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Gary Mui, EATM's instructional lab technician, poses for a photo on Wednesday, May 21, 2021 at Americas Teaching Zoo in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Gary Mui: Teaching the next generation of exotic animal trainers

By Valeri Roussak May 26, 2021

Gary Mui is the Exotic Animal Training Management (EATM) department’s instructional lab technician at Moorpark College. Mui coaches and supervises students from America’s Teaching Zoo to help them...

Sophomore Bree Calhoun drives toward the hoop during the Raiders’s conference final against Ventura College on Saturday, Feb. 15. The home game ended with a Moorpark win, 69-54. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Moorpark Women’s Basketball’s looks to last returning starter to lead incoming players

By Max Clark November 7, 2020

Like every year for collegiate sports, teams lose a good chunk of their team to transfers or graduating athletes. This past year, Moorpark lost five of their sophomores moving on to the next level with...

Nikolas Samuels posing for a profile photo on September 3, 2015 in Moorpark, CA.

Nikolas Samuels, Moorpark College journalism alumni, passes away at 27

By Ryan Bough, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2020

Nikolas Samuels, 27, a Moorpark College journalism alumni and former reporter for the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23 due to undetermined causes. Samuels was born...

Sophomore guard Jazzy Carrasco comes off a screen during their home game against Riverside City College on Saturday, Feb. 29. Carrasco reached a milestone of 1000 career points during the game. Photo credit: Danny Stipanovich

A love for the game leads Moorpark’s star guard to the next level at Sacramento State University

By Nick Sweis May 21, 2020

Jazzy Carrasco’s basketball journey will continue after announcing on April 4 that she accepted an offer from Sacramento State University to play Division-I basketball. Moorpark College's second-leading...

Spencer Burnett operates one of the checkout kiosks in the student bookstore on Thursday, Jan. 23. According to Burnett, he was hired as a student worker to help the store at the beginning of the semester. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

A day in the life: Student workers shine at Moorpark College

By Susana Suffolk February 5, 2020

Around campus in every department student workers help things to stay afloat. Whether it’s appointment making, helping students locate buildings on campus, or assisting students with their academic...

Katie Perea, a game design student, works on her computer on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the game design classroom. Perea hopes to join a team of game designers to contribute to larger project in the industry, she said. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Leveled Up: The evolution of game design at Moorpark College

By Dominic D'Amico November 6, 2019

The U.S video game industry is a behemoth, earning $43.4 billion in 2018 alone according to the Entertainment Software Association. But while games like Red Dead Redemption 2 shatter sales records and...

Kristen Robinson presses a sticker to chest while speaking with ASMC members on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Robinson assists associated students in hosting Tuesday Bluesday on Raider Walk. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Kristen Robinson: Guiding students on their journey to success

By Jennifer Ojeda November 1, 2019

Kristen Robinson is the Director of Student Activities at Moorpark College. Robinson's role is to assist students as they navigate their way through student life at Moorpark.Robinson explains what brought...

Firefighters unspool hose as the flames of the Easy Fire approach East Olsen Road in Simi Valley, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

Easy Fire spread rapidly amongst strong winds, threatening Ventura County

By Whitney Bussell October 30, 2019

The Easy Fire erupted early this morning just after 6 a.m. beginning with 30 mph winds. The Ventura County Firefighter Department acted swiftly as evacuations needed to happen fast. At 10 a.m. it was reported...

Deborah Brackley poses for a photo outside of the library on Oct. 17, 2019.

Deborah Brackley: The hidden drive behind student success

By Madina Safdari October 25, 2019

Deborah Brackley's office sits in the corner of the tutoring center, behind the check-in desk, and can be missed if not looking close enough. More often than not however, Brackley can be found in meetings,...

Freshmen Steven Weese, left, and Ryan Horan talk strategy mid-game during Moorpark's first conference game against Santa Barbara City College, on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Moorpark. College gym. Weese, Moorpark's setter, ended the night with 35 assists. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

The brotherhood of sport, on and off the court

By Danny Stipanovich May 22, 2019

As freshman setter Steven Weese kicks his foot back to reach his Adidas Harden Vol. 2 basketball shoes, he gives them one last wipe before he throws up the ball to serve and kick off the third set of a...

Moorpark College Characters: A national winning speaker with a passion for civil activism

By Margot Rowe May 21, 2019

Avesita Helmandi, a Moorpark Colleges student, is driven by her passion to be a lawyer and a voice for the voiceless. She dedicates her time to the Moorpark College Forensics Team which spends each year...

Professor Patricia Colman poses for a photo on Thursday, April 25, on the steps of Fountain Hall. Colman has been a Moorpark faculty member for 14 years. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

History professor dedicates career to documenting the lives and accomplishments of America’s ethnic pioneers

By Ulises Koyoc May 15, 2019

In America, the subject of race has been a controversial topic for decades. However, a Moorpark College history professor is challenging those controversies head-on. Not only is she bold enough to provoke...

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