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Ralph Lauren Fails to Keep up with Millennial Demand

Ralph Lauren Fails to Keep up with Millennial Demand

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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Ralph Lauren is the latest company to openly fall from grace and close its once highly coveted Fifth Avenue Polo store. On a recent visit, a writer from Businessinsider.com (an Amazon company) went into the store and found overpriced polos that look like they came out of the same POLO ad circa 1960,...

Staff Spotlight: Robert Diaz

Staff Spotlight: Robert Diaz

Jennifer España, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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Robert Diaz was born April 23, 1953 in Pasadena, California. Diaz was raised in San Gabriel; he attended San Gabriel High School, a proud matador. Shortly after high school he enlisted in the Air Force. After serving a total of four years, Diaz went to work for the City of San Gabriel for the followin...

Balenciaga goes vroom vroom!

Balenciaga goes vroom vroom!

Nicole Garcia, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


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This past Sunday March 5 Fashion Designer Demna Gvasalia - creative director of Balenciaga - sent out a new fashion statement to Paris Fashion Show’s runway featuring repurposed automobile objects. Celebrating Balenciaga’s 100th Anniversary, Gvasalia wanted a new look and an inspiration behind...

Spotlight: Interim Dean Dale Harvey

Blanca Martin, Reporter

March 8, 2017


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Rio Hondo College Alumni, Dale Harvey began his career as a part-time professor fresh out of graduate school. A year later, in 1974 he was teaching full-time at RHC. Harvey retired from teaching five years ago and as of July 2016, became Interim Dean of Arts and Cultural Programs. Harvey credits his career to instructo...

Diverse, Music, Nakane!

Diverse, Music, Nakane!

Alex Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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Student Spotlight: The musical magnetism of Freddy Vasquez

Student Spotlight: The musical magnetism of Freddy Vasquez

Adam Calleja, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


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One of the biggest and charismatic personalities walking around the Rio Hondo campus, the young and talented Alfredo Vasquez Jr., better known by his stage name Freddy Vasquez, is a striving rap artist constantly advertising his music around campus. Vasquez grew up in Pico Rivera then moved to South El Monte wher...

Lagunitas Beer Circus 2016

Lagunitas Beer Circus 2016

Danny Celiz, Station Manager

November 10, 2016


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Lagunitas Brewery is known for its excellent IPA craft beers, but they are also known for throwing yearly parties at their own breweries in celebration of good times and good beer. Beer Circus is an event where fans of Lagunitas gather together for “Freaktacular entertainment, live beer, and fresh m...

8 Ways You’re Making a Bad Impression

8 Ways You’re Making a Bad Impression

Ashley Lopez, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


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Making an impression is inevitable. It could be in your favor or work against you, but an impression will be made. Countless research has proven it only takes about 3 seconds for someone to form an opinion on another individual. Like the saying goes, “First impressions last forever.” Whether it...

Five Ways College Students Can Save Money

Five Ways College Students Can Save Money

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


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Most people know life can get expensive, and nobody knows that more than college students. Between saving for school, basic needs, or personal things, it’s hard to prioritize. There are multiple ways to save money at this age, but here are five simple ways to do so: Student Discounts- Many places w...

Get your fix at ‘Local Fixture’ coffee shop in Whittier

Get your fix at ‘Local Fixture’ coffee shop in Whittier

Yahaira Urbina, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


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David Chung, alongside his brother Jason Chung, have opened up a very unique establishment for the city of Whittier. They have brought the community a new way of shopping for specialty items while enjoying a freshly brewed coffee in their new shop Local Fixture. Although they opened up about three years ag...

Student Spotlight: Parris Youngblood

Student Spotlight: Parris Youngblood

Yahaira Urbina, Diana Juarez

October 24, 2016


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Public Relations Chair, Parris Youngblood, is currently taking a strong leadership role within the Rio Hondo Staff. Although he is now held at a higher standard with plenty of responsibilities, his current position didn't simply happen over night. Before attending Rio Hondo, Youngblood explains how he hadn't al...

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