Student Voice

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

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...

A veteran’s return to life as a student

A veteran’s return to life as a student

By Ashton Blatz

May 7, 2019

Moorpark College has many student veterans on campus, but former sailor Ryan Spires shares her views on transitioning from military to academic and civilian life. It was her stepdad who had spent 25 years in the navy that inspired Spires to follow in his footsteps.Before enlisting in the military, Spires li...

Newest club on campus open to all students with an interest in poetry

Newest club on campus open to all students with an interest in poetry

By Emily Ledesma

May 6, 2019

Moorpark College has over 45 student organizations on campus and one of the newest additions is the Live Poet Society.The Live Poet Society is a club "open to all those interested in examining, writing, or performing poetry" according to their description on the Moorpark College website.The Live Poet Society w...

‘Voices Matter’: Multicultural Day gives us a look in on the life of a student athlete

‘Voices Matter’: Multicultural Day gives us a look in on the life of a student athlete

By Phoebe Jackels

April 15, 2019

Moorpark College has won awards for their academic success over the years. The student athlete community on campus largely represents that success. Not only do athletes at Moorpark College have some of the highest GPAs on campus, but they maximize all the resources given to them. Captain Council Presid...

Moorpark College’s Fitness Specialist Internship seeks to expand gym access

Moorpark College’s Fitness Specialist Internship seeks to expand gym access

By Danitza Romero

April 15, 2019

Moorpark College’s “Fitness Specialist Internship” offers free personal training to faculty and staff as a hands-on experience for the kinesiology students, but it has triggered a new motion for Associated Students of Moorpark College (ASMC) to consider gym accessibility to all students. J...

‘Voices Matter’: Race Matters

‘Voices Matter’: Race Matters

By Brandon Zamora

April 11, 2019

Speakers discussed many different topics surrounding race and ethnicity as part of this year's "Voices Matter" Multicultural Day at Moorpark College.Professor Ranford Hopkins led the dialogue at the "Race Matters" event. The main idea behind this event was meant for students to participate in a healthy discussion about racial matters.

‘Voices Matter’: self-portraits from local artist and MC students

‘Voices Matter’: self-portraits from local artist and MC students

By Arianna Arias

April 11, 2019

For Multicultural Day, the Art Department held an exhibition in the Administration building that featured a collaboration between artist Kristine Schomaker and Professor Erika Lizée’s Gallery Practices class.Through a series of self-portraits, Schomaker’s autobiographical artwork entitled "Plus," focused on the body image, gender identity, and the pressures society forces on women's physical beauty over character and intelligence.

‘Voices Matter’: Powerful life stories of caretakers bring students to tears during Multicultural Day

‘Voices Matter’: Powerful life stories of caretakers bring students to tears during Multicultural Day

By Ulises Koyoc

April 11, 2019

Caretakers are responsible for helping millions of families care for their sick, disabled, and elderly loved ones, helping them with day-to-day tasks. Two passionate caretakers shared their experience with the students at Moorpark College, bringing some to tears.This year’s Multicultural Day, with the theme of "Voices Matter,” brought both Gale Taylor and Kathleen McCall to share their stories. Taylor and McCall spoke about their lives as former caretakers and the effect it has had on them.

‘Voices Matter’: See what can’t be seen

‘Voices Matter’: See what can’t be seen

By Cytlalli Salgado

April 11, 2019

Matthew Spinneberg educated attendees on challenges the print impaired community faces on a daily basis in his "See What Can’t Be Seen" presentation for Moorpark College's Multicultural Day.

‘Voices Matter’: Transgender presentation garners a strong reaction from members of the Moorpark community

‘Voices Matter’: Transgender presentation  garners a strong reaction from members of the Moorpark community

By Natalie Hyman

April 10, 2019

Many misconceptions exist about the transgender community, and Jude Goodman, a Moorpark College art student and member of the transgender community, works to reverse these misconceptions through their Multicultural Day presentation, “Transgender 101”.Though the presentation concerned itself mostly with general information about the transgender community, it served as a crash-course intended to teach ill-informed or uneducated people about sensitive issues.

‘Voices Matter’: Students give us their take on their own culture and what Multicultural Day means to them

‘Voices Matter’: Students give us their take on their own culture and what Multicultural Day means to them

By Student Voice staff

April 10, 2019

Multicultural Day, an annual festival designed to showcase diverse stories and experiences from a wide range of cultures, took over the Moorpark College campus Tuesday.Many instructors also use this as an opportunity for an "alternate day of instruction" to highlight lessons that are best learned from those with different experiences.