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‘March to May Day’

Vol. XCIII, No. 12

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Lead vocalist, Peter Mattis along with other Christian musicians from throughout Southern California lead a crowd of college students in worship for a stop of the March to Mayday Tour, at California Baptist University on April 17.

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Job fair ushers opportunity MARANDA SHAIN ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

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Females on campus sight fondler A man was seen indecently exposing himself in Riverside on three different occasions April 21, one of them at Riverside City College. In a press release by Jim Miyashiro, the Riverside Community College District police chief, the suspect is described to be thin, Hispanic, in his mid 20s to early 30s, 6 feet tall with black hair. He was last seen wearing a black and gray shirt, with black pants. The suspect was first seen April 21 in the south parking lot of Bannockburn Village at UC Riverside. According to Miyashiro he pulled up to a female in a large black vehicle and asked for directions. The victim noticed the man was exposing himself. She then walked away to report the incident. Later that morning the suspect was seen again at the RCC handball courts. The unknown male asked a female for directions to UCR, she then noticed he was fondling himself. The suspect was then seen driving northbound on Magnolia. The third incident occurred Monday evening in Lot D at RCC. According to a second press release by Miyashiro, a suspect at that time was described as a Hispanic male with dark shoulder length hair, and a stocky build. He parked his green Nissan Titan truck next to a female victim, where she had seen him fondling his exposed penis. Anyone with additional information regarding these incidents is asked to contact RCCD police at 951-222-8171.

Green Day rock star speaks to students A presentation was held April 23 in the Digital Library Auditorium with long time admittance counselor Garth Shultz, who toured with Green Day as a horn player. The lecture was part of a discovery series sponsored by Riverside City College’s Glen Hunt center. The lecture illuminated his moving past as a Marine Corps veteran, student and musician. Garth Shultz has been part of the RCC community for the past 16 years and believes serving students through academic counseling is integral to student success. He also believes it is a key to helping students pursue their dreams while molding future leaders who will strengthen the community.

It was a beautifully warm afternoon on April 25 full of sunshine and opportunity. The Quad was sprinkled with easy up canopies and decorated tables topped with colorful pamphlets and job applications. The turnout was impressive; most vendors had little trouble finding eager job hunters to talk to. The Career and Technical Office helped put on the event in the Quad. The people of the office greeted people as they arrived with gift bags that contained a student handbook and a multi-colored highlighter pen. According to the CT Office, there were over 60 booths set up and ready to hand out information, as well as pens, candy and various other knick knacks. Several colleges were in attendance, handing out information about continued education and career training. Options were presented by DeVry University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, ITT Technical Institute and Grand Canyon University. Most of the schools noted that they offer online programs as well as traditional classes. One booth was set up by police officer and recruiter, John Choyce. Officer Choyce traveled from Fort Worth Texas with the purpose of recruiting RCC students into Fort Worth crime fighting. Choyce said that he is looking for people who are interested in law enforcement. “This is noted as a good college with a good criminal justice program,” said Choyce to explain why he trekked across three state lines. Choyce said that he has nine interns at this time, and that it is not unusual for these interns to continue on to become detectives, patrol officers, work in the canine unit, crime labs, crime scene investigation or sex crimes, to name a few. “We have a lot to offer,” Choyce said. “We have over 1,600 police that serve 800,000 citizens.” The R iverside Count y Sher iff ’s Department was also present looking for the right people to become 911 communications officers, correctional deputy and deputy sheriff trainees. The Superior Court of California had representatives on site encouraging attendees to apply for a job as a Supervising Probate Investigator. There is an intern program, and the application closes on May 21. For those looking to start a successful home business there were options available throughout the fair. People from Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay and Arbonne were in attendance to speak to students. Karen Henson, a Tupperware representative could barely hold back her enthusiasm as she explained to potential prospects some of the benefits of working from home. “This is a great job,” Henson said. “You can work out of your house, set your own hours or even do it on the side (of another job).” Many local businesses showed up to actively advertise the jobs available with their companies. Victorian Salon and Day Spa was on the lookout for some talented individuals to hire for skincare, hair, massage therapy and receptionist. Sandra and Gilbert Espinoza own Victorian Salon and run it with their children Jonathan, who graduated UC Riverside, and daughter, Vanessa who is 10. “Shame on the cosmetology department for inviting this elite salon and no one

THI NGUYEN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

PROFESSIONALS RECRUIT: (Above) Students and recruiters hunt for opportunity

in a bustled crowd under tents set up in the Quad to lure opportunities. Industry professionals and school representatives work to attract new talent at a job fair April 25.

showed up,” Mr. Espinoza said. RCC had representatives available, informing students about the possibility of work i ng on ca mpu s. RCC h a s approximately 100 departments. Job information as well as applications will be available in June for viewing online. One benefit to working for RCC is the possibility of being placed in a job that coincides with your major and the flexibility of working around your class schedule. Federal work study is also available for students who qualify. Riverside Personnel Services, Inc attended to let students know that with their services, a job could be right around the corner. The agency places applicants with companies and focuses on accounting and office staffing positions. The employment options available were diverse. There were booths set up by Calvin Klein, which was looking for associates, cashiers and managers. In addition Wells Fargo Bank needed tellers and personal bank representatives. Federal Express, Chick-fil-A Sam’s Club encouraged everyone to apply online. Dignity was hiring for mortuary and cemetery operations at their 11 different locations. The Salvation Army needed people in their retail stores, and the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Ontario was looking for phone operators and front desk personnel. The Air Force Reserve was at attention, telling everyone the top ten reasons to join the reserve. Some of the benefits were college credit, tuition assistance and paid high-tech skills training. For those who are interested in a career in the medical industry there was the Indian Health, Inc. booth. “We were looking for medical and dental assistants, Lab assistants, RN’s and just about everything,” Ashley Lynne said. Rosa Arambula, who was also with the company. said, “We serve all Native A mer icans in San Ber nardino and Riverside.”

Don Bainum, a talent acquisition manager with UTC Aerospace Systems said his company is the 4th largest aerospace company in the world, with over 240,000 employees. According to Bainum the company hires engineers, but it is also looking for assemblers who only need a high school diploma and 3-4 month experience working with tools. For people who have ever wanted to help build a Boeing 747 or a Bombardier, this could be the company. Many of these companies have online applications and students who could be just who they are looking for.


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Elect student representatives Elections begin to fill positions in Senate, and replace president and vice president NICHOLLE SALVATIERRA STAFF WRITER Students at Riverside City College are campaigning for student body elections taking place May 6 - 7. Those interested in r unning for office have introduced themselves to students by gaining 50 signatures. The students that have received the minimum amount of signatures and fit the academic requirements are able to run for positions on either the legislative executive or judicial branches. The students running have attended a meeting to discuss the guidelines for petitioning. Candidates must follow rules on the amount of fliers, online campaigning and campaign funding. To start the race, candidates were able to speak to students at an open forum during college hour April 23.

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John Finnegan was the only senate candidate to attend the forum and answered questions for students. “My goal is to increase the success rate through student activism,” said Finnegan who has previous experience organizing events. Along with Finnegan the other students running for senate positions include: Joe Palmer, Olivia Wilbur, Ravneet Kaur, Rayan Elhamra, Rakhee Uma, Arturo Quiroz and Megan Contreras. Current Chief Justice, Tandy Dang is running for President with his vice president Laura Tapia answered their questions together during the forum. Dang and Tapia gave an overview of their goals, including continuing to improve the resource center and represent the students. “Our priorities,”said Dang, “are student concerned.”

Accreditation for courses, eliminating smoking on campus, establishing one-onone connections with students and raising attendance for forums are important issues that Dang and Tapia are pushing for during their campaign. Sen. Ryan Rudolph and Ray Orozco answered questions as a team during the open forum. The two have already started giving presentations to students on what student government does in order to increase voter turnout. Ru d olph a nd O r oz c o a r e b ot h experienced in leadership and have established relationships with clubs. “As a president you have to know what’s going on,” said presidential candidate Rudolph. “We need to be better aware of student issues to create solutions.” Campaigns will continue until Election Day on May 6 - 7. Students may vote either on campus, or through WebAdvisor.

