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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 effort to bring back the school spirit, COD’s Office of Student Life organized a homecoming week full of fun activities, including a pep rally. The week started on Oct. 16 […]

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. Health service hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays. The services are also extended to the Indio campus. […]

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 Oct. 19, Winokur  hosted a screening of her very own documentary, “Bring To The Table,” which tackles the awkward discussion of intolerance in politics. At the end of the documentary […]

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 fall transfer fair. The transfer fair took place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with music courtesy of KCOD radio. Approximately 400 students attended the event. Students were approached at the entrance and handed […]

Coachella’s Valley public safety costs keep rising

BY ISIDRO SOLORIO LOCAL EDITOR Photo Courtesy of Pexels In past years the costs of giving public safety to all nine cities here in the Coachella valley have been increasing by five to seven percent and this can eventually become a worrisome financial burden. There have been studies going on for the past decade to discover […]

COD enters golf cart into Palm Desert’s annual Golf Cart Parade

BY MAYA CASAS LOCAL WRITER  Photo courtesy of College of the Desert College of the Desert is entering in the Palm Desert annual Golf Cart Parade again this year. The parade is scheduled for noon on Sunday Oct. 29 and will be held on El Paseo. This is Palm Desert’s 53rd annual Golf Cart Parade and […]

The Coachella Valley offers fun activities

By Sabrina Messaoudi Local Editor Photo Courtesy of The Chaparral The Coachella Valley is a big place for tourists. However, for many residents, it is seen as boring. A lot of students do not know what to do in their free time and even consider driving many miles to find fun activities to do. According […]

Up in Smoke

Photo Courtesy of Alexia Mersola Pack of Camel Cigarettes sitting on designated smoking area By Alexia Mersola  Staff Writer  Ever wonder what the yellow umbrellas are for on campus?  They are to indicate smoking areas for those students at COD who need a smoke break. Those are the only areas on campus that are not […]

COD introduces “Yoga on the Lawn”

Photo courtesy of Lorena Ayeni COD Students attend Yoga on the Lawn, class led by Professor Rebecca Vineyard By Kristen McCarthy Campus Life Editor Students, staff and faculty are invited to a free yoga session every Monday and Wednesday morning at 7. a.m. This event takes place in front of the HILB on the front lawn of […]

Club Rush fall 2017

David Babao Campus Editor Club Rush Fall 2017 photo taken by Myron Penwell On Sept. 26 and 27 COD hosted its bi-annual club rush. Club Rush is every semester from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the end of the first month. Alex Locklear who is a member of the student government said, “Students join clubs […]

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