Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Jake Laurell, Tutor

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Transgender Day of Resistance

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Nov 12, 2019

Transgender Day of Resistance, a workshop focused on educating and highlighting the major success stories in the transgender community, went on from 4 pm to about 5:30 pm in the student union building...

El Paisano News – #3 – Fall 2019

Written by Jonathan Flores, Marrisa Valenzula, Jake Laurell, Joseph Rodriguez, and Jesus Manriquez Oct 29, 2019

El Paisano is a Student-Run Broadcast at Rio Hondo College. More of El Paisano. Website: https://elpaisanoonline.com/ Instagram: @elpaimedia All footage not owned belongs to their rightful owners.

El Paisano News – #2 – Fall 2019

Written by Marrisa Valenzuela, Jesus Manriquez, Estevan Macias, Jake Laurell, and Joseph Rodriguez Oct 23, 2019

El Paisano is a Student-Run Broadcast at Rio Hondo College. More of El Paisano. Website: https://elpaisanoonline.com/ Instagram: @elpaimedia All footage not owned belongs to their rightful owners.

Rio Hondo’s Premiere Student Festival

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Apr 21, 2019

Jason Reyes Firetech major and Center Chairman for campus engagement for ASRHC said when asked about his thoughts on the turn out of this event. Reyes stated that he was overall really happy about the...

Riopalooza Lifts Spirits

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Apr 20, 2019

The Santa Ana winds could not stop Riopalooza, Wednesday, April 10, from blowing in a wonderful show. The concert lasted between 11 a.m. and two p.m., taking place in the lower quad near the LRC building...

Four Legged Whale Fossil Found Off the Coast of Peru

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Apr 11, 2019

A Whale That Could Walk! New species Peregocetus Pacificus Latin for "the traveling whale that reached the Pacific," is making its way onto shore! A fossilized whale discovered in 2011 is now making...

Microsoft is Closing Its eBook Store, Deleting Your Books With It

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Apr 8, 2019

Purchased any books through the Microsoft Store? You will need to find new e-copies. Microsoft has closed down its e-book platform. All books will be deleted from the tech giant's cloud, including ones...

Son of California Councilwoman Shot Near USC Campus

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Mar 21, 2019

Victor McElhaney, a 21 year old student at USC was shot to death last weekend near the Los Angeles campus.  The victim's mother, Oakland Councilwoman, Lynette McElhaney, is heartbroken and issued a statement...

157 Dead After Plane Crash Shortly After Takeoff in Africa

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Mar 17, 2019

157 people have been confirmed to be dead after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff. The incident occurred on Sunday from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Amongst the 157 dead eight...

Terror Attack in Christchurch, New Zealand Mosque Leaves Many Injured or Dead

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Mar 17, 2019

A terror attack occurred yesterday targeting two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand, with multiple fatalities reported by Associated Press. Police Commissioner, Mike Bush, would not elaborate on the details...

Rio Talk: College Admission Bribery

Written by Leo Villanueva, Madelyn Gastelum, and Jake Laurell Mar 13, 2019

How should the "College Admission Bribery " be handled?

Anthem Is Here, Questions Remain If It Will

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Feb 25, 2019

Anthem a game that has been mired in controversy for what seems like years now after it was first announced. Nearly all of it for good reason as it was hot off the tails of the Battlefront 2 lootbox controversy...

Sanders for 2020?

Written by Leo Villanueva, Jake Laurell, and Sara Rose Feb 21, 2019

What are your thoughts for the 2020 Election?

Rio Talk: Working on Black Friday

Written by Michael Khuraibet, Erika Suarez, and Jake Laurell Nov 27, 2018

As the country celebrates Thanksgiving many people are rather camping outside of stores for Black Friday. Has black Friday become more important than Thanksgiving?

8 Year Old Little Girl Found a Sword Over 1500 Years Old in a Lake

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Oct 8, 2018

Eight year old Saga Vanecek little girl from Minneapolis at a Swedish lake found a sword over 1500 years old. She was having a normal day at Lake Vidöstern during a typical summer day when she...

‘Cannabition’ A Museum Focused on Everything Pot in Las Vegas

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Oct 5, 2018

Las Vegas just recently opened a museum dedicated to the reefer madness of marijuana called "Cannabition" last month, September, 20. Located in the downtown entertainment district. The museum celebrates...

Neighboring Galaxies Collide Creating Black Holes

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Sep 28, 2018

Space remains a wild and violent frontier to this day that continues to leave mankind scratching their heads. Scientists have discovered a huge ring of black holes in a far away galaxy, giving insight...

