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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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