Moorpark College Reporter

A print edition of this weeks Acorn newspaper lies on a damp driveway in Camarillo, CA. The headline, Cant bear the heat, reads visibly beneath rain droplets on Sept. 10, 2022. Photo credit: Shahbano Raza

Expected downpour turns into a heavy let down for Ventura County residents

By Sulor Garretson September 16, 2022

This past weekend, Southern California faced winds and rain brought on by Tropical Storm Kay following a severe 10-day heat wave. For many Ventura County residents, the storm did not live up to its expectations. The...

An American flag ripples in the wind in front of City Hall in Camarillo, CA. On Sept. 11, 2022, many flags were flown half-staff in remembrance of 9/11. Photo credit: Shahbano Raza

Moorpark College and community leaders remember 9/11 over the weekend

By Shahbano Raza September 11, 2022

21 years after the tragedy of 9/11 took place, the Moorpark College community continues to pay tribute to the lives that were lost in the Sept. 11 attacks. On Sunday morning, Moorpark College released...

Photo credit: Hunter Deniaud

Elon Musk’s 9.2% Stake Purchase in Twitter Leads to Purchase Proposal of Entire Company

By Tanner Norris May 16, 2022

The richest man in the world and the CEO of Tesla and Space X, Elon Musk is a frequent user of the leading news social media platform Twitter and has now purchased a 9.2% stake in the company. Musk...

The Fred Kavli Science Center on May 10, 2022. The center consists of multiple departments at Moorpark College, including Life Sciences. Photo credit: Shahbano Raza

Moorpark College awaits approval to develop a bachelor’s degree in biomanufacturing

By Shahbano Raza May 14, 2022

The offering of bachelor’s degrees at community colleges might soon become the new normal. While some community colleges already offer bachelor's degrees, more community colleges are likely to follow...

L&T Catering food truck next to the ASMC Bluesday Booth at the Moorpark College on April 5, 2022. The ASMC booth gave tickets to students who were wearing blue so they could have a free meal from the food truck. Photo credit: David Chavez

L&T Catering to return to Moorpark College in the Fall

By David Chavez May 3, 2022

When the pandemic first started, all colleges across the country had to suspend their in-person teaching and switch to online classes for the remainder of the spring semester. The switch to online classes...

Gasoline prices displayed at the Arco gas station on the corner of Los Angeles Avenue and Moorpark road, on Monday, March 14, 2022, in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: Christopher Schmider

Moorpark College students and faculty share views on rising inflation rates

By Andres Garcia April 21, 2022

Inflation rates have been on the rise in the United States. This has had a big impact on the country's student population. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation rates have been on a steady...

Trophies won by the Moorpark College Forensics team are displayed in the performing arts center. The team won several awards on April 9, 2022 at the Phi Rho Pi national tournament in St. Louis, MO. Photo credit: Shahbano Raza

Moorpark College Forensics scores gold at in-person national tournament

By Shahbano Raza and Jane Walgren April 18, 2022

Moorpark College’s Forensics team received several awards at the 2022 Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. The team won gold and placed second overall by attaining group...

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin talking about her experiences during Moorpark Colleges Womens Herstory Month webinar on March 11, 2022. Photo credit: Sulor Garretson

Moorpark College holds webinar with local elected officials in honor of Women’s Herstory Month

By Sulor Garretson March 22, 2022

In honor of Women’s Herstory Month, Moorpark College held a webinar featuring dialogue from women in elected leadership positions. Titled "A Talk with Local Elected Officials," the webinar on March...

Professor Soborno Issac Bari answers questions during his Spiritual Dialogues zoom event on Feb. 19, 2022.

9-Year-Old Professor Soborno Isaac Bari hosts “Spiritual Dialogues” zoom discussion

By Tanner Norris March 7, 2022

At just nine years old Soborno Isaac Bari is the world's youngest professor, in addition to being an author and receiving the "Global Child Prodigy Award'' in 2020. College is a highly decorated place...

Student attendees listen to Professor Tamarra Coleman speak during the MC LEADS session in the Campus Center conference room on Friday, Feb. 28. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

The experience of in-person classes at Moorpark College

By Kate Hernandez February 25, 2022

Various first and second-year students have not experienced the campus life at Moorpark College due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has challenged in-person instruction for nearly two years. Moorpark College...

A group of students ascend the stairs into Raider Walk while touring campus at New Student Welcome Day at Moorpark College on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Photo credit: Rachel Franklin

Disputes over ongoing mask mandates highlight disharmony amongst VCCCD leadership

By Shahbano Raza February 22, 2022

The Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees held a meeting on Feb. 15 during which the VCCCD's decision to continue implementing mask mandates came under scrutiny by the public and...

Moorpark College 1961 Logo on a steel plaque behind Fountain Hall on Feb. 17, 2022. Photo credit: David Chavez

First Lady Jill Biden announces tuition-free college is off the table

By Andres Garcia February 19, 2022

On Feb. 7, the First Lady of the United States Jill Biden stated that plans to provide two years of tuition-free community college for Americans is no longer a part of President Joe Biden's Build Back...

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