Moorpark College Reporter

Ruben Castro Charities: A source of hope for the community

Ruben Castro Charities: A source of hope for the community

By Justin Borses

September 17, 2019

When times get tough, communities work together to help those in need. This can be said for those attending Moorpark College and residents in Ventura County. The Moorpark College Food Pantry is available to students and community members every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. The food ...

Fall semester Club Rush offers students the chance at joining new communities

Fall semester Club Rush offers students the chance at joining new communities

By Emily Ledesma

September 12, 2019

With the fall semester already a month in, Moorpark College classes are back in full swing and so are the Associated Students of Moorpark College. Sept. 10 and 11, ASMC hosted their annual fall Club Rush. Moorpark College students strolled along Raider Walk during the event checking out a variety...

Helpful tips to keeping a positive mindset throughout the semester

Helpful tips to keeping a positive mindset throughout the semester

By Cailey Monroe

September 11, 2019

Good practice for any student attending Moorpark College is to actively engage in Mindfulness Training. Training is for anyone in the community to learn simple mindfulness practices that have had proven benefits in regards to student life. Similar to physical training, in order to witness results, Mi...

Hidden Gems of Moorpark College: Places to check out this Fall semester

Hidden Gems of Moorpark College: Places to check out this Fall semester

By Dominic D'Amico

September 10, 2019

It's hard to know everything available on the Moorpark College campus. It's a big campus and students commute to and from school. Useful tools and fun activities can be missed in the rush of classes and homework. To help remedy this, here are a few features of Moorpark College that should not be missed.Moorpark College Ho...

Student Health Center teams up with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in upcoming conference

Student Health Center teams up with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in upcoming conference

By Alexandria Alejo

September 6, 2019

Sept. 13, Moorpark College will be hosting the fourth annual Suicide Prevention Conference. From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the campus will be running five workshops across multiple topics involving suicide prevention, including both English and Spanish workshops, Preventing Military Veteran Suicide and Question, Pe...

Students prepare for consequences of a plastic filled world

Students prepare for consequences of a plastic filled world

By Christine Hernandez

September 5, 2019

Plastic is everywhere and increasingly unavoidable, thus making eco-friendly choices and living sustainably as a student tough. “Unwanted plastics that are thrown out improperly pose great harm to the environment,” stated chemistry professor, Deanna Franke. “Birds, fish and animals m...

Student Success Center kicks the year off with intersectional meet and greet

Student Success Center kicks the year off with intersectional meet and greet

By Madina Safdari

August 29, 2019

The Student Success Center held their first annual meet and greet for Dreamers, immigrants and the LGBTQ community on Tuesday. Karla Montenegro, a Student Success Coach organized the event in order to help students on campus have a reliable place where they can feel supported.“I know that many ...

Off campus fun for those with low funds

Off campus fun for those with low funds

By Dominic D'Amico

August 28, 2019

It's a new semester at Moorpark College. This means the welcome return of many familiar faces as well as a flood of new ones. Unfortunately, this also means the return of packed schedules, monstrous assignments and long study sessions.Good news is that those looking to blow off steam, have some fun ...

Student Leadership Academy voices advocacy

Student Leadership Academy voices advocacy

By Whitney Bussell

August 27, 2019

Associated Students of Moorpark College along with Oxnard and Ventura College gathered with Ventura County Community College District leaders on Friday, August 23 for the second annual Student Leadership Academy. The theme of this year’s Student Leadership Academy was advocacy along with other topi...

Moorpark College Characters: A national winning speaker with a passion for civil activism

Moorpark College Characters: A national winning speaker with a passion for civil activism

By Margot Rowe

May 21, 2019

Avesita Helmandi, a Moorpark Colleges student, is driven by her passion to be a lawyer and a voice for the voiceless. She dedicates her time to the Moorpark College Forensics Team which spends each year competing in many speech and debate tournaments. This passion has led her to victory as a California...

A veteran’s return to life as a student

A veteran’s return to life as a student

By Ashton Blatz

May 7, 2019

Moorpark College has many student veterans on campus, but former sailor Ryan Spires shares her views on transitioning from military to academic and civilian life. It was her stepdad who had spent 25 years in the navy that inspired Spires to follow in his footsteps. Before enlisting in the military,...

Newest club on campus open to all students with an interest in poetry

Newest club on campus open to all students with an interest in poetry

By Emily Ledesma

May 6, 2019

Moorpark College has over 45 student organizations on campus and one of the newest additions is the Live Poet Society.The Live Poet Society is a club "open to all those interested in examining, writing, or performing poetry" according to their description on the Moorpark College website.The Live Poet Society w...