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America’s teaching zoo jump starts the holiday season with a weekend of exotic animals and snow

America’s teaching zoo jump starts the holiday season with a weekend of exotic animals and snow

By Tessa Sever

December 7, 2018


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As the wind blew atop the hill at the Moorpark College zoo, kids scattered around from animal to animal, face painting, crafts, bubbles — and to snow.This was the scene from this past weekend at Snow Days at Moorpark College zoo, an annual event put on by the Exotic Animal Training and Managemen...

Student government stages walkout calling for student safety

Student government stages walkout calling for student safety

By Shariliz Poveda

December 6, 2018


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The student government organized a walk out in response to the Borderline shooting.Associated Students of Moorpark College (A.S.M.C.) called for elected representatives "to take action to stop senseless shootings," and prioritize student safety. Held on Nov. 28, the protest was dubbed, “Priority #1." A.S....

Moorpark College offers residents in recovery and those still struggling a safe place to gather

Moorpark College offers residents in recovery and those still struggling a safe place to gather

By Shannon Holst

December 5, 2018


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For the last ten years, Moorpark College has opened their doors to Alcoholics Anonymous, giving those in recovery and others still struggling with addiction a safe place to gather.Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-step, international nonprofit organization that focuses on helping those struggling with addic...

Snow Days at Moorpark’s zoo this holiday season

Snow Days at Moorpark’s zoo this holiday season

By Karina Peterson

November 25, 2018


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Moorpark Zoo is bringing a snow-filled winter wonderland back to Ventura County, the first weekend of December, with Snow Days at the zoo. Families attending the event will find the zoo decorated for the holiday season, in lights and sparkles. Not to mention the chance for children to play in real s...

Noel Sparks’ influence continues to ripple throughout Moorpark College

Noel Sparks’ influence continues to ripple throughout Moorpark College

By Ulises Koyoc

November 21, 2018


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Moorpark College's Choir lent their voices during a memorial honoring Noel Sparks. The faces of Sparks' peers told a story of heartache, as students gathered to remember the passionate artist and chorister.At 12:30 p.m., a line of students and staff made their way into the courtyard of the Applied A...

Shopping small helps stimulate local economies and creates thriving communities

Shopping small helps stimulate local economies and creates thriving communities

By Shannon Holst

November 21, 2018


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As the season of giving quickly approaches, you're more than likely to think about gifts for the loved ones in your life. While it may be tempting to head to the closest big brand retailer, American Express wants to encourage you to instead "shop small".Small Business Saturday always falls on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. The event was created in 2010 as a way ...

Great ways to help in Ventura County

Great ways to help in Ventura County

By Shariliz Poveda

November 14, 2018


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As firemen and first responders are fighting to contain multiple fires raging in Northern and Southern California, residents are looking for ways to give back and support their neighbors.While people feel that donating food and other material goods are the best way to provide support, a majority of the fa...

Firefighters quickly respond and contain the Peak Fire in Simi Valley

Firefighters quickly respond and contain the Peak Fire in Simi Valley

By Robert Gonzales

November 12, 2018


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A wildfire that had started in Simi Valley on Monday morning was quickly contained due to the quick response of firefighters.Dubbed the Peak Fire, the wildfire broke out in the Corriganville area at around 10 a.m., and stretched across the hillside bordering the 118 Freeway by Rocky Peak. This caused cl...

Moorpark College honors our veterans and provides support all year round

Moorpark College honors our veterans and provides support all year round

By Shannon Holst

November 11, 2018


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Each year on Nov. 11, America honors the 19.6 million men and women that have served our nation.But Moorpark College supports its veterans all year round. Currently, there are around 312 veterans and military dependents utilizing various resources on campus. But many of our military students may not be...

While evacuation orders are lifted for parts of Ventura County, Santa Ana winds begin to pick back up

While evacuation orders are lifted for parts of Ventura County, Santa Ana winds begin to pick back up

By Karina Peterson and Shannon Holst

November 9, 2018


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Some Ventura County residents let out a sigh of relief this Saturday evening as evacuation orders were lifted in some areas and firefighters were able to further contain the Hill Fire.Two people were found dead and thousands more have been forced to flee, as two fast-moving fires continue to ravage So...

In the wake of the tragic Borderline shooting, Moorpark College is left to process the attack on their community

In the wake of the tragic Borderline shooting, Moorpark College is left to process the attack on their community

By Michelle De Leon

November 9, 2018


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Just moments after shots broke out at Borderline Bar & Grill, a country nightclub frequented by college students, in Thousand Oaks on Wed. night, Nov. 7, family members and friends began to receive notifications, alerting them of the tragedy that was taking place no more than 20 minutes away. “A...

12 killed by gunfire at bar filled with college students in Thousand Oaks

12 killed by gunfire at bar filled with college students in Thousand Oaks

By Mano Baghjajian

November 8, 2018


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A man armed with a handgun opened fire at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday night, killing 12 people, with 23 others being treated for injuries. "Some of my friends were there for college night," said 18-year-old psychology student and Director of Campus Events fo...