Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

The site of Rio Hondo College on the Puente Hills was at one point part of El Rancho Paso de Bartolo.

El Rancho Paso de Bartolo, Before Rio Hondo College, Whittier, and Pico Rivera

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor November 20, 2021

The Puente Hills where Rio Hondo College sits was at one point Mexican soil. Juan Crispin Perez owned much of the land that makes up present-day Whittier, West Whittier-Los Nietos, and Pico Rivera, Calif., during that brief period. Large Mexican ranchos surrounded the Puente Hills between the 1820s...

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Mural at Rio Hondo Park in Pico Rivera, California

Hispanic Heritage Month Excludes Parts of Latin America

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor September 29, 2021

There is something extraordinarily odd about the word “Hispanic” in Hispanic Heritage Month. The word is exclusionary but also ironically Eurocentric during a month-long celebration and recognition of the independence of Latin American countries from European imperialism. The same can be said...

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Chicharito has played for 5 of the biggest clubs in the world, and in 5 different countries. La Galaxy is the first time Chicharito has played in a club outside of Europe since leaving Chivas de Guadalajara in 2010.

Chicharito Hat-Trick as La Galaxy Beat New York Red Bulls

Fernando Ramos, Reporter April 29, 2021

MLS is Back The MLS is back and one of the biggest stars in the MLS, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández has just had one of the best games in his career. La Galaxy hosted New York Red Bulls. In a very close game, La Galaxy came out victorious in a 3-2 victory. Undoubtedly, the man of the match was Mexican...

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This will be the first time in history where three nations will all host the same World Cup. As well as it being the first time Canada hosts a World Cup.

2026 World Cup U.S.A, Mexico, Canada

Fernando Ramos, Reporter March 24, 2021

Three Host Nations The World Cup is undoubtedly the most anticipated and watched sporting event in the whole world. And for the first time since 1994 the World Cup will be played on U.S soil. The competition will also be hosted by Canada and Mexico. This gives all three a ticket straight into the 2026...

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Son Huasteco group Trío Chicontepec: Founder Rolando Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez and Dr. Edgar Hernandez.

Trío Chicontepec Brings Music of Mexico To Rio Hondo

Megan De Lara, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 19, 2019

World-renowned Trío Chicontepec introduced their unique sound and skill to students in the Wray Theater on September 23. The trio (comprised of founder Rolando Hernandez, his son Jorge Hernandez, and Dr. Edgar Hernandez) shared the history and technique of Son Huasteco, a type of Mexican folk music. Dr....

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International Friendly: Mexico vs Argentina Preview

Jesus Marquez, Reporter September 10, 2019

Mexico national team will face off against Argentina in a friendly match today at Alamodome Stadium in Texas. The Mexicans are unbeaten in 2019 with eleven wins and won the Gold Cup in the summer in the United States. "El Tri" are playing well with their new players Uriel Antuna and Erick Gutierrez,...

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World Cup: Neymar inspires Brazil as Belgium comeback

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor July 2, 2018

Brazil (La Selecao) were comfortable winners in Samara as Mexico’s (El Tri) journey ends after a 2-0 loss. Belgium (Red Devils) also advanced to the quarter-finals after a 3-2 victory over Japan (Blue Samurai). The Belgians will face La Selecao next after coming back from 2-0 down to shatter Blue Samurai...

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AMLO New Elected Mexican President

“AMLO” New Elected Mexican President

"No los voy a defraudar"
Aaron Martinez, Executive Editor July 1, 2018

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is the new elected Mexican president. This was the third time that AMLO ran for Mexican presidency, he had run back for the first and second time with PRD party in 2006 against former president Felipe Calderon and in 2012 against the current president Enrique Pena Nieto. This...

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World Cup: Group F drama, Brazil and Switzerland discover opponents

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor June 27, 2018

Group F was settled Wednesday with Sweden and Mexico (El Tri) advancing to the World Cup’s Round of 16. Defending champions Germany were eliminated in group stages after losing 2-0 to South Korea. The Asians defeat of the Germans lifted Mexico to second place despite losing 3-0 to Sweden in Ekaterinburg. In...

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Germany made things interesting in Group F after Toni Kroos (center) scored a late winner. Photo credit:

Mexico continue to roll as Kroos wins it late

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor June 23, 2018

Germany’s (1-0-1) Toni Kroos scored a game-winning goal in stoppage time to cap a dramatic comeback against Group F foes Sweden (1-0-1) in Sochi. The win puts Kroos' clan in contention for a place in the knockout round after losing to Mexico (El Tri) Sunday. Their match against South Korea (0-0-2)...

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Thursday Moscow will kickoff the World Cup in Russia where the host country looks to start off with the win. Photo credit:

El Paisano in Russia

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor June 13, 2018

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup is hours away from kicking off. Host nation Russia will battle Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s opening match in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday. This summer, El Paisano Online will be your guide throughout the duration of the event. Time Difference Usually...

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Is Mexico World Cup ready for Russia 2018?

A Gareth Bale-less Wales put Mexico to the test.
Aaron Martinez, Executive Editor May 28, 2018

Mexico’s National soccer team started their preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “El Tri” faced the Wales National soccer team at the Pasadena Rose Bowl where more than 80,000 fanatics congregated for the game. This was the first of three games that Mexico is using for preparation before...

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