June 2015

MVC Spanish I

Lorena Guitierrez-Cortes

Moreno Valley College’s spring semester 2015 is coming to a close.

For teacher and students in Spanish I, it has been a fifteen week process of getting to know one another and learning the basics of a new language.

With a variety of students with different skill levels in Spanish, it has been a challenge for teacher and students alike.

MVC Spanish I

Book, Movie, or Both?: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Nearly everyone at one point has walked out after the end of a movie and heard the phrase: “That was ok, but the book was better,” the air positively rank with that lofty and all too common, snobbishly educated opinion.

Or perhaps if it was in fact we who spoke those words, then we were obviously correct and the book was indeed better, right?


High School Graduation is a widely celebrated event across all of America, from California to New York and from North Dakota to Florida.

After attending Rancho Verde High School’s graduation, I began to wonder though, is graduation really as big of a deal as it is made out to be?


Furious 7 Review

Furious 7 is the seventh installment in one of Hollywood’s largest grossing action film franchise, as well as, being the last film of the much admired actor, Paul

Furious 7 Poster

The Major Dilemma

If it was 1950 one would expect to begin working for a company at an entry level position and slowly climb his or her way up the corporate ladder; from the broom closet near the bathroom in the basement to the corner office overlooking the city from the seventy-sixth floor.

But it’s not 1950, it’s 2015, and the job landscape has shifted.

The Secret Behind the Sticker Price of College Tuition

Everyone has seen the numbers; the cost of going to college is steep and seems to grow steeper every year.

But is that necessarily true?

The high price of attending college appears to be an unavoidable fact of life, but there are two words that turn this whole convention on its head: net price.


Valentino's: Bar and Pizzeria

Valentino’s is located on the corner of Roman Expressway and Webster Avenue, next to the Chevron by the 215 highway. 

The restaurant has good food, beer, a pool table, and some arcade games.

Just There

Bay on a Budget

As the school semester comes to a close many students find themselves with free time and longing for adventure in cities outside the postal code.

But often airfare and accommodations can be expensive and out of reach.


For the Love of Teaching: An Adjunct's Cause

Imagine juggling a day of work that includes a commute from city to city within the Inland Empire, trying to find the time to grade dozens of papers, while furthering your education while already having a master's degree; to only be earning somewhere between $20,000 to $25,000 per year, about a quarter of what a full-time professor makes.

Ms. White, adjunct faculty in communication

Author Peter Matthews Talks Dollar Democracy

On April 28, 2015, author of the book Dollar Democracy, Peter Matthews held a question and answer forum at the University of California in Riverside.

The event was held by the 28ers, a group of local activists working to take big money out of politics.

The ideologies behind the 28ers and Peter Matthew's book Dollar Democracy, coincide perfectly.

Dollar Democracy

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