Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Russia Invades Ukraine; US Responds with Sanctions as the World Watches

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor February 25, 2022

On Feb 24, President Vladimir Putin announced Russian troops are undertaking what he calls “special military action” across Ukraine. This is the largest invasion of any European country since WW2. What’s Going on and Why?  Cities like Kharkiv, Odessa, and Sumy have come under heavy artillery...

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Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted of All Charges

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor November 28, 2021

On November 19, 2021, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges for killing two and injuring another in August 2020. His acquittal has created controversy and mixed feelings in an already tense nation .  In the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting, unrest engulfed Kenosha, Wisconsin after footage...

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Rio Hondo College received $28 million from Congresswoman Linda Sanchez as part of a COVID-19 relief fund that will be used to assist students with tuition costs and more.

Students at Rio Hondo College May Be Eligible for COVID-19 Related Financial Assistance

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor November 15, 2021

Over the last week, several students at Rio Hondo College received an email. The subject line read: "Student Balance write-off." Students across Calif., including those within the 38th Congressional District, who received the notice are eligible for financial assistance through the COVID-19, Higher Education...

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Biden’s Infrastructure bill may be followed with a scaled-down version of his “Build Back Better” plan.

President Biden’s Bill Passes Congress

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor November 10, 2021

On Nov 5, Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan finally passed after months of deliberation in congress with bipartisan support. According to The Wall Street Journal, the bill passed 228-206, with the approval of 13 Republicans.  Six progressive Democratic members also apposed the bill. What’s...

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Now hiring signs can be found at many storefronts across the country.

Labor Shortages and Labor Strikes Are Taking Over

Cassidy Anderson November 8, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the job market has fluctuated quite a bit. Now hiring signs can be seen at many storefront locations throughout the whole country. One question can be asked: Why are there so many job openings and so little available workers? Labor Strikes and Shortages The...

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Gender Neutral Passports are Finally Here

At Least They are in Select States
Christopher “Luci” Elias November 2, 2021

The third gender option on our passports is finally a reality, one that has been long awaited and much overdue. The first recipient being Dana Zzyym, an intersex military veteran and the associate director of the Intersex Campaign for Equality. Who has been fighting and waiting for this to happen for...

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Colin Powell, a retired four star general who had become the countrys first black US Secretary of State died on Monday October 18.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies at 84

John Rodriguez October 29, 2021

Colin Powell, a retired four star general who had become the country's first black US Secretary of State died on Monday October 18. According to his family's post on Facebook, Powell had died due to COVID 19. “We’ve lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, godfather, and a great American,”...

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Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California ranked in three categories for Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.

Rio Hondo College Ranks in the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor October 27, 2021

Rio Hondo College ranked in three categories in the 2019-2020 Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine. The categories Rio Hondo College ranked in are: Total Enrollment 4-year School, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Degrees, and Total Associate...

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Twitch usually serves a good gauge for a games general popularity. While interest in Call of Duty, one of Activisions spearhead series, its still very popular. Its hard to say if the drop has to do with the details of the lawsuit coming to light, or if it has to do with waning interest due to competition. Regardless, its telling when considering the impact of the lawsuit.

California Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard Complicates Following Federal Settlement

Brandon Ramirez, Opinion Co-Editor October 25, 2021

The lawsuit filed against games company Activision Blizzard by the California Department for Employment and Housing (DFEH) has been strained following the results of a separate lawsuit by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The DFEH ran a two year long investigation of the...

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Congress has passed a bipartisan legislation creating only a three-digit national suicide hotline (988) back in Sept. 2020.

988 National Suicide Prevention

John Rodriguez October 20, 2021

Congress has passed a bipartisan legislation creating only a three-digit national suicide hotline (988) back in Sept. 2020. It is similar to 911, to help with health emergencies. During a medical crisis, the hotline is intended to make it easier to seek help. Citizens would be able to use this three-digit...

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A Home Away From Home Ronald McDonald House Of Pasadenas SHINE Gala  raises funds to continue providing for families

A Home Away From Home Ronald McDonald House Of Pasadena’s SHINE Gala raises funds to continue providing for families

Jasmine Soria , Print Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2021

 This past Saturday, board members, donors, and members of the Pasadena community gathered at the Annandale golf course to celebrate the annual Ronald McDonald House of Pasadena SHINE GALA, a night of outdoor dining and full of bidding. Most importantly, to celebrate the work of the House and raise...

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Nuns and other missionaries are easy targets for kidnapping in Haiti

Missionaries Kidnapped by Haitian Gang

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor October 18, 2021

Authorities from Haiti and the United States are scrambling to save a group of missionaries and their families. This is just the latest tragedy that has rocked the island nation in recent times.   Kidnapped by 400 Mawozo gang members were 17 American and Canadian priests, nuns, and children. The...

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