Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Noah Garcia, Associate Editor

All content by Noah Garcia

Whittier’s Brand New News Publication

Dec 12, 2019
Whittier's brand new print publication,  GreenLeaf Guardian, considers itself the watchdog of the city. Through its paper, it's determined to foster the growth of its readers the city it calls home. 

Taste of Rio , 2019

Jul 3, 2019

Whittier’s Guildhall E-Sports Bar

May 22, 2019
There has alway been a tough choice to make: whether to stay home in a comfortable environment and relax or go out into the world and socialize. Now you can have the best of both worlds, as the Guildhall Esports Bar just opened in Uptown Whittier. Opening May 10, The establishment has created a relaxing atmosphere for those who want the comfort of home but also want the experience of going out.

No Home, No Help, No Hope

May 17, 2019
the residents of the Whittier Greenbelt have been cleared out by a combination of  law enforcement, social services and Caltrans , April 22, 2019. With the 38 tent community disassembled, many of the residents have been sent off, either on their own accord or to accept Whittier Area First Day two month hotel vouchers.It’s been weeks since the clean out and Whittier has already begun plans to make sure such an encampment would never form again.

RHC Superintendent/ President Retirement Party

May 16, 2019
Teresa Dreyfuss and Rio Hondo have always had intersecting goals; those being the flourishing of its students and the betterment of its community. After 32 years of dedicated service, Superintendent/ President Dreyfuss is retiring from her position, a time capped by her Retirement Celebration Dinner at the Doubletree Hotel in Whittier, Thursday May 9, 2019.

The Holiday Season Kicks Off In Uptown Whittier

Dec 4, 2018
This weekend, Whittier celebrated the arrival of the holiday season with the 24th Annual Grand Illumination ceremony as well as its 26th Annual Holiday Sonata, this previous weekend  in Uptown.

RHC Staff Holiday Luncheon

Dec 3, 2018
The Rio Hondo College Faculty Association and President’s office hosted the All Staff Holiday Luncheon “la Posada” at the Rio Campus Inn, where they treated the hard working RHC staff to lunch, prizes and entertainment, Thursday November 29.

Whittier’s Spooktacular 5k 2018

Oct 30, 2018
Spirits lifted and ghouls exercised at the Whittier Spooktacular 5k walk and run. Where thousands took part of the annual celebration Oct. 27, 2018.

Rio Rants: DO NOT VOTE

Oct 25, 2018

Your voice matters. Vote November 6.

Dia de Los Muertos Art and Music Festival in Uptown Whittier

Oct 17, 2018
Casita del Pueblo’s annual Dia de Los Muertos Art and Music Festival filled the streets of uptown Whittier, Sunday, October 15. The streets were filled with altars, a car show, vendors, food trucks, performers, face painters and live music.

[Video] The Daily Brew Closes After Five Years of Service

Sep 25, 2018

The Daily Brew closes after five years of serving the community of Montebello and surrounding cities.

Montebello’s Daily Brew Coffee Bar Closes

Sep 17, 2018
Montebello’s The Daily Brew Coffee Bar is closing this month, ending its five year run as an important cultural hub for the community.

Rio Hondo College honors 911 Fallen First Responders

Sep 11, 2018

Rio Hondo College honors the fallen First Responders that sacrificed their lives during the 911 events.

Rio Talk TV Shows

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?

Rio Hondo News Broadcast

May 22, 2018

Tune in to El Paisano News broadcast for the latest news happening in your community.

She’s Up To Bat: Batwoman On CW

May 17, 2018

At the CW Networks Upfront Presentation,  Arrow star Stephen Amell and the CW president Mark Pedowitz announced the details of their yearly superhero crossover event, May 17, 2018. This years 'Arrowverse'...

Avengers: Infinity War Certainly Is A Marvel

May 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War is the “foot past the finish line” celebration for those who have invested 10(+) years of their life to this property. This movie is-and plays out as- a huge celebration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s existence, as well as an amalgamation of everything that works within it.

[Video] RHC’s Asian and Pacific Islander Event

Apr 25, 2018

Rio Hondo's Asian Pacific Islander event on 4/24 from 12pm to 3pm. Many more amazing individuals highlight the importance and depth of the Asian Pacific Islander diverse community.

Rio Talk Cardi B

Apr 14, 2018

Elected Leaders Of Whittier’s Future

Apr 10, 2018
The city of Whittier has re-elected Joe Vinatieri as Mayor with district two and four’s representatives going into the semi-final ballot count , April 4 2018. The polls were open from Six a.m. to 8 p.m., with the votes being tallied and recorded until later that night around 11.

Interview with Dr. Irella Perez: 2018 Whittier Elections

Apr 5, 2018

Her Website here : The Whittier 2018 Elections are taking place Tuesday April 10. El Paisano News Media operates out of Rio Hondo College and is no way sponsored by...

