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All Sports Competitions Cancelled Due to COVID-19

All Sports Competitions Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Jesus Marquez, Reporter

March 15, 2020

California community college spring sports competition and professional sports have all been postponed due to COVID-19. The coronavirus has had a huge impact world wide. More than 160,000 cases across the world have been confirmed and for that reason, many sporting events have been cancelled right away...

Los Angeles Declares State of Emergency

Los Angeles Declares State of Emergency

Vincent Franco, Digital Photo Editor

March 9, 2020

As of Mar.4, Los Angeles Mayor Gavin Newsom, has declared a state of emergency because of the Coronavirus. This is in response to the state's first death related to the the virus, of a cruise ship attendee. Newsom declared the state of emergency to help combat the growing virus, with a total of 54 cases...

Elizabeth Warren Speaks at ELAC Day Before Super Tuesday Primary Vote

Elizabeth Warren Speaks at ELAC Day Before Super Tuesday Primary Vote

Clarissa Martinez and Gerardo Hernandez

March 4, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren held a speech Monday night at East Los Angeles College. The event was to highlight Warren's Democratic presidential candidacy platform . Students, families and Warren supporters gathered to listen to the candidate. She spoke on climate change policies, equal pay rights, LGB...

Coronavirus Rapid Spread through the Internet

Coronavirus Rapid Spread through the Internet

Vincent Franco, Reporter

February 6, 2020

The Coronavirus, is made up of a large group of viruses that could be found in both humans and animals.“Cousin” of the SARS virus and originating from Wuhan, China. When infected, symptoms are close to those of a common flu or cold. Since the outbreak of the virus in early January, over 28,000...

Mamba Forever: Rio Hondo Holds Touching Tribute for Kobe Bryant

Mamba Forever: Rio Hondo Holds Touching Tribute for Kobe Bryant

Enrique Medina, Reporter

February 5, 2020

Monday afternoon, Rio Hondo College’s student life and psychological services held an emotional tribute in Student Union 201, celebrating the life of NBA legend and sports icon Kobe Bryant. The tribute was held as a commemoration for remembering Kobe’s life and legacy along with remembering the live...

Park Closed After Emergency City Council Meeting

Park Closed After Emergency City Council Meeting

Diana Juarez, Associate Editor

January 8, 2020

Mayor Joe Vinatieri of the city of Whittier called for an emergency city council meeting January 6th, 2020 after a 22 year old woman was found dead at Parnell Park on New Year’s morning.

Whittier’s Brand New News Publication

Whittier’s Brand New News Publication

Noah Garcia, Associate Editor

December 12, 2019

Whittier's brand new print publication,  GreenLeaf Guardian, considers itself the watchdog of the city. Through its paper, it's determined to foster the growth of its readers the city it calls home. 

River’s Voice

River’s Voice

Jesus Manriquez, Editor-In-Chief

November 26, 2019

The 21st annual publication of River's Voice, Rio Hondo College's literary and visual art journal, is accepting submissions. The deadline is on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2020)! The journal welcomes submissions in poetry, drama, memoir, short fiction, and art. Student literary works are eligible ...

Two killed and three more injured in 16-second shooting attack in Santa Clarita school

Jesus Manriquez, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2019

Two students were killed and three more were injured after a student opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning. The attack began at 7:30 a.m. when the gunman opened fire in the quad area. Paramedics quickly got to the scene, treating the wounded, while federal official...

LA Walkout for DACA

LA Walkout for DACA

Gerardo Hernandez, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Hundreds of students in the LA Unified school district participated in the Rise For DACA walkout rally. The event occurred on Tuesday, November 12 at MacArthur Park to demonstrate the impact of undocumented immigrants in our society. Surprising Result Kathia Garcia, the Lead Youth Organizer, had been...

Rio Hondo College accepts $477k grant to expand online education

Rio Hondo College accepts $477k grant to expand online education

November 13, 2019

The California Virtual Campus Online Education Initiative chose Rio Hondo College for a 447k grant. This will go towards help with online certificate programs offered at the college. A total of 16 programs will be added or updated creating more opportunities for certificates and degrees. The chosen certificates...

Nursing Program Hosts ‘Spooky Open House’

Nursing Program Hosts ‘Spooky Open House’

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 23, 2019

Faculty and students of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, or ADN, hosted a Spooky Open House Tuesday evening. The event was held in the Halloween-embellished Tech Quad, and all were welcomed to participate in festivities. Groups of student nurses gathered around tables and sold nachos, pizza, chips, and candy apples. All funds earned go towards graduation next year. They also took time ...

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