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KCOD wins 13 national awards »

BY JESUS MAGAÑA  FEATURES EDITOR Top (from left to right): Jesus Magana, Aaron Jones, Toni Bakal, Frank Desaro, Joe De Hoyos, Giselle Woo Bottom: Nicholas Edward, Micaylee Johnson  (Photo courtesy of KCOD) KCOD, College of the Desert’s student radio station, won 13 Golden Microphones at…

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Del-Gro expected to bring millions in revenue to Coachella »

BY JESUS NUNEZ STAFF WRITER The Coachella City Council unanimously approved development on the Coachella Valley’s second marijuana facility. Ben Levine is the CEO and founder of Del-Gro, a real estate development company. He told the Desert Sun, “We chose Coachella because of the support of…

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COD announces free tuition program: plEDGE »

BY CHELSEA HERNANDEZ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Dr. Joel L. Kinnamon, Ed.D. addresses faculty and staff. Photo courtesy of Marc Glassman   On Jan. 27, Dr. Joel L. Kinnamon, Ed.D., COD Superintendent/President introduced the COD plEDGE Program to faculty and staff. According to, the new program will offer one tuition-free…

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President Trump’s first weeks in office »

BY JESUS NUNEZ STAFF WRITER Less than a month of being in office, President Trump is not holding back on his numerous promises he made throughout his campaign. With public outrage carried into the streets throughout the country, public officials around the world are denouncing the…

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Is global warming a hoax? »

BY SONALEI AMADOR STAFF WRITER President-elect Donald Trump has caused controversy regarding global warming, as he has held a position opposing the authenticity of global warming even before he took the role of a presidential candidate. Trump refers to global warming as a hoax perpetrated…

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Audition notice »

COD Performing Arts AUDITION NOTICE A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Dec. 12, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Location: COD Theater Too Email your preferred time slot to: for more information, visit: – and – The Romeo…

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Campus calendar »

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA-AGUILAR STAFF WRITER March 14: Workshop for effective job search strategies 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Administration Building Room 5 March 15: Career Fair…

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Community event brings local art to Mecca »

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR STAFF WRITER  The Hue Arts and Music Festival is an event to get the community involved with local art. The event…

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COD hosts annual scholarship ceremony »

Student scholarship recipients.  Photo courtesy of Alex Meza-Aguilar. BY ALEJANDRO MEZA-AGUILAR LOCAL/CAMPUS EDITOR On Wed. Feb.16 2017, College of the Desert gave students the opportunity to…

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Protection for Joshua Tree »

BY SCOTT LEWIS STUDENT EDITORIAL   On the horizon is an incredible opportunity for one of the most iconic natural places in the Southern Calif.…

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