Veteran’s parade starts on campus and ends at courthouse EDITH NORIEGA STAFF WRITER

The ninth annual Salute to Veterans Parade was held April 19, in downtown Riverside. The parade honored men and women who have ser ved in the militar y in times of conf lict and tranquility and included representatives from every one of the services. “A few years ago a small group of people decided we wanted to put together a parade,” said Laura Densmore. “On a day separate and apart from Fourth of July and Memorial Day and any other day because so much is going on already. We wanted a day just to honor veterans.” Densmore is a member of the Salute to Veterans Parade Committee, which helped to put on the event. Her father, uncle and husband are all military veterans. This year’s parade expected more than 2,000 participants, featuring flyovers, equest r ians, vintage cars, militar y equipment, high school bands and more. “We do it for the veterans,” said Densmore. “Most of the people that come to be in the parade are veterans from all over the Inland Empire and San Diego and they just love it. It’s just a way of acknowledging all the veterans from all ages, eras and all military branches, and what they have given to our country.” Families of different generations, children of all ages and veterans of many

backgrounds filled the 1.2-mile route by the thousands, which started at Magnolia Avenue and Ramona Drive. It then proceeded north on Market Street, south on Main Street, and ended in front of the Historic Riverside County Courthouse. Huey UH-1, also known as “Slick” and Sikorsky helicopter, made their grand entrance as they danced the dance of flight throughout the entire parade. Children waved their American Flags as members from the Riverside Chapters of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution passed, and were surprised with the sounds of 1775 musket power. Grand Marshal Henry Coil Jr., one of the organizers for the parade, graduated from Poly High School in 1950, and from the University of Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Later he joined the Navy, attending boot camp in San Diego before serving with the Seabees in the Philippines. Coil’s life-long services to his country and community have been demonstrated through his military service, and through his membership in and commitment to the Boy Scouts of America. Coil was unfortunately unable to attend the parade because of illness. As the parade wound down, Riverside’s own trolley made its heartfelt appearance with the Society of Military Widows, made up of widows of military men of all ranks, grades and branches of service in the U.S. armed forces.

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Norco questions student trustee’s ability Jared Snyder, student trustee for the Riverside Community College District, was brought under review due to his three recent absences caused by injuries he sustained in skateboarding accidents. According to Article IV of the RCCD Administrative Procedure 2015, which was brought to attention by Norco College, review of his position is necessary and consideration must be taken as to whether he can adequately speak for the students of the district with such attendance issues. Snyder will find out May 6 at the Student District Consultation Council whether he will remain in his position or be removed. “It’s all good,” Snyder said. “I’m sad it has to be like this, but some circumstances were out of my hands. All I can do is continue to represent students as best as I can.” If Snyder is impeached for his attendance Jocelyn Yow, president of the Associated Students of Norco College, will be his replacement according to the procedures and bylaws.

Chancellor search narrows down to three According to a press release from Nathan Miller, the chairman of the Chancellor Search Committee, “the search committee decided to invite three impressive candidates to our District for extended face-to-face interviews. While each candidate is visiting they will participate in interviews, small meetings and larger forums involving the Board of Trustees and the respective college communities. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend forums and meetings involving the candidates. Dates and times for the forums have yet been determined. The three semifinal candidates are: Kathryn E. Jeffery, president, Sacr a mento Cit y College, Sacramento, Calif. Tod A. Burnett, President, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, Calif. M ichael L . Burke , president , M i lwa u ke e A r e a Te ch n ic a l College, Milwaukee, Wisc.

Cosmetology students donate to fashion show The Cosmetology students will donate hair and makeup styling to the upcoming Riverside Spring Fashion Show May 1. The event will start at 6 p.m. on Main Street and the pedestrian walk between Mission Inn and University Avenue. The event will be a form of promotion for local businesses, when models showcase their fashions, accessories and clothes. Following the fashion show, select retailers will feature specials in pricing on featured items. There will be an after party as well as red carpet opportunity for girls looking to model their feminine wiles.

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EDITH NORIEGA/ STAFF WRITER

VETERANS OVERSEE: Planes flew over the procession (left) as soldiers and veterans

marched to commemorate those who served or are in service in downtown Riverside April 19.

In the April 10 issue of Viewpoints on page 15 in the Obituary, Michael Joyce’s name was spelled Micheal. The correct spelling is actually Michael.


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Pest problem turns into bug benefits

BRITTANY NIKODYM STAFF WRITER Many people consider bugs to be gross creepy crawlers, with little to no purpose, other than bothering humans and eating our vegetables. Riverside City College students and faculty lear ned that insects can be some of the greatest allies in a workshop held in the community garden April 24. “New gardens attract a huge influx of pests, and when we first started a large amount of crops were being eaten’” said Ryan Sendejas, a member of the RCC Sustainability Club. “We decided to answer a lot of questions by partnering with the UCR etymology department. They showed us black aphids and lady beetles at different stages to help the students tell the good bugs from the pest species.” Because many of the students and faculty who utilize the community garden are new to growing food, many of them had trouble telling which bugs were helpful, which were harmful, and what to do about them. Students learned about integrated pest management methods, such as companion planting. “Certain plants protect each other,” Sendejas said. “Aphids hate onions and garlic, and things like yarrow and Marigold attract good bugs.” T he work shop i ncluded hands on displays, as well as pictures and in-garden examples, designed to educate students about insects in the garden. “It was a good opportunity to

IMAGE COURTESY OF: RYAN SENDEJAS

GROSS CROWD: Students are shown examples of good and bad bugs from the etymology lab of UC Riverside on April 24 in the community garden.

show some of those insects doing what we were talking about.” said Preston Galuskey, instructor and club adviser. In addition to identifying insects, students learned about bio-control agents, like parasitic wasps and natural predators such as lady beetles. Bio control agents are considered to be more natural means of defending our food than overused pesticides. “ Pe ople h ave u nt ap p e d resources,” said Samantha Lopez,

sustainability club facilitator said. “This workshop is about using what’s at hand, in this case insects, to benefit ourselves. As humans we tend to exploit past the point of repair. Instead of backward thinking we need to work with what is available.” The sustainability club used the workshop as a means to show students how to grow food in a sustainable manner, working with nature to benefit both the garden and the environment.

Recognizing bugs that will benefit the garden, and those who may har m it, makes it easier to farm without excessive pesticide use. L o p e z s a i d : “ We a r e i n he r e nt ly s el f i sh but we don’t have to destroy to live c o m fo r t a b l y. T h e g a r d e n empowers people. With work, attention, and a community you will see the literal fruits of your labor. We need to move toward the empowerment of

the individual to empower a community that will create a positive change. One way to facilitate this is through the simple act of planting a seed.” This workshop is one of many events that will occur in the garden to educate people on growing their own food, and sustainable living. Students who are interested in learning more about growing their own food are welcome to volunteer Sundays at 1 p.m.

love; because everything would then in turn fall away. Rather than us trying to rip it off of people.” The “March to May Day” tour will be culminating at the ‘One Love: May Day’ event in Los Angeles on May 1-3, where students and young people will come together to learn from several pastors, including Francis Chan, an internationally-known speaker. One Love is in collaboration with The Circuit Riders, a group of young adults with a mission to “make Jesus famous” in their generation. The goal of One Love is to bring colleges and students together to put aside differences and “spread the love of Jesus” to college campuses all over California, according to Samuel Rodriguez, who was the speaker for the night. They also hope to eventually have more than 1,000 universities across America par ticipate i n these “loveactivated” gatherings. “W hat God is doi ng i n our time; it’s something that transcends background, transcends denomination and transcends race,” Rodriguez said. “It doesn’t matter where we come from or where we’re going, we’re doing it together.”

According to Rodriguez, the idea of the One Love tour came out of a music festival at USC two years ago where 1,000 students attended eager to hear a message about Jesus and love. “St udents were act ually hungry for Jesus and what he did on the cross,” said Nick Brent, a member of One Love. “At that point, we just got addicted to his love and that people would know his love.” Not only is the tou r happening in California, but One Love tours are happening all across the United States, with about 100 campuses currently participating, according to Brent. Students from UC Riverside and Riverside City College also attended the event. Most attendees were enthusiastic and danced as a form of rejoicing worship. “I have a friend who’s a little bit shy, and they’re like, ‘Oh I’m never going to dance.’ But it was a kind of rejoicing and it was cool to see them break out and rejoice in God and what he’s done for us,” said Matthew Dina, an attendee of the event. One Love’s main goal is to spread love to what they call “the lost,” meaning people who “don’t know Jesus, the broken and the poor” according to Rodriguez.

Worship marches to LA stopping in Riverside

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RAISE THE ROOF: The song “Great are you God” by All Sons and Daughters plays as Christian students from across campuses gather to worship at One Love: March to May Day tour at Cal Baptist university April 17.

