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Moorpark College hosts blood drive as California’s demand for donors persists

By Gabriel Sanchez-Rivera November 19, 2023

Earlier this month, the American Red Cross held a blood donation drive in front of the Moorpark College Bookstore to address California's blood shortage.The American Red Cross has had an extensive and...

A welcome station for children to grab candy displayed at Boo at the Zoo hosted at The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College on Oct. 22, 2023. Photo credit: Anita Semsarha

The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College closes out the Halloween season with Boo at the Zoo

By Anita Semsarha November 4, 2023

The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College hosted their annual spooktacular event, Boo at the Zoo, during the final weekends of October. Boo at the Zoo is a family-friendly Halloween event for all ages, being...

A selection of Chingona Vida products created by graphic designer and owner Elisa Valdez. Photos courtesy of Chingona Vida.

Chingona Vida owner Elisa Valdez inspires Moorpark College students at graphic design webinar

By Agustina Carrizo November 3, 2023

To close out Moorpark College’s Latinx Heritage Month events, artist Elisa Valdez spoke to students via Zoom meeting earlier this month. Valdez is the graphic designer and owner of the Latinx lifestyle...

UC Riverside’s co-ed Bollywood fusion dance team, Afsana, performs at the Moorpark College Navratri celebration on Oct. 24, 2023. Photo credit: Matthew Camacho

ASMC hosts Moorpark College’s first Navratri celebration

By Matthew Camacho November 1, 2023

On Oct. 24, 2023, Moorpark College celebrated Navratri on campus for the first time. The event offered food and snacks, a photo booth, a dance performance and a lesson from UC Riverside’s Bollywood dance...

Moorpark College Tutorial Services Specialist Crystal Salas and Illegally Yours author Rafael Agustin discuss the books themes at the One Campus, One Book event on Oct. 17, 2023. Photo credit: Heidi Martin

Moorpark College hosts “Illegally Yours” author Rafael Agustin for “One Campus, One Book” capstone event

By Matthew Camacho October 28, 2023

Every year, Moorpark College’s “One Campus, One Book” group, under the coordination of English Faculty Roza Gabrielyan and Tutorial Services Specialist Crystal Salas, selects a book to...

Allison Barton speaks with students about the services the Student Health Center provides on Oct. 3, 2023. Photo credit: Matthew Camacho

Moorpark College Health Fair highlights Student Health Center and community organizations

By Matthew Camacho October 8, 2023

The Moorpark College Student Health Center hosted its annual Health Fair along Raider Walk on Oct. 3, 2023, showcasing various community partners and services offered to students.The Health Fair featured...

Moorpark College Jewish Club members host a table at Fall 2023 Club Rush on Sept. 26, 2023. Club members handed out honey cupcakes, known as lekach, and yarmulkes, traditional Jewish head coverings. Photo credit: Jaya Roberts

New Year 5784 celebration: Moorpark College’s Jewish community welcomes the year ahead

By Jaya Roberts and Bronwyn Smith October 2, 2023

On Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah began. This name translates to the “head of the year,” and lasted until Sept. 17, 2023. This holiday marks the first of the Jewish...

Thomas Arreola, Dylan Dang and Gabriel Injejikian of Moorpark College Circle K International meet with students on Raider Walk at Club Rush on Sept. 26, 2023. Photo credit: Brianna Perez

Moorpark College’s Fall 2023 Club Rush fosters connections between peers

By Jaya Roberts and Sarah Graue September 30, 2023

On Monday and Tuesday, the Associated Students of Moorpark College held their annual Club Rush event along Raider Walk, featuring more than 40 campus clubs and a range of accessible student services. Club...

Moorpark College students talk to California State University, Northridge representatives at the Transfer Day Fair on Aug. 31, 2023. Photo credit: Jaya Roberts

California State University Board of Trustees approves five-year tuition hike

By Bronwyn Smith September 29, 2023

On Sept. 13, 2023, the California State University Board of Trustees approved the implementation of a five-year process that will hike annual tuition by 6% each year for the next five years, beginning...

Gianna Mannarino and Veronica Ramirez of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services at Moorpark College converse with students at their booth at the Latinx Heritage Month Kick-off Event on Sept. 20, 2023. Photo credit: Sarah Graue

Latinx Heritage Month Kick-off Event immerses Moorpark College students in campus culture

By Sarah Graue and Brianna Perez September 26, 2023

On Sept. 20, 2023, students of Moorpark College celebrated the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month with a dynamic Kick-off Event in the upper-campus quad. With a focus on uplifting the contributions,...

The setting sun radiates over the western face of the Charles Temple Observatory at Moorpark College on Sept. 9, 2023. Photo credit: Aldo Emanuel

Cloudy skies don’t stop Ventura County Astronomical Society’s “Star Party” from shining

By Aldo Emanuel September 26, 2023

On Sept. 9, 2023, Moorpark College's very own Charles Temple Observatory hosted the Ventura County Astronomical Society for a "Star Party," one of their aptly named exhibition events. Though marred...

Moorpark College displays Latinx Profiles of Courage campus-wide to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month on Sept. 25, 2025. Photo credit: Sarah Graue

Moorpark College honors Latinx Heritage Month with Constitution Day celebration

By Gabriel Sanchez-Rivera September 25, 2023

On Sept. 18, 2023, Moorpark College’s Administration Building Lobby held a Latinx Heritage Month and Constitution Day commemoration that explored the importance of the 14th Amendment in American life. Through...

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