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San Bernardino shooting »

BY MARINA PADILLA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Early morning on Dec. 2, two shooters opened fire at the Inland Regional Center (IRC), in San Bernardino.  14 people were killed and 21 wounded.  Police said there was “some degree of planning.” The shooters were heavily armed and had tactical…

Dec 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Promising future for COD tennis player »

BY MARINA PADILLA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   College of the Desert student Leticia Dos Santos, 20, majoring in journalism has a promising future in tennis.  In October 2014, Dos Santos won the All American tournament in California, then went to the super nationals in South Carolina and…

Dec 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Public Safety student receives Lt. Keenan Scholarship »

BY MARINA PADILLA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF On Dec. 3, Public Safety Academy (PSA) graduate, Steven Cherrington received $750 from the Lt. Keenan Scholarship.  The check was presented to Cherrington by Peter Sturgeon (L) of the COD Foundation and Tim Nakamura of the Public Safety (R) Department at COD.…

Dec 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Nov 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Nov 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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College students and sleep deprivation »

BY LAUREN MILLER STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR Every evening as the sky falls dark, most Americans happily climb into bed and doze off to sleep. For thousands…

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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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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…

Nov 3 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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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