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Students open a chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts as enrollment in program begin to drop

Students open a chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts as enrollment in program begin to drop

By Natalie Hyman

May 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Moorpark College's Dance program is a community accepting of everyone, regardless of experience or background. The variety of classes offered cater to not only dance students but people generally interested in physical and mental wellness.The number of students enrolling in Moorpark’s dance cou...

The brotherhood of sport, on and off the court

The brotherhood of sport, on and off the court

By Danny Stipanovich

May 22, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As freshman setter Steven Weese kicks his foot back to reach his Adidas Harden Vol. 2 basketball shoes, he gives them one last wipe before he throws up the ball to serve and kick off the third set of a home matchup against the Long Beach City College Vikings.While he may wear Harden’s shoes an...

Moorpark College Characters: A national winning speaker with a passion for civil activism

Moorpark College Characters: A national winning speaker with a passion for civil activism

By Margot Rowe

May 21, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Avesita Helmandi, a Moorpark Colleges student, is driven by her passion to be a lawyer and a voice for the voiceless. She dedicates her time to the Moorpark College Forensics Team which spends each year competing in many speech and debate tournaments. This passion has led her to victory as a Califor...

Over 2,000 students graduate as Moorpark College’s Class of 2019

Over 2,000 students graduate as Moorpark College’s Class of 2019

By Brandon Zamora

May 20, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On the Moorpark College Quad, degree-eligible students celebrated their achievements amongst their peers during Moorpark College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Friday. Over 2,000 students were eligible to graduate this year. Over 500 students decided to participate in this year’s graduatio...

District moves forward with parking fee increase for fall semester

District moves forward with parking fee increase for fall semester

By Danitza Romero

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Ventura Country Community College students will see an increase in parking pass fees beginning in fall 2019. The new semester parking fee will increase by $4, totaling $58. While summer parking for 2020 will total $29.Currently, students are expected to pay for a pass valued at $54 for either fall or s...

History professor dedicates career to documenting the lives and accomplishments of America’s ethnic pioneers

History professor dedicates career to documenting the lives and accomplishments of America’s ethnic pioneers

By Ulises Koyoc

May 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

In America, the subject of race has been a controversial topic for decades. However, a Moorpark College history professor is challenging those controversies head-on. Not only is she bold enough to provoke a student’s perspective on race, but her scholarly research is aiding in the dismantling of...

Perseverance and Motivation: Why nothing can keep Calhoun off the court

Perseverance and Motivation: Why nothing can keep Calhoun off the court

By Robert Gonzales

May 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When Breanna Calhoun tore her anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, she thought she would never be able to play basketball again.“I was just crying [and] crying, it was just so emotional,” Calhoun said.Playing professional basketball seemed impossible now. A dream she had been chasing her whole life...

Get to know your ASMC leaders for the 2019-2020 academic year

Get to know your ASMC leaders for the 2019-2020 academic year

By Ashton Blatz

May 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As the academic year draws to a close, the ten newly-elected winners of the Associated Students of Moorpark College (ASMC) election tell us about themselves and their goals for the 2019-2020 academic term as members of the ASMC student board. Wyatt Endres: PresidentASMC's newly elected president is Wyatt ...

Moorpark College celebrates 52nd commencement ceremony on May 17

Moorpark College celebrates 52nd commencement ceremony on May 17

By Emily Ledesma

May 11, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As the end of the spring semester approaches, Moorpark College prepares to host a graduation ceremony for all its students that have persevered and completed their studies.The ceremony will be held Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. in the upper campus stage quad indicated by the black graduation cap on the ea...

Homeless students could park overnight on college campus if AB302 passes

Homeless students could park overnight on college campus if AB302 passes

By Cytlalli Salgado

May 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

California Assembly member Marc Berman introduced Assembly Bill AB302 which addresses the issue of homeless students on California Community College campuses. AB302 would allow homeless students with cars to park overnight on their respective college's parking lot. This could prove beneficial to Ve...

New policy changes for Moorpark College campus arise from De-Stress Fest

New policy changes for Moorpark College campus arise from De-Stress Fest

By Danitza Romero

May 9, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As finals week approaches and anxiety levels increase, Moorpark College is helping students find innovative ways to de-stress. However, there have been some changes to this semester’s De-Stress Fest from last year. Well, for one, no more therapy dogs. ASMC led event has brought attention to an...

Makerspace looks to adapt after the end of $250,000 grant

Makerspace looks to adapt after the end of $250,000 grant

By Danny Stipanovich

May 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As the spring semester comes to an end, so will the grant sustaining Moorpark College's Makerspace. This grant has funded the Makerspace for the last two years.Moorpark College was one of 24 colleges awarded the CCC Maker Initiative grant to create and operate a Makerspace on campus. The grant provided $250,000 each academic school y...