Student Voice

Staying organized, one way or another

Staying organized, one way or another

By Rachel Desimone, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Now that the first two weeks of classes are complete, quizzes, papers, and exam due dates are making their way into the planners of students all around campus. The life of a college student can be stressful, no doubt about it, and developing a successful organizational system early on in the semester...

Moorpark College welcomes new international students

Moorpark College welcomes new international students

By Cole Carlson, News Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The International Student Program welcomed its fall 2017 class early this August, as part of an all day orientation that included guest speakers and help for students who were new to the United States. “In the start, I did struggle. It was really hard to integrate with the American way of life,”...

Students share their fall semester feels

Students share their fall semester feels

By Dallas Vorburger

August 16, 2017


Filed under On campus, Showcase, Student Life

As students begin classes for the fall semester, energies are high and parking lots are full. The campus is alive with conversations and the sound of shuffling feet, as Moorpark College students find their way to their first or second class of the day. Many students may be returning to continue their...

Counselor dedicates efforts to GPS program

Counselor dedicates efforts to GPS program

By Chantal Miller

May 11, 2017


Filed under Student Life

One of Moorpark’s newest counselors, Eddie Beltran, has entered our campus with over nine years of professional experience working with and helping students achieve their academic goals. Beltran has earned his Masters from California Lutheran University with Science in Counseling and Guidance. R...

Student pursues his music and athletic dreams to success

Student pursues his music and athletic dreams to success

By Ariana Haider

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Staying true to his own passions has proven effective for one Moorpark College athlete. Most people manage to do well either academically, artistically or athletically. This isn't the case for 21-year-old Kado Brown as he has managed to thrive in all three areas. "Don’t try to follow someone else’s...

International student finds opportunity despite facing loss

International student finds opportunity despite facing loss

By Eric Caldwell

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

When Yuki Muranaka started at Moorpark College in 2014, he had one goal in mind: to further his music career by being mentored by prestigious LA music producer Doug Sax. Unfortunately, a year into Muranka’s studies his mentor passed away and so did his dreams of working with American music ar...

“Create Something Great”-an artist’s inspiring story

“Create Something Great”-an artist’s inspiring story

By Dallas Vorburger

May 10, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Life can be chaotic and bring unexpected challenges for us to face and overcome. Often we find ourselves growing from experiences, like seeds sprouting out of ashes. For 25-year-old fine arts major Brittany Gould, the challenges presented to her were not small, yet were met with strength and grace. Brittany...

Mindfulness seminar offers tools and tips on finding peace and understanding

Mindfulness seminar offers tools and tips on finding peace and understanding

By Raelyn Rooney

May 8, 2017


Filed under Student Life

A seminar on mindfulness and social imagination was held during Multicultural Day. The seminar offered students advice on how to become self aware and more understanding of others. The seminar, "How to use Mindfulness Tools and Social Imagination to have Difficult Discussions," was led by sociology...

Moorpark College Jams and what goes into it

Moorpark College Jams and what goes into it

By Elana Marino

May 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Moorpark College students broadcast their voices and music choices through the airwaves on campus.KMCJ Moorpark College Jams, Moorpark College’s radio station, has carried out its second year of being on the air in the midst of a recent downfall for the arts. Budget cuts towards arts programs ...

Celebrating student transfers into a four-year institution with a social

Celebrating student transfers into a four-year institution with a social

By Chantal Miller

May 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

In the quad, on Thursday, May 4, the College and Career Transfer Center is hosting a transfer social for those who have been admitted into a four year university. To celebrate, there will be music and on-stage interviews provided by the FTVM department. In addition, there will also be a photo booth,...

MC 5th Annual Raider Pentathlon and Expo in Full Motion

MC 5th Annual Raider Pentathlon and Expo in Full Motion

By Devin Sanchez

May 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Moorpark College hosted its fifth annual Raider Pentathlon and Expo in the quad area on Wednesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Raider Pentathlon Expo is run by Moorpark's Flex Club, and the main part of the event consists of five workouts each lasting 60 seconds. The workouts were barrier...

Talented writers gathered at first MC Writer’s Festival

Talented writers gathered at first MC Writer’s Festival

By Mary Altshuller

April 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Writers and students of different levels and all ages gathered to share and learn the craft of writing fiction and poetry taught by a variety of instructor writers. After a light breakfast, the first-ever Writer's Festival was held at Moorpark College on Friday, April 21, an all-day event held in EATM L...