important details of events can be forgotten if not properly documented. Such an event that may not be so well-known to the public is the story of Peno Lella. Lella Sr. was an Italian soldier who was forced into the war between the Nazis and the allies during World War II.             To help spread word of such an indi...

Sam Raimi, Director of The Original Evil Dead Says Another Is On The Way

Sam Raimi, Director of The Original Evil Dead Says Another Is On The Way

Jaime Aparicio, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Fans of the original Evil Dead franchise rejoice. Sam Raimi, director of the original 1981 film says another installment is on the way. During a Q and A panel at this years New York Comic-Con, Raimi gives the audience a brief answer about the horror franchise. Speaking to the audience, Raimi simply s...

‘Artivist’ Julio Salgado Turns Negatives into Positives Through Art

‘Artivist’ Julio Salgado Turns Negatives into Positives Through Art

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 18, 2019

Visual artist Julio Salgado brought laughter and knowledge to campus with his lecture, “I’m a Queer Artist of Color and I’m Still Alive.” The event took place at the Campus Inn October 10 as a part of Rio Hondo’s National Coming Out Day event. Salgado, who is also undocumented, travels to...

StageCoach 2020 Lineup

StageCoach 2020 Lineup

Kaitlyn Leyva, Assosiate Editor

October 18, 2019

California's biggest country music festival has finally released its 2020 lineup. The three day music event is returning for its 14th year in Indio California from April 24-26, 2020. Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Eric Church will be the opening acts on each of the three days. This will be Thomas...

King’s Prophet: Harmonious Complexity That’s Simply Meant to Be

King’s Prophet: Harmonious Complexity That’s Simply Meant to Be

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 9, 2019

Rock and roll can be simple in many cases – mix the drums, bass and guitar together, then throw in some vocals and you’re set. The formula is simple, effective, and doesn’t need much more added to the recipe. But even complex can be extraordinary, especially if the puzzle pieces fall effortlessly...

East Whittier Middle School Celebrates 10th Annual Harvest Festival

East Whittier Middle School Celebrates 10th Annual Harvest Festival

Johnathan Flores, Reporter

October 7, 2019

House of Horror East Whittier Middle School kicked off the 10th annual House of Horrors at East Whittier Middle School on Friday, September 27. This year's House of Horrors was "Carnival of Fear" and had insane clowns, costumed serial killers, and creepy monsters lurking throughout the event. The harv...

Green Day Partner with NHL Under Two-Year Contract

Green Day Partner with NHL Under Two-Year Contract

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 2, 2019

The National Hockey League (NHL) officially announced a 2 year contract with pop-punk band Green Day on Monday. The partnership will include performances, appearances, and other promotional collaborations for NBCSN's Wednesday Night Hockey. Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Ma...

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