VALERIE OSIER STAFF EDITOR College students and young adults from all over Riverside gathered at California Baptist University to participate in a “love revolution,” on April 17 as part of a statewide tour known

as “March to May Day” that included more than 20 colleges across California. The One Love organization has been holding events at college campuses all over the state, including UC Berkley, UCLA, UC Davis and more. CBU was the 16th stop of the tour. Although not originally a

planned stop, a crowd gathered in Stamps Courtyard at CBU, where a night of dancing, worship music and a message on love was given. Kenyon Reed, a guitar player in the worship band said: “If there was ever one thing that would be most necessary to California, it would be just this message of


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CATS IN THE ROAD: Catapillar model tractors remove roots from cut trees for a Riverside street expansion

CATerpillers and CATs

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dam Smith noted that there was an “invisible hand” turning the wheels of the economy. That invisible hand serves as market force that keeps the economy functioning. I would say the hand that belongs to the consumer is definitely a visible force in the economy. A healthy consumer promotes a healthy economy and a sustainable business Market. A healthy economy and a healthy business climate promote opportunities for healthy housing, stock and global markets. But a hand the forces the market that is truly invisible is Commercial real estate. Commercial real estate is property that is used solely for business purposes. Adam Smith was definitely not referring to commercial property rates when he theorized the invisible hand but it is surely a relevant consideration. Examples of commercial real estate include malls, office parks, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and office towers. When these type of businesses struggle; they close. The 2007 recession was devastating to the commercial tenant. Small business and nonprofit corporations defaulted on loans and were force to closed doors. In San Bernardino and Riverside county commercial business vacancies have mirrored the struggling economy. According to a report by Voit, a Riverside commercial Real Estate service, the vacancy rate for offices in Riverside and San Bernardino counties have now declined to 22 percent since 2007. residential real estate, which is used for living purposes;

CHAZ STEWART STAFF WRITER

The biggest of bigots With the majority of his riches coming from real estate, ex-NBA owner Donald Sterling is still No. 296 on Forbes list with just over $1 billion in net worth. Donald Sterling has purchased thousands of apartments primarily in Los Angeles over the past several decades. He also owns properties in Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas. NBA Commisioner Silver fined Sterling 2.5 million with a lifetime ban from the professional sport...

[See BIG, pg. 7]

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aterpillar, the big machine company that knows no bounds, is looking for ways to continue to change how it operates. According to Caterpillar Inc., “for more than 85 years, they have been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change.” With sales increasing at $65.875 billion, as well as their stock at $0.60/share, what are they doing to continue to progress in an ever changing economy? Of their many different programs for success, their progress with natural gas in their vehicles, according to Caterpillar Inc. “natural gas could be a game – changer, which gives access to affordable and dependable energy is also critical to energy security and economic prosperity.” A company of great proportion believes so much so in the push for more natural gas vehicles, because natural gas presents enormous opportunities as its availability increases, along with the development of technologies to use natural gas in more products. With the option of using natural gas, so much goes into a vehicle to allow it to use such a fluid. According to Caterpillar Inc. “Caterpillar has announced its intent for developing the technologies our customers need to accompany the growth in natural gas. To this end, Caterpillar acquired MWH Holding GmbH in 2011, enabling the company to significantly expand customer options for sustainable, natural gas – powered solutions.

Already we have introduced the Dynamic Gas Blending line of retrofit kits for energy exploration and production engines. We also have announced that mining trucks and locomotives will be among the first Cat machines to incorporate high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology, as our commitment to natural gas extends across our high – horsepower product lines.”

[See CAT, pg. 7]

Pay taxes and die Taxes suck!

Thank goodness that tax season is over. It seems that everybody goes into a panic over filing forms, returns and possibility of owing. But for small business owing is not just a possibility its a guarantee. According to a statistic report by The Board of Equalization, the average California tax payer reported just over 27,000 in taxable income with with and average return of $3,000. Small Business owners however payed the IRS an average of 13.3% of their fiscal year net income. California’s State and local tax burden is well above national average. California tax percentage and its regulation seem to purposefully discourage and encourage the small business owner to simply life and just remain an employee. There is all kinds of strategies to reduce employee tax and maximixing returns but for a small business you have two guarnateed options: pay taxes and die.

Net Worth $1.09 Billion No. 296 Forbes 400


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Technology News All of your Technology news for May 2014. New electronics, devices, vehicles, and entartainment systems including news and releases from Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Samsung, Audi, and of course Facebook.

Google Glass Google Glas is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). Google Glass displays information in a smartphonelike hands-free format.Wearers can take pictures, listen to music, video record and communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands.

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CATS IN THE ROAD: Riverside City street improvements rely on CAT and its sustainability ethics to deliver qualtiy construction in a timely fashion.

[CAT, FROM PG. 6]

So with the push for natural gas versus using gasoline, there are so many benefits to using a much cleaner product. According to Caterpillar Inc. “natural gas is abundant, cheap and clean – it fits right in with sustainability trends. Just as important, it is clean burning while providing a real alternative to diesel and gasoline fuel pricing.” Natural gas is available through an extensive pipeline infrastructure for industrial applications, and it comes in two

options, liquefied natural gas, and compressed natural gas. The compressed natural gas is the option that Caterpillar uses for their vehicles. According to CNG vehicles, “CNG mainly has two sources: one, it may come from organisms that produce methane as part of their natural metabolic processes and second, from organic materials deep within the earth which are subject to very high pressure.” So sourcing such an item is not as difficult as searching for gasoline, which is starting to dry up in most places, and

natural gas is even better on the environment according to CNG vehicles, “due to the more natural form of CNG, it is preferred by many environment conscious consumers over gasoline in running vehicles. CNG reduces emissions of harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide by huger percentages.” With a company like Caterpillar Inc. reaching revenues of $65 billion, it makes perfect sense as to how they got there, by being innovating, and finding new ways to change how the world is made.

A five year bull run i s f u n

Beware of an Internet Explorer security vulnerability and how a hacker can use the flaw to take over your computer. Microsoft confirmed a new zero-day vulnerability that resides in all versions of Internet Explorer has been spotted in the wild, The vulnerability, which could allow remote code execution, is being used in “limited, targeted attacks,” according to an advisory issued by Microsoft. While all versions of the web browser, IE 6 through 11, are affected by the vulnerability, attacks are currently targeting IE versions 9, 10 and 11 It’s best to just use another browser until Microsoft can patch the problem.

HTC One M8 is finally here

The HTC One M8 is finally here. Both the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 are both capable of refocusing photos after they have been taken. The M8 achieves this with a second depth of field sensor located above the camera, while the S5 does this entirely through software. The M8 comes in a 16gb and 32gb for around $200 with a contract and around $200 without.

Second-generation iPad Air The second-gen iPad Air will pack an Apple A8 processor and Touch ID ( a technology known also known as fingerprint recognition). The Air 2 is forecasted to arrive in November.

Riverside ‘BOE’ Small Business Expo Business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals who would like to start a business were invited to attend a free small business fair in Riverside on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair Michelle Steel and Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff Stone sponsored the event, giving the business individuals skills and resources necessary to operate business within the state and county.

MARK ANTHONY HOWARD BIZ. & TECH EDITOR

The cliche “What goes up, must come down” is no bull. But a five year bull run sure is fun. The use of “bull” to describe a market comes from the way the animal attacks its opponents. When attacking a bull is known to forceably thrust its horns up into the air. This action is a metaphor for the movement of a market. If the trend is up, it’s a bull market. The term “bull market” is most often used to refer to the stock market, but can also be applied to anything that is publicly traded, such as bonds, currencies and commodities. Investopedia’s dictionary tool defines a bull market as a financial market of a group of securities in which prices are rising, or are expected to rise. The particular market usually occurs when those

-Mark A. Howard group of securities prices rise faster than the overall average rate. The average duration of a bull market lasts about 4.5 years. This March, 2014 marked the start of the 5th fiscal year of wall streets 12th historical bull market. Since the stock market on March 8, 1817. Only three of the 11 previous bull markets have gone on into a 6th year. The key to capitalizing upon a bull market is optimism among investors and economic growth periods. As the market rates return securities of higher and higher, we’ll see if which investors and traders greedy will incline them to try to defy physics, gravity and history by riding this wild bull into a 6th year.

Event: Free Riverside Small Business Fair and Resource Expo Date: May 14, 2014 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Place:San Dimas Small Business Seminar Stanley Plummer Community Building 245 E. Bonita Avenue San Dimas, CA 91773 Registration: 1-888-847-9652

Forbes list Clippers worth at $575 million in 2014. [BIG, FROM PG. 6]

The Los Angeles Clippers gross an average $128 million dollars in annual revenue and Forbes list Clippers worth at $575 million for 2014. Most sponsors have reinstated after the ban but, Red Bull, Car max, Kia, And Virgin America, Adidas, Mandalay Bay, Corona, Sprint Loan Mart, Am Trak, Mercedes Benz, Burger King, and Samsung had all suspended sponsorships totaling in over $20 million in contribution to franchise. The now exiled owner purchased the Clippers team 33 years ago for just $12 million dollars.


