Rio Hondo College Newspaper

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Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor

All content by Ramon Alvarado

[Video] La Casa De San Gabriel

Feb 1, 2019

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Broadcast #1 – Fall

Nov 28, 2018

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Rio Round Up 9/26

Sep 26, 2018

Stay updated with upcoming events going on at Rio Hondo College.

Major League Soccer: LAFC Uses Second Half to Get Passed Colorado

Aug 20, 2018

Lee Nguyen and Diego Rossi each netted a goal in the second half for the Los Angeles Football Club to pull away from the Colorado Rapids at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles Sunday, August...

LA County Sheriffs and Operation Healthy Hearts Provide Showers and More for Homeless

Jul 9, 2018

Homelessness has been a longstanding issue in Los Angeles. The homeless rate jumped 75% in the last six years, according to a LA Times report. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homeless...

First Group of Tesla START Program Students Graduate From Rio Hondo

May 23, 2018

Rio Hondo’s Tesla START program now has its first batch of graduates. Ten students received recognition for completing the 12-week course this spring at a ceremony held in Rio’s automotive shop Wednesday,...

Signing Event Held for Graduating Rio Hondo Volleyball Members

May 17, 2018

A signing event took place Thursday, May 17 in the Rio Hondo pool area for Lady Roadrunner volleyball members who will be moving on from the college. Michell Chavez, Sara Harding, Michelle Hawkins, Madison...

Aw Geez! ‘Rick and Morty’ Renewed for 70 More Episodes

May 13, 2018

Aw geez! Co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon announced Thursday, May 10 that they’ve signed a deal to renew the hit ‘toon show Rick and Morty for 70(!) more episodes. There’s still no telling...

Rio News Broadcast

May 13, 2018

Want to know what’s happening in your community. Tune in to Rio News and find out what’s new!

Rio Men’s Baseball Season Ends in Disappointment

Apr 29, 2018

Rio Hondo’s Men’s Baseball team finished off their season losing three straight games to the Pasadena City Lancers. The Roadrunners loss their final game Friday, April 27 on the Lancer field and will...

Rio Baseball Goes 1-2 in Series vs Chaffey

Apr 15, 2018

Rio Hondo’s baseball squad went 1-2 in their three-game series against the Chaffey Panthers last week. The Roadrunners now head into their last two series of the year against Mt. SAC and Pasadena City. It...

5.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Channel Islands

Apr 5, 2018

A 5.3-magnitude hit near hit near the Channel Islands around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5. For more information and updates, check out ABC7's coverage.

‘Ready Player One’ Lacks an Impact

Apr 2, 2018

Ready Player One was officially released in theaters this past Friday, March 29, though there were viewings as early as Wednesday. The Steven Spielberg directed film takes place in 2045, where much of...

“The Golden State Warriors of Comedy,” HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Set to Return for Season Five

Mar 18, 2018

HBO’s hit comedy series Silicon Valley is coming back for its fifth season beginning Sunday, March 25. Richard Hendrick’s and the Pied Piper crew are set to return and continue their attempt to create...

Baseball: Rio Falls to Long Beach City College

Mar 18, 2018

The Roadrunners battled the Long Beach City College Vikings at The Jungle Saturday, March 15. Rio jumped ahead early on but were unable to hold the lead, falling to LBCC, 5-4. Rio got on the board in...

iHeartMedia Files for Bankruptcy

Mar 18, 2018

In a press release issued the morning of March 15, iHeartMedia announced it is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is doing so in an effort to clear more than $10 billion of the debt it has accumulated...

Physicist Stephen Hawking Passes Away at 76

Mar 13, 2018

One of the world's most famous and greatest physicists, Stephen Hawking died early Wednesday, March 13 morning in his England home. Hawking  was diagnosed with a rare disease at the age of 22 that left...

Bones Found in 1940 Likely Those of Amelia Earhart

Mar 12, 2018

Bones found in a remote South Pacific island in 1940 have been reexamined and are now believed to belong to legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart. The bones were first examined in 1940 by physician...