Interview with Henry Bouchot : 2018 Whittier Elections

Apr 5, 2018

His Website here : The Whittier 2018 Elections are taking place Tuesday April 10. El Paisano News Media operates out of Rio Hondo College and is no way sponsored by any...

Interview with Vincent McLeod IV: 2018 Whittier Elections

Apr 5, 2018

His Website here : The Whittier 2018 Elections are taking place Tuesday April 10. El Paisano News Media operates out of Rio Hondo College and is no way...

Her Worst Enemy is Herself : Jessica Jones Season 2

Mar 15, 2018

This second season of Jessica Jones  is a 13 episode introspective into the Main character’s psyche as she learns to accept her own feelings.. There’s a certain line that is the most descriptive...

Whittier’s Seventh Annual Classic Car Show

Mar 15, 2018

Whittier’s Seventh Annual Classic Car Show amassed thousands of people, all representing the strong passionate community the city prides itself on, February 25, 2018. The car show has been seven...

Unapologetically Black

Feb 22, 2018
More often than not, pulling off the basics can do alot when impressing people. What Black Panther has done, is give audiences a film that has the standard superhero movie frame, but has components that are pulled together so well with everything executed so superbly; that the movie has become one of the best Marvel studios has to offer.

Uptown Whittiers Los Muertos Festival

Oct 15, 2017

Thousands gathered in Uptown Whittier on October 8 for the annual  Los Muertos Uptown Art & Music Festival. The event incorporated a tribute car show, Catrin and Catrina contest, Dozens of artist/vendors...

DACA Program Ended by Trump Administration

Sep 5, 2017

The Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (better known as DACA) Tuesday morning. DACA protected around 800,000 “Dreamers” from being deported. Attorney...

The Rio Promise: Free Tuition for a Priceless Future

May 9, 2017

The Rio Promise had its official announcement and launch at the RHC Campus May 4th. The program provides free tuition, priority registration, and a comprehensive educational plan for graduating High School...

Lift Coffee Roasters: Lifts spirits and Roasts Hunger

May 9, 2017

Taking residence in one of the four original brick buildings of Uptown Whittier, Lift Coffee roasters is here to fill the void of hunger that resides in all of us; from foodies to the Mcdonald's regular....

5th Annual ‘A Taste of Rio’ Continues to Raise Funds for Students at Rio Hondo

May 2, 2017

A Taste of Rio, a yearly event where members of the community pledge themselves to the enjoyment of food, drink and the promise of a future for Rio Hondo students. This year’s sold out event had a mix...

You Are Better than Your Parents

May 2, 2017

If there’s one thing I strive to not become, it's being a martyr of my parent’s ideals. There is an everlasting gift that one's parental figure gives, whether or not they are present at all in your...

No Hate or Fear, Immigrants Welcome Here!

May 1, 2017

Hundreds of people spent their first day of May gathering in Downtown L.A to protest the recent string of anti-immigration policies. Calling it the MayDay March and Rally, taken from their website,...

Whittier Law School Students Protest Abrupt Termination of Law Program

Apr 21, 2017

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...

Local High School Artists Receive Congressional Recognition

Apr 18, 2017

The 15th Annual 38th Congressional District High School Art Competition took place at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts April 13. This competition required High School students in the district...

‘Fate of the Furious’ Fufills Expectations and More

Apr 18, 2017

As someone who has never seen a Fast and Furious movie, there is this continuous thought in my head asking if I'm even qualified to judge it. At the same time though, I feel that movies shouldn’t require...

Killing a Whitewasher: Ghost in the Shell

Apr 17, 2017

It’s always satisfying to find meaning in a film, especially when you had no preconceived notions  going into it. After watching the film Ghost in the Shell, I had my own personal realization about...

Killing a Whitewasher : Ghost in the shell

Apr 10, 2017

It’s always satisfying to find meaning in a film, especially when you had no preconceived notions  going into it. After watching the film Ghost in the Shell, I had my own personal realization about...

Running From a World of Dreams: Black Cloud #1 Review

Apr 10, 2017

There is something incredibly gratifying about a story that seems to understands how to be complex. A lot of writers today try their best to craft a complex story, e.g. layered and specific, that they...

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Mar 21, 2017

The vibrations, notes, lights, and guitar flourishes: all converging as an exaltation of the senses. This musical wave, a euphoria that slapped me and wrapped around my very being came from the Indie rock...

Nike develops sports hijab for Muslim women

Mar 15, 2017

Nike released its plans to internationally produce athletic Hijabs for their spring 2018 clothing line. This project was announced after releasing a commercial that displayed a female professional and...

Montebello High School Students protest District Policy

Mar 8, 2017

Hundreds of Montebello High School students walked out Mar. 2  to protest the resignation of  Montebello Unified School District’s Chief Financial Officer, Ruben Rojas, claiming he mishandled district...