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Surviving Coachella: a broke student’s guide DAVID ROMAN

Craigslist classifieds. Now if you are successful in hooking a seller and talking them down to a reasonable price more often than not you’ll Extreme weather, harsh living find yourself meeting up to exchange the conditions and impossibly skimpy clothes; money for the wristbands, meeting some The Coachella Valley Music and Arts where with wi-fi to register them on the Festival is the Mecca college students Coachella website is a must. around California absolutely have to make That, of course, is if you are very a pilgrimage to. fortunate. However, if you’re like my buddy However the problem that most college Ray and I: young, dumb and on a budget students run into, I know I sure did, is a then chances are that you’d end up in the strong and incurable lack of foresight and backroom of an insurance adjuster’s office of course of money. with some guy named Tony who jacked up With the $375 tickets sold out and the price an extra $25 each. hotels booked for months, anyone who But don’t fret. That isn’t where the wants to attend the three-day festival on sketchy-ness ends, not when it comes to a whim has to accept the only way out to Coachella. the desert would be on shady deals and Assuming you sur vived buying flakey promises. your passes, the next obstacle is finding Luckily one of the many benefits of transportation and a place to sleep. youth is the ability to look at situation and Another benefit of being young? People decide that no matter how rotten it seems, aren’t afraid to lend you a hand, or give you that it couldn’t possibly be something that a ride out to Indio. Enter the college student I couldn’t do. community, where with some gas money With tickets on Stubhub running well one can find themselves a ride in no time. over $2,000 for weekend 1 (April 11-13) And if you really don’t know anyone and prices for weekend 2 (April 18-20) staying out there one can always resort to fluctuating between $400-$700 the week posting on the Coachella website forum. of April 7-10, a procrastinating hooligans’ But with vast amounts of people seeking a only choice left was the Inland Empire place to sleep flooding the message boards it s eemed as though the only people who would find success where those pesky “Brtsh prty grls, DESPERATE” posters. So lets say you’ve m a d e it out to the desert, but the people who gave you a ride don’t have space at their campsite. What is a financially h a n d i c app e d college student to d o ? Wel l, there are options. GENESIS FLORES / SPECIAL TO VIEWPOINTS Coachella INTERACTIVE ART: Music is only half of the expereince at Coachella, where giant art insatllations floating around the festival grounds April 18-20. STAFF WRITER

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allows attendants to visit and stay at their campgrounds even if you didn’t buy a camping pass, as long as you buy an overnight companion parking pass for your car. Now, either you waited so long even those sold-out, or like us you didn’t even bring a car! At which point you have to lug everything you brought with you to the festival, making it imperative to find someone cool enough to take you in. The great thing about Coachella, the tight community; if you can strike up a conversation with a festival-goer long enough, you can most definitely find a place to crash, if only for a night. Another tip, it is much easier to find a place to stay if you go with a really goodlooking friend, for whatever reason things are easy for pretty people, and I most definitely used Ray’s blue eyes and rugged hipster scruff to my advantage. And his pot, pot at Coachella is a more effective currency than even the American dollar. Ray and I got lucky in that we met a middle-aged Australian couple who invited us to sty in their holiday condo across the street from the Empire Polo Fields, and while they didn’t try to rob or sleep with us we don’t really recommend staying with complete strangers off-site. With your loose ends tied up you’d think you’re ready for the festival, however it seems like Coachella’s main priority is physically exhausting their audience. Between the mile long walk on the “yellow path” to get into the festival on foot and the fact that you have to dump out all of that ice cold water you’d been saving for the festival upon entry it’s really surprising no one died of heat exhaustion at the festival. Once inside the festival the real surviving starts. The two free water-refilling stations are your best friends in the venue. Despite long lines and room temperature water these are a lifesaver for anyone who can’t shell out the cash for a fresh bottle of water. While the heat on Friday was barely noticeable, by Sunday Coachella was sporting its usual flagship of nearly 3-digit degree weather. The actual festival showcased artists of all genres and caliber, but most Coachella veterans noticed special attention placed on pop this year with notable names like

Ellie Goulding, Lorde, Banks, Haim, and Lana Del Rey. Grammy’s performer Lorde was the biggest let down of the weekend, proving her inexperience as a performer as she pushed her darker songs on an audience that was trying to have fun and again when she turned her bass up so high during her mash-up of “Team” and “400 Lux” it literally blew out one of the speakers. Gouding and Lana Del Rey were high points of the exhausting weekend, with Ellie delivering a powerhouse performance backed by impeccable vocals and Del Rey breaking her Coachella virginity by drawing a very impressive crowd for being on a smaller stage. Anyone who thinks Lana Del Rey didn’t headline just plain wasn’t there. It was these popular acts where you’ll face your biggest obstacle of Coachella; surviving the crowds. If mass amounts of marijuana smoke, sweaty body parts and obnoxious uberfans screaming in your ear don’t bother you then you’re golden, but if you want to survive pacing yourself is key. We found out the hard way that being 6 foot 4 inches or being a skating instructor with past injuries means that standing for an extended period of time sucks ass. Other acts that were not to be missed included Kid Cudi on Saturday who had one of the largest crowds I’d ever been a part of dancing and smoking along to his signature stoner hip-hop. Later that same day Queens of the Stone Age rocked the entire polo grounds, they played “Little Sister” and it was like everyone in the festival was there singing along with every word. You’ll find that the sweetest moments are at night, when you sit your aching body down on a rare green patch of grass and share a last cigarette watching the sky lights while the final artists of the day finished their sets. Just be sure not to fall asleep until the security tells you to get out. If you can survive the long weekend with all of your body parts fully intact and safely find a ride back into town then you’ll be a better person for it. Surviving on no funds isn’t easy but it’s an adventure that will stay with you for years to come.

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Macbeth Landis Performing Arts Center 7 p.m.

Show and Go Car Show Downtown Riverside 6-10 p.m.

Chiodos SOMA San Diego 6:30 p.m.

Cupcakes for a Cause Riverside Convention Center 12-4 p.m.

Riverside Arts Walk Downtown Riverside 6-9 p.m.

Jamie’s Elsewhere Chain Reaction 7 p.m.

Temecula Wine and Music Festival Vail Lake Resort 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manchester Orchestra House of Blues Anaheim 6: 30 p.m.

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Santana “Corazón”

People Under The Stairs The Glass House 7 p.m.

Atmosphere The Roxy 7 p.m.

“Neighbor s” released in theaters

The Glitch Mob Club Nokia 9:30 p.m.

O.A.R.,& Jillette Johnson House of Blues Anahiem 7 p.m.

Bluesd Presents Jammingout House Of Blues San Diego 7 p.m.

LaVernapalooza Pomona Fox Theater 7 p.m.

Michael Jackson “Xscape”

Calvin Harris StubHub Center 7 p.m.

Lil Wayne releases “The Carter V” PVRIS Chain Reaction 7 p.m.


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Los Angeles photographer Kevin McCollister makes street snaps into art PATRICIA NUNEZ-MEJIA STAFF WRITER Looking at the world through a rose colored glass is an adage that describes a person having an optimistic perspective through a negative situation. East Los Angeles has one of highest crime rates in the nation, graffiti paints its walls and humble people walk its streets. Photographer Kevin McCollister exhibits the beauty, foreigners to the city seem to overlook. McCollister has been a resident for over 20 years, and has found beauty in the simple things. “The glitz has completely overshadowed all the other elements to Los Angeles and that just doesn’t seem right,’ he said. “So I’m motivated to correct the imbalance. But I also think I simply have a propensity (or weakness) for the raw over the glitz. I just don’t see the drama or the humanity on the Westside. I’m not saying it’s not there but I just don’t have the eyes for it. East L.A., on the other hand, is still new to me, I’m still and I will always be a visitor which I think kicks your radar into a higher gear.” This photographer takes on a

different approach to his subjects, taking simple locations and turning them to the center piece of art. What is so intriguing about about McCollister’s subjects is the mere humility. We o f t e n a s s o c i a t e L o s Angeles to a conjunction of a superficial lifestyle and a wide range of underpaid, lower middle class minorities. What McCollister portrays in his work is a bigger picture. Packed with culture, history, and religion, Kevin McCollister shows us an inside look of what the residents of East Los Angeles really see on a day to day basis. From the convenience stores painted with bright colored hues and a variety of random, irrelevant subjects painted on its entrance, to the devoted Jesus Christ and Virgen de Guadalupe Shrines displayed on front yards, McCollister does a little more then take pictures. He portrays the hope, the faith, and the intangible divinity that holds them together. Having the choice of shooting more status quo appealing photographs of cliché graffiti on walls or super models in fashionable clothing in an ironic setting like a back alley, McCollister instead gives us a

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A CITY REVEALED: Kevin McCollister captures the beauty of the Los Angeles River at dusk. glimpse of raw pictures of real people, in real settings. Why his work is different from the rest? It is pleasant to know that a beautiful city like Los Angeles isn’t being overshadowed by the materialistic and faddish bits that don’t entirely make up the city. East Los Angeles is hard to describe in a few words, but they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and thankfully, Kevin McCollister took many.

