Moorpark College Reporter

Students discover new ways to spend time as quarantine continues

Photo provided by Chance Crawford.

By Caitlin McHale

April 29, 2020

COVID-19 continues to halt the daily lives of many, forcing students to pursue school work from home, risk their health as essential workers, or both. Students are passing time in quarantine through different ways for a variety of reasons. Whether it may be completing school assignments, working in th...

Moorpark’s Child Development Center adapts to online classes due to COVID-19

Image Courtesy of VCCCD photo archive. Photo credit: Clepsy Hernandez

By Liz Byington

April 24, 2020

As the Ventura County Community College District continues to only offer online classes following spring break in accordance with Ventura County’s "Stay at Home" order, the Child Development staff have found new ways to connect to their preschoolers in the Child Development Center program through on...

Moorpark College administrative staff hosted ‘Campus Update’ webinar for students and faculty

Moorpark College administrative staff hosted 'Campus Update' webinar for students and faculty

By Morgan Ellis

April 16, 2020

Moorpark College is still under a mandatory campus closure as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is inevitable for there to be some bumps in the road as students and faculty continue to work remotely. Interim President Julius Sokenu and ASMC president Kris Hotchkiss hosted a virtual “campus up...

Student Health Center provides guidance on mental health resources available while stuck in quarantine

Organizational tools and resources are important to keeping a healthy level of productivity and focus in time of quarantine. Photo created on Tuesday, March 31, in Moorpark, Calif. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Susana Suffolk

March 31, 2020

Since COVID-19 has caused all VCCCD schools to transition to online classes and with many business closed, more students have found themselves getting used to a new normal. The mental and emotional toll can be draining for many. Dr. Clarissa Green-Anicich, supervising psychologist for Moorpark College’s Student Health Center...

Moorpark College aims to provide students with necessary resources despite COVID-19 closures

Student worker Carissa Fernandez maintains her position in the Moorpark College library one day after student workers were permitted to not attend work, on Tuesday, March 17. Fernandez is a biology major. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Morgan Ellis

March 25, 2020

As Moorpark College remains closed as a necessary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, faculty and staff still want students to be able to take advantage of all the same resources that the campus usually offers.Similar to the transition from face-to-face classes to virtual, many of Moorpa...

Spring Spectacular ‘Zoomanji’ went virtual due to quick campus closure from COVID-19

Trainer Lydia Dresel instructs Beaker, the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, to fly over Hovig Chobanian in EATM’s Spring Spectacular on Sunday, March 15, at America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark, Calif. Photo credit: Natalie Saraf

By Susana Suffolk

March 18, 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Ventura County Community College District canceled all events including the Exotic Animal and Training Management's 30th annual Spring Spectacular. However, the zoo workers and classes came up with the idea to have a live stream of this event making it their fi...

Moorpark College Engineering Club started off underdogs but are now set to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship

Khoi Le, the lead builder, examines a part of the engineering club's robot 'hai-8s', on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Moorpark College. The engineering club qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship in Kentucky. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

By Jennifer Ojeda

March 16, 2020

For the first time in three years, the Engineering Club at Moorpark College has qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship. Vex Robotics is a national STEM competition that challenges teams of students with different engineering objectives. This year, the teams were tasked with creating a robot th...

Career Week introduces students to new windows of opportunity

Deputy Weber, 37, from Santa Clarita, informs Moorpark College Biology student Marisol Gonzalez about what jobs the LAPD has to offer at the career expo on March 3. Photo credit: Gavin Woods

By Gavin Woods and Liz Byington

March 12, 2020

Moorpark College’s Career and Transfer Center welcomed students to its annual Career Week from March 3-5. This year’s Career Week offered a full spectrum of events for college, high school and middle school students to connect with potential employers and explore different career paths.The main even...

Moorpark College Forensics team prepares for Night Before Nationals

Nicole Castro delivers her speech about transgender individuals in organized sports during the Forensics Showcase on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in the Performing Arts Center. The style of speech included jokes and witty word play to deliver a larger message. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Lauren Bender

March 10, 2020

The Moorpark College Forensics team will host the annual "Night Before Nationals" show this month. The Moorpark College Forensics team has hosted the show for just over 20 years and will stage three performances, with one on March 16 at 7:30 p.m., and the other two scheduled for March 17 at 1:30 p.m. an...

Students learn valuable leadership skills with new MC LEADS program

Student attendees listen to Professor Tamarra Coleman speak during the MC LEADS session in the Campus Center conference room on Friday, Feb. 28. This is the second session of MC LEADS so far, soon to be followed by three more. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Morgan Ellis

March 7, 2020

Moorpark College is creating opportunities this spring semester, students looking to improve their skill sets in leadership and professionalism can attend MC LEADS. The inaugural semester of MC LEADS, or Leadership Education and Development for Students, is where faculty and staff members lead hour an...

Moorpark College provides students with employment opportunities through Career Week

Michael Black (left), 22, talks Mohit Sukhija, 18, a quality manager from SensoScientific, at the Career and Intership Expo on campus at Moorpark College on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Many companies like SensoScientific are searching for innovative minds at Moorpark College. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Liz Byington and Gavin Woods

February 29, 2020

Moorpark College's Career and Transfer Center welcomes students to its annual Career Week from March 3-5. Career Week will offer a full range of events for college, high school and middle school students to connect with potential employers and explore career paths. Celine Park is a Moorpark Coll...

First Super Smash Bros Tournament at Moorpark College draws exciting turnout

Local gamers gather for the Super Smash Tournament at Moorpark College on Friday, Feb. 21, in the Technology building. Photo credit: Justin Downes

By David Chavez

February 25, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21 the Esports Club collaborated with a group from Arsenal Comics, bringing the first ever Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament called "School of Smash" to Moorpark College. Held in room 217 of Moorpark College's Technology building, the tournament featured over 30 attendees who all c...