Moorpark College Reporter

NPR reporters and correspondents bring national politics to Thousand Oaks for a live podcast taping

NPR reporters and correspondents bring national politics to Thousand Oaks for a live podcast taping

By Dominic D'Amico

February 23, 2020

Wednesday, Feb. 19, a cohort of NPR's politics reporters took the stage at the Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks, CA to record an episode of the NPR Politics Podcast in front of a live audience. Over the course of roughly 90 minutes, NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, NPR Political Correspondent Sc...

Irvine Valley snaps Moorpark’s six-game winning streak

Irvine Valley snaps Moorpark’s six-game winning streak

By David Reyes

February 21, 2020

Wednesday, the Moorpark College Men’s Volleyball team faced Irvine Valley in a hard-fought match that lasted to the fifth set. Irvine Valley won 3-2 and ended the Raider’s 6-0 win streak.The Irvine Valley Lasers came into the game with an overall record of 2-5 after losing to San Diego Mir...

Raiders Softball throws the heat in their first home game of the season

Raiders Softball throws the heat in their first home game of the season

By Leslie Mendez

February 20, 2020

With an overall record of 6-5, Moorpark Softball came on top with a 5-0 win against Victor Valley College on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Moorpark College.After two scoreless innings to start, sophomore shortstop Rachel Hurtado stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the third to single. Thanks to freshman second baseman Delanee Upchurch’s sacrifice bunt, runner...

Moorpark College offers fall 2020 study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador

Moorpark College offers fall 2020 study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador

By Arianna Delgado

February 20, 2020

This fall, Moorpark College is offering a semester-long study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador. This opportunity will allow students to fulfill units while being immersed in an entirely new culture and language. There are 40 spots available for the trip, and registration is open to students on any VC...

From moonscapes to emerald hills: How the Santa Monica Mountains recover from wildfires

From moonscapes to emerald hills: How the Santa Monica Mountains recover from wildfires

By Dominic D'Amico

February 19, 2020

In November 2018, the Woolsey fire ripped through Southern California and burned over 150 square miles. Over 1600 structures were destroyed and 88% of the acres owned by the National Park Service in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area burned. Close to a year after the Woolsey Fire's de...

PACE Program offers Moorpark College students accelerated courses to fit busy schedules

PACE Program offers Moorpark College students accelerated courses to fit busy schedules

By Susana Suffolk

February 19, 2020

The Program for Accelerated College Education is new at Moorpark College and is focused on helping busy adults get their degree in two years. PACE classes can be anywhere from four to eight weeks long, as opposed to the typical 18 week courses offered at Moorpark. Oleg Bespalov, Dean of Institutiona...

Moorpark College Esports club to host its first Smash Bros tournament

Moorpark College Esports club to host its first Smash Bros tournament

By David Chavez

February 18, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, the Esports club will be hosting its first ever Super Smash Bros tournament called "School of Smash" in room 217 of the Technology building. The venue will open at 4:30 p.m. and the singles tournament will start at 5 p.m.There's a $5 venue fee, but there's a $2 discount for those who br...

Moorpark College library hosts display of iconic service members for Black History Month

Moorpark College library hosts display of iconic service members for Black History Month

By Lauren Bender

February 18, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, a display was set up in the library in honor of Black History Month, focusing on African American service men and women. Lawrence Lee, the display's owner, has set up the figurines and memorabilia for Moorpark College several times, including a Veteran's Day display.Lee emphasize...

Offensive explosion leads to men’s basketball victory over Oxnard College

Offensive explosion leads to men’s basketball victory over Oxnard College

By Chad O'Connor

February 17, 2020

The Moorpark College Raiders Men’s Basketball team bounced back from their midweek loss at Ventura as they downed Oxnard College by a score of 120-101. 120 points marks the most in a single game season so far for the team in a year where they are averaging 82.8.A high-octane offensive performance from the Raiders saw their record advance to 14-12 overall and 6-4 i...

Moorpark Raiders repeat as Conference Champions after handling Ventura Pirates

Moorpark Raiders repeat as Conference Champions after handling Ventura Pirates

By Nick Sweis

February 17, 2020

The Moorpark Raiders repeated as conference champions Saturday afternoon as sophomore guard Bree Calhoun led the team to their fifteenth straight win in the Raiders 69-54 victory over Ventura College.Calhoun scored 18 points to go along with six rebounds, six assists and another lock-down display on defens...

Moorpark Baseball walks it off after early-game struggles

Moorpark Baseball walks it off after early-game struggles

By Leslie Mendez

February 15, 2020

After a struggle to earn runs early on in the game, the Raiders celebrated an 11-10 walk-off win to erase a nine-run deficit against Fullerton College on Feb. 13 at the Moorpark College baseball field. Starting the game off slow, the Raiders went scoreless in the first four innings and left many batt...

Men’s Volleyball starts off strong with a trialing defeat against Golden West College

Men’s Volleyball starts off strong with a trialing defeat against Golden West College

By David Reyes

February 14, 2020

The Moorpark College Men’s Volleyball team has won four games in a row following the defeat of the Golden West College Rustlers with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night. The Raiders came into the game riding high, with a record of 3-0 after sweeping both Fullerton and Grossmont College.Although Golden We...