Geek Squad Working Closely with FBI

Mar 12, 2018

The FBI has been working closely with Best Buy’s computer repair service, Geek Squad over the last decade. In an investigation launched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a digital Civil right...

Pierce College Back to Normal Schedule After “Credible Threat”

Mar 8, 2018

Pierce College students and staff in Woodland Hills had to evacuate the campus on Wednesday, March 7 after a   "credible threat" was overheard. As of Thursday morning, the campus is now cleared of any...

Mind-Reading Tech Coming Soon?

Mar 6, 2018

Self-driving cars, phones with facial-recognition, now mind-reading tech? Using some new artificial intelligence technology, a team at the University of Toronto-Scarborough (UT) were able to recreate images...

2018 Academy Awards Wrap-Up

Mar 4, 2018

The 90th Academy Awards took place Sunday, March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “The Shape of Water” was the stand-out film, but empowering speeches and musical performances capped the exciting...

Rio Celebrates Black Excellence

Feb 28, 2018

Rio Hondo’s Black Student Union held a Black Excellence event at the school’s lower quad, Wednesday, Feb. 28. There were painting booths, spoken-word artists and guest speakers present to celebrate...

Cerritos College and Norwalk School Threat Not Credible

Feb 26, 2018

Cerritos College posted a safety alert warning of an "unspecified threat" made to their campus and another Norwalk school Sunday night. The sheriff's department has identified the source of the social...

ICE Protest Breaks Out at El Monte Northgate Market

Feb 21, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were expected to investigate the Northgate Market in El Monte early Wednesday, Feb. 21 morning. The agents were to check the Northgate Market’s employees work...

A Comedic Call for Equality and Truth

Feb 19, 2018

Chris Rock is back with his first stand-up special in 10 years with the Netflix Original: Tamborine. The Netflix comedy, released Feb. 14 focuses on truth and equality as Rock tackles everything from raising...

Basketball: Rio Ladies Push Through Sophomore Night

Feb 16, 2018

The Lady Roadrunners fell to the Pasadena City College Lancers Friday, Feb. 16 at Rio Hondo. Pasadena City spoiled Sophomore Night at The Hondo as they defeated the Rio Ladies, 76-50. Rio fell behind...

Just in: Florida Teen Opens Fire on School Grounds

Feb 14, 2018

Nineteen-year-old Nicolas de Jesus Cruz was arrested for a shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. early Wednesday, Feb. 14. As of now, responding sheriffs are saying there are...

“House of Cards” actor Reg E. Cathey Passes Away at 59

Feb 11, 2018

Reg E. Cathey, better known for his roles in HBO’s “The Wire” and Netflix’s “House of Cards,” passed away Friday night in his home in New York. TMZ reports he was surrounded by family and friends...

Basketball: ELAC’s Full-Court Press Fuels Victory Over Rio

Feb 9, 2018

East Los Angeles College dominated the Lady Roadrunners in the gym at Rio Hondo Friday night. The ELAC full-court pressure helped the Huskies escape The Hondo with the 81-58, 23-point victory. The Lady...

Basketball: Lady Roadrunners Lose Coaches vs Cancer Game

Feb 8, 2018

The Lady Roadrunners were outlasted by the Chaffey Panthers Wednesday night at Rio Hondo. The Rio Ladies were able to keep the game close but couldn’t overcome a late surge by the Panthers. Chaffey came...

Eagles Defeat Patriots for Franchise’s First Super Bowl Victory

Feb 4, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles have won their first Super Bowl in franchise history after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles was given the MVP award after throwing...

Super Bowl LII Preview: What to Look For

Feb 4, 2018

Super Sunday is here! U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will play host to Super Bowl LII at 3:30 p.m. pacific time this afternoon. The defending champion New England Patriots are back in the big game...

