students who produce the RamPage are enrolled in the journalism
program, the only such program taught at the college level in the
high desert of San Bernardino County. The newspaper is published
as an academic exercise and First Amendment Public Forum.
in the initial, "reporting" class study topics including interviewing
techniques, writing strategies, legal/ethical issues and career
options related to journalism.
introductory class is offered from 6 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays
in Humanities Center Room 15 during both regular semesters (Fall
and Spring) and is worth 4 units of transferable credit.
who earn at least a "C" in that initial course (Journalism 108)
are welcome to continue on the newspaper's staff as editors by
taking the 1 to 3 unit class, Journalism 108L (taught 7:30 to
9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday in HC15) up to four times.
have the opportunity to earn a 17-unit certificate in journalism.
For details, see the college catalog.
the extent possible, the RamPage program provides enrichment to
the students. These opportunities include field trips to off-campus
journalism conferences; participation in regional journalism competitions;
and notification of relevant scholarship competitions.
semester ends with a "wrap" party with pop and pizza in the Student
Activities Center. In addition, each student who completes the "advanced
class" of Journalism 8L receives a "RamPage Staff" logo windbreaker
in the campus colors of burgundy and gold.