Student Voice

AS to host Valentine’s Day movie night Feb. 15

Kevin Bell

February 14, 2018


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Associated Students are putting on a Valentine’s Day movie night Feb. 15. The 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. event in the upper quad will feature lawn games, free photos in a professional photo booth and wrap up with a screening of La La Land as well as free pizza with a Moorpark College ID. “ID ca...

More free food will be available to students this semester

More free food will be available to students this semester

Martin Bilbao

February 11, 2018


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Students who struggle for enough money for food can find more free groceries this semester.The district board approved the allocation of $24,242 to Moorpark College to address food insecurities on campus. Dean Howard Davis is now planning the distribution of these funds across campus programs.“Food insecurity is su...

Financial aid help offered at Cash for College Workshop Feb. 10

Stephanie Lamore

February 9, 2018


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Financial aid deadlines are approaching and the Moorpark Financial Aid Office is here to make the application process easier for students and parents. On Saturday, Feb. 10, one of the two yearly free Cash for College workshops will be offered across the Ventura County Community College District, with...

Students can apply for scholarships by March 5

Students can apply for scholarships by March 5

Dennise Cardenas

February 8, 2018


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Students can apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships by March 5.The process of signing up for scholarships can be a bit intimidating, but it’s very easy once a student gets going, scholarship technician Maria Perez-Medeiros said. “I encourage students to come in and I’ll walk ...

Students can receive academic credit for internships if they apply by Feb. 20

Students can receive academic credit for internships if they apply by Feb. 20

Stephanie Lamore

February 8, 2018


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Students can request to receive academic credit for their spring internships as long as they submit an application to the Career Transfer Center by Feb. 20. With opportunities ranging from ‘Marine Officer Candidate’ to ‘Wordpress Website Designer,’ Moorpark College’s list of availab...

Students can study abroad in Japan over the summer

Students can study abroad in Japan over the summer

Martin Bilbao

February 8, 2018


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Students can travel to Japan during the summer with a new study-abroad opportunity led by an art history professor on campus.Professor Lydia Etman is taking her Asian Art History class to Japan. This three unit class runs during a 4-week summer session and will culminate in a study abroad trip.“You can only gain fr...

Zoo celebrates Ira’s fourth birthday

Zoo celebrates Ira’s fourth birthday

Kaylee Cornwall

February 7, 2018


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America's teaching zoo celebrated its lion's fourth birthday on Feb. 3 Children, students, staff and more gathered with everything needed for a great festivity, including a traditional cake for the kids and a blood-flavored cake for the 400-pound cat. “We got him as a cub over three yea...

MC employees recognized for January and February

MC employees recognized for January and February

Martin Bilbao

January 24, 2018


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Eight employees were honored for their contributions to the college on Thursday, Jan. 19.President Luis Sanchez led a brief awards ceremony in the president's conference room. Faculty and staff gathered to hear Sanchez's remarks on each recipient and enjoy free food.“This is a very small way i...

Students start classes with easier parking

Students start classes with easier parking

Martin Bilbao

January 11, 2018


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Many students have found parking with greater ease for the spring semester.For Ashley Lashbrook, 21, Biology major, parking Tuesday morning was comparable to previous semesters but still manageable. "I got here at 9 a.m. and that was a little difficult because everyone is here but it wasn't too bad,"...

Moorpark College resumes classes as fires continue in the region

Moorpark College resumes classes as fires continue in the region

Martin Bilbao

December 7, 2017


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Moorpark College resumed classes Thursday Dec. 7 as fires still raged in the region. Vice President of Academic Affairs Julius Sokenu encouraged faculty to adapt to the sudden closure and support students. "The administration and faculty leadership have encouraged faculty to be flexible... as possible in c...

Chancellor forum highlights concerns over funding for tuition-free college, union negotiations

Chancellor forum highlights concerns over funding for tuition-free college, union negotiations

Martin Bilbao

December 7, 2017


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The chancellor expressed concerns over funding for legislation that would offer tuition free community college for first-year students, during a campus forum on Dec. 4. Chancellor Greg Gillespie is concerned that Assembly Bill 19, the Community College Promise bill, will be funded out of an already...

Over 35 schools compete at weekend forensics championship

Over 35 schools compete at weekend forensics championship

Nicole Szczepanek

December 7, 2017


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Community colleges and universities across the Pacific Southwest traveled to Moorpark College last weekend to compete in the Forensics Fall Championships. From Friday, Dec. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 3, a total of 37 speech and debate teams occupied Raider territory to compete in the final tournament of the fa...