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RCC, SOU hold lock down in HEC

By Michelle Gideon

Staff writer

What do RCC, SOU, MPD, and the FBI all hold in common?
Staff members from each of these departments were on hand late January while a staged lock-down took place in the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center in Medford.
    According to Grant Lagorio, RCC Director of facilities and operations, the purpose of this drill was to test the functionality of the lock down devices, and to observe a mock lock-down in order to identify any flaws that could be fine tuned.
    “In the event of an actual emergency where an armed intruder was in or near the facility, we want to make sure that everyone in the building stays as safe as possible,” said Lagorio.
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Eye to Eye, Heart to Heart

By Rev. Brandon Ducharme

Staff writer 

Eye-to-Eye, Heart-to-Heart is a theatre performance designed to break the fourth wall and transform the often singular experience of watching theatrical performances into one of mutual collaboration.
    “If we don’t see eye to eye, we definitely need heart,” so begins the diverse collection of scenes that aims to educate the RCC community about, “…how we are the same, how we are different, and what matters most to us.”
 

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Parking update

By Charles Cuddie

Staff writer

On January 20, 2011, a decision was made in Medford city council to change parking.        
    According to Katilyn Eccleston, student body President at Riverside, the city council is over $100,000 dollars in debt from parking alone.    
    This resulted in a new system of parking which may change in the future.
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Both RCC Presidents named outstanding student scholars

By Becky Musard

Staff writer

Rogue Community College’s top scholars have been chosen, and for the first time they are both Student Body Presidents.

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Active shooter policy in the works

By Michelle Gideon

Staff Writer

The recent school shooting in Omaha, Nebraska that resulted in three deaths was a reminder of the past shootings at Virginia Tech and many other colleges.
            RCC’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP) offers very little information, but gives a short 5-step list of “what to do” in the event of an active shooter/hostage situation. Eric Gomez, a safety and security officer at the RWC campus, acknowledged that the current plan is rather quaint, but he noted that there is currently a plan in the works to re-invent the policy. Gomez could not advise on the exact developments on the discussion table, but was optimistic that students at RCC would see a very positive change in the near future. He did say that there is an active shooter training pamphlet that was acquired through the Department of Homeland Security website that was added to the Emergency Preparedness Plan in August of last year.
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Von Radics jams at RCC

By Rev. Brandon Ducharme

Staff Writer

A local rock star and business mogul is teaching classes at RCC. “I’m still as enthusiastic and geeky about music as I was when I was 15,” said Eric Von Radics, owner and founder of Musichead, often Medford’s only independent record store, who is currently teaching classes in guitar and songwriting at RCC’s Medford campus.  
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No new leads in book store robbery

The Rogue Community College book store was roped off while investigators interviewed witnesses on Dec. 10, 2010.

By Tyler Mickelson

Byline Staff

December 10, 2010 an unknown suspect walked in to the book buy back at Rogue Community College and stole an undisclosed amount of money.
   The suspect appeared to walk through the back door of the B building and head straight to the book buy back.
  Dave   Towler,  a representative for the Follet Publishing Company who was working the book buy back said,” He walked behind me and stopped, mumbled something then grabbed for the cash.”
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