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On June 24th, 2021, the eastern side of the Champlain Towers South condo in Miami-Dade County, FL collapsed. As of Independence Day, there have been 27 known casualties and 115 people still missing.

Storms and Rubble: Inside the Miami Building Collapse

Ethan Huang, Contributor July 6, 2021

The Cause After further inspection, signs of potential collapse began to show early on. This became most apparent in 2018 when engineer Frank Moribato found a "major error" in the building's structure....

Cadets from the Rio Hondo Fire Academy graduated at the Santa Fe Springs facilities on Thursday May 27.

Class 96 Rio Hondo College Fire Academy 2021 Graduates

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief May 29, 2021

On May 27, 2021, Rio Hondo’s College Regional Fire Academy held a ceremony for the graduating Class 96. Starting with 60 Cadets, 48 of them, two being women will move on as firefighters in the field...

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The Greater Idaho

Lorenzo Arce, News Editor May 26, 2021

Five counties of Oregon have become the latest to support seceding to Idaho.  In total seven counties, Union, Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur, Sherman, and Jefferson, have voted to support the grassroots...

A map showing the shootings that have happened in the past couple weeks in Los Angeles.

Freeway Shootings Throughout Los Angeles

John Rodriguez, Photo Editor May 26, 2021

There have been multiple shootings along the 91 freeway over the last couple of weeks. They have happened across Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties. This has been a disturbing pattern to many people...

Alhambra, Hacienda Heights, and San Gabriel were established from 1771-1961. Each cities crime rate has heightened within the past years. According to neighborhoodscout.com, Alhambra is rated 23, Hacienda heights 41, and San Gabriel 27, (100 being the safest).

Three Shootings Occur Back to Back in One Week

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief May 25, 2021

Last week, multiple shootings have been taking place in neighboring cities. From San Gabriel to Hacienda Heights, three shootings and deaths occurred and are under investigation. Hacienda Heights Shooting Thursday...

A woman holding a

Supreme Court to Review Mississippi Law on Abortions’

John Rodriguez, Photo Editor May 20, 2021

On Monday May 17, 2021 the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a huge abortion case in Mississippi. This case could perhaps roll back the limits on abortion laws made by the most memorable reproductive...

The loss of Palestinian land over the years. All surrounding Arab nations have gone to war with Israel in support of Palestine at least once.

Israel and Palestine shell each other; Igniting Long Standing Tensions

Lorenzo Arce, News Editor May 19, 2021

Starting May 10, the States of Israel and the Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip have bombarded each other relentlessly. This marks the most recent escalation violence between the nations...

One of Jordan Banks closest friends and teammates, CJ speaks out about his death, stating

9-Year Old Soccer Player Struck and Killed by Lightning in Blackpool, England

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief May 18, 2021

In Blackpool, England a devastating fate of a young soccer players life. Nine-year-old Jordan Banks dies from a fatal strike with lighting. The Dark Incident On Tuesday May 11, Jordan Banks was practicing...

Profile picture of Dr. Earic Dixon-Peters.

Meet Rio Hondo’s New VP of Student Services

Viviana Reyes, Broadcaster May 17, 2021

Rio Hondo College has a new Student Services Vice President, Dr. Earic Dixon-Peters. He officially started in April of this year.  Background As a SoCal native, Peters was raised in South Los Angeles...

Some of former President Donald Trump’s latest post on his new platform.

Donald Trump Launches His Communications Platform

Lorenzo Arce, News Editor May 14, 2021

Former president Donald Trump launched a communications platform to relay messages to his followers on May 4. The site “From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump” has gained criticism ever since the idea of...

The first encounter of protest during the Summer Olympics was in 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico.

2020 Summer Olympics Ban Slogan “Black Lives Matter” in Tokyo

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief May 10, 2021

With less than 80 days away, summer Olympics 2020 have pushed forward with their event. Located in Tokyo, Japan, the postponed Olympics are continuing their plan within the current pandemic. With the variety...

Mass cremation sites such as this one burn deceased individuals day and night.

India’s Second COVID-19 Surge is the Worst Yet

Lorenzo Arce, News Editor May 6, 2021

India has been overwhelmed with record breaking numbers of COVID 19 cases. This is the worst surge of the pandemic to date. The Surge According to Reuters, more than 300,000 people a day have been infected...

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