Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier Calif. After a threatening encounter, the cemetery, along with Rio Hondo College, were forced to go into lockdown.

Armed man causes lockdown at Rose Hills Memorial Park

Eva Rivera, News Editor April 27, 2022

An armed man was arrested at Rose Hills Memorial Park after allegedly threatening a woman on Wednesday. He was on the grounds in his motor home and refused to leave. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department informed Rio Hondo College of the armed man around 1 p.m. Parts of the College and...

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Passengers should wear masks anytime they are inside any public transport service, as they are two to three times more likely to get infected due to the tight space on planes and buses. If they refuse to wear masks, services will also be denied.

CDC Extends Mask Mandate on Planes and Public Transit

Beatriz A. Martinez, Lifestyles Editor April 18, 2022

Last Wednesday, the mask mandate on planes and public transportation would extend across the country for two more weeks. The centers for the control and prevention of diseases (CDC) announced that this measure will be valid until May 3. This decision is due to the increase in new cases of COVID-19 across...

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Just days before The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) became law on March 27, 2020, the Federal Student Aid office began providing Emergency COVID-19 Relief Flexibilities starting March 20.

President Joe Biden Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments

Beatriz A. Martinez, Lifestyles Editor April 12, 2022

Last Wednesday, the Biden administration announced that there would be another pause in student loan payments. This extension is the sixth of the program in the two years of the pandemic. And comes less than a month before payments were scheduled to restart on May 1. Biden had been facing pressure...

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The West Covina Sportsplex begins renovation project.

West Covina Sportsplex Renovation Project

Matthew Medina, Online Sports Editor April 11, 2022

The city of West Covina began its highly anticipated renovation project of the West Covina Sportsplex in March of 2022.  What was once Big League Dreams, the city of West Covina bought the property in December of last year. Plans for the Sportsplex include refurbishment of all six fields and new...

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has used the same PlayStation Plus format since its creation in 2010. Three new tiers will be available starting this summer.

All-new PlayStation Plus Coming Soon

Ryan Leon, Online Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2022

Sony Interactive Entertainment is releasing a new and improved version of their PlayStation Plus subscription this June. The updated subscription service will merge the current version of PlayStation Plus with Sony’s other subscription service, PlayStation Now. While an exact release date has yet to...

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Dr. Marilyn Flores was chosen as the new Superintendent/President of Rio Hondo College in Whittier, Calif. on March 24. She will succeed Teresa Dreyfuss.

Dr. Marilyn Flores Elected 12th Superintendent/President of Rio Hondo College

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor April 5, 2022

Dr. Marilyn Flores will take over the role of President/Superintendent of Rio Hondo College. Dr. Flores is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where she obtained her doctorate. Recent History of Rio Hondo College's Superintendent/Presidents Teresa...

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The Szechuan Sauce at McDonalds is a limited edition dipping sauce that only appears once a year.

Today is the Last Day to Get Iconic McDonald’s Sauce

John Edeson Sayoc, Photo Editor April 4, 2022

On March 31, 2022, McDonald's re-released a popular sauce. This popular sauce is called Szechuan Sauce. This sauce will be exclusively sold in the McDonald's app. It will be sold while supplies last through April 4, 2022. Origin Szechuan Sauce first made its appearance in McDonald's restaurants in...

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One of the last photos of Amazon Books open in Los Cerritos Center.

Amazon Stores Permanently Closing, What Now?

John Edeson Sayoc, Photo Editor March 20, 2022

End of an Era As of Sunday, March 20, most of or all Amazon Books, Amazon 4-Star, and Pop Up shops will be closed down permanently. This means 68 stores that are located in the United States to the United Kingdom. There were 24 bookstores, over 30 other retail stores, and around 10 pop-up shops. Stores...

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The Rio Hondo College Study Abroad Program in Taiwan Continues | In Feb., Rio Hondo College was recognized for its study abroad program in Taiwan.

The Rio Hondo College Study Abroad Program in Taiwan Continues

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor March 15, 2022

Rio Hondo College has been part of a student exchange program with Taiwan for the past five years. In February, the College was recognized for its partnership with Taiwan by the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Los Angeles. The Rio Hondo College and Taiwan Cultural Exchange...

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On-the-Spot Contest winners (left to right) Fernando Ramos, Ryan Leon, Brayan Altamirano and Raymond Luna share a victory after receiving their awards at JACC in Long Beach, Calif. Saturday. The four student journalists worked hard all weekend to bring more awards back to the El Paisano Newsroom.

El Paisano Sweeps JACC 2022

Ryan Leon, Online Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2022

Despite stiff competition, there are more awards heading back to the newsroom at Rio Hondo College. El Paisano Media won nine out of 11 contests at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference in Long Beach, Calif.! This year, ACP teamed up with JACC to bring student journalists from northern...

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Californians hope that prices will not continue to rise since the impact on these families pockets would be catastrophic.

Gas Prices in California Continue to Rise

Beatriz Martinez, Reporter March 7, 2022

California ranks first nationally for having the highest gas price reaching a record $4.82 per gallon on Feb 24. The Golden State is known for having consistently higher gas prices than other states in the country. But the prices hit in recent weeks have Californians hurting their pocketbooks every...

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A model of an early Russian T72 tank, one of the many vehicles operating in both Ukrainian and Russian armies. Many have been abandoned due to mechanical breakdown or lack of fuel.

Ukraine Holds Strong Against Russian Onslaught

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor March 1, 2022

The Conflict Escalates The Ukrainian people have held off the Russian Army with the support of much of the free world; However, Putin has put his nuclear missiles on high alert in response to worldwide uproar over his actions. A 40 mile long convoy of Russian Vehicles and artillery travels to join the...

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