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COD encourages student leadership

  Photo courtesy of the Office of Student Life Photo from flyer for President’s Student Ambassador Program By Kristen McCarthy Campus Life Editor College of the Desert has many programs to help students succeed. One relatively new one is the President’s Student Ambassador Program and its mission is all about building leadership skills. The goal […]

TRiO student receives thousands in scholarships

  BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR STAFF WRITER A College of the Desert student earned thousands of dollars in scholarship money through the help of the TRiO DSPS program on campus. The TRiO program was founded by the U.S Department of Education to help first generation college students, low-income students and students with disabilities. Gabriel Rodriguez […]

College of the Desert gains director as new instructor

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR STAFF WRITER College of the Desert has a new instructor to teach film industry based classes. Vincent Sassone is a director turned college instructor who will teach new classes for the basis of College of the Desert’s new film program. Vincent Sassone is teaching a Screen Writing Class, Beginning Motion Picture […]

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 Center on April 19. Students who attended had the chance to easily prepare for the transfer and graduation process. A few 4 year institutions had booths set up at the event for students to browse […]

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 around the world. These trips can help students change the way they see the world through  new cultural experiences, meeting new people and experiencing new landscapes.  So the question is, […]

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 have dire consequences. With an increased level of responsibility, first time college students are susceptible to overspending. To keep finances in order, creating and balancing a budget can prevent students […]

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 club is ending the semester on a high note and its members plan to continue working in the Fall 2017 semester pursuing their purpose of helping students find the resources needed for mental […]

Letter from the Editor

This semester, The Chaparral had three returnees and 12 new staff members. Although I was hesitant to take on the responsibility of being Editor-in-Chief, I could not be more pleased with how far the newspaper has come. I would like to thank Anissa Grout and Salvador Rivera for sacrificing their Thursday and Friday nights every […]

What’s happening over summer?

BY MEGHAN SORENSON TRENDING EDITOR   Summer is almost here and many student’s schedules are calming down as the spring semester comes to an end. Many are looking for things to do that are cheap and close to home. This summer the Coachella Valley has much to offer while staying out of the heat. Residents can enjoy things like art […]

Job and internship opportunities for students

BY PAUL C. H. VELASCO CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR   There are many job and career advancing opportunities waiting for this year’s graduating class. Graduating students can check the website Indeed.com for job and internship opportunities. This is useful for both students who are transferring to a four year institution and students who are in search of a job. The students […]

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