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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 »

Students lobby to protect immigrants »

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR STAFF WRITER Photos courtesy of Alejandro Meza Aguilar College of the Desert and Desert Mirage High School students visited Sacramento on May 7 to lobby for the modernization of the California Dream Act and the prevention of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids…

May 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

COD Student Life to hold upcoming election »

BY JESUS NUNEZ STAFF WRITER   Student Life will be holding elections for the Associated Students for College of the Desert (ASCOD) on May 2 and 3 for the positions of Student President, Board of Trustee, Executive of Communication, Student Senator and Executive of Student Affairs. The…

May 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

College DREAMer student is deported »

BY KELLEY HUSKEY  STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR  College of the Desert welcomes a variety of students, including those who may be undocumented. “College of the Desert students, including undocumented students, are encouraged to pursue their educational goals,” said COD President Joel Kinnamon. “College of the Desert embraces diversity…

May 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Increased costs for CSU students »

BY CHELSEA HERNANDEZ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF On March 27, 2016 the California State Board of Trustees voted 11-8 to increase tuition by five percent for the 2017-18 school year. All 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will be effected by the increase. According to The California State University, undergraduate…

Apr 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Local band prepares for album release with tour »

BY JESUS NUNEZ  STAFF WRITER  Local songwriter and singer Will Sturgeon came to KCOD for an interview with two of his band members from Brightener to discuss his new album, “Headroom,” and a simultaneous tour around Southern California. Brightener is a Southern California indie rock band…

Apr 3 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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Campus Life

COD holds its first Grad Fest »

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR STAFF WRITER   College of the Desert held its first annual Grad Fest in the multi-purpose room of the Cravens Student…

May 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Why students love to study abroad »

BY DAVID BABAO STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR  There are many college students who want to study abroad. College campuses usually post flyers to inform students of travel and study opportunities…

May 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Surviving college on a budget »

BY KELLEY HUSKEY  STUDENT EDITORIAL  The transition to financial independence for young adults with little or no experience managing money and often no supervision can…

May 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Don’t be silent, join the Active Minds Club »

BY VIRGINIA SANTILLANES STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR The COD Active Minds Club members were very active during the Spring 2017 semester at College of the Desert. The…

May 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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