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Salvation Army Hospitality House for Homeless opens in Whittier

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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The previously closed Whittier Salvation Army hospitality house reopened two weeks ago as a women and children’s emergency shelter.  Nine families received a chance to move into the hospitality house, as officials and long time community members looked on to what they referred to as a blessing. It w...

RHC winning streak: Speech and Debate wins at national tournament

Rudolfo Pinedo, Guest Writer

April 25, 2017


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A team of eight represented Rio Hondo college for a week at the national Phi Ro Pi tournament held in Washington D.C. The team went up against opponents from all around the nation. Melissa De Leon, Patricia Hughes, Jonathan Kaldas, Kevork Abechian, Rodolfo (Rudy) Antonio Juarez-Pinedo, Tyerra Boyd, Sum...

Resource Fair raises awareness regarding domestic abuse at Rio

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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As a part of Domestic Abuse Awareness month, Rio Hondo hosted a Resource Fair for several organizations that assist victims of Domestic Abuse in the Mid Quad, April 18 and 19. This event was also used to spotlight Rio Hondo’s own VIP (Violence Intervention Program), an organization on campus tha...

More than 8 Million Adults have Mental Health Issues

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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More than 8 million adults, around 3.4 percent of the population in the US, have mental health issues and are 10 times more likely to struggle to pay for health care service. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, conducted their annual national health survey where respondents were a...

Event Horizon Telescope captures photographs of supermassive black hole

Event Horizon Telescope captures photographs of supermassive black hole

Jacobo Garrido, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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For the first time in history, astronauts have taken photographs of a supermassive black hole (SMBH) as well as its surrounding region. With little research acquired throughout the years, much of the study on these SMBHs is limited to inaccurate methods. In attempts to further our space exploration...

DACA recipient sues Trump administration after being deported

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old DACA recipient, is suing the Trump Administration following his deportation back in February. Montes was granted permission to stay in the United States under the Obama-era program that protects young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally from deport...

UCLA finance official arrested for embezzlement

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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A UCLA finance official was arrested earlier this month and charged with embezzling tens of thousands from City University of New York, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Between 2008 and 2012 Carmine Marino allegedly misappropriated $81,000 from a tuition account at the school and transferred i...

Fox cuts ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ over sexual harassment claims

Corbin Boone, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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Political commentator Bill O’Reilly has been assailed by a series of sexual harassment claims that have put him under investigation and led Fox News to end their contract with the show host. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company, and Bill O’Reilly himself have agre...

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Noah Garcia and Pete Escobar

April 21, 2017


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Dozens of Whittier Law School students protested Friday, April 21, over the Whittier College Board of Trustees' decision to terminate the college's law program at the end of the 2017 school year. Centered around the Administration building, disgruntled protesters marched on the corners of Painter and P...

Cyber Attacks Linked to CIA

Carlos Diego Sanchez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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A string of cyber attacks across the globe that were conducted with classified hacking tools were brought to light by the Web publisher WikiLeaks. This information suggests that the attacks were likely conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Multiple files exposed by WikiLeaks appear to show int...

British Streamer Swatted

Danny Celiz, Station Manager

April 18, 2017


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A British man has become the first person to be charged by police for placing a false threat which resulted in a US video game streamer getting shot in the face and chest with rubber bullets, fracturing his skull and bruising his lungs. Robert McDaid, 21, is suspected to have placed a call to the ter...

Trump Supporters and Opponents Brawl at California Park

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump were holding competing rallies April 15 at a Berkeley, California park when a fight broke out which resulted in at least 20 arrests as cops attempted to keep the groups apart according to Reuters. As fist fights between people broke out there were can...

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