Astros Defeat Dodgers to Win 2017 World Series

Nov 1, 2017

After a seven game series that played out like film drama, the Houston Astros came out on top of the Dodgers to win the 2017 World Series. Fans at Dodger Stadium were all riled up at the start of the...

Los Angeles Dodgers are Heading to the World Series

Oct 19, 2017

What a time for Los Angeles Dodgers’ fans! After dominating their way through the National League, the Dodgers are heading to the World Series for the first time since 1988!   The Boys in...

Freedom’s “Night of Terror”

Oct 18, 2017

"Night of Terror" is heading to Santa Fe Springs to frighten folks Oct. 27-31. Check out the flyers below for more info!

Lady Roadrunners Spike Chaffey College in Breast Cancer Awareness Game

Oct 12, 2017

Rio Hondo’s Lady Roadrunner volleyball team held its 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Game against the Chaffey Panthers on Wednesday, October 11. The Rio Ladies came out playing with fire and passion and...

Rio’s Volleyball Ladies Fall to El Camino

Oct 2, 2017

El Camino College’s volleyball team visited Rio Hondo on Friday, September 29, to take on the red hot Lady Roadrunners squad. The El Camino Warriors were able to put an end to the Rio Ladies’ winning...

Lady Roadrunners Edge Out LA Harbor at Rio Hondo

Sep 22, 2017

The Lady Roadrunners volleyball squad and the Los Angeles Harbor Seahawks faced off in what ended up being a thrilling matchup on Friday night at Rio Hondo. It took the Rio Ladies all five sets to put...

Rio Holds Transfer Fair in Lower Quad

Sep 21, 2017

Rio Hondo held a Transfer Fair in the lower quad on Thursday, September 21. The Transfer Fair, held by the Rio’s Transfer Center, gave students the opportunity to talk to representatives of four-year...

Justin Valero Aims to Make a Difference

Sep 20, 2017

Justin Valero, who is campaigning to become California’s 57th District Assembly representative, held a meet and greet at his home in Whittier on Saturday. The purpose of the meet and greet was to provide...

Rio Hondo Hosting 9/11 Memorial

Sep 8, 2017

Rio Hondo is inviting students to the lower quad Monday morning to honor and remember those we lost in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. It will mark the 16 year anniversary.

FIDM Associate Curator to Hold Presentation and Film at Whittwood Branch Library

Sep 8, 2017

Christina Johnson, Associate Curator of FIDM, is set to talk and present a film at the Whittwood Branch Library in Whittier on September 21 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are free and available now!

LAC Workshops September Calendar

Sep 8, 2017

The LAC workshops calendar for September is now available. The workshops are designed to enhance student learning and take place in the LAC room (LR114). The workshops are free of charge!

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Rings in Trump Era

Sep 6, 2017

American Horror Story: Cult made its premiere on Tuesday, September 5, just in time to keep viewers spooked all Fall. The first episode used the 2016 election to set up the events for the seventh season...

Rio Hondo Hosts Healing Circle Following DACA Announcement

Sep 5, 2017

With the Trump Administration announcing the elimination of the DACA program, many undocumented students are left wondering what’s in store for them now. Keeping this in mind, Rio Hondo held a Healing...

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...

RHC Lady Roadrunners Take First Home Volleyball Game in Straight Sets

Sep 1, 2017

After playing their first six games on the road, the Rio Hondo Lady’s volleyball team finally found themselves in a familiar setting on the first day of September. The Lady Roadrunners hosted the Fullerton...

Rio Hondo students gather in lower quad to view Solar Eclipse

Aug 21, 2017

August 21 marked the first Monday of the Fall semester for students at Rio Hondo. It also happened to be the day of the first total solar eclipse since 1979. Rio Hondo students gathered under the sun in...

Boston Celtics Shock Cavaliers in Game Three in Cleveland

May 23, 2017

After losing their star player and the first two games of the series on their home court, it looked like the Boston Celtics would surely get swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics showed the fight...

