Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

According to Science News, researchers have counted 14 diagnosed disorders. This ranges from mental illnesses to neurological events such as brain bleeds six months after the virus infection.

COVID-19 Severe Long Term Effects of the Mind, Muscles, and Organs

Some people who had COVID-19 can experience long-term conditions due to it.
Viviana Reyes, Host of Rio Round Up May 4, 2021

As of now, there has been a reported of 151.8 million COVID-19 cases in the world. About 3.2 million people have died due to COVID-19 since the first case on November 17, 2019. Some people could and have recovered quickly, others have not. Typically it takes about a few weeks to months for people to...

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Johnson and Johnson vaccine being used for a photoshoot with the logo in the background.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine on Pause

John Rodriguez, News/Photo Editor April 21, 2021

On April 13th, vaccination sites throughout Southern California are pausing distribution of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  According to the CDC website, nearly more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine had been administered in the United States. There had been many reports of...

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Ralph Dumanil holding STOP ASIAN HATE sign to encourage people to stop the hate as he knows Asians are a target in the US.

Asian Hate Crime on the Rise

John Rodriguez, News/Photo Editor March 22, 2021

The latest string of hate in America has been towards Anti Asians making this a crisis today. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been almost 4,000 crimes against Anti Asians. Violence with these racist attacks have spiked across the US. Compared to the previous year before the pandemic, Anti...

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Scientists and doctors of Pfizer work relentlessly during Phase 3 of the vaccine

Coronavirus Vaccine Is on the Way

Luke Perez, Reporter November 18, 2020

Pfizer, a biopharmaceutical company, and their partner BioNTech, a German biotech company, have created a vaccine to battle the coronavirus. They have reported that it is 90% effective and that their late-stage trials were a success. The FDA is waiting to call for distribution until test patients receive...

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A screenshot from El Montes website displaying the Rental Assistance Program, a COVID-19 relief fund of $1,200 for renters within the community.

El Monte Launches Rental Assistance Program in Response to COVID-19

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor May 8, 2020

The city of El Monte launched a grant program on Tuesday May 6 that will provide one-time rental assistance up to $1,200. The program is a response effort to help residents that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. The program is directed towards low-income households that have experienced a...

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City of El Monte Offers Short-Term Relief for Small Businesses

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor May 1, 2020

The city of El Monte developed a short-term relief fund for small employers called The El Monte Business Grant Program. Councilman Jerry Velasco introduced the grant program on Sunday April 24. Eligible businesses would receive a $10,000 stimulus. Online applications opened Monday April 27 at 9 am on...

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COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at San Gabriel Valley Airport

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor April 15, 2020

The city of El Monte opened up a COVID-19 testing facility on Wednesday Apr.15 located at the San Gabriel Valley Airport. Anyone can schedule an appointment online and testing is free. The county of Los Angeles, the city of El Monte and El Monte Community Hospital have all partnered up in order to get...

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With the threat of the coronavirus hanging over the world, Shenzhen, China’s fifth largest city, has taken precautions to slow down the spread of the virus. Effective May 1, the consumption of cats and dogs will be banned.

Shenzhen Becomes First Chinese City to Ban Consumption of Dogs and Cats

Sam Garcia, News Editor April 12, 2020

Last Thursday, the city of Shenzhen announced legislation to ban the sale and consumption of dogs and cats, making it the first city in China to do so. The move comes after a similar announcement in Feb, when Chinese authorities banned the sale and consumption of wildlife meat. That announcement came...

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Due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Disneyland parks, including Disney California Adventure, have been closed since March 16. In terms of reopening, no timetable has been set.

Disney to Furlough “Unnecessary” Workers, Stop Collecting Payments for Annual Passes

Sam Garcia, News Editor April 7, 2020

Because of concerns over the COVID-19 virus, Disney has closed their theme parks indefinitely. Now, they have decided to furlough workers whose jobs “aren’t necessary at this time.” Disney parks have shut down operations since Mar. 15. Since then, the company has committed to paying workers’...

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On Friday March 27, Los Angeles producer Tokimonsta live streamed her DJ set in isolation due to the current  pandemic.

BeatPort Hosts 34-Hour Virtual Music Festival

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor March 30, 2020

BeatPort live stream had its first ever 34-hour virtual music festival called ReConnect on Friday March 27 through Sunday March 29. The event was curated as a way to raise money for the electronic music community who are now facing a huge loss financially with gig cancellations due to COVID-19. 8.5 million...

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The Rio Hondo Softball Field completely empty as the 2020 college softball season is cancelled. Many sporting events from around the world are postponed due the Corona Virus outbreak.

All Sports Competitions Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Jesus Marquez, Reporter March 15, 2020

California community college spring sports competition and professional sports have all been postponed due to COVID-19. The coronavirus has had a huge impact world wide. More than 160,000 cases across the world have been confirmed and for that reason, many sporting events have been cancelled right away...

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Four of the squares shown on Pinterest, offering accurate information on how to properly handle the Coronaviruse.

Coronavirus Rapid Spread through the Internet

Vincent Franco, Digital Photo Editor February 6, 2020

The Coronavirus, is made up of a large group of viruses that could be found in both humans and animals.“Cousin” of the SARS virus and originating from Wuhan, China. When infected, symptoms are close to those of a common flu or cold. Since the outbreak of the virus in early January, over 28,000...

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