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Serina Vargas Earns Female Athlete of the Year 2020

Graduating in 2017 from West Covina High School, Serina Vargas made Varsity for four years and played 37 games total. Continuing her soccer career at Rio Hondo, she helped her team gain an overall record of 15-2-3 in the 2019-2020 season.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

October 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 game since 2019. But, it did not stop sophomore soccer athlete, Serina Vargas. Winning It All Graduating with an ...

UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana

Holly Holm and Irene Aldana face off for the first time at a Main Card Event. Aldana won 5 of her last 6 fights and has the 2nd highest Striking Rate in UFC Bantamweight History. Holly Holm is not only former 3-Division Boxing World Champion, but has the 3rd highest Takedown Defense in UFC Bantamweight History.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

October 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 Holm took on new blood in Irene Aldana for the Main Card Event. Competing in the bantamweight division,...

Fletcher “Fetch” Park El Monte’s First Dog Park

Fletcher “Fetch” Park El Monte’s First Dog Park

Brayan Altamirano

October 4, 2020

The long awaited Fletcher Fetch Park broke ground on February of 2020. With the help of the community, several donations, and hard work from the city a grand opening was held Saturday, October 3.

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

Barcelona being the only club Lionel Messi has played for, he collected 732 appearances and 635 goals. After Cristiano Ronaldo's leave from Real Madrid with 438 appearances and 450 goals, he added 91 appearances with 68 goals to his record in the last two years with Juventus.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

September 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 Award 2019-2020. Since 2010, both players have gone head to head for the UEFA POTY Award, Ballon D...

Protest against El Monte Police Department

Protest against El Monte Police Department

Brayan Altamirano

May 25, 2020

The El Monte Police Department used excessive force Saturday night when a car chase misleads police into arresting nearby neighbors.

Rio Talk: Orange County wants its beaches to re-open during a pandemic

Manny Smith, Enrique Medina, Brandon Garcia, and Jonathan Smart

May 5, 2020

Orange County wants its beaches to re-open while the COVID-19 pandemic has everyone in quarantine. Is it early to have people gather at the beach and risk contracting COVID-19?

COVID-19: Working during quarantine

COVID-19: Working during quarantine

David Medina

May 4, 2020

Covid-19 has brought closure to many businesses. Here's how a business continues to operate during a pandemic.

COVID-19 2020: Quarantine

Leslie Lopez

April 23, 2020

California has been on lockdown for 2 months and has changed the world as we live it. From small businesses to government offices, all have been closed for quarantine due to COVID-19.

Rio Hondo: Vagina Monologues

David Medina

April 18, 2020

The Vagina Monologue covers sexual assault, domestic violence, freedom of expression, rape, and victim support.

Journalism: El Paisano Edition

Journalism: El Paisano Edition

April 17, 2020

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Rio Talk: Stimulus Check

Enrique Medina, Brandon Garcia, Manny Smith, and Jonathan Smart

April 17, 2020

This week we discussed the COVID-19 stimulus check with Enrique Medina, Brandon Garcia, Jonathan Smart, and Manny Smith.

Rio Talk: The effect of a virus pandemic on education

Enrique Medina, Manny Smith, Brandon Garcia, and Jonathan Smart

April 2, 2020

With no online education system set, how are students being affected?

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