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Rio Hondo College Newspaper

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Rio Hondo College Newspaper

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Mimi Castellanos

Mimi Castellanos is currently attending Rio Hondo College as a Journalism Major. She has previously worked as a Sports Editor and Reporter for the El Paisano Newspaper. Mimi is currently the Editor in Chief for El Paisano's Digital platform. As a former competitive soccer athlete for about 16 years, she also had the opportunity to play professionally. Along with soccer, Mimi enjoys practicing writing and photography during her spare time while discovering new ways to improve her journalism skills. She hopes to extend her knowledge as a student into her future work developing captivating content for people to enjoy.

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LAFC Dominates on their Home Field

Written by Mimi Castellanos Jul 19, 2021

On July 17, LAFC met with Real Salt Lake at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Meeting for the second time this season, LAFC looks for a second victory against RSL and a third straight...

Class 96 Rio Hondo College Fire Academy 2021 Graduates

Written by Mimi Castellanos 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...

Sergio “Kun” Aguero Moves to Blaugrana in the Summer

Written by Mimi Castellanos May 25, 2021

With summer coming soon, some inevitable and shocking trades have been made. While Sergio Ramos leaving Real Madrid, Lionel Messi appears to stay with Barcelona. Although Messi is continuing his career...

Three Shootings Occur Back to Back in One Week

Written by Mimi Castellanos May 24, 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...

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

Written by Mimi Castellanos May 17, 2021

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

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

Written by Mimi Castellanos 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...

Alabama Bans Transgender Girls from Competing in Female Sports, Florida following Their Footsteps

Written by Mimi Castellanos May 2, 2021

While the many controversies arise within the past year, LGBTQ+ community are pulled into another dispute. On April 23, Alabama becomes one of the first states to ban transgender girls from participating...

COVID-19 Cases Rise in Japan, Will the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Continue?

Written by Mimi Castellanos Apr 26, 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics Pending Since the multiple strands of COVID-19 have been plaguing the earth, sports events risk their continuation. With the Olympics being postponed to this July, there are still...

Six English Teams Withdraw from European Super League After Receiving Backlash

Written by Mimi Castellanos Apr 21, 2021

With the various restrictions made in the European Super League, the teams took a surprising turn. Six English clubs announce withdrawing participation from this league. The sudden exit could be a downfall...

Will Netflix Release Season 4 of Formula 1: Drive to Survive?

Written by Mimi Castellanos Apr 19, 2021

With multiple new movies and originals Netflix released, they continue to expand their categories, touching bases in the sports realm. Formula 1: Drive to Survive makes their headstrong comeback with ...

NWSL Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars rematch for 2021 Challenge Cup Opening

Written by Mimi Castellanos Apr 12, 2021

NWSL Challenge Cup 2021 begins with Houston Dash versus Chicago Red Stars. With a rematch from last year’s final, Chicago Red Stars go up against 2020 Challenge Cup Champions. Because of international...

NWHL: Boston Pride First Two-Time Winning Isobel Cup Champions

Written by Mimi Castellanos Apr 5, 2021

As the NWHL continue their Isobel Cup, Boston Pride take home their second Isobel Cup win since 2016. On March 26, the NWHL finally finish their long-awaited tournament season. With semi finals and finals...

NWSL Release The 2021 Challenge Cup Schedule

Written by Mimi Castellanos Mar 23, 2021

The National Women’s Soccer League finally announced the full schedule for their 2021 season. Presented by Secret Deodorant, the tournament includes 21 games starting April 9, 2021. While North Carolina...

Boulder, Colorado Grocery Shooting: 2nd U.S. Mass Shooting in One Week

Written by Mimi Castellanos Mar 22, 2021

Yesterday on March 22, a mass shooting occurred in Boulder, Colorado. On a quiet Monday afternoon, a gunman killed 10 people, including a police officer at a King Soopers Supermarket. It was a sad day...

The First Professional Women’s Hockey League to Resume Live on Air

Written by Mimi Castellanos Mar 16, 2021

After a long pause of activities, the National Women’s Hockey league are ready to resume and complete the season. Since the abrupt halt, the NWHL did not crown the champion because of COVID-19 concerns...

