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College of the Desert earns Aspen nod »

Renee Buckley Front Page Editor  Photo Courtesy of College of the Desert 150 community Colleges across the United States have been invited to apply for the $1 million Aspen Achievement award, and College of the Desert is one of them. The Aspen Prize for Community…

Oct 30 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

COD reacts to possible end of DACA »

Renee Buckley Front Page Editor Photo Courtesy of AP Images DACA also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was a program put into place by the Obama Administration in 2012, to grant children brought here illegally a chance to avoid deportation along with the…

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New telescope in East Valley enhances learning »

By Luis E. Castellanos Front Page Editor Senate minority leader Nancy Pelosi, speaks to congress on September 6, about the benefits of DACA Photo Courtesy of AP Images College of the Desert recently revealed its new telescope that was generously donated by local resident, Ivoj…

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New plEDGE program in full swing »

By Luis E. Castellanos Front Page                                             College of the Desert has implemented its new plEDGE program. The plEDGE program provides 2017 high school…

Sep 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Coachella becomes a Sanctuary City »

By Renee Buckley Front Page Editor Coachella is now a sanctuary city. On Aug. 23, the city council voted unanimously to become the second city in the Coachella Valley to offer protection to immigrants following Cathedral City’s decision earlier this year. This recent decision follows Donald…

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COD honors its largest graduating class »

BY JESSE NUNEZ STAFF WRITER As College of the Desert continues to grow, so does its graduating class each year. This year COD boasts the largest graduating numbers in its 55 year history. More than 1,200 students are graduating this month and 490 are choosing…

May 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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Homecoming week at COD brings back school spirit »

BY SABRINA MESSAOUDI STAFF WRITER  Photo Courtesy of The Chapparral College of the Desert hosted its first homecoming pep rally after several years! In an…

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Health center provides services for students »

BY DAVID BABAO CAMPUS EDITOR Photo courtesy of AP Photos. Student receiving flu shot. College of the Desert offers free health services to all students.…

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Democracy forum: Let’s talk political tolerance »

Photo Courtesy of AP Images BY ALEXIA MERSOLA  STAFF WRITER  Julie Winokur, founder and executive director of Talking Eyes Media, is a documentary filmmaker. On…

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Students participate in fall transfer fair »

Photo Courtesy of Robin Cotton BY KRISTEN MCCARTHY CAMPUS LIFE EDITOR The HILB Building at COD was bustling with activity on Oct. 11, during College of the Desert’s…

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