Powerhouse Twitch TV Streamer Said Someone Shot His House Twice in A Week

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Sep 19, 2018

Famous Twitch streamer known for his antics and top notch production quality with over 92 million total views, Dr. Disrespect stopped his stream around 10:30 PST, September 11, because he stated that...

Rainbow Six Siege New Season Hot Breaches New Imagination Into it’s Already Pleasing Formula

Written by Jake Laurell , Tutor Sep 8, 2018
The new season of Rainbow Six Siege Operation Grim Sky went live this week, Tuesday, introducing a rework of a launch map, two new operators, and a lineage of bug fixes that the community has long been asking for.

Rio Talk Madden Incident

Written by Daniel Gomez, Luis Gutierrez, and Jake Laurell Aug 27, 2018

Rio Talk Madden Incident. Should events such as conventions require more security?

Rio Talk TV Shows

Written by Noah Garcia, Jake Laurell, and Danielle Anzures Aug 23, 2018

Rio Talks TV Shows, should platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, etc. reboot tv shows or should they just let the show rest?

Enemy Flint Shows the Audience the Bureaucratic Adversary

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor May 22, 2018

“Enemy Flint” a play written by Diana Burbano performed by RIo Hondo Community College in the Wray theater not only gave a stellar performance from the the cast of Rio Hondo Students, but gave...

“Neighborhood” Writing Club invited Rio Hondo community into their “homes”

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor May 16, 2017

A reading presentation of the Creative Writing Club’s published work for the second year in a row occurred in room LR 106 of the Rio Hondo Campus, Friday 2:30 pm, May 11. The reading was held to celebrate...

Federal Authorities Round Up Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Nationwide

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Feb 16, 2017

United States Immigration Authorities have conducted series of raids across 11 states targeting undocumented immigrants throughout the country last week. This law enforcement comes from President Trump’s...

Donald Trump Demands Apology from “Hamilton” Cast

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Nov 27, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump took to twitter demanding an apology from the Hamilton musical cast about their statement to Vice President-elect Mike Pence about inequality. Friday, November 18, after...

Man with a Machete Shot Dead in Whittier

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Nov 21, 2016

A shooting involving the police occurred today around six in the morning Wednesday, November 16. The shooting happened on the corner of Painter and Penn, near the Whittier Police Station and city hall....

Protests at Dakota Pipeline Lead to Arrests

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Nov 21, 2016

Deia Schlosberg, a journalist, was arrested and is facing felony charges in North Dakota over taping the unrest over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Schlosberg, who filmed the critically...

‘The Laramie Project’ delineates heavy emotion

Written by Jake Laurell and Diana Juarez Nov 15, 2016

The Laramie Project play premiered at the Wray Theater Nov. 3, running through Nov. 6, and did not hold back in stirring up emotions. It held up a mirror to our society, forcing the viewer to self-reflect. The...

El Paisano Staff Competes at JACC

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Nov 2, 2016

Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) hosted at Cerritos College, was held last Saturday, October 29 for student attending community colleges in southern California. The competition had five...

AB540 Program Makes College Possible

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Nov 2, 2016

Non-resident students from all across the globe have attended and graduated from Rio Hondo based upon being able to afford college. The AB 540 program grants non-resident students the opportunity to affordably...

Rio’s faculty and staff show off their ‘Crib’

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Oct 26, 2016

Tool Crib, a gallery of artwork from dedicated staff members, is now available at Rio Hondo College. The theme of the gallery is of an actual “tool crib;” a room where all the tools are stored or equipment...

Criminal art: Understanding the graffiti artist

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Oct 18, 2016

From the never ending metropolitan cityscape scattered across Southern California, to the vibrant erratic colored walls in Venice Beach; graffiti is as natural to us as catching traffic on the 10 freeway...

“The Laramie Project” aims to inspire change

Written by Jake Laurell , Tutor Oct 12, 2016

The Laramie Project, a play about Matthew Shepard, a gay student attending Wyoming University who tragically lost his life in a gruesome murder in 1998 is coming to the Wray Theater. In a small town where...

Hispanic Heritage Month comes to Rio

Written by Jake Laurell , Tutor Oct 12, 2016

The Hispanic Heritage month celebration took place September 28, as part of a three- stage event run by Associated Students (AS) for Hispanic students at Rio Hondo College. Hispanic Heritage month, spanning...

Game Design Now Offered at Rio

Written by Jake Laurell, Tutor Sep 13, 2016

This year Game Development is available for anyone attending school at Rio Hondo College for the first time. The Curriculum focuses on the game art side of development, with classes such as: lighting and...