Last call for ‘Mad Men’ Don Draper and Co. return for final season

ALEXANDRA ORTIZ STAFF WRITER “Are you ready? Because I want you to pay close attention. This is the beginning of something,” said Freddy Rumsen (Joel Murray). Murray, along with four-time Emmy winner Jon Hamm and the rest of the Sterling Cooper advertising agency has returned for its seventh and final season, which premiered April 13. Throughout the years, “Mad Men” has opened our eyes to life in the 1960s, which was filled with cocktails for lunch and a suburban lifestyle. We’ve seen these characters go through changes, not only with the era, but within themselves as well. Viewers have seen Don Draper (Jon Hamm) go from the perfect husband, to the most destructive man in the office at the end of season six. Every season has presented new challenges for Don: multiples affairs, a divorce, becoming a partner with the agency and even getting married again. “If you look back at the pilot, you realize there’s a pretty big reveal at the end of the pilot, said Jon Hamm. “You think the show is going down a pretty standard track, and then you see that Don’s married. It’s not explicit

at all. And then all of a sudden you go, ‘Oh God, this guy is not who we think he is.’ And then you reveal that there are way deeper layers to this guy’s subterfuge.” The show has also shown its viewers the brilliance behind advertising, the work behind every pitch, and the experience women had in the workplace during this era. “Peggy is not the new Don. She is the new generation of advertising,” said Elisabeth Moss, when asked about the comparison between Peggy and Don, in the same interview. “And I think what she’s finally figuring out is that her strength as a woman is something that she shouldn’t run away from. That it doesn’t actually work to be Don. She actually has a better way of being a boss.” Viewers have also seen the agency go through presidential elections, financial problems, the civil rights movement and some interesting accounts. Last season on the finale

episode, viewers were left hanging after Don got laid off due to him revealing his tragic past to a client. The first episode of the final season begins 8 months later from where we left off last season. We catch up with unemployed Don and his struggle to keep a long distance relationship with his estranged wife Megan who lives in California. The boys at the ad agency are still trying to juggle all the accounts and Peggy is trying to deal with Lou. She feels alone, and at the end of the episode, she and Don both realize how lonely and cold their lives are. As for what’s to come in the final season, writer Matthew Wiener promises his viewers a bittersweet journey, filled with material versus immaterial life theme, in reference to ambition, spiritually and happiness. We’ll just have to wait and see what’s to come for Don, Peggy and the rest of the clan on “Mad Men.”

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In recent years, being a geek or a nerd has become the hot new trend increasing the amount of people attending conventions. WonderCon Anaheim returned for another year during the weekend of April 18-20 to the Anaheim Convention Center full of comic books, cosplayers (costume play), famous publishers and art displays. Having sold out attendee badges for all three days of the weekend as many as 56,000 people attended the convention this year making it one of the top comics and pop culture events in the country. The exhibit hall filled with vendors that brought in the best of all sorts of comic books, pop culture merchandise and limited edition merchandise that’s nearly impossible to find anywhere else. WonderCon Anaheim also feature panels with exclusive television shows, movies, animations and special guests such as Kevin Smith, an American screenwriter, actor, film producer and director, and Chris Hardwick known for “The Nerdist” and “The Talking Dead.” The Batman 75th anniversary was the biggest event at WonderCon. The publisher for Batman, Detective Comics, held many panels celebrating the popularity of the “Dark Knight” including the history of Batman’s first appearances in comics and the impact that this single character had in popular culture. Scheduling to return back next year for a third year in a row, but there is some conflict going between whether the convention should stay in Anaheim or go back to San Francisco.

REVENGE OF THE NERD: “The Nerdist” panel took place at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. All the fans attended to see Chris Hardwick (left), Jessica Chobot (middle and Brian Walton (right).

DRAWN UP: Mike Mayhew, a world- renowned illustrator, signs autographs for fans from all ages. Mayhew currently works for Marvel Comics.

RAG TO FAME: Many cosplayers spent months and money to pursue their hobbies to show off their hard work to people at conventions.


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Ray Orozco is running for president of Associated Student of Riverside City College. He is the current Inter-club Counselor Co-Director and majoring in psychology.

“The biggest thing for me is raising student involvement,” Orozco said. According to Orozco, he wants to encourage student participation from more RCC students. Orozco states that he wants more of the ASRCC members to be active in getting students involved within the school. He hopes to bring presentations on how students can get involved to classrooms. He believes they can reach more students by going into classes and talking with them and answering questions.

RYAN RUDOLPH

Ryan Rudolph is running mate of Orozco. He is currently a senator for ASRCC and his major is math and science. Rudolph desires to bring more awareness and participation from the student body. He pointed out that there are currently 13 senators but there is room for 45 senators. Therefore, the 13 students have to represent all 17,000 students that are enrolled at RCC. According to Rudolph, he does not want to force his opinions and ideas onto others, he wants the best for the student body. “Come and vote, your voice matters. Learn about both candidates running and please be involved,” said Rudolph.

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TANDY DANG Tandy Dang is r unning for ASRCC president. He is currently Supreme Court Chief Justice and a major in engineering. According to Dang, if he were to become president he would like to continue many of the programs that RCC already offers because they are very beneficial. He says programs such as the Resource Center, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Book Rental program are very benefical to students who are tight on money. Dang stated that he plans to run ASRCC with transparency and teamwork. He wants it to be amicable and let the students opinions be heard. According to Dang, he knows that he cannot do it on his own and that his dream for ASRCC requires teamwork. “Everything we do is for the students,” said Dang.

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CANDIDATES: Ray Orozco, running for president (top left). Ryan Rudolph, running for vice president (top right). Tandy Dang, running for president (bottom left). Laura Tania, running for vice president (bottom right).

LAURA TAPIA Laura Tapia the running mate of Tandy Dang. She is currently Board of Comissioners Director and majoring in Mass Communications. Tapia wants to keep the same programs as well but she believes they can be cleaned up. She wants the students feel as though they can voice their opinions and be heard. Tapia stated that she would like the student government to have more interactions with the student body.

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ECOLOGY: The tiny islet of Bartolome Island (Isla Bartolome) is one of the younger of the Galapagos Islands (Left). The Galpagos Islands are famous for the Galpagos Giant Tortoise (Right).

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Ever since Charles Darwin first wrote of the great diversity of life found on each of the isolated Galapagos Islands, aspir ing biologists all over the world have dreamt of observing the many species that he described. For a group of Riverside City College students, that dream will come true this summer. “For me, it’s mostly about putting a face to the place,” said Rocco O’Farrell, one of the students enrolled in RCC’s expedition th rough Ecolog y Project International. O’Farrell, a biology major with prior military experience, signed up for the trip not only for the travel, but also so that he may one day apply his knowledge of explosives to study their effects on the environment. “I’m a returning student and I thought it’d be a good opportunity to get back into the swing of things, to get back into the student mentality,” O’Farrell said. Among those joining O’Farrell is the president of RCC’s Biological Club, Pauline McMinn, who one day hopes to work as a veterinarian for large cats, especially tigers. “Because it’s in such a unique place,” McMinn said of the EPI field school, “I really wouldn’t be able to experience the same things if I went there by myself.” McMinn is excited not only to work with the specialized forms of life on the islands, but to gain experience working in the environment that produced them. “We’ll have no electronics except for a camera,” McMinn said. “A nd we’re given one

backpack and one carry-on and we have to carry it for the duration of the trip.” Though the new environment promises excitement, Kelsi Pope, another of McMinn and O’Farrell’s peers, is more realistic about her expectations. “I’m nervous that I’m going to get homesick the first couple of days,” Pope said, “but after that I think I’ll be OK.” Pope, who hopes to one day work as a physical therapist with a major league sports team, seconded O’Farrell’s interest in finally attaching a face to the islands. Alongside the others, Tim Brown and Gabi Castillo signed up for the trip as a couple, both ecstatic about the organisms they would encounter together. “I love marine life,” Castillo said. “So I would love to see how the animals in such a remote area adapt and thrive.” Like Pope, however, Castillo has reservations of her own, not about the experience, but in regards to getting there. “I’m deathly afraid of flying and I freak out, so I’m still mentally preparing to get on that airplane – two airplanes, actually,” Castillo said. Though their backgrounds and aspirations may be as diverse as the species they desire to study, all of these students have come together for a common goal. “EPI’s mission is to inspire science education by connecting students with researchers who are working in conservation hot spots,” said Kyle Watson, Recruitment and Airfare Coordinator for Ecology Project International. “These scientists are collecting

data that inform environmental policy in the countries where they work.” In addition to the Galapagos Islands, EPI has field schools established in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and Yellowstone National Park, with plans in motion to offer expeditions to Panama and Hawaii within the coming years. Although the RCC students enrolled for the summer program admit that, as with any study abroad opportunity, the financial side of their preparation has been the most difficult, each has plans to continue their conservation efforts upon their return that anyone else might also take up should they feel so inclined. “ I’m c o n sid e r i n g goi n g vegan,” said Pope. “Not only for health reasons, but just for the environment and how much healthier it is to raise just plants than it is to raise animals.” There are other options to make a personal contribution to the health of the Earth’s ecosystems, as such dietary restrictions may not be the appropriate choice for every person wanting to make a difference. “I’d like to volunteer with the park rangers to clean up the different trails and make sure hikers aren’t trashing them,” Brown said. Whether it be in traveling to a distant land or working in the United States, there is much left to be done to further the lines of inquiry started by Charles Darwin and the ecological implications felt by all species who hope to evolve under changing environmental pressures.

