The Chaparral

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 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 […]

Ideas for celebrating graduation

BY BRIANNA FERRELL TRENDING EDITOR Congratulations class of 2017. School is finished and it’s time to think about the future. Before moving on through life’s journey, every graduate needs to celebrate and have some fun. Start out celebrating small. Going out to dinner with friends and family will feel special and intimate. There are many […]

New Accounting class scheduled for Fall

BY CAROLINE DEGRAEVE CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR Starting Fall 2017, there will be a new accounting class offered at COD. The class is called Accounting for Non-Accountants. The course is a 3 unit certificate course and will be offered at the Palm Desert campus on Monday and Wednesday mornings and the Indio campus on Tuesday and Thursday […]

LGBTQ community in Coachella holds first Pride Parade

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR LOCAL AND CAMPUS WRITER     Veterans’ Park, Coachella The City of Coachella will hold it’s first ever lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Parade. The historic LGBTQ Pride Parade is held on May 6 and was in the planning stages of a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) group. The […]

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