Jose Antonio Vargas Shares Message of Unity

Nov 29, 2016

Pulitzer prize winner and immigration activist, Jose Antonio Vargas, spoke to the Rio Hondo community Nov. 16th about racial inequality and immigration policies in the United States. The Wray theatre...

A standard Marvel movie with a hint of Strange

Nov 9, 2016

“Doctor Strange” is, in itself, a strange character and choice for the next standalone Marvel/Disney superhero film. With audiences asking for a Black Widow movie and getting excited for other...

Round three of Trump vs. Clinton: The Penultimate Decision

Oct 26, 2016

With less than 15 days left to vote, the final presidential debate was held at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV October the 19th. The candidates’ positions have been fully explored over the past...

RHC President Dreyfuss presents high hopes and a strong foundation for the L- Tower

Oct 18, 2016

One of the largest construction projects has begun, as structural issues from possible seismic activity has encouraged the reconstruction of the upper quad L Tower. This 57,000 sq. ft., five-story building...

‘Luke Cage’ is the zenith of black heroism

Oct 18, 2016

Marvel Television and Netflix continue their coordinated effort of bringing comic books to life by releasing its third installment of the Marvel Knights Series: Luke Cage. Unlike with its two predecessors,...

Become a fashion pro not a fashion don’t

Oct 10, 2016

California fashion has always been a little peculiar. According to current cultural standing, fall is usually the time where people start bundling up because of the colder season. In California, however,...

The farmers market strikes back!

Oct 10, 2016

After five years, the Uptown Whittier Street Fair has returned from its previous cancellation. The street fair came together in conjunction with the Whittier Uptown Association and production company NRD...

Guillermo Del Toro unveils his labyrinth

Sep 28, 2016

To some people, Guillermo Del Toro is a master of his craft who is able to blend occultism, horror and child centric themes into cinematic masterpieces; to others he is just a small time director with...

A night of horror and fun at Universal Studios

Sep 28, 2016

It is that time of the year where Universal Studios re-opens its horror themed “after hours” event; Halloween Horror Nights. This September marks the 17th year the event has taken place at Universal...

Eight summer destinations to visit

May 23, 2016

With the spring semester finally coming to an end, the endless possibilities of the summer season are open. Whether summer school, job hunting or relaxing is on the summer agenda, here are eight events...

‘A Night Of Colors’ Dance Performance Astounds Audience

May 12, 2016

In conjunction with the division of kinesiology and athletics, the dance production class performed in “A Night of Colors” on May 5-7. The opening speaker, Alyson Cartagena, director of the Rio Hondo...

Local pizzeria offers unique ingredients for customized pizzas

May 4, 2016

Pizza is one of the most popular meal options, yet many pizza parlors offer the same experience in decor, pizza choices and style. At a price of $8.25, Blaze Pizza offers college students and customers...

Coachella Survival Guide: 8 Helpful Hints

Apr 22, 2016

Coachella is an annual music festival which showcases several different types of art and music. Taking place in the Colorado Desert in Indio California, the predicted average temperature of 2016’s Coachella...

Balinese Shadow Play: A Different Kind Of Entertainment

Apr 20, 2016

Rio Hondo College welcomed the performing arts company, Bali & Beyond on March 16. It is an international performance group that shows the Indonesian traditional art of Balinese shadow play. Within...

‘Batman v Superman’: Dawn of Critic Hate

Apr 2, 2016

*Will contain spoilers* Whether or not this film is considered well made, the history behind its creation and audience response will leave it to be remembered as one of the most diversified movies of...

Capturing Constant Change and Movement: Richard Lopez’s Art Reception

Mar 25, 2016

An artist showcase was held in the RHC Art Gallery on March 18 celebrating the works of former teacher Richard A. Lopez. The event was full of family, friends and art fans alike as his friend and colleague...

Board of Trustees awards program achievements and new marketing plans at monthly meeting

Mar 22, 2016

The Rio Hondo Board of Trustees celebrated the men's soccer team for making the school the seventeenth best soccer program in the United States at their monthly meeting on March 9. They usually discuss...

Career and Technical Education department hosts Open House

Mar 1, 2016

The Career and Technical Education Division of Rio Hondo had an open house on Feb. 27, where interested college and high school students attended to see what the division has to offer. With millions...

Throwback 2020’s, the new jazz age

Feb 24, 2016

  Some of the most famous melodies of today were played by pianos, saxophones, and trumpets, but what if those instruments were always incorporated into the music? This idea was incorporated...

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Feb 18, 2016

As spring break inches closer and closer, it is important to take advantage of the beautiful weather that can only be fully appreciated around this time of year which includes snow. One of the best...

Why you should ‘Feel the Bern’

Feb 15, 2016

With the presidential elections coming closer everyday, we all must decide who we want to be the leader of our country.  As you can tell be the title, I believe that we should support presidential...