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Former Tiger is an NFL hopeful

Will Smith finished his college career as the 2013 Holiday Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player

Q: How did your time at Riverside City College prepare you for your time at Texas Tech as a player? A: My time at RCC prepared for Texas Tech because it taught me how important practice was as well as taking constructive criticism into perspective to make myself better. It also showed to me how important team chemistry was all those guys from that team are like brothers to me it was a special bond with each guy on that roster. Q: What made you choose RCC to continue playing football? A: Eddie Lackey and I left to Northwood University a DivisionII school, the only two freshmen to play, (we) didn’t really like our current situation. Heard about the success from all the way out there, Eddie talked to Ryan Hofmeister, I talked to Sadale Foster then we had one phone call with coach Darrin Chiaverini and our minds were made up. Q: That’s right I do remember hearing about that from coach Tom Craft last year. What was it like as far as an overall football program at Northwood University compared to RCC? Was there any pressure more or less to perform at one program compared to the other? A: Well the RCC staff was more put together and confident in their coaching, but not to me I felt like. The pressure was on myself more then anything, and I felt confident in my abilities. Q: When you began to attract interest from Division-I scouts, such as Texas Tech, what went through your mind? What made you decide on Texas Tech over other offers you had? A: I was just thinking all this faith, prayer and hard work is finally paying its ends. It was definitely humbling and they were the biggest conference and I couldn’t past that up. Q: What were among some of your favorite games and experiences while at RCC? A: The game against College of the Desert that year was the first time we took the first punch instead of giving the first punch like we did all year so it was a bit of shock until we settled down

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RED RAIDER: Former RCC linebacker Will Smith (7) walks onto the field with his Texas Tech defensive unit during his senior season. and played our game. Mt Sac was probably the most anticipated because Coach Craft was a former coach there and we were trying to make a statement. The bowl game was a bittersweet feeling it was fun but also the last time ever playing with that group of guys. Q: You finished your career with an undefeated season at RCC in 2011, which really has set the pace for the football program going forward. What do you think of the success RCC has had under Coach Craft and his coaching staff? A: I think they have a lot of experience and make schemes and calls based off the talent they have that year. Overall it’s a great group of guys that will get the best out of you if you allow them to. Q: One coach you mentioned earlier was Coach Chiaverini, who has recently joined the Texas Tech family after some time at RCC, what do you think of Coach Chiaverini and what he has to offer to the Texas Tech program? A: He’s going to bring that extra energy and commitment to special teams that they need. To me playing under him at RCC, he is a special teams guru. Q: Texas Tech seems like a common landing spot for RCC

Tigers with Coach Chiaverini your pro day? and incoming offensive tackle A: I feel I did a pretty good Dominique Robertson joining job at pro day and the experience for the upcoming season...What to the draft is an uncomfortable was it like going to Texas Tech experience, teams call that you with familiar faces and RCC don’t hear from again, some call teammates like Bruce Jones and and continue too. In the meantime Sadale Foster? it’s the longest waiting game of my A: It was great, made the life, worse than a kid on Christmas transition easy and always had a Eve. piece of home with me. Q: What are some positive Q: Now that your playing qualities about your game on the career is coming to a close at Texas field? Also, what are some parts tech, what is next for Will Smith? you think you can improve on as A: Well we will see what’s in you prepare for the next level? store in this next few weeks with A: My best qualities are my this draft approaching. effort and communication skills Q: What has the experience on the field. Parts (of my skills) I been like leading up to the draft need to improve on I would say is and how do you feel you did at to be more physical with my hands. Interview by James H. Williams

Riverside City College’s doubles team of Conner Stephenson and Danny Garcia went as far as the round of 16 in the 114th Ojai Tennis Tournament. The tournament was held April 24-27. Garcia and Stephenson fell to

the College of the Desert’s duo of Siggy Menzel and Arthur Castro, 6-4, 7-5. Stephenson and Garcia defeated the freshman duo of Nick Cardoza and Nic Atkinson from American River College, 6-1, 6-0, in the round of 32. The Tigers advance to the round of 32 following a Round of 64 victory over San Diego City

The Riverside City College softball team defeated Cypress College, 5-4, in the regular season finale April 23. Tigers’ Austin Schmidt brought in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Freshman pitcher MacKenzie Maxwell (13-4) pitched all eight innings for RCC while allowing four earned runs on 12 total hits by the Chargers. Maxwell also had six strikeouts. The Tigers will play Cerritos College in the CCCAA Regional Playoffs first round best of three series May 3-4. Following the victory over the Chargers, the Tigers improve to 28-11 overall and 16-5 in the Orange Empire Conference. The Tigers also honored the team’s sophomores on Sophomore Night in what was their last regular season game for RCC.

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ROAR: Will Smith (14) and RCC finished the season 11-0 in 2011.

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College’s Scott Samperio and Donald Stiles. In singles play, Garcia defeated Modesto’s Austin Tay, 6-0, 6-1, in the Round of 64. David Stanko defeated Diablo Valley’s Eldred Roy, 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the round of 32. Stanko had his tennis season come to a close in the round of 32 following a loss to Richard

Catabona of LA Pierce, 7-6, 6-2. Garcia was eliminated from the tournament in the Round of 32 in a loss to Foothill’s Brenden Lum, 6-4, 6-2. The Tigers end the season with a 17-6 overall record and an 8-2 record in Orange Empire Conference play. RCC finished second in the conference behind undefeated Irvine Valley College.

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E-cigarettes are now banned in Los Angeles as of April 19 anywhere that cigarettes are prohibited. The law was passed by a unanimous decision by the city council. E-cigarettes are a new product that provides people the nicotine, cloud and flavor of cigarettes without the toxic carcinogens, additives and flammability. They provide an alternative to smoking but legislation pushed by anti-tobacco foundations may begin to make them synonymous with smoking. Raymond Rigdon smokes e-cigarettes on Riverside City College campus and is disappointed by what the ban could mean. He made the switch to vaping from smoking two years ago for his health. His lungs have noticed the difference, as he no longer coughs up black tar. He has more all-around endurance, and though he hasn’t cut down his nicotine levels as much as he’d like, he feels better since the switch. Studies have not yet been conclusive on the long-term effects of nicotine vapor. To make up for any shortcomings with delayed smoking bans in the 1970s, legislators are compensating by early bans on e-cigarettes preceding any negative medical findings. “The banning trend will seemingly continue, as the electronic cigarette is treated more and more like traditional cigarettes, and legislation is worked out to regulate the product,” said Twanna Harps in an article she wrote for The Guardian.

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gets confusing to some people,” said Rigdon. “You want to start on a higher level (of Nicotine) that’s more than a cigarette just to make the switch easy.” Smokers say e-cigarettes are worse for you because they make you smoke more, and smokers claim they have more chemicals than cigarettes or that other countries have banned them because of health concerns. E-cigarettes contain propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine base and water. Propylene glycol is the material used in fog machines and is found in soft drinks. They also used to use it in ventilation systems for hospitals as a disinfectant. “Propylene glycol is used by the chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries as an antifreeze when leakage might lead to contact with food,” said a statement on www.atsdr.cdc.gov. “The Food and Drug Administration has classified propylene glycol as an additive that is ‘generally recognized as safe’ for use in food.” Some of the urban myths may have some truth. Due to unregulated manufacturing, companies are currently able to make claims about their products that are untrue, such as a lack of carcinogens, which may be added to their vapors. Manufacturers also make claims on the nicotine levels in e-cigarettes or liquids that are untrue. Perhaps instead of villainizing people trying to improve their health, legislators can begin their focus on villainizing the corporations who care nothing for public health and exclusively for profit margins.

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Some of the e-cigarette legislation makes sense, such as the federal laws prohibiting free samples, or the recent age ban on sales to minors: though they haven’t yet legislated advertising directed at minors and aren’t expected to for some time. Prioritization needs to occur when legislating, beginning with regulating advertisement toward minors, regulating online sales and regulating the claims and ingredients manufacturers are able to use. Laws that in some ways don’t make sense are bans that discourage people from switching to the safer alternative to smoking. E-cigarettes hold great potential to be a solution to the innumerable deaths and health problems caused by smoking, but not if legislation and culture both continue to discourage the integration of vaping over smoking. Anti-smoking lobbies need to focus not on bans but on comprehensive prioritization of safety in discouraging smoking, discouraging children from taking up vaping and full disclosure requirements from manufacturers. Among people in the smoking culture, making the switch from smoking to vaping comes with a plethora of urban myths that excuse smokers from going through the tough transition from one habit to another. Rigdon started smoking at 15, and smoked for four years until he switched to vaping. He’s 21 now. Unlike many smokers who perpetuate a series of urban myths around e-cigarettes, he said the switch was easy. “I know a lot about it, but it kind of

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No child left behind’s real fiscal focus

CHAZ STEWART

STAFF WRITER “How no child left behind, constantly gets forgotten.” With protocols put into place to never leave a child behind, as far as education goes, why is it that graduation statistics are growing, but annual measurable objectives are low? Is there anything that can be done to fix it? On January 2001, George W. Bush and his team signed and implemented the “No Child Left Behind Act” to give funding to schools that have students doing well on overall standardized

tests. If students did not do well, then procedures were taken in order to get them to do better. It all seemed like a fully functioning plan, but within perfection, there are the possibilities of flaws. According to the “Local Education Agency Report” or LEA of the Department of Education, “students from the Riverside school district did not meet their percentage rate of 1.0 in English or Mathematics.” Even though students from the Riverside school district did not meet their percentage rate of English and Math. According to LEA statistics show that the target for English – Language Arts was 89 percent of 2013, with Blacks showing a 58.2 percent above proficient, Asians 82.9 percent above proficient, Hispanic or Latino at 50.3 percent above proficient, White at 72.5 percent above proficient, and students with disabilities at 34.4 percent above proficient.

