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  • For the record

    The following is from the office of Susan Herney, marketing director for Rio Hondo, in regards to a story appearing to the April 13 print issue of El Paisano titled "Martinez files appeal" citing that the story contained multiple inaccuracies. El Paisano regrets these mistakes.

  • 50 years! Rio then and now

    A crowd slowly gathers into an enclosed Whittier Union High School District boardroom on April 21, 1960 preparing to discuss this particular matter. A resolution to this matter that would not have possibly existed without help from Merton Wray, WUHSD Superintendent Heber Holloway,  Dr. Leonard Grandy, Douglas Ferguson, Ted Snyder, the Jon Moreno, Dr.Phil Putnam and Roland Beck.

  • A strong finish for debate team

    The forensic speech and debate team finished off their semester with two skilled debate teams placing in the final round of the PSCFA Cool-Off tournament.

  • Dreyfuss appointed interim president

    The Board of Trustees Wednesday night appointed Teresa Dreyfuss, vice-president of finance and business, as interim President/Superintendent beginning July 1.

  • Pacheco

    Pacheco honored

    Professor also honored as fellow of college

    “You don’t always know who’s watching and you don’t always know when something that you have said or done will make an impact that will create a long term effect on someone.” spoke Mary Ann Pacheco, English Professor at Rio Hondo College, in regards to her recent achievement.

  • Forensics team

    Forensics team sets bar high at nationals

    Vanessa Cazares and Christian Sanchez-Bartz, two members of the Forensics team, placed at the 78th annual Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Tournament on April 3-8 in Schaumburg, Ill.  

  • Putnam

    A Taste of Rio supports student success

    “A Taste of Rio” was a night where board members, professors, local businesses and restaurants were given the opportunity to let their hair down and appreciate great food and wine while also showing their support for Rio Hondo.

Sports

  • Bryce Rutherford

    Dirty Birds advance to State Championship

    RHC baseball improves their winning streak to 33 games.

    The Dirty Birds of Rio Hondo advanced to the CCCAA Baseball State Championship after defeating Santa Ana 8-2 on Sunday's Bracket B Super Regionals Championship held at RHC.

  • Softball team

    Great finish to a long season

    The Lady Roadrunners have finished their season on a high note winning their last three ball games to bring their season record to 9-18.

  • Christian Ibarra

    Dirty Birds clinch conference

    Rio Hondo's baseball team is like old man river, it just keeps rolling along.
     
    The Roadrunners, ranked second in Southern California,  have already clinched their third Foothill Conference title in the last four years, but are on the verge of finishing with their first undefeated league tile in history.

  • Tennis team Co-Champions of the Foothill Conference

    As the tennis season is slowly coming to an end, the Rio Hondo women’s team has truly exceeded expectations. The team has defeated all of the colleges in their conference including Antelope Valley, Mt. San Jacinto, Victor Valley College, and College of the Desert.

  • Rio Hondo’s ladies swim team breaks more records

    Rio Hondo College’s ladies swim team had its big meet, the Conference Championships, and while there they broke five new school records in four different races.

  • AJ Gonzalez

    How a Dirty-Bird found its way home

    Rio Hondo’s baseball team this season has got off to a hot start following their unfortunate playoff berth last year where they were one game away from going to state. I had the chance to speak with one of the reasons why the Roadrunners are undefeated in the Foothill Conference with an impressive 16-0 record.

  • A.J Gonzalez

    Roadrunner's continue to dominate the Foothill Conference

    Riding the crest of a 13 game winning streak, Rio Hondo's undefeated Foothill Conference baseball team will play Foothill foes Barstow Saturday and Chaffey next week for three games.

Opinion

  • Tragedy=Ratings

    On February 26, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot to death by George Zimmerman, 28, in Sanford, Florida. It took some time, but eventually this story got a huge push by the press. What was originally a story that no one knew about, eventually became the only thing that was talked about on the news.

  • A top a high horse

    If you were on campus not too long ago, and happen to have walked through the upper quad, you might have noticed a huge set-up with billboard-sized images of aborted fetuses, right smack middle of the quad.

  • A Great Performance, but Still Fake

    Coachella, one of the world’s biggest music festivals, kicked into effect this Saturday. As expected, this year brought a wide arrangement of spectacular musical performances, but the performance that captivated the festival was from a name no one expected to say they saw live, Tupac Shakur.

  • From My Cold Dead Hands

    Amid the recent events surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting there have been cries among members of the media to pursue more stringent legal ramifications and stricter laws involving firearms on this country. As we all know (or at least should) the second amendment makes provisions for “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

  • You Look Beautiful

    Women and men seem to obsess on weight these days. Being too fat is always the worry. "Am I getting too fat? Do I need to lose weight? Does this make me look big?"

