Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Drawing of a frustrated high school student trying to take a math test.

Editorial: Are Schools Doing their Jobs Post Pandemic?

Jasmine Soria, Print Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2021

After more than a year of distance learning, schools K-12 are fully reopening, and students are more frustrated than ever. The cause of this; the American school system, 8 hours a day, 6 classes, 7 days a week. As of March 2020, most schools transitioned to virtual learning, a new and difficult concept...

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A junk drawer full of wires.

EU Makes Proposal to Make USB-C Mandatory On All Electronics

Christopher “Luci” Elias September 30, 2021

The Proposal The European Commission has made a proposal in attempts to reduce electronic waste in Europe. The proposal being to eliminate all other cable types aside from USB-C to make a “universal” cable for all electronics. This not only includes phones but as well as: cameras, tablets, headphones,...

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Since the beginning of September, the number of new COVID 19 cases have been decreasing in California.

California has Lowest COVID 19 Case Rate

John Rodriguez September 30, 2021

It has been almost two years since the start of COVID 19, and yet it won’t be gone anytime soon. However for California, one of the country’s most populated states officially has the lowest COVID 19 cases in the US. The CDC has provided information about the latest data on the state’s COVID 19...

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Isabella Ayala #4 is freshman at Rio Hondo and her position is Utility/ Attacker.

Meet Rio Hondo Women’s Water Polo 2021 Team

Molly McCormick, Sports Editor September 29, 2021

  I had the pleasure of meeting Coach Lim and the rest of the Women’s Water Polo team. They are a hard-working and determined team with one common goal. For such a young team they are very passionate about their sport.  Coach Todd Lim As I spoke with Coach Todd Lim, you could see the love...

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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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Ben Simmons driving down the lane for the dunk on Jarrett Allen

What’s Next for Ben Simmons

Justin Gomez September 29, 2021

As of  right now the future of Ben Simmons is still unclear. This is due to the fact that he has yet to be traded. Simmons has not gotten the results he has wanted in the past couple years. Something he has accomplished is the Rookie of the Year award in 2018. Even though he was drafted in 2017 since...

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A street sign in California where Governor Newsoms new laws are taking place.

California Banishes the Word “Alien” From its Laws

Cassidy Anderson September 28, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed bill AB 1096 which banishes the word “Alien” from all sections of the California state code. Gov. Newsom believes this is a positive move forward, as he believes the previous wording is “an offensive term for a human being.”  California...

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Clash of the Money Giants

Clash of the Money Giants

Carlos Jimenez, Reporter September 28, 2021

PSG Signings     With Lionel Messi being the new addition to the squad we can potentially see the best front 3 on top. In today futbol we have many superstars but PSG have gone out of their way in signing tier players. This Summer window was a huge success in securing big names in search of silverware...

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Apex Legends implements a seasons system, where each season brings big updates that can impact the metagame. This constantly evolving format also brings special events like season eights War Games event.

Live Services : The Future of Video Games

Brandon Ramirez, Opinion Co-Editor September 28, 2021

What and Where Within the last decade, the face of the games industry has changed and shifted in a multitude of ways. The current state of the industry is inundated with forms of interaction, monetization, and play that were either entirely unavailable a decade ago, or at least not as widely used. A...

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Protagonist Kena must meditate in the forest to prepare for her next fight with evil spirits. Meditating is crucial to improving Kenas health.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review

Ryan Leon, Online Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2021

Developed by Ember Lab, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a new action/adventure video game. It is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC (personal computer). In this adventure, you play as Kena, a young female lead who is referred to as a spirit guide. The Beauty of Kena Visually, the game...

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The white button mushroom is accesible for everyone. As pictured above the mushroom can be found in the backyard and the market. This is another reason why the white button mushroom is used during these trials.

White button mushroom tablets used to slow the advancement in prostate cancer

Yasmine Poot , Podcast Editor September 24, 2021

There are over 14,000 known species of mushrooms, many still unknown. Mushrooms hold a valuable place in our environment. These species hold a key to our future. However, can they do the same in modern medicine?  City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center that houses the Beckman Research institute...

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MGK and Slipknot feud, Lil Peep and xxxtentacion being sued

Music Review: MGK vs Slipknot, Deceased Artists sued

Gilbert Lazo September 23, 2021

MGK vs Slipknot Rapper and rockstar Machine Gun Kelly looks to be getting into a feud with a band. It seems that front man for heavy metal band Slipknot Cory Tayler had a few things to say. “I (hate) the artists who failed in one genre and decide to go rock and I think he knows who he is, but that...

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