Moorpark College Reporter

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...

Creative synergies coalesce in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Creative synergies coalesce in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

By Lisette Davies Ward and Chelsi Espiritu

October 16, 2017

Tennessee Williams’s classic drama "A Streetcar Named Desire" premiered at Moorpark College’s Performing Arts Center on October 12. This iconic Pulitzer prize winning play of raw emotion, conflict and loss transforms the main stage into the French Quarter of New Orleans, complete with live...

America’s Teaching Zoo continues to impress

America’s Teaching Zoo continues to impress

By Mary Altshuller

October 2, 2017

America's Teaching Zoo is hard at work providing Moorpark students with a dedicated animal training and management program.With only two college educative zoos in the United States, potential zookeepers don't have many choices about where they can study animal training and interact with the animals o...

Accidents occur more frequently during the first week of classes

Accidents occur more frequently during the first week of classes

By Nicole Szczepanek

September 27, 2017

Campus police recorded a significantly higher rate of vehicle collisions during the first week of classes than it has since then. Speeding, distracted driving, and the struggle to find parking during the beginning of fall semester has resulted in an increase in traffic related collisions compared to other ...

Hope for America

Hope for America

By Dallas Vorburger

September 18, 2017

Voices and chants coincided with one another, as fists were raised in a rhythmic pulse that flowed throughout a crowd on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Bystanders watched from the surrounding homes and businesses as people waved signs and Mexican flags. One of the many protestors was a young wo...