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Bryce Rutherford

Dirty Birds advance to State Championship

RHC baseball improves their winning streak to 33 games.

The Dirty Birds of Rio Hondo advanced to the CCCAA Baseball State Championship after defeating Santa Ana 8-2 on Sunday's Bracket B Super Regionals Championship held at RHC. Full story

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RioCafe taco

It's a bug's life

Teacher finds a surprise in RioCafe taco

Professor Kevin Smith, psychology, discovered an insect in his taco from RioCafe on April 17. Smith decided to dine at the eatery at around 1 p.m. eating ‘street tacos’. “I was in a hurry (in between class and a meeting) so I thought that the ‘street tacos’ would be a good option for me,” Smith said. Full story

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Pacheco

Pacheco honored

Professor also honored as fellow of college

“You don’t always know who’s watching and you don’t always know when something that you have said or done will make an impact that will create a long term effect on someone.” spoke Mary Ann Pacheco, English Professor at Rio Hondo College, in regards to her recent achievement. Full story

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Anna in the tropics

Rio Introduces Drama to the Year’s Cultural Events

Emotions were running high at Rio Hondo’s Wray Theatre during the opening of “Anna in the Tropics” by Nilo Cruz on Thursday, April 19. Rio Hondo students performed an enticing play that touched on controversial topics of struggling relationships, betrayal, and the hardships that develop in a family owned business. Full story

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Chantry Falls

Going out to see a flick, eating out, and bar hopping can become quite taxing on the college student’s wallet. Why not be adventurous and visit the great outdoors some time instead? Full story

Lifestyles

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    Chantry Falls

    Going out to see a flick, eating out, and bar hopping can become quite taxing on the college student’s wallet. Why not be adventurous and visit the great outdoors some time instead?

  • Greenway

    Get on the Greenway

    Just over three years old, the Whittier Greenway Trail remains a place for families, friends, and students to get fresh air within the city limits.

  • Sushi step 1

    The Starving Student III:

    Dinners and desserts that will satisfy the college palate and pocket.

    Ever wish sushi could be as accessible as a PB & J? Now it is, but it just might not be as simple. These easy-to-make sushi rolls can be made spicy or moderate to taste combining flavors of crab, shrimp, veggies, and hot sauce. Enjoy for under $20

  • Casey’s Irish Pub

    Looking for somewhere to go for St. Patrick’s Day?  Where shall one spend this night of adventure and hazy memories?  Whether future plans or a lousy sequence of past parties plague this amazing night which should be enjoyed with friends and fellow wasted peers, there is still hope for this year. Do not lose faith just yet.

  • Ingredients

    The Starving Student II:

    Dinners and desserts that will satisfy the college palate and pocket.

    This meal gets its name from my mother's exhausted late Friday nights, and her lack of will power to make anything more substantial than a homemade hamburger helper with a side of veggies. It is simple, inexpensive, and something that reminds me of home. The meal in its entirety is priced under $15.

Arts and Entertainment

  • Anna in the tropics

    Rio Introduces Drama to the Year’s Cultural Events

    Emotions were running high at Rio Hondo’s Wray Theatre during the opening of “Anna in the Tropics” by Nilo Cruz on Thursday, April 19. Rio Hondo students performed an enticing play that touched on controversial topics of struggling relationships, betrayal, and the hardships that develop in a family owned business.

  • Swimwear

    A ‘Bika Bazaar’ Summer

    With summer right around the corner we're all scrambling to find the perfect swim suit. Lucky for us there was a fashion show  to which I had attended, the Bika Swim wear Fashion Show where designer Ambika Sanjan relased her Spring/Summer 2012 line.

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith’s new book ‘Tough Sh*t’

    As the bigger half of ‘Jay and Silent Bob’, director Kevin Smith benefits from having a huge fan  following of his independent movies as he plans to transition into life no longer behind the camera.

  • 'American Reunion' is out in theater

    'American Reunion' is out in every theater in California. It is the sequel to the 'American Pie' movies that we the audience all fell in love with, more than a decade ago.

  • Art show

    Rio showcases the work of artist, Martin Durazo

    Rio Hondo is proud to showcase the work of artist Martin Durazo on campus. Durazo is an artist based in Los Angeles who has had his work displayed in a wide array of locations, including Japan.

  • Robot Rock

    Local Whittier science teacher finds comfort in art

    The non-traditional art styles of 27-year-old Whittier resident , Mariela Lopez, are beginning to draw some attention to the science scholar.