Category: Features

Panhandling in Your School

Despite the mayor’s recommendations, student security in the Exchange sees no shift anytime soon.   By Katherine Ivey   Students at Red River College will not be able to relax anytime soon when it comes to panhandlers around the school.   Mayor Brian Bowman said he wants to crack down on aggressive panhandlers at a news conference in late March. However, Red River College and the rest of downtown may not see this any time soon.   Some students feel stressed out walking to school at the Exchange District Campus.   Emily Langley, a first-year Business Administration student, walks...

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Showcase to Sonoma: SpaRRCky Speeds to California Raceway

Red River College students showcase their design at ARI Day weeks before they compete in Shell Ec0-marathon by Maddy Reico Ari Robinson and his team of Mechanical Engineering Technology students at Red River College have been meeting every Wednesday for over two years to design and build a battery electric car – SpaRRCky.   They haven’t had all the practice time they’d like, and have resorted to driving it through the hallways of the college and around the campus gym.   This week they are headed to California to race it.   The Shell Eco-marathon at the Sonoma Raceway...

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BY Jennifer Pazdor The Stevenson Campus, located near the airport, is Red River College’s home for aviation and aerospace. There are about 200 students in the four programs offered at this campus including the Apprentice Maintenance Journeyperson Program, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), Introduction to Airspace Maintenance, and Aerospace Manufacturing along with 12 speciality courses. The Stevenson Campus works closely with industry professionals to educate their students. It has a hangar full of smaller planes and keep larger planes outside for students to get hands-on practice. The campus applies to get new equipment and sometimes aircrafts are donated....

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Bassment Hits the Exchange District

Monthly Electronic Dance Night Debuts at 216 McDermot Ave. BY William Rhoda   Fans of dance music rejoice, and enemies of noise pollution despair: Bassment just landed in the Exchange District. On Friday night, the bass could be heard thumping down three blocks of Albert St.   After a one-month hiatus, the monthly electronic dance night found a new home at Footw3rk Dance Club at 216 McDermot Ave.   “Music stays the same. It’s just a new venue,” said Steven Ngo, 28, who deejays as Haus of Panda. “We’re excited to play this room. It’s probably got the best sound...

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River City Jedi

A pairing of combat and martial arts bring people together By William Ludwick   When Dave Alberto learned that he could get his hands on LED lightsabers capable of withstanding authentic strikes, he and his friends went from swinging sticks in King George Park, to forming River City Jedi, an LED lightsaber combat group that combines Star Wars combat and martial arts. “I love to teach,” said Alberto, a Network Analyst at Shaw and founding member of River City Jedi. “I love to see that moment the light bulb goes off in someone’s eye’s.” Members position themselves in the...

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