Also, math resulted in the same problems, with a target percentage of 89.1 percent, with Blacks at 61.5 percent, Asians at 87.8 percent, Hispanics or Latino at 55.7 percent, Whites at 72.7 percent, and Students with Disabilities at 37.8 percent above proficient. Now something like that makes no sense. Learning to communicate in the United States is essential because English is the main language, from billboards to purchasing your daily meal; English is apart of an everyday life. Our youth are having a hard time meeting the standards. Math seems to be a problem as well for children to pass, and that’s a universal language. Even little children understand two Reese’s peanut butter cups is better than one, or $10 is much better than $5. I can understand the grammar difficulties of English, but math is pretty much black and white, but

Happiness Easily Overlooked

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Harmful Happiness Easily Overlooked This month is Mental Health Awareness and there’s a health issue that needs its turn to be addressed as well. With the all-good attention of telling people who are afflicted with depression and anxiety to be positive, we tend to overlook the opposite with those who are too happy. Can happiness be an actual disorder? How can something that makes us feel good and have positive physical results be bad? We all too easily notice when someone is depressed and make encouragements for them to seek help but what if you saw someone who was overjoyed? Too happy? That excessive happiness could be an underlying medical condition that shouldn’t be overlooked. In the Journal of Medical Ethics, the psychologist Richard Bentall proposed that an overabundant of happiness is a psychiatric disorder. Although the document can be easily be broken apart by assumption is doesn’t exclude the fact of excessive happiness syndrome, (or simply EHS). It is suggested that excessive happiness is a mental disorder that impairs judgment with symptoms of the inability to think things through, increased hyper activity, absurd thoughts

of grandeur, distractibility and increase of talkatively. It is not really known how many suffer from this symptom or how long it lasts since happiness is not negatively valued. It is ironic that we value happiness so much that the thought of it being negative is easily dismissed instantaneously

or made irrelevant. However, any emotion that alters or impairs the individual’s decision that leads to risky healthy lifestyle and behavior should be considered a disorder. Maybe there is truth to the saying that “too much of a good thing is bad.” EHS may not be considered real but there are already existing disorders and syndrome that have symptoms of over excessive happiness such as Angelman syndrome and ADHD. According to Genetics Home Reference and

the National Institutes of Health, who both are accredited by the federal government, Angelman syndrome affects the nervous system and have characteristics of excitable happiness and frequent laughter while ADHD have symptoms of acting and speaking without thinking or easy distraction. Another form of excess happiness could be seen in bipolar disorder is hypomania where those afflicted have symptoms of hopefulness, productivity, restlessness, increased behavior such as lavish spending, inflated self-esteem and impulsive tendency. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, i t ’s easier to notice negative mental illness and do something about it versus someone who might have undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Far too undoubtedly we misinterpret someone as being overjoyed than someone who might have a possible harmful illness. Even though these illnesses are hard to notice, it wouldn’t hurt to observe a family, friend, or classmate of being excessively happy. LIKE VIEWPOINTS ON FACEBOOK:

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all together collectively, what are we missing? Well if we look at the graduation rates, the answer could be in plain site. According to LEA, “the graduation year of 2013’s goal was 90 percent as a whole, with every race meeting the goal except Whites which was 85.29 percent of a racial goal of 86.06 percent. Now why is it that way? Why is the government comparing the graduation rates to the proficiency rates? Funding. Some teachers pass along students that probably should not pass, and in turn, line their pockets with bonuses and a guaranteed job. According to the “Background & Analysis” of the Federal Education Budget Project, “Teachers collectively received an incentive of $284 million for 2013, just to get students to pass or graduate, and that is just a small

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number of the amount of money that is funded to schools, for low Math & English numbers, and high graduation statistics. With that being said when economic turmoil ensues, teachers are the first to get cut. However that does not mean that educators should diminish the student’s education. So how do we go about fixing the problem? Some teachers do what it takes because the incentives are great, but why not offer better incentives to the youth? Other than a diploma or telling students they can go to college we need to provide better options. If my teacher or school told me as a kid that by the end of the year of each year, if I had a 3.0 or above, I would receive a $3,000 scholarship for college I would have worked my butt off. We s h o u l d s t o p g i v i n g incentives to the teachers, but instead give them to the students.

Pestering Petitioners

LUIS SOLIS STAFF WRITER Recently, there has been an infestation of annoying pests around the Riverside City College campus asking people to take a minute of their time to sign their petitions. At first, the petitioners were not that much of a bother but eventually after some time they ended up all over the campus, constantly pestering about signing their petitions. A student can’t walk from class to the cafeteria without being stopped to ask to sign a petition and it starts to get annoying especially when you’re late to class. Not only can you find them in front of the Martin Luther King Building but also in the school cafeteria, Lovekin field, the Quadrangle and the parking lots. They tell people it is only going to take a minute but after you sign a petition they ask you to sign another petition and eventually you end up signing eight of them. Petitioners complete the process so quickly that people don’t get enough time to read what the petition is for. When a person tries to ask them a question about the petition they never have a clear answer. Half the time the petitioners themselves don’t know what they’re asking people to sign. Each petitioner gets paid according to petitioner Jimmy Willing. “I get paid one dollar per

signature,” Willing said. To me it seems that all they care about is a way to make easy money. After signing all the petitions they ask you to fill out a voter registration form where you write down all your private information such as first and last name, home address, the last four digits of your Social Security number and your signature. I personally don’t feel comfortable giving my information to a stranger that I just met. Who the hell knows what they might use my information for? “We do turn them in to the voter registration office or a government office or something like that,” Willing said. If that’s really the case then I should be able to turn my own voter registration in myself since there’s a mailbox next to the Admission and Counseling Office, but most of the time they end up keeping the form. With today’s technology if that information falls in the wrong hands your credit can be harmed because a thief can forge your signature in credit cards and check fraud schemes. The school should find a way to monitor the petitioners or at least limit their presence on campus just as they do with the vendors on campus. “Many of the petitioners work for other organizations who work for the county, so I might not know them or be affiliated with them,” Willing said. As students we have no concrete way of knowing if the petitioners really work for an official organization, so every time a student signs a petition they are putting themselves for identity at risk of identify theft.

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The invasion started long ago CHERISH JONES

STAFF WRITER We’ve all seen the movies like I Robot, and Transformers or have had the dreams. You know the dreams about robots taking over the world or secretly replacing our loved ones. Well, in today’s reality that possibility isn’t as farfetched. Wi t h t e c h n o l o g y r a p i d l y advancing life’s tasks are becoming simpler and humans obsolete. The robot invasion didn’t start with red eyed, human look a likes, doing a slow march toward the capital, and destroying everything in their path. In America it started with

the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th century and has grown so much more over the years. Robots, or advancing technology are being used for anything from assessing bomb threats to writing news articles. People tend to accepting of the use of robots when robots are used to replace people in dangerous jobs, or the direct benefits positively affect the workers and not just the owner’s business expenses. Robots offer something that no human ever can, and that is the ability to continuously work without needs. The fear of robots creating a union, or owners being required to pay them minimum wage is none existent. Smaller business that don’t have large corporations funding them eventually won’t be able to compete with corporations that do and will be forced to sell or end up in bankruptcy.

