Moorpark College Reporter

Wendy Fire reaches 91 acres, veering south away from Newbury Park

Wendy Fire reaches 91 acres, veering south away from Newbury Park

By Whitney Bussell

October 11, 2019

A wildfire broke out in the hills of Newbury Park this evening around 7 p.m. in the Potrero Road and Wendy Drive area. Multiple 911 calls reported that a fire had started on the hillside where the Ventura County Fire Department was dispatched immediately. By 9:50 p.m. the fire was still holding at 91 a...

Moorpark College prepares for emergency Public Safety Power Shutdown by SCE due to incoming Santa Ana winds

Moorpark College prepares for emergency Public Safety Power Shutdown by SCE due to incoming Santa Ana winds

By Whitney Bussell

October 9, 2019

Moorpark College has warned students and faculty of a possible emergency Public Safety Power Shutdown by Southern California Edison conditional on expected Santa Ana winds Thursday and Friday.According to Vice President and incident commander for Emergency Operations, Silvia Barajas, “An emergency...

Moorpark College works with the California Student Aid Commission on Cash for College

Moorpark College works with the California Student Aid Commission on Cash for College

By Alexandria Alejo

October 8, 2019

On Oct. 12, Moorpark College is scheduled to participate in a district-wide event, Cash For College, that offers financial aid guidance for current and prospective students. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fountain Hall Atrium, students will be assisted in filling out the 2020-2021 Free Application for Fe...

Health Fair invites students to learn more about medical services available

Health Fair invites students to learn more about medical services available

By Emily Ledesma

October 2, 2019

On Oct. 1 Raider walk was flooded with students during the annual Student Health Fair. Over 25 booths were in attendance for students to visit and receive information. Medical, dental and other health organizations in the community came together to educate students on the opportunities available to th...

Giddyup! Moorpark’s annual Country Days is set to hit historic High Street and Arroyo Vista Park this weekend

Giddyup! Moorpark’s annual Country Days is set to hit historic High Street and Arroyo Vista Park this weekend

By Christine Hernandez

October 1, 2019

The signature western-style city celebration is presented by the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce and the City of Moorpark on October 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the historic downtown High Street between Moorpark Avenue and Spring Road in Moorpark. Moorpark has hosted the annual Country Days for 35 yea...

Enegren’s Oktoberfest celebration aims to serve beer, food and family fun

Enegren’s Oktoberfest celebration aims to serve beer, food and family fun

By Dominic D'Amico

September 30, 2019

Saturday, Oct. 5, Enegren Brewing Company will host its 8th annual Oktoberfest, complete with German beer, food and games. Located in Moorpark, Oktoberfest will kick off at 11 a.m and continue into the night until 10 p.m. Co-owner and Master of Festivities John Bird emphasized that this Oktoberfest is ...

Faculty fights for fairness amidst contract negotiations with the district

Faculty fights for fairness amidst contract negotiations with the district

By Ryan Bough

September 25, 2019

Along with the start of the fall semester, teachers have not only been working on classes but also participating in union negotiations with the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees. These negotiations follow the end of their previous contract that expired on Jun. 30, 2019. Tensio...

Constitution Day educates students on activism and local government

Constitution Day educates students on activism and local government

By Madina Safdari

September 18, 2019

Two hundred thirty two years ago the U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. On September 17 that event is commemorated and observed as Constitution Day.Moorpark College held festivities on the quad to acknowledge the signing of the Constitution and more importantly to encourage students to get...

Addressing suicide: Students are provided with help and hope during annual conference

Addressing suicide: Students are provided with help and hope during annual conference

By Justin Downes

September 18, 2019

Moorpark College hosted the 4th Annual Preventing Suicide Help & Hope conference on Friday, Sept. 13. Various speakers discussed the nature of suicide, as well as mental health concerns that occur in specific groups such as the LGBTQ community, Latinx and Veterans.Moorpark College student, Matthe...

Community Appreciation Weekend offers free admission to America’s Teaching Zoo

Community Appreciation Weekend offers free admission to America’s Teaching Zoo

By Christine Hernandez

September 17, 2019

This year’s annual Community Appreciation Weekend will be held on Sept. 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at America’s Teaching Zoo on the Moorpark College campus. Guests will experience animal encounters and training demonstrations led by students of the Exotic Animal Training and Management ...

Upcoming free Full Moon Star Party at the Moorpark Observatory

Upcoming free Full Moon Star Party at the Moorpark Observatory

By Christine Hernandez

September 13, 2019

Astronomers of all ages will gather for a Full Moon Star Party on Saturday at the Moorpark College Observatory to observe the Harvest Moon. The party will be hosted by the Ventura County Astronomical Society on September 14 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at the Moorpark College Observatory, located at 7060 C...

Remembering 9/11: Education Vs. Experience

Remembering 9/11: Education Vs. Experience

By Evan Reinhardt

September 12, 2019

Dozens of students and faculty gathered around the flagpole outside Fountain Hall Wednesday morning to commemorate the souls that were lost during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, hosted by Interim President Julius Sokenu. Although many younger students may not possess memories of the events, ol...