Elf x Chipotle New Makeup Collaboration

Written by Mimi Castellanos Mar 16, 2021

While E.l.f. Cosmetics begin releasing new and captivating products, they comeback to surprise us with a special collaboration. E.l.f. and Chipotle meet again with another jaw dropping, stomach growling...

WSL: Manchester City vs. Everton

Written by Mimi Castellanos Mar 8, 2021

As Alex Morgan goes back to Orlando Pride, USWNT players Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis and Abby Dahlkemper continue in Europe. On Sunday March 7, Manchester City went against Everton. While Lavelle and Dahlkemper...

UFC Fight Night: Montana De La Rosa vs. Mayra Bueno Silva

Written by Mimi Castellanos Mar 1, 2021

On February 27, fighter Montana De La Rosa from Fort Worth, Texas takes on Mayra Bueno Silva from Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Competing in the Flyweight Division, 26 year old De La Rosa has the third...

Rapinoe Welcome Teammate’s New Baby

Written by Mimi Castellanos Feb 25, 2021

During the SheBelieves Cup, Megan Rapinoe celebrated her goal against Brazil by rocking her hands back and forth. This celebration was directed to her teammates Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger. The couple...

USWNT Wins SheBelieves Cup Against Argentina

Written by Mimi Castellanos Feb 25, 2021

Winning their first two games against Canada and Brazil, United States took on Argentina on February 24, for their final game in the tournament. Champions in 2020, USWNT push through to defend their title....

Rio Talks Speaker Series Event with Dr. Angela Williamson

Written by Mimi Castellanos Feb 19, 2021

Rio Hondo College is excited to announce our RIO Talks Speaker Series Event "Activism Never Sleeps" with Dr. Angela Sadler Williamson. She will be speaking on February 22nd from 3:30-4:30 pm. About...

UFC Fight Night: Defending Champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia

Written by Mimi Castellanos Nov 30, 2020

November 21,  UFC fight Shevchenko and Maia went head to head for the CO-main event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Valentina Shevchenko has an MMA record of 19-3 while having the highest...

Messi Helps Barcelona Secure 5-2 Win Against Real Betis

Written by Mimi Castellanos Nov 23, 2020

Their third game in the UEFA Champions League, Barcelona faced Real Betis Nov. 7 in Camp Nou. Barcelona Manager Ronald Koeman decided to start Lionel Messi on the bench and experiment with his lineup....

Real Madrid Bests Barcelona in 3-1 El Clasico Win

Written by Mimi Castellanos Oct 29, 2020

In a historical match, Barcelona and Real Madrid played their 245th El Clasico game this past Sunday at Camp Nou. As both teams lost their recent game, they were desperate for a win for their first El...

Serina Vargas Earns Female Athlete of the Year 2020

Written by Mimi Castellanos Oct 15, 2020

With COVID-19 halting all sports since early March, this stopped athletes from excelling on the pitch. Since soccer season lands in the fall, Rio Hondo’s women’s soccer team has not played a seasonal...

UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana

Written by Mimi Castellanos Oct 6, 2020

While Germaine de Randamie was putting Julianna Peña, the Venezuelan Vixen, to sleep, Holly Holm and Irene Aldana were preparing for the Main Card Event. This past Sunday, 18-time winning champion Holly...

No Ronaldo, Messi in UEFA’s Player of the Year Nominations

Written by Mimi Castellanos Sep 30, 2020

Having created a historic rivalry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made history yet again. For the first time in ten years, Ronaldo and Messi have not been nominated for UEFA’s Player of the Year...

Women’s World Cup Champions Take Over European League

Written by Mimi Castellanos Sep 24, 2020

A surprising twist in the soccer world as some of our 2019 Women’s World Cup Champs make tough decisions. While the NWSL begin their fall series, five United States Women's National Team players have...

Two Young Teens Involved in a Shooting in Pasadena

Written by Mimi Castellanos Sep 24, 2020

Pasadena encountered a drive by shooting in Villa Parke last Sunday, September 14. Around 8:45pm, Pasadena Resident Nathan Rowe heard peculiar gun shots across from his home. “I just heard real quick...

NWSL Fall Series Champion vs. Champion Match

Written by Mimi Castellanos Sep 16, 2020

As the NBA and NFL make their comeback from COVID-19, the NWSL is also here to stay. Starting their fall series this month, League Champion’s for three years North Carolina Courage, and Summer 2020 Challenge...

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