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Moorpark College Music Applied courses turns to virtual learning as a result of COVID-19

Pam De Almeida waits for the conductor to walk on the stage to start the Hope of Loving concert on Nov. 22, 2019 at Moorpark College. The concert features a mixture of the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble programs. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

By Alissa Schoepflin, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Beginning Fall 2020, every school district and college in Ventura Country, including Moorpark College, has had to transition to virtual learning due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Back in March, schools were immediately rushed to close and adapt to online learning because of the coronavirus outbreak. Governor...

Moorpark College Career Technical Education classes are adapting to virtual classes due to COVID-19

Moorpark College Career Technical Education classes have to adapt with the pandemic as classes go online. Moorpark Reporter file photo by Martin Bilbao

By Caitlin McHale, Arts & Entertainment Desk Editor

September 14, 2020

While many classes are faced with the challenge of being hybrid or completely online due to COVID-19, there are certain departments that have had to become especially creative when teaching under these circumstances. Career Technical Education (CTE) classes are normally taught in person for the hands-on...

‘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

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...

The Moorpark College Music Technology Program rallies to host its first online concert

Andy Soto, also known as Dreamix, manipulates the mixing equipment during his set of the previous Student DJ Showcase, held in the Black Box Theater on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Performers used a mixture of school and personal equipment during the show. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By David Chavez

May 7, 2020

On April 30, the Moorpark College Music Technology Program returned, hosting its first online concert titled "Stream Jam." The live stream showed off what students had been working on by using the streaming site Twitch. The show featured 13 unique DJ's including the professor of the Music Technology pr...

Entertainment industry transforms to accommodate social distancing amongst fans

Image courtesy of Together At Home.

By Arianna Delgado

April 17, 2020

The changes in normalcy due to the COVID-19 pandemic have affected everyone in various ways. As the world practices social distancing, many forms of entertainment are out of the question, with the closure of music venues, movie theaters and more. Fortunately, music and film lovers have come together to...

Five07 Coffee Bar and Eatery holds Quarantine Corner in light of COVID-19 precautions

Ethan Ridge performs in a quarantine corner performance in a YouTube video published on Thursday, April 9. Image courtesy of Five07 Creative YouTube page.

By Liz Byington

April 16, 2020

As Ventura County prohibits public gatherings as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Five07 Coffee Bar and Eatery co-owner Sean McCarthy is taking measures to ensure that local artists are connected with their community through live streamed performances in Five07’s Quarantine Corner se...

Moorpark College arts courses persevere as they get creative from home

Photo created on Tuesday, April 7, in Moorpark, Calif. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Caitlin McHale

April 8, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Moorpark College students have been required to continue their classes online, with arts courses facing an especially big adjustment. Classes such as painting, ceramics and photography normally create projects on campus. Yet because campus is closed for the safety of students and fa...

Moorpark’s FTMA and Theatre Arts departments collaborated to record ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for the public despite COVID-19 cancellations

The cast of Romeo and Juliet perform the scene where Romeo meets Juliet for the first time, on Tuesday, March 12, in the performing arts building. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Arianna Delgado

April 8, 2020

Due to the social distancing measures being taken to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Moorpark College’s spring events and shows were cancelled for the 2020 semester. This included the theatre departments highly anticipated annual spring play which was only able perform three shows before the r...

Moorpark College cancels spring slate of Performing Arts Center events

The Performing Arts building remains empty and locked immediately after campus closure on Tuesday, March 17. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Lauren Bender

March 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Moorpark College's arts and entertainment performances have been cancelled for the spring 2020 semester. Some of the cancelled performances include the forensics team's "Night Before Nationals," FTVM's "Raiders Got Talent," the dance department's annual "Motion Fl...

Staff Picks: Celebrating female creatives to conclude Women’s History Month

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By Morgan Ellis

March 27, 2020

Listen to this! | Best Coast — "Always Tomorrow"After a five-year hiatus, Los Angeles locals Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast have successfully re-established themselves with their fourth album, “Always Tomorrow,” released last month. Cosentino is the primary songwriter, voc...

Romeo and Juliet makes a dramatic debut at Moorpark College

Abby Holland, as Juliet, meets Seth Gunawardena, as Romeo during the first act of Romeo and Juliet performed at Moorpark College on Thursday, March 12. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Giancarlo Meccia

March 17, 2020

Thursday, March 12 the Moorpark College Theatre Arts department brought the legendary “Romeo and Juliet” to life in a live performance at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center. With an estimated 200 community members in attendance, opening night was successful. Family members and fri...

MC Spirit bids farewell to founding coach and looks ahead to bright future as the season ends

Members and friends of the MC Spirit squad listen to Interim President Julius Sokenu congratulate them on a successful year, during their banquet on Wednesday, March 11. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Whitney Bussell

March 14, 2020

Wednesday evening, Moorpark College Spirit held their 4th annual spring banquet at the Moorpark Country Club. Members of MC Spirit, family and faculty all came together to celebrate the team’s hard work throughout the year.The event was kicked off by Head Coach and founder of MC Spirit, Kelsey St...