Moorpark College Reporter

U.S. Coronavirus cases soar past 100k as Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill

Image courtesy of C-SPAN.

By Ryan Bough
March 28, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, March 27 President Donald Trump signed into law a roughly $2 trillion Coronavirus stimulus bill in an attempt to add some much needed relief to the U.S. economy. The bill is the largest economic relief package in modern U.S. history.The bill passed in the Senate on Wednesday and then move...

Moorpark Women’s Basketball championship run cut short due to the Coronavirus

Moorpark Head Coach Kenny Plummer breaks the huddle at the start of the first playoff game against Riverside City College on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Moorpark College. Moorpark moves to round two of the playoffs after beating Riverside City 96-65. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

By Nick Sweis
March 22, 2020
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Basketball

The incredible season by the Moorpark Raiders (27-1, 8-0) and their 19 game win streak came to a devastating end last week as the 2020 CCCAA Women’s Basketball State Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Moorpark Raiders had just opened up the playoffs with two straight 31 poi...

CDC confirms case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Ventura County, overall risk remains low

Image provided by Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Dominic D'Amico
March 12, 2020
Filed under News

The CDC has confirmed the first case of the COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, in Ventura County. Officials in Ventura County stated that the patient in question had recently traveled from San Francisco to Mexico and back on the Grand Princess cruise ship, the same ship now quarantined at the Po...

‘Student One Acts’ goes virtual despite limitations caused by COVID-19

The Moorpark College performing arts center remains closed after the order for all classes transition to online, on Tuesday, March, 17. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Caitlin McHale
May 20, 2020
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Moorpark College students involved in the "Student One Acts" were shocked and overwhelmed when the news of campus closure released in March, realizing that the plays that many had worked on all semester would not be performed in front of an audience. However, despite the challenges of a last minute tr...

Moorpark College Baseball prepares to make a strong comeback following season cut short due to COVID-19

Freshman Noah Balandran launches a pitch at the Bulldog batter during Moorpark's home game against Allan Hancock College on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Leslie Mendez
May 13, 2020
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

On March 19, the California Community College Athletic Association announced that they would be canceling the rest of the 2020 spring sports season due to concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. This hold on sports has affected many athletes and their eligibility to play. Unfortunately, like many other...

Reopen California rally draws hundreds of Ventura County residents

Dea Coletti shows her support for the reopening of California at a protest held at the Ventura County Government Center on Friday, May 1, in Ventura, Calif. Community members gathered in patriotic clothing with signs and flags to help convey their message. Photo credit: Morgan Ellis

By Emily Ledesma
May 6, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

Hundreds of Ventura County citizens gathered Friday, May 1, at a 'Reopen California' rally in front of the Ventura County Government Center to protest against the stay at home orders in California, in response to COVID-19. Organized by We Have Rights, the protest was one of half a dozen to fully open...

Op-Ed: Brace for impact, mental health care industry to be hit by aftermath of social isolation

Photo provided by the VCCCD photo archive.

By Diane Miller
May 6, 2020
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed a hold on the lives of many, the "new normal" of physical distancing and social isolation has taken a grave effect on the mental health of Americans. Our mental health care system needs to prepare now rather than after the pandemic is over. The world's focus at the moment is on people's physical health, either in...

All bets are off for Moorpark College’s top sophomore distance runner as pandemic cuts season short

Image courtesy of Moorpark College XC & Track Instagram.

By Danny Stipanovich
April 20, 2020
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track & Field

Just one month ago, Robby Riggs, Moorpark's top long-distance sophomore runner, was on his way back home to Simi Valley from Turlock, CA. That was until the rest of Moorpark’s Track and Field season was postponed indefinitely and eventually canceled entirely due to concerns over COVID-19. The future wa...

U.S. halts funding of World Health Organization amid COVID-19 pandemic

President Donald Trump watches as Warner Thomas, CEO and president of Ochsner Health System, during the press briefing on Tuesday April 14, in  the White House Rose Garden. Image taken from via live stream.

By Ryan Bough
April 15, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

On April 14, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a halt in funding to the World Health Organization while a review is being conducted to assess the WHO’s role in “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of COVID-19.” “With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have d...

Governor Newsom lays out conditions to be met before the ‘Stay at Home’ order can be relaxed in California

Governor Gavin Newsom delivers an address via live stream to Californians regarding COVID-19 and plans to reopen the state on Tuesday, April 14. Screenshot taken from Twitter.

By Ryan Bough
April 14, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

Early this afternoon, California governor Gavin Newsom announced six indicators that must be met in order for California to begin relaxing its "Stay at Home" order, which has been in effect since March 19.Newsom did not give a precise timeline to when the order could be modified or slowly lifted.“In two weeks, if we...

Moorpark College aims to provide students with necessary resources despite COVID-19 closures

Student worker Carissa Fernandez maintains her position in the Moorpark College library one day after student workers were permitted to not attend work, on Tuesday, March 17. Fernandez is a biology major. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Morgan Ellis
March 25, 2020
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As Moorpark College remains closed as a necessary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, faculty and staff still want students to be able to take advantage of all the same resources that the campus usually offers.Similar to the transition from face-to-face classes to virtual, many of Moorpa...

Moorpark College sees first case of COVID-19 as cases continue to rise in Ventura County

Image of COVID-19, Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of CDC.

By Dominic D'Amico
March 22, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

Sunday morning, the VCCCD announced the first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus on one of its campuses. The case involves a Moorpark College student who was last on campus March 9. The VCCCD and the college have been in contact with Ventura County Public Health and have also notified all students, fa...