Moorpark College Reporter

Moorpark College Music Applied courses turns to virtual learning as a result of COVID-19

Pam De Almeida waits for the conductor to walk on the stage to start the Hope of Loving concert on Nov. 22, 2019 at Moorpark College. The concert features a mixture of the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble programs. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

By Alissa Schoepflin, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Beginning Fall 2020, every school district and college in Ventura Country, including Moorpark College, has had to transition to virtual learning due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Back in March, schools were immediately rushed to close and adapt to online learning because of the coronavirus outbreak. Governor...

Moorpark College Career Technical Education classes are adapting to virtual classes due to COVID-19

Moorpark College Career Technical Education classes have to adapt with the pandemic as classes go online. Moorpark Reporter file photo by Martin Bilbao

By Caitlin McHale, Arts & Entertainment Desk Editor

September 14, 2020

While many classes are faced with the challenge of being hybrid or completely online due to COVID-19, there are certain departments that have had to become especially creative when teaching under these circumstances. Career Technical Education (CTE) classes are normally taught in person for the hands-on...

Nikolas Samuels, Moorpark College journalism alumni, passes away at 27

Nikolas Samuels posing for a profile photo on September 3, 2015 in Moorpark, CA.

By Ryan Bough, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

Nikolas Samuels, 27, a Moorpark College journalism alumni and former reporter for the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23 due to undetermined causes. Samuels was born in West Hills, CA on Sept. 27, 1992. He is remembered by many for his caring personality and commi...

The Musical “HAIR” coming to Moorpark this Spring

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By Jacquelyn Court

February 17, 2017

Students at Moorpark College are hard at work rehearsing for the eight-show, highly anticipated spring musical, "HAIR" premiering March 2. Both Moorpark College and "HAIR" are celebrating their 50th anniversaries, making this theatrical production all the more special to both faculty and students....

A Safe Place

Suzanne Fagan, a full time theater instructor, takes a picture of the participants of the Ghostlight Project on Thursday. The light symbolizes the safe and inclusive nature of the theater department. Photo credit: Martin Bilbao

By Martin Bilbao

January 20, 2017

A group of students and faculty took part in the nationwide Ghostlight Project on Thursday to promote unity and social justice. Attendees met outside the Performing Arts Center and gathered around a ghostlight on the eve of the presidential inauguration. “The ghostlight is supposed to be something tha...

Rewarding views to be seen atop Ventura County hiking trails

Wildwood Park features two hikes that offer very different terrain: Paradise Falls and Lizard Rock.

By Aliyah Navarro and Courtney Resnick

October 27, 2015

With rolling mountains, hidden waterfalls and spectacular panorama views, Ventura County offers some of the best hiking locations for all to enjoy. Each location has a variety of hikes ranging in not only beauty, but in levels of difficulty and popularity, depending on the hiker’s desire for adventure...

Raiders baseball holds on for tight victory

Freshman pitcher Jake Eaton throws a pitch against East L.A. College batter during the top of the seventh inning. The Raiders went onto win 12-10 Photo credit: Chase Oliver

By Brian King

February 4, 2015

Moorpark was cruising to an easy, 12-1, home victory with two outs in the ninth inning, when the Raiders pitching suddenly collapsed. East LA batted around to get nine runs but eventually fell to the Raiders 12-10. Freshman starter Wyatt Berg pitched six strong innings, giving up just one run, for...

Men’s Basketball looks to improve from last season

Shaqille Moore practices during a preseason practice getting ready for the regular season Photo credit: Chase Oliver

By Eric Sklar

October 23, 2014

Coming off of a 10-14 overall record, and an even 6-6 conference record the Moorpark College Raiders Men's Basketball team is looking to improve off of an under .500 season. The Raiders are being led by first year coach Gerred Link and returning guard Shaquille Moore and forward Austin Howell.Coach Link is coming t...

Lady Raiders enter 2014 season Act II

Melissa Bruekner (19), and Kendall Jacobson (17) attempts to a block a shot against Antelope Valley. Moorpark fell 3-2 to Antelope Valley Photo credit: Chase Oliver

By Justin Vigil-Zuniga

October 23, 2014

The halfway point of the 2014 volleyball season is nearing for the Moorpark Lady Raiders. The team is already on the positive side with a 2-1 conference record, and with 9 straight conference games coming up, the team has everything to prove. Currently tied for second place in the conference the...

Marissa Horton leading team to success

Marissa Horton warms up before leading the team in practice. Photo credit: Chase Oliver

By Jessica Pirro

October 23, 2014

Team Captain Marissa Horton is a key factor to the success of the Lady Raiders Soccer team this season.Even though the team scores all the goals, it's Horton's leadership that stands out. Her teammates respect her and listen to what she has to say."She is a natural born leader," said Moorpark College...

Raiders look to improve on season after bye week

By Matt Levine

September 25, 2014

Heading into their bye week, the Raiders seem pretty optimistic that they can turn things around and have a successful season despite starting 0-2. After sealing a huge win over Orange Coast the Raiders improved their record to 1-2Quarterback Zach LaBar leads the team on offense with his 580 yards pas...

Offense sparks Raiders victory

Moorpark sophomore running-back Kyle Jean (6) scampers for five yards against the Orange Coast defense. The Raiders won 39-30  and improved to an overall record of 1-2.

By Matt Levine, Sports writer

September 21, 2014

The Raiders needed a big win at home and they got it. Starting off the season 0-2 wasn't in any of the Raider's coaches, players, or fans minds but the only thing anyone could do was come out week 3 and try to turn things around. After frustrating losses to Long Beach and Chaffey, the Raiders looked...