Student Voice

California Community College Forensics Association’s State Championships

By Radu Puchiu, Staff writer

March 27, 2014


Filed under Student Life

The Moorpark College speech and debate team competed in a state wide forensics tournament on March 12-16 with great results. Moorpark won first place overall at the California Community College Forensics Association's State Championships tournament hosted by Solano Community College and brought home...

Sharon Manakas is health’s fearless leader

By Saffana Hijaz, Staff writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Student Life

For a woman who is consistently driving to keep the student’s health first and foremost in check, it is no wonder that she has been the head of all things health-related at Moorpark College for the past 22 years. Sharon Manakas, Coordinator of the Student Health Center at Moorpark College, recentl...

The Learning Center

The Learning Center

By Neville Madan, Staff Writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

It is another semester at Moorpark College, and most students are either working part-time or full-time. Many students here on campus are trying their best, but for some reason they have not been able to achieve the results that they have hoped for on either exams or quizzes. But there is hope for...

As Mexican as Food Can Get

As Mexican as Food Can Get

By Radu Puchiu, Staff Writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

On the intersection of Los Angeles Avenue and Park Lane in Moorpark rests Don Cuco, a famous Mexican food restaurant in the area. The tall, modern building and large, almost obnoxious sign, grabs onlookers' attention. The epic proportions of Don Cuco's infrastructure casts a shadow over the immediate...

Earn higher grades and lower stress with meditation

By Jenny Seltzer, Staff writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

The daily pressures of sustaining one's performance in classes, maintaining a positive rapport at work, and nurturing a viable social life is a mutual burden that Moorpark College students are all too familiar with. Although achievable, there is a struggle in balancing these tasks which eventually...

Speech Competition at MC

By Radu Puchiu, Staff writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

The Moorpark College speech and debate team hosted the Forensics Spring Championships this past weekend on the Moorpark campus. The best speakers from 35 different schools gathered in Fountain Hall for the beginning of the Pacific Southern California Forensics Association Liesel Reinhart spring championships,...

Fun and learning with Discovery Day

Fun and learning with Discovery Day

By Steven Suarez, Student Life Writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

A few hundred children will soon be running around Moorpark College’s Child Development Center for Discovery Day, a day of interactive fun and play. The event is run by teachers and students from the Child Development Center will be running the various activities along with volunteers from various...

Struggling with a heavy appetite and a light wallet? Take advantage of local restaurants

Struggling with a heavy appetite and a light wallet? Take advantage of local restaurants

By Jenny Seltzer, Staff writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Located in a pocket of the Moorpark College Campus Center, a cafeteria inundated with vending machines seems like the only viable lunch option for students on a budget. However, those willing to escape campus for a quick bite can find refuge in local eateries offering student discounts. As the cafeteria...

MC event explored virtual world of real relationships

By Steven Suarez, Staff writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Since the dawn of the internet, online interactions have become increasingly popular. Professor Daniel Vieira shows off this virtual meeting place and the relationships it creates in his lecture "Fun and Romance in Virtual Worlds: Creation of Primary Relationship" A tertiary group is a group in...

Keep calm and meditate

By Jenny Seltzer, Staff writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Students caught up in the commotion of academic and personal stresses are invited to take a breather with the Mindfulness Meditation Group. Leader of the meditation group Tahney Gaige, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychology at the Moorpark College Student Health Center, teaches relaxation techniques centered...

Spectrum goes to Stockton

Spectrum goes to Stockton

By Radu Puchiu, Staff writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

The DeRosa University center ballroom gets engulfed in laughter and indistinct chattering as hundreds of students file into it. These students, though seemingly happy, are united by a history of pain and violence. As a community, they have been bullied, isolated, harassed and belittled both by society...

Speech competition hits Moorpark College

By Radu Puchiu, Staff writer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Student Life

The Moorpark College speech and debate team hosted over 400 students in a nationally attended competition on Feb 21-23. This is not the first time Moorpark has hosted this competition, the Spring Championships travel to the college every few years and always brings along a tremendous crowd. Through...