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Modern Day Superheroes

The Veterans Services Center at Norco College was established in 2010 and the Norco Veterans Club was officially established at the end of the spring semester of 2013. Since their establishment the club has hit the ground running, by participating in the Diabetes walk, Harvest Festival, Operation Paperback (collecting books to send to the troops…

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Ignore the Taboo, Touch the Tatas and Save Them

Touching yourself isn’t always sexual. When it comes to breast cancer, it can save lives. Throughout the years, women and men have seen self-examination as a kind of social taboo. Maria Vega from the breast cancer support group The Pink Ribbon Place in Riverside, Calif., stated, “I would never self-examine. I felt like I was…

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Syrian Refugees

You’re shaken awake as the distant thuds and rumble of artillery shells grow closer and closer to your home, your family’s home, the home where you grew up and now your children sleep in their beds. You knew this was coming; you had seen the crowds of others displaced by the violence, but now it…

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The New and Improved State Standards

With the California schools’ transition to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) this year, one might wonder, “What is different and improved upon with these new standards from old standards?” The CCSS set guidelines for what skills students will learn for each grade level in order to create a clearer understanding of what students…

Rockstar-Ronan

Compassion Found Online

When going through the most difficult time in her life, Maya Thompson turned to the internet as a way to chronicle the journey and started her blog, Rockstar Ronan. When people around the nation read about her son Ronan being diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, the comments came flooding in. Some were from family and…

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Science Fiction Comes to Life

NASA, which has a long history of firsts, is once again attempting something that has never been done before. The asteroid initiative is their plan to drag “near-earth asteroids” into orbit around our moon, in order to learn how to deal with potential threats asteroids could pose to Earth. Scientists will discuss potential ideas to…

Non-communicable Disease

Blood red patches with itchy and stinging scales of skin falling back on clothing as far as the human eye can see. Psoriasis is an incurable condition that many who are unaffected think of as simply dandruff. The disease is a mentally exhausting problem for those who have it as they try to inform strangers,…

Off-Roading Accident

Two teens were involved in an off-roading accident on El Toro Road in Lake Elsinore, California, on October 2, 2013 at around 10:30 p.m. They were driving to a dark hill top where there are no lights, to look at the stars. On their way back down the hill a white lab with a blue…

Jim-Furyk

Jim Furyk is on Fire

Jim Furyk is only the sixth person to shoot a 59 on PGA tour. Furyk birdied 11 holes and got an eagle on the 15th hole. Playing in Lake Forest, Ill in the BMW championships, Furyk shot a total of 59 on the second round where the par is 71. After making a birdie on…