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Choosing Your First Car as a College Student

When you start college, you are probably thinking of owning your own car. There are many things to keep an eye out for when choosing the right vehicle.
December 1, 2020

The beginning of college can be a difficult transition for many students. At this point in their lives, students are becoming more independent and taking on responsibilities, like finding a job and paying...

Thanksgiving Dinner: Traditional Foods and Alternatives

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful to others over a nice meal. There are many ways to prepare for this holiday, not just the traditional way.
November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is a day for family and friends to get together and enjoy each others company. But it would not be  Thanksgiving if there wasn’t a grand feast at dinner. The dining table should be filled...

Winter Break is a Big Mood For Rio Students

Fall semester is closing in while students of Rio Hondo College prepare for finals. Their big mood is starting Winter Break as they think about their plans. (Graphic by Erika Suarez)
Students of RHC tell us what their plans are for Winter Break.
December 5, 2018
A family is important to a lot of people, including photography student

Now is All That Matters: Maura Bendett

Photo by Michael Perez
November 28, 2018
The concept of time is a tricky one. On the one concrete and practical hand we have dedicated our lives to the concept of timeliness and finding ways of marking the passing of time

The Blood of Kings: A Look at Culture With Ofelia Esparza

A mural created by Erin Yoshi, titled
November 28, 2018
When culture is a priority to someone there is no way to hide it.

Ready to Transfer? Here Are Important Deadlines to Put on Your to Do List

Transferring from community colleges to a UC or CSU is a difficult but rewarding process if you stay organized and give yourself reminders on all the important deadlines. (Graphic by Erika Suarez)
November 27, 2018

Continuous and never-ending deadlines might be driving you mad this semester. This goes along with a bottomless pit of finals to study that you desperately need to pass to transfer.  It piles on, leaving...

5 Ways to Unplug From Social Media

Phones and technology in general have become an essential in our daily lives. We interact online for its conveniece and for the sake of busy schdules, but there is a time to destress and unplug from it. Lifehacks reccomends 5 ways to “unplug” from social media, and  for better and health. (Graphic by Erika Suarez)
November 26, 2018

Finals are approaching quickly and you’re in the midst of a study session and inevitably,  your phone rings. It’s a notification from Twitter and now you are officially distracted. Thankfully, there...

Easy Dishes to Make For Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is a valuable day for sharing the food you made with friends. (Photo Design by Erika Suarez)
You have been invited to a Friendsgiving party but you have no idea what to bring. My friends, it is in the title itself.
November 16, 2018
You have been invited to a Friendsgiving party but you have no idea what to bring. My friends,

Podcasts to Listen to Before Class

A Few Good Podcasts to Pass Time & Entertain
November 8, 2018

Let's face it, college can be a drag. It might as well be a scientific fact. With ridiculous amounts of work, being constantly riddled with anxiety, all while you’re just barely hanging on by an unhealthy...

How many Vegans are on Campus?

Data collected from Rio Hondo College students on what kind of diet they have. (Pie chart created by Erika Suarez)
October 30, 2018

Let’s clear common misunderstanding folks. A vegetarian diet does not mean eating meat for health, religious, or common moral reasons. A vegan diet takes it a step further. Which include cutting meat...

Cheap Lazy Student Recipes

Cheap Lazy Student Recipes
Fast, cheap, and easy recipes. Perfect for any busy student!
October 29, 2018

You wake up early, snooze your alarm, and close your eyes for a second.  Then a second turned into an hour and now you’re running late and have no idea what to take for lunch. No worries, we’ve all...

10 Movies You’ll Regret Watching From Netflix and Chills

Netlfix brings new chilling movie and TV shows for October and there is a little something for everyone. From vampires, killer dolls, to paranormal.
October 26, 2018

Planning a movie marathon, but not quite sure what to watch yet? There are many classics, remakes, and a few unfamiliar and alluring films that will scare the bejeezus out of you. Not through gore, but...

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