Moorpark College Reporter

Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A table is being prepared for Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic on Nov. 26, 2020. Photo credit: Alissa Schoepflin
November 26, 2020

During the holiday season, families across the world would normally be preparing to gather round for a home-cooked meal with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Yet due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...

America’s Teaching Zoo celebrates Halloween with Boo at the Zoo event

EATM student, Aimee Dennis, shows off the scarlet macaw named Rox's beautiful wings on Nov. 1, in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: Audrey Lang
November 3, 2020

This past Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1, the America's Teaching Zoo of Moorpark College hosted their annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo. After last year's cancellation due to the fires, the...

First-Year college students give insight on the experiences of a virtual first semester

Photo the Moorpark College campus courtesy of VCCCD photo archive. Photo credit: Clepsy Hernandez
October 13, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom announced in July that all districts and colleges across the counties including Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange County were mandated to transition to virtual learning due to the ongoing...

MC L.E.A.D.S program goes virtual for fall Semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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
September 30, 2020

The Moorpark College Leadership Education and Development for Students Program for Fall 2020 has gone completely virtual. MC L.E.A.D.S will be hosting all seven workshops that they offer to MC students...

Fall semester Club Rush to go digital at Moorpark College

Carlos Hernandez, left, and Carmen Fregoso talk with representatives of the Moorpark College MakerSpace booth at Club Rush on Tuesday Jan. 28. Hernandez and Fregoso were making complimentary custom pins with materials set out by the club.. Photo credit: Morgan Ellis
September 29, 2020

In the face of an almost entirely digital fall semester, Moorpark College's biannual Club Rush tradition has chosen to adapt itself to the new climate. Instead of the traditional rows of booths lining...

Cancellation of Rendezvous at the Zoo leads to a new virtual fundraising event for EATM

Bryenna Workman releases Salsa, the 31 year-old Catalina Macaw, during dress rehearsal for the 2019 Spring Spectacular at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Salsa made a flying entrance and exit over the crowd, flaunting his feathers. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt
September 23, 2020

After almost six months, America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College has finally reopened its premises. This past Friday, Sept. 19, the zoo was officially cleared to open to the public. Unfortunately,...

Students discover new ways to spend time as quarantine continues

Photo provided by Chance Crawford.
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...

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

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

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

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

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
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...

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
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...

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
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...

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