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‘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


Filed under Student Life

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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.

Chick-fil-A traditional grand opening sparks passions within the community

Chick-fil-A traditional grand opening sparks passions within the community

By Danitza Romero

February 23, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The first Chick-fil-A to open in Simi Valley gave locals a taste of the traditional Chick-fil-A grand opening experience, drawing a range of character from the community.The Atlanta-based restaurant has been hosting overnight campouts since 2003 and Josh Alexander, the local franchise owner, wanted to...

The Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks invites local students to enjoy National Geographic speakers for a discounted rate

The Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks invites local students to enjoy National Geographic speakers for a discounted rate

By Conrad De Santiago

February 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

National Geographic will be hosting two different themed live events at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks on Friday, Feb. 22 and Friday, March 15. These events will include two keynote speakers on different days, speaking about their subject of expertise. Dr. Kara Cooney, an egyptology professor at UCL...

Students applying to transfer can still fumble their chances, even after application deadlines

Students applying to transfer can still fumble their chances, even after application deadlines

By Cytlalli Salgado

February 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Before students can graduate and transfer in the fall, there are still important milestones that need to be achieved before officially moving on to a CSU, UC, or private university.The Transfer Center Coordinator and Counselor, Giselle Ramirez, advises students to stay in touch with their counselor and re...