Student Voice

Holiday Angels toy drive begins a season of giving

Holiday Angels toy drive begins a season of giving

By Nicole Szczepanek

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

A tree decorated with angels sits in the center of room SSA-107A. Each is adorned with the names of children who are relying on the generosity of faculty and staff to provide what may be their only holiday gift. State programs CARE and CalWORKs are holding their annual Holiday Angels toy ...

Eleven veterans received honorable mention at Raiders football game

Eleven veterans received honorable mention at Raiders football game

By Mary Altshuller

November 18, 2017


Filed under News

A special ceremony honoring the veteran students of Moorpark College was held during half-time at the Raiders football game Saturday, Nov. 11. It was a great culmination to end Veterans Week at Moorpark College where a lot of different activities took place both in the Veterans Resource Center and a...

Teaching Zoo gets festive with decorations and holiday-themed music

Teaching Zoo gets festive with decorations and holiday-themed music

By Mary Altshuller

November 18, 2017


Filed under News

Cold scenes, pretty lights, snow and hot chocolate will greet visitors at this year’s Arctic Lights event at America’s Teaching Zoo. It’s a chance for kids to play in the snow in Southern California as well as play games and create crafts. Festive holiday decorations will greet vis...

Obstacles are just opportunities in disguise to new Moorpark College Vice President

Obstacles are just opportunities in disguise to new Moorpark College Vice President

By Chuck Champion

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Ever since immigrating to America from Nigeria 30 years ago, Dr. Julius Sokenu, vice president of Academic Affairs at Moorpark College, hasn’t been unmindful to the biases in America. As a black, gay, single father, he steadfastly refuses to be stereotyped and has used these experiences to drive hi...

Social justice event raises awareness for Sikhism, promotes kindness

Social justice event raises awareness for Sikhism, promotes kindness

By Martin Bilbao

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students should promote social justice and live a life of kindness, according to guest lecturer Dr. Kuldeep Singh who spoke at the Forum on Nov. 8.The event was organized by English professor Jessica Hasson in the Forum. She expressed a desire to spread kindness among students.“In higher education...

Writing Center lets students write to veterans

Writing Center lets students write to veterans

By Ash Dondeti

November 13, 2017


Filed under News

The Writing Center hosted a letter writing event where students and faculty could create and send letters to veterans overseas on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The event was a part of Veterans week, where students could engage in activities to honor and commemorate our veterans. “The Writing Center does...

Retired History professor left lasting legacy on campus

Retired History professor left lasting legacy on campus

By Nicole Szczepanek

November 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

From creating the first Multicultural Day to a wedding proposal in the president's office, former History Professor Ranford Hopkins will keep Moorpark College in his thoughts and memories as he transitions into retirement.After 28 years of teaching, the impact of Hopkins' tenure will remain with stud...

Veterans celebrate Marines 242nd birthday

Veterans celebrate Marines 242nd birthday

By Ryder Mcconville

November 12, 2017


Filed under News

Veterans celebrated the Marine Corps 242nd birthday in the Veterans Resource Center. The Veterans Resource Center is a place on campus that helps veterans with tutoring, personal problems and serves as a hangout. Six-year Air Force veteran Armen Mansouri gave advice to the veterans of Moorpark College. “Stay...

‘Angels, Demons and Monsters’ take over student art gallery

‘Angels, Demons and Monsters’ take over student art gallery

By Danny Corrigan

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

Students recently got to showcase their art pieces in an exhibit based around the theme of "Angels, Demons and Monsters." The pieces dealt with broad themes related to Halloween and the supernatural."Its really cool to see how under one common theme of 'Angels, Demons and Monsters' people can create al...

Veterans Week kicks off with patriotic display

Veterans Week kicks off with patriotic display

By Cole Carlson

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Veterans Resource center began its Veterans Week celebration Monday, Nov. 6, commencing a week dedicated to U.S. veterans that will last until Saturday, Nov. 11. "We started off with this display, and people that have been coming up, I'm trying to inform them," said George Huazo, an assistant at the Ve...

New club commemorates Day of the Dead, promotes activism.

New club commemorates Day of the Dead, promotes activism.

By Martin Bilbao

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

An enthusiastic student with a megaphone called on passersby to buy some pan de muertos, as Mexican music mingled with the aroma of champurado. It was the day before Dia de Los Muertos, but a new club on campus was already celebrating on Raider Walk. La Raza club raised money for Puerto Rico hurricane...

America’s Teaching Zoo hosts annual trick-or-treating event

America’s Teaching Zoo hosts annual trick-or-treating event

By Mary Altshuller

November 1, 2017


Filed under News

Trick-or-treaters attended Moorpark College’s Boo at the Zoo for a different kind of Halloween experience on Oct. 28 and 29. Attendees walked around and looked at the decorations, played games, participated in a costume parade and learned about scary animals. Children at the event could come...