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COD celebrates 7th annual Veterans Day ceremony »


BY MARINA PADILLA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF On Nov. 11, COD held the 7th annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at the amphitheater. The ceremony recognized and honored all veterans who served in the five military branches. Opening the ceremony was COD student Jeremy Nussbaum, president of the Students Veterans…

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TRiO program for veterans is announced »

BY MARINA PADILLA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Tony Clerc, professor at COD and fellow veteran is now director of TRiO Veteran Services, a federally funded program. Not to be confused with the other general student TRiO programs available here at COD, TRiO Veterans Services specializes in assisting student…

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France declares war with ISIS after attacks »

BY MARINA PADILLA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Terror attacks took place in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, killing 129 people. Three teams of ISIS suicide bombers hit six busy locations around Paris. According to CNN, French President Francois Hollande said his country is at war.  Terrorists armed with automatic weapons…

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RENT, coming to a theater near you! »

By Jenna Meloche Student Contributor  This semester, College of the Desert’s performing arts will debut the rock musical “Rent” with lyrics and music by Johnathan Larson. Mark Almy is the director of the cutting-edge production.  Almy has been a music director at COD for 18 years. He was…

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Empower Young People to Talk About Mental Health »

 By Raquel Goodrich  The campus tragedies that have occurred over the past few weeks at Northern Arizona University, Texas Southern University and Umpqua Community College in Oregon have, once again, brought mental health issues to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness.   These large-scale, horrific incidents…

Nov 3 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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COD faculty member receives Fellowship from Simms/Mann Institute »

By Robin Cotton    The Simms/Mann Institute, California Community Colleges and the California State University recently announced the 2015 Simms/Mann Faculty Fellowship recipients. COD’s Donna…

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Student Life & Campus Activities »

BY REBECCA LUNA CHAPARRAL STAFF   ASCOD Meetings, Mondays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., ASCOD conference room ICC Meeting, every other Wednesday, 2 p.m. –…

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Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead »


BY JENNA MELOCHE STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR On Oct. 29, College of the Desert celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the campus amphitheatre…

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New Exhibitions at Marks Art Center »

By Myles Vine  Student Contributor  New exhibitions have opened at the Mark’s Art Center showing three different art projects to mark the start of the school…

Oct 12 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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