Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show Sparks Memories

Annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show Sparks Memories

David Medina, Editor-In-Chief February 25, 2020

The Annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show is hosted by the Whittier Area Community Church. The Church is located on Mar Vista and Colima. The event is open to the public and all different types of vehicles and collector vehicles 1976 and older. Additionally this events entertainment includes different...

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Rage Against the Machine Announces 2020 World Tour

Vincent Franco, Digital Photo Editor February 13, 2020

After a nine year hiatus Rage Against the Machine has announced a 2020 world tour, with the help of Run of the Jewels. The “Public Service Announcement” released by the band includes over 40 dates, from El Paso, Texas to Vienna Austria. Consisting of two nights back to back in New York City's Madison...

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NAMM Show Makes Its 2020 Debut

Megan De Lara, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 27, 2020

NAMM kicked off its annual celebration of music on Thursday to an intense crowd of industry veterans, newcomers and hopefuls. The convention, full name the National Association of Music Merchants, takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California and is one of the world’s largest music product...

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

Megan De Lara, Arts and Entertainment 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...

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The Dining Room is a series of stand alone stories that revolve around a dining room table.

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...

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A small workshop in the Student Union building that was open to anyone. Around 20 to 27 people showed up to this workshop.

Transgender Day of Resistance

A day remembering the history and highlight stories of the transgender community in the U.S
Jake Laurell, Tutor 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...

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Nuestras Raíces Returns to Rio for Master Class in Folklórico

Megan De Lara, Arts and Entertainment 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...

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Professor Matt Schleicher discussing paint techniques with his Stagecraft class. His students helped create this years Halloween maze, Rexs Revenge.

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

Megan De Lara, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 31, 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...

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Michael Lella, son of the war hero Peno Lella, travels from place to place to help spread the word about his fathers heroics to which some refer to as The Forgotten Front. Lella describes his fathers trauma as having a very negative effect on his mind with certain dimentia setting in, but fortunately, is still living to this day in his homeland of Italy.

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

Jaime Aparicio, Science and Technology Editor 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...

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

Jaime Aparicio, Science and Technology Editor 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 said,...

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Julio Salgado answers questions from students after his lecture, Im a Queer Artist of Color and Im still Alive.

‘Artivist’ Julio Salgado Turns Negatives into Positives Through Art

Megan De Lara, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 19, 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...

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The country music festival will take place in Indio, CA.

StageCoach 2020 Lineup

Kaitlyn Leyva, Print Associate 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...

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