Golden State Warriors Dominate Game Two of Western Conference Finals

May 23, 2017

The Golden State Warriors jumped ahead of the San Antonio Spurs early on in game two and never looked back. Golden State had Oracle Arena roaring as they easily defeated the Spurs, 136-100. Kawhi...

Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs to Miss Game Two of Western Conference Finals

May 17, 2017

For two- and- a- half quarters of their game one Western Conference Finals matchup in Golden State, the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Warriors. The Spurs were propelled by the outstanding play of Kawhi...

Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Scores 53 on Late Sister’s Birthday

May 3, 2017

After his sister, Chyna Thomas, passed away in a terrible car accident last month, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said he "wanted to give up and quit." There was no quit in his game against the Washington...

The 2017 NBA Postseason May Mark the End of an Era for the Clippers

May 1, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers have been eliminated from playoff contention after losing game seven of their first round series with the Utah Jazz on Sunday, April 30. With their elimination from the postseason,...

ESPN President Releases Memo; Numerous Employees to be Laid Off

Apr 26, 2017

ESPN President, John Skipper, released a memo to the company's employees informing them of some changes coming to the network. "The Worldwide Leader in Sports" announced that it will be laying off many...

Game Five Goes to the Jazz; Take 3-2 Series Lead Over Clippers

Apr 26, 2017

The Utah Jazz went into the Staples Center Monday, April 25, and left with a 96-92 road victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The win in game five gives Utah a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. After...

Joe Johnson’s Huge Fourth Quarter Lifts the Jazz Over the Clippers in Game Four

Apr 25, 2017

Joe Johnson came alive in the fourth quarter to power the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 23 at Vivant Smart Home Arena in Utah. The 105-98 win for the Jazz has tied the first-round...

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Prison Cell

Apr 19, 2017

The once tight-end for the New England Patriots, Aaron Hernandez, committed suicide early Wednesday morning, according to the Department of Correction. A statement from the department said the former...

High-powered offense fuels Clippers in game two victory over Jazz

Apr 19, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers were able to even up their first round playoff series with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Los Angeles’ 99-91 victory tied the series at one and it will now shift to Utah for...

Clippers Look to Even Up Series with Jazz after Heart-Breaking Game One Loss

Apr 18, 2017

Joe Johnson's buzzer-beater gave the Utah Jazz the 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 97-95 home defeat the Clippers were dealt now makes game two of the series...

Los Angeles Clippers Look to Clinch the Fourth Seed in Western Conference Playoffs

Apr 17, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers have clinched a spot in the 2017 postseason, but that doesn't mean they plan on resting their star players in their final regular season game. The Clippers and the Utah Jazz both...

Clippers travel to Utah to face Jazz in potential playoff matchup

Mar 14, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers will visit Utah tonight, March 13, to take on the Jazz at six pm. The game could end up having a huge impact on playoff seeding. Utah (41-25) currently has a one-game lead over...

Lakers handed eighth straight loss; better their chances of landing number one pick

Mar 8, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers visited the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, March 7, for a regular season matchup between two teams trending in different directions. The Mavericks got the win over the Lakers with...

Entertainment Weekly releases first official image for ‘Stranger Things 2’

Feb 16, 2017

Have you jump aboard the Stranger Things hype train? The first trailer for Stranger Things’ second season was released during Super Bowl LI this past weekend. Now, Entertainment Weekly has provided...

Teams Scrambling to Make Deals as NBA Trade Deadline Approaches

Feb 10, 2017

With the NBA trade deadline coming tomorrow, February 23 at noon, rumors of big names moving are rapidly spreading around the league. DeMarcus Cousins, arguably the best big man in the NBA, has already...

New England Patriots Win Super Bowl LI With Epic Comeback

Feb 8, 2017

What a game! The Atlanta Falcons came storming out of the gate in the first half of Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Sunday night. They jumped out to an early 21-0 lead and led at halftime 21-3. But...

