Moorpark College Reporter

Leveled Up: The evolution of game design at Moorpark College

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 garner widespread acclaim, Moorpark College's Game Design program is busy preparing students to break ...

Kristen Robinson: Guiding students on their journey to success

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 her to become a Student Activities Specialist and the drive behind her initiative. “This job is the perfe...

Easy Fire spread rapidly amongst strong winds, threatening Ventura County

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 that the fire spread to 1,300 acres according to a tweet made by the VCFD PIO. The scene from the R...

Deborah Brackley: The hidden drive behind student success

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, overseeing the tutoring center and checking in with her hand selected Course Embedded Tutors.The jo...

The brotherhood of sport, on and off the court

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 home matchup against the Long Beach City College Vikings. While he may wear Harden’s shoes and ...

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

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 competing in many speech and debate tournaments. This passion has led her to victory as a California...

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

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 a student’s perspective on race, but her scholarly research is aiding in the dismantling of the...

Perseverance and Motivation: Why nothing can keep Calhoun off the court

Perseverance and Motivation: Why nothing can keep Calhoun off the court

By Robert Gonzales

May 13, 2019

When Breanna Calhoun tore her anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, she thought she would never be able to play basketball again. “I was just crying [and] crying, it was just so emotional,” Calhoun said. Playing professional basketball seemed impossible now. A dream she had been chasing ...

A veteran’s return to life as a student

A veteran’s return to life as a student

By Ashton Blatz

May 7, 2019

Moorpark College has many student veterans on campus, but former sailor Ryan Spires shares her views on transitioning from military to academic and civilian life. It was her stepdad who had spent 25 years in the navy that inspired Spires to follow in his footsteps. Before enlisting in the military,...

How Professor Drew Lobenstein balances teaching with his love of breeding pigeons

How Professor Drew Lobenstein balances teaching with his love of breeding pigeons

By Ulises Koyoc

January 16, 2019

For more than two decades, Drew Lobenstein has taught communications at Moorpark College and is just shy of the impassable five stars on RateMyProfessor. However, he isn’t your average communications professor. Not only is Lobenstein admired by students for his devotion as a public speaking teacher,...

The not-so-secret recipe for Angel Perez’s success

The not-so-secret recipe for Angel Perez’s success

By Luis Miron

December 14, 2018

Angel Perez, a 19-year-old Biology student and a two-time captain for the men’s soccer team at Moorpark College, is on his final stages before transferring to a four-year university and taking the next step of his school career. Perez's biggest struggle during his time at Moorpark College was balancing...

Xtreme Raider Challenge and Be The Match come together to provide hope for cancer patients waiting on a bone marrow transplant

Xtreme Raider Challenge and Be The Match come together to provide hope for cancer patients waiting on a bone marrow transplant

By Robert Gonzales

December 9, 2018

Mark Clark, the athletics groundskeeper for over 22 years, arrived at the Moorpark College football stadium full of emotions. He couldn’t believe he saw over 150 athletes participating in a benefit obstacle course geared toward saving his life. Clark was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The Fitness Learning Experience (FLEX) Club transformed its annual Xtreme R...