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Meet Mara Rodriguez, the VCCCD 2022 Classified Employee of the Year

By Sulor Garretson May 14, 2022
Zoo Development Coordinator Mara Rodriguez was titled the 2022 Classified Employee of the Year for the Ventura County Community College District and Moorpark College.
Lieutenant Andrew Huisenga poses in front of a Police car on the main campus of Moorpark College on Nov. 15. Photo credit: Christina Mehr

Moorpark College Lieutenant Andrew Huisenga: A role model for those around him

By Christina Mehr January 18, 2022
Andrew Huisenga discusses how he ended up working for campus safety on the Moorpark College campus. Huisenga also talked about the programs they provide and how college community outreach is important to him and the campus safety department.
Bryan Rodriguez poses for a picture alongside Moorpark College and VCCCD leadership on Oct. 12, 2021. Image provided by Bryan Rodriguez.

Meet Bryan Rodriguez, your student trustee

By Shahbano Raza January 11, 2022

Bryan Rodriguez is the 2021-2022 student trustee for the Ventura County Community College District. Rodriguez was elected through a district-wide student election in September 2021 and was installed...

Lance Kinross poses for a photo on the Moorpark College baseball field after practice on May 28, 2021 in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

From the red rocks of Utah to the sunny beaches of California, one baseball player has come to Moorpark to chase his dream

By Hunter Deniaud June 29, 2021
Lance Kinross moved 400 miles away from home to attend Moorpark College in hopes that it will soon help him transfer to a Division-I baseball program.
Gary Mui, EATMs 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 EATM department’s Instructional Lab Technician. Mui coaches and supervises students all around America’s Teaching Zoo to help them improve their training skills with the animals.
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
After losing a majority of their team from last season, Moorpark Women's Basketball turns to their only returning starter, Jasmine Nichols, to lead a new and young group of Raiders this upcoming season.
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
Moorpark's starting guard for two years, Jazzy Carrasco, accepted an offer to play at Sacramento State University.
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
Starting with a scant few classes, game design has grown into a well established program at Moorpark College.
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, the director of student activities, combines her passions into a career at Moorpark college.
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...

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