Netflix debuts new trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist

Feb 7, 2017

Marvel just doesn’t stop. And with numerous movies and shows in their seemingly never-ending cinematic universe already out, their plans for the future show that they have no intentions of slowing down....

Los Angeles Lakers Survive 4th Quarter Shootout with Denver Nuggets

Feb 2, 2017

After losing three straight road games last week, the Los Angeles Lakers were able to bounce back against the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night. The Staples Center crowd in attendance Tuesday night were treated...

Rams’ number one pick Jared Goff to get first start against the Miami Dolphins

Nov 21, 2016

After getting no playing time in the first nine games of the season, the Rams have finally decided to start their number one overall pick, Jared Goff. Goff, who had a brilliant career at the collegiate...

Rams involved in another defensive battle as they narrowly edge out the Jets in New York

Nov 15, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams traveled to New York this past Sunday to take on the struggling Jets. Both the Rams and Jets have outstanding defensive squads and they were both on display at MetLife Stadium. The...

Fans chant for Jared Goff as the LA Rams lose their fourth straight game

Nov 8, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams faced the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at the Los Angeles Coliseum in their eighth game of the season. The famous sunny California weather provided the perfect setting for the two offenses...

Cubs take game six in Cleveland; World Series now comes down to game seven

Nov 3, 2016

Things were not looking good for the Chicago Cubs after falling behind the Indians 3-1 in the World Series, but a couple wins in a row for the Cubs has forced a winner-takes-all game seven. Game six...

Dodgers’ sensational season comes to an end after losing game six to the Cubs in Chicago

Oct 24, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the postseason Saturday night after losing to the Cubs 5-0 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Dodgers had Clayton Kershaw going on the mound for them in game...

Kershaw powers Dodgers to 1-0 victory over Cubs; series now shifts to Los Angeles all tied up

Oct 17, 2016

After losing game 1 of the NLCS to the Cubs due to a late pitching collapse, the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw pitched a shutout Sunday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The shutout powered the Dodgers to...

Dodgers rally late to beat Nationals; now face the Cubs for a spot in the World Series

Oct 17, 2016

The Dodgers and Nationals fought for a spot in the NLCS Thursday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The game got off to a slow start but picked up in the seventh inning. The end of the game provided...

Dodgers escape elimination from the MLB postseason with a victory over the Nationals

Oct 13, 2016

The MLB postseason has produced plenty of close and exciting games in its first two rounds. The Dodgers and Nationals added another one to the list Tuesday afternoon when they battled out game four of...

Blue Jays need extra innings to defeat Orioles in the first game of the MLB postseason

Oct 5, 2016

The AL Wild Card game between the Orioles and Blue Jays was last night and the MLB postseason is now officially underway. It was a cool, clear night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto and it provided...

MLB pitcher Jose Fernandez tragically passes away at age 24

Sep 26, 2016

The MLB, and sporting world as a whole, was in sorrow yesterday when news that 24-year-old star pitcher, Jose Fernandez, passed away in a boating accident. Fernandez and two of his friends were cruising...

Rams head to Tampa Bay for second road game of the season

Sep 21, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams are riding high after their home win against their division rival, the Seattle Seahawks. They now travel to Tampa Bay this Sunday where they will play their second road game of the...

First regular season game back in LA turns out to be a defensive showcase for Rams

Sep 21, 2016

It was a hot, sunny Sunday yesterday in Los Angeles as the Rams hosted the Seattle Seahawks in the first NFL game back at the Los Angeles Coliseum since 1994. The weather conditions provided a perfect...

Rams less than stellar in first game since returning to Los Angeles

Sep 15, 2016

The Rams craze was off the charts when it was announced that they’d return to Los Angeles after being in St Louis for 20 years. On Monday night, they finally played their first regular season game, and...

Kershaw roughed up in first game back from injury

Sep 15, 2016

Jose Fernandez and co. spoiled Clayton Kershaw’s return on Friday night as the Marlins cruised past the Dodgers for a 4-1 victory. Kershaw played in his first game since June and it wasn’t hard...