On top of that robots are replacing average minimum waged jobs, predominantly in factories. Companies such as Foxconn, Amazon, and even Google are in the works of replacing their factory workers with robots, some have already. Combined with not requiring human needs, machinery is the result of years of research, by hundreds of people. So, companies aren’t just getting one robot but rather the productivity of hundreds of workers. In order for one person to be able to offer the knowledge that a robot can they would have to pursue higher learning and make themselves indispensable. Even then a person may not be able to compete with a robot and might have school loans they can’t pay off because the job they worked toward is no longer available to them. For those of you blaming outsourcing for higher

unemployment rates, China is experiencing the same problem. It doesn’t matter where the factory is located if robots are the only employees. If people aren’t working, they are not earning money to feed back into the economy. These circumstances result in companies producing less because people cannot afford to the products companies produce. It is the worst kind of economic unemployment, which is cyclical unemployment. Cyclical unemployment is when companies don’t have a high enough demand for their products so they lay off labor to help compensate their loss. It was most recently experienced during the 20082010 recession, and most notable experience during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Back then the only solution was government spending, and government bailouts. The Trouble Asset Relief

Program of 2008 gave banks billions in order to fight the mortgage crisis and prevent millions of people from losing their houses. The banks instead gave their employees bonuses and millions of people had their houses foreclosed on. The only way to come out of cyclical unemployment is government assistance, and unselfish business owners. In a perfect world that might be possible. However, robots in factories aren’t necessarily a means to the end. If robots are working the crummy jobs that people don’t really want, it forces society as a whole to raise the requirements of basic education. There are many jobs robots can’t replace such as engineers, lawyers, architects, politicians or physicians. Life similar to the Jetsons cartoon is possible, but things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.

I’m ready, but f irst let me ta ke a self ie

JASMINE MIKULAK STAFF WRITER The Oxford Dictionaries defines the word selfie as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken

with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Last year, in 2013, Oxford

Dictionaries announced as the word of the year. Selfies have been around for about three centuries. In 1839, Robert Cornelius took the first considered selfie behind his family store in Philadelphia. On the back of the photo he wrote, “The first light picture ever taken. 1839.” Selfies have been a groundbreaking trend. Famous selfies you may remember would be President Obama’s selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral with Danish Prime Minister Helle ThorningSchmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron and Ellen Degeneres’ selfie at the Oscars with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, etc. Selfies can be found anywhere, including on social media websites. When Riverside City

College student Martin Hernandez was asked if social media has made selfies mainstream, he said, “Yes, you’re even writing an article about it. Even the word selfie is really mainstream, there’s songs about it and stuff.” There are some forms of selfies, but the most popular ones are front camera or mirror selfies. “I use the front camera, you have to have the right angle,” said Dajohn Murray student of RCC when asked what his preferred selfie was. However, when RCC student Bobby Bryant was asked if he took selfies his response was, “I don’t take selfies, only when my dad wants to send pictures to my grandma.” The lengths people are willing to go for the perfect

selfie can vary. Take for example when ABC News covered a story on 38-year-old Triana Lavey who spent $15,000 on plastic surgery just to get the perfect selfie face. Or for example, twitter user @SelfieOlympics displays many selfies from the bizarre to less complicated selfies. The selfie Olympics began in 2013 and since then has made selfie history. The Twitter page includes ordinary people doing not so ordinary things in their selfie to make it all the more bizarre. It also includes celebrities like Bill Nye with President Obama and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Either way selfies are here to stay and people are going to any length to make them the best. How far are you willing to go to get the perfect selfie?

Life after celebrities death profitable for many

ASHLEY HEFNER ASST. OP ED

From Marilyn Monroe to Michael Jackson, it’s been common practice in the entertainment industry to generate money from artists who have passed away. At first we saw this trend only with musicians. Rapper Tupac Shakur was

coming out with albums way after he died in 1996. Are producers genuinely concerned with putting his art out there or are they just making money for themselves? How could they know how he would have wanted his album? It’s great that they leave an imprint on the world which also helps the family after they’ve passed. However it seems that production companies decide to keep celebrities who have died in the middle of shooting films because there is money to be made. Fans want to see the last film thier favorite actor

is in but even casual audiences want to see the “death movie” of anyone notable. We know this happened with Heath Ledger (well if you’re a movie addict you should) who was filming “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” before he died. To finish this film producers recast for certain scenes so that they can portray multiple physical versions of the character within Parnassus’ Imaginarium. They used not one but three actors Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell. In the end “The Imaginarium of Doctor

Parnassus” made about $61,808,75 and garnered a fair amount of press. Heath Ledger’s net worth is $16 million and all of it was left to his daughter Matilda, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Now with the latest victim of Hollywood’s greed: Brittany Murphy, known for her role in “Clueless” who died five years ago in December 2009. Murphy’s last film she was working on titled “Something Wicked” was released April 4. This film hasn’t made much money yet. The production was $3 million according to numbers.

com with no recorded sales. Is it even worth watching because it didn’t even make it to theaters and went straight to DVD? Was it worth finishing? Paul walker is one of most recent celebrities who has passed during filming a movie. He is most known for the franchise “Fast and the Furious.” which he was working on when he passed, along with a film titled “Brick Mansion”. To fill Walker’s sceens his brothers were cast as stand-ins, despite still promoting Walker as the star.

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What do you think of the vaporizer ban in L.A? Do you think vapers are a distraction? | Interviews and by Ashley Hefner | Photographs and Design by Jasmine Mikulak |

“I feel they shouldn’t ban them because it is a legal product especially in one city it feels like they are discriminating against people who are using the legal product”. “No I don’t feel they’re a distraction. It’s like the same thing when people smoke. who is going to be distracted by cigarettes? who are you to tell them what your life choices are? Manuel Villalobos

“I don’t think that there is anything wrong with vapor pens on the streets. I understand inside resturants or something like that but in public I find that odd”. “Yeah I do. Just because of the ideas of cigarettes it’s the same idea because of the smoke”. Sarah Hundley

“It doesn’t seem like a big probem to me. It doesn’t make much of a difference I never really thought of the matter I don’t think it’s a big deal on banning it”. “Maybe to younger children because of the smoke but other than that it’s not really a distraction”. Noah Raheem

“They don’t really hurt anybody so yeah it’s wrong”. “Yeah. Indoors but not outdoors”.

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“I think as a way to not promote smoking I think it works in that regard, but as a way to keep the populist safe. I don’t think it has an effect on the populist because it’s just like a mist it’s like water vapor”. “No I do not, I think that for individuals who use them are productive and they allow them to use them whenever they need them and as for everyone else I kind of think they need to just mind their own business”. Kyle Davison


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Hollywood illustrator shares expertise with students

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UNDER THE SEA: McKelvey has created the background artwork for many Disney Princess doll packages, including “The Little Mermaid” doll packaging (Left). The dedicated instructor critiques his students work with intense interest (Right).

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ASST. FEATURES EDITOR Presenting Disney princesses, creating magical backdrops and putting together action sequences of ninja turtles is everyday work for Shawn McKelvey. McKelvey teaches Digital Art, Advanced Photoshop and Advanced Digital Media and Printing part time at Riverside City College, for the past three years. “Teaching is a satisfying job because I get to see a student learn and progress from point A to point B,” said McKelvey. Apar t from teaching, M c K e l ve y i s a f r e e l a n c e

illustrator and he runs his own digital media st udio called Shawn Illustrations. Mckelvey has had many experiences of working for Walt Disney Studios where he did 40 billboard illustrations for the Disney World Resorts in Florida. “I actually f lew down to Flor ida to see my ar t work d i s pl aye d , a n d t h e y we r e everywhere around the park and on buses on the roads, it felt good,” said McKelvey. The billboards were for Disney resor t rides such as “Star Tours,” “Indiana Jones Adventure,” “The Dinosaur Ride” and others. “ P rofe ssion al work is exciting, but teaching feels good,” McKelvey said.

McKelvey has developed his skills and talent along with advancement in technology over the years. “ P r e v io u sly it w a s a l l traditional handwork air-brushed strokes and now it has all become digital and evolved with time,” he said. McKelvey studied at the Arts Centre in Pasadena and has taught at various other colleges l i ke West wood College i n Upland, ITT Technical Institute in San Diego and Platt College. Among some of his more well-k now n work i ncludes doing the artwork for seven Harry Potter board games, the packaging for Matchbox vehicles and countless Disney Princess doll packages,

“I was among the initial artists who helped in developing and conceiving the characters for Harry Potter series for J.K. Rowling when the first movie was being made,” McKelvey said. This experienced illustrator is popular among his students. Many of them enjoy his work on game boards. McKelvey also prepares his students for competing in the Riverside Film Festival and the RCC Animation Festival “He is an amazing teacher and an artist and his artwork is amazing, especially the game boards,” said Ivan Figueroa, a student of McKelvey. Mckelvey has illustrated for children’s books as well.

Some of them are “Be the Bee,” “Timothy’s Tic” and several D i s n e y b o o k s fo r H a r p e r Collins. McKelvey also created background artwork for several seasons of “Scooby Doo Inc.” television series and did the artwork for “Toy Story 3” toy packaging. He is a landscape illustrator as well and has competed in a variety of painting competitions in California and won two best of show awards. He also auctions his work online on eBay. He plans on teaching basic design classes this summer at RCC because he loves to teach and wants to help make his students experts in basic designing.

Illustrations courtesy of: Shawn McKelvey

BILLBOARDS: McKelvey has created the artwork for over 40 billboards for the DisneyWorld Resorts, for rides like “Star Tours,” “Indiana Jones Adventure,” “The Dinosaur Ride,” “Rockin’ Rollercoaster” and “Tower of Terror”.


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