Student Voice

An Underdog’s Journey: Recapping the Start of the Men’s Volleyball Season

An Underdog’s Journey: Recapping the Start of the Men’s Volleyball Season

By Krista Abrahamsen

February 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Despite playing only six teams so far, this season has been a roller-coaster of triumphs and tribulations. After losing their first two matches, the Raiders showed that they were a force to be reckoned with when they swept Grossmont 3-0 on Feb. 8. During this victory, sophomore Zackery Erickson had a tea...

Moorpark College Splits Double-Header vs. Ventura College

Moorpark College Splits Double-Header vs. Ventura College

By Dante Difronzo

February 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last Saturday was the second to last home game for Moorpark College basketball as they concluded with a double-header that finished in one victory and one defeat versus their cross-town rival, Ventura College. The men’s basketball game ended in some controversy as the clock ticked down to zero....

The Raiders Lose vs. Rival Oxnard

The Raiders Lose vs. Rival Oxnard

February 11, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The clock struck 1 p.m. and it was time for the Moorpark Raider basketball double header with the mens team playing first, followed by the women's at 3 p.m. Both teams lost their last game vs. Cuesta College and were looking to bounce back against one of their rivals, Oxnard College.   The...

Super Bowl LI Preview

Super Bowl LI Preview

By Mano Baghjajian

February 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Super Bowl. The most watched television event of the year is just around the corner, and this year’s game is shaping up to be a potential classic. This time the Super Bowl comes from Houston and will take place in NRG Stadium. Two great teams are going at it for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The upstart...

Moorpark Basketball in Action at Home

Moorpark Basketball in Action at Home

By Dante Difronzo

February 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last Saturday, Moorpark College basketball hosted Cuesta College in a tough Western State Conference game. Both the men and lady Raiders were in action. The men's team played at 1 p.m. and the women's team played at 3 p.m. The Moorpark women's basketball team took on Cuesta College at home and brought...

D’Angelo Russell Helps Lakers Snap Losing Streak Against Denver Nuggets

D’Angelo Russell Helps Lakers Snap Losing Streak Against Denver Nuggets

By Krista Abrahamsen

February 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

All eyes were on D'Angelo Russell Tuesday night as the starting point guard returned to the court to face the Nuggets. He had missed the past three games due to a MCL strain. The Lakers were hungry for a win. Russell's presence proved to be just what the Lakers needed. The game was off to a promising...

Raiders Win First Conference Game of the Year

Raiders Win First Conference Game of the Year

By James Schaap

January 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

After an agonizingly close defeat in their first Conference game of the year to Oxnard last Saturday, the Raiders defeated Allan Hancock College in an enthralling 101-88 game on Wednesday night, Jan. 18. It was Forward, Elijah Holts, who claimed the first point with an early free throw, three minutes...

Raider Wrestling Returns

By Scott Geirman

January 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a near decade absence, the Wrestling program will make its return to Moorpark College beginning in the 2017 season. The largely successful sport was suspended in 2008 after budget cuts forced the program to close its doors. The news went public on December 6 in a press release issued by the c...

The power of Hightower

The power of Hightower

By Nathan Espinosa

December 4, 2016


Filed under On campus, Showcase, Sports

It was Homecoming night for the Moorpark Raiders football team and they were hosting the much favored Bakersfield Renegades. The Moorpark squad stood in two single file lines, resembling a military platoon in formation the battlefield. The 76 men that comprise the team are led onto the field by defensive-back...

The race for MVP: NBA edition.

The race for MVP: NBA edition.

By Misha Goetze

November 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Most Valuable Player Award is the most coveted singular player award given at the end of the NBA season and while it is often awarded to the best player on the top ranking team, in certain instances it is given to the most valuable player across the season regardless of their team's finishing ra...

The race for MVP: NFL edition

The race for MVP: NFL edition

By Mathew Miranda

November 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The race for this year's NFL's MVP award is a crowded group. As always there are quarterbacks that usually carry the load of the candidacy, but in 2016 there's more variation attempting to crash the party. From a rookie running back to an aging veteran still playing at a highest level, the most valu...

Back to Back WSC North Champs

Back to Back WSC North Champs

By Mathew Miranda

November 13, 2016


Filed under On campus, Showcase, Sports, Women's Soccer

The Moorpark Raiders Women's Soccer team locked up a second consecutive Western State Conference title by defeating the Ventura Pirates 2-0.Moorpark needs to either win or tie in their regular season finale against Santa Barbara on Friday to take sole possession of the championship. However, a Raider loss...