Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Lorenzo Arce, Copy Editor

Lorenzo Arce was born and raised in the Los Angeles County area. Before becoming a journalist, he participated in sports such as football and martial arts. He is hoping to one day attend USC and earn a sustainable living. His hobbies include building scale models, watching movies, and working out.

All content by Lorenzo Arce

Ukraine Holds Strong Against Russian Onslaught

Mar 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...

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

Feb 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...

Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted of All Charges

Nov 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...

President Biden’s Bill Passes Congress

Nov 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...

Missionaries Kidnapped by Haitian Gang

Oct 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...

Editorial: Some Things will Never Change

Oct 8, 2021

A Hopeful Viewpoint   Weeks ago, a discussion board was assigned . It asked students to analyze a speech from Barack Obama. He addressed a crowd in Kenya about the changing morals in America and how...

“Justice for J6” Rally Mostly Uneventful

Sep 18, 2021

The right-wing “Justice for J6” event scheduled for Sept 18 ended without major incident. A large law enforcement presence met the smaller than expected crowd. Police arrested two armed individuals....

California Says “No” to the Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom

Sep 14, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom remains in office after the special recall failed tonight. With 65% of the vote in his favor, Newsom succeeded in stopping one of 46 candidates from taking office. Newsom was able...

The Greater Idaho

May 25, 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...

Israel and Palestine shell each other; Igniting Long Standing Tensions

May 18, 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...

Donald Trump Launches His Communications Platform

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...

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

May 5, 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...

The US-Mexico Border Crisis

Apr 27, 2021

Larger numbers of immigrants have flooded the US-Mexico border than ever before since the beginning of the year. Activists and members of the Latino community have looked to put blame on someone for the...

Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murdering George Floyd

Apr 21, 2021

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty on all three counts of murdering George Floyd.  The Incident Last May, Chauvin and three other officers arrested Floyd for paying with...

El Paisano Takes on JACC Once Again

Apr 13, 2021

El Paisano’s staff of 2019-2020 participated in JACC 2021 again and won 18 awards overall. JACC  is a state-wide junior college convention that consist of writing, editing, and photography competitions...

Mass Shooting Committed by Former NFL Player, Philip Adams; Later Commits Suicide

Apr 8, 2021

Former NFL cornerback Philip Adams killed five people and later died of a self inflicted gunshot in Rock Hill, South Carolina on April 7. He shot six people, including two children, with 45. Caliber AND...

Nation’s Capitol on Edge After Car Crashes into Two Officers; Killing One

Apr 6, 2021

One Capitol Police officer was killed and another severely injured by a car that rammed though a barricade protecting the US Capitol building on April 2. The driver ran towards officers wielding a knife....

Major Garrett of CBS Host JACC

Mar 24, 2021

Major Garrett, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, was a Keynote speaker for this year’s JACC convention. Despite being held virtually, many junior college correspondents and advisors from across...

Gov. Cuomo Under Investigation

Mar 12, 2021

     Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York will be facing an impeachment inquiry for multiple scandals that have plagued his third term in office. Cuomo has refused to resign from office despite multiple...

California May Soon Reopen

Mar 10, 2021

Starting next month, California will begin the reopening process. Planned to open are movie theaters, indoor restaurants, and gyms.  Children may also attend school in person as well. Many youth and high...

Rise in Latino Street Vendor Attacks

Mar 5, 2021

For about two years, videos of Latino street vendors being robbed and beat in California and other predominantly Hispanic states have circulated the internet. The attacks have brought out feelings of resentment...

Saudi Arabia Prince Ordered the Death of Washington Post Journalist

Mar 1, 2021

On February 25, an intelligence report declassified by the Biden administration confirmed the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Prince Muhammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia ordered and approved the kidnapping...

Tiger Woods Severely Injured in Car Crash

Feb 24, 2021

Yesterday morning, golf prodigy Tiger Woods sustained major injuries after his suv veered off the road into brush in Ranch Palms Verdes.  Despite being alert and aware of the situation, he was unable...

Donald Trump Acquitted a Second Time

Feb 15, 2021

Former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial ended in his acquittal on Feb 13. His accusations of inciting a mob of his followers to attack the Capitol last month ended in bloodshed. Despite...

East Whittier School District to Reopen Schools Starting March

Feb 10, 2021

East Whittier City School District will begin its re-opening plan for parents who wish to return to in-person instruction. The staggered opening is scheduled to begin March 1 with transitional kindergarten,...

Rio Talk: Presidential Election, A New President in the U.S, plus California Propositions

Nov 7, 2020

In this episode of Rio Talk, Enrique Medina, John Rodriguez, and Lorenzo Arce discuss the 2020 Presidential General Election, the electoral college results, and what to expect by the end of the general...

California Proposition Results

Nov 5, 2020

Proposition 14- Stem Cell Research bond initiative Provides funding for stem cell and neurological research. Pros Provides $5.5 billion towards the expansion of stem cell research. Adds $1.5...

Final Presidential Debate: Trump V Biden II

Oct 26, 2020

Thursday night, Belmont University in Tennessee hosted the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former-Vice President Joe Biden. Unlike the previous debate, Kristen Welker mediated...

Rio Talk: Presidential Debate, Importance of Voting, Lakers/Dodgers Playoff Recap, and more

Oct 9, 2020

Enrique Medina, John Rodriguez, and Lorenzo Arce discuss the recent Presidential Debates, the importance of voting for the upcoming election, the Lakers and Dodgers Playoff quest, and more in the first...

Vice Presidential Debate 2020

Oct 9, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met at the University of Utah for the Vice Presidential Debate. This debate follows last week’s controversial debate between President Trump and former...

2020 First Presidential Debate

Sep 30, 2020

Last night, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden exchanged heated words in their first presidential debate. The 95 minute discussion, mediated by Chris Wallace, featured fiery exchanges...