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Pillow Talk: Missed connections – get right or left behind

February 27, 2015 8:08 pm0 comments

In the wide world of dating, on many occasions missed connections are certain to happen. Just because someone is single at the moment doesn’t mean they’ll be there waiting around when you decide to make a move. Most people interested in getting to know someone better, on a more one-on-one […]

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City attracting upcoming businesses

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City attracting upcoming businesses

There is cause for optimism in Stockton as the unemployment rate steadily decreases. After being hit by the recession in 2008, Stockton’s unemployment rate peaked in 2010 at 17.5 percent. Just five years later the number has declined to 10.5 percent. Since declaring bankruptcy in 2012, Stockton has had to […]

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57th annual Grammy Awards illustrated in tweets

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57th annual Grammy Awards illustrated in tweets

This year the Grammy Awards was free of any real controversy, apart from a Kanye hiccup and a Beck win everything else went according to plan. But that didn’t stop Twitter comedians from throwing some non-deserving and some very deserving punches at this year’s nominees, winners, losers and the event […]

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Teaching styles changing

February 20, 2015 6:52 pm0 comments
Teaching styles changing

School districts throughout California have changed teaching styles in the classroom to the Common Core method. Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA), according to the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Having the same standards helps all students get a good […]

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Disneyland linked to over a dozen cases of measles

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Disneyland linked to over a dozen cases of measles

In December, a measles outbreak occurred in Disneyland that surprised everyone. By Jan. 22, the California Department of Health reported 42 cases of measles could be traced back to the theme park. Should we be concerned about it coming to San Joaquin County? In an email interview, Dr. Alvaro Garza, […]

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Officers in training soon to graduate

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AT ATTENTION: Members of the Delta College Basic Peace Officer Academy’s first Intensive Program, which operates during the day, are shown in morning formation. PHOTO COURTESY OF DELTA COLLEGE BASIC PEACE OFFICER ACADEMY

In Nov. 2013, voters approved a ¾-cent sales tax increase to fund the Stockton Police Department’s expansion from 365 to 485 officers by June 2017. With a solid reputation for providing well-rounded officers to local and regional departments, the Delta College Basic Peace Officer Academy is poised to play a […]

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Softball enters season with eyes on the prize, despite slow start

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As the skies begin to clear and winter says its goodbyes, softball season reappears and the Lady Mustangs take the field this year with their eyes on the prize. Four is the number of times Delta’s softball team has made the way to the state championship, but zero is the […]

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New series doesn’t offend Asian population

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A new ABC show is stirring a lot of controversy over its portrayal of Asian American chef Eddie Huang’s memoir “Fresh Off the Boat” The show chronicles Huang’s early life in a predominantly white neighborhood, balancing his relationship with his Asian background. This isn’t the first time an Asian American […]

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Professor brings high hopes for music program

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FORTISSIMO: Delta Singers warm up their vocal cords with a voice exercise before beginning class with Dr. Bruce Southard.  PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA

Dr. Bruce Southard hit the ground running in the Fall after he was called over the Summer to replace Germán Águilar, the beloved choir director who had passed unexpectedly while on tour in Italy. Southard packed up his things in North Dakota and headed to California to teach within a […]

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Movie is ‘50 Shades’ of disappointment

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What did you do for Valentine’s Day? Did you have a romantic dinner with your loved one? Or did you sit on the couch with your tub of ice cream while watching “Sixteen Candles”? Or maybe you were in line with millions of others to see the anticipated movie “50 […]

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Trucks bring new meaning to fast food

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TRUCKS AROUND TOWN: The number of food trucks throughout the area is growing. Not all are 
focused on tacos or burritos. Instead, there are trucks that specialize in Korean food and burgers. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

Everywhere a hungry patron goes these days, there’s a food truck waiting. And it’s not just taco trucks. In San Joaquin County now, there are burger trucks, taco trucks, rice bowl trucks and even four-wheel cupcake cuisines. Merced Hernandez is the owner of the Tacos El Dorado, which rolls up […]

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Ladies basketball takes down Sac City as regionals loom

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COURTSIDE: Guard Selina Moore running the floor, scoring 12 points during the home game on Feb. 17. PHOTO BY ZACHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER

On Feb. 17, the women’s basketball team took on Sacramento City, looking to extend their eight game winning streak. The Mustangs have a 23-5 overall record (12-1 in conference). This game was no different with another display of desire towards excellence in an easy 76-41 victory. The mustangs got off […]

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#Trending: Uptown Funk

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#Trending: Uptown Funk

The song you hear in every store, on every promo and on every radio station is “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This funky pop tune is grabbing the attention of music lovers from all genres. The song is heavily influenced by 1980s funk but with a contemporary […]

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OPENING NEW DOORS: Religious organizations increase on campus

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OPENING NEW DOORS: Religious organizations increase on campus

Since Club Rush is over, students may have noticed a wider variety of clubs offered on campus, ranging from academic, social to ethnic and religious.  There are currently 35 active student-run clubs on campus. Four are religion based.  The Latter Day Student Association, Christians on Campus, Christians United for Israel […]

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EDITORIAL: Counseling not always helpful

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Delta College provides many services that promote and support student success. The counseling staff inside the DeRicco Student Services Building are part of those services. Every student should meet with a campus counselor. Counselors can be helpful assets in helping us succeed, whatever the path may be at Delta or […]

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Price is right for college students

February 6, 2015 6:40 pm0 comments
Price is right for college students

We all know textbooks are expensive. But before you sell your arm and leg for your next set of books, make sure you take a look at all the options. Chegg.com, Valorebooks.com, and Amazon.com are all great sites that offer some of the best prices and even a little extra. […]

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Clubs Rush brings life to campus

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RUSHING FOR RECRUITS: Students check out campus clubs. PHOT BY BRIAN RATTO

Students, faculty and staff may have noticed a large number of students in the quad this week. This was due to Clubs Rush, which ran from Monday through Friday Every semester the Inter Club Council (ICC) hosts a week for campus clubs to be out in the quad to promote […]

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#Trending: Yik Yak

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#Trending: Yik Yak

Yik Yak is a new app designed for college students to say what’s on their mind while staying anonymous. Yik Yak uses a “geofence” to block high schools and middle schools from being able to use the app. Users can vote up or down yaks and “peek” to other schools […]

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Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ brings controversy to theaters

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As Americans, we often become ignorant to events happening every day to our soldiers overseas. Oscar-nominated “American Sniper” is Clint Eastwood’s military film starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, who served as a United States Navy SEAL and was the most lethal American sniper in U.S. military history with 160 […]

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Final decision for ever after to come

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Gay marriage question nearing end with Supreme Court review Growing up as a gay male during the late 1990s and 2000s in the United States wasn’t easy. I faced bullies, got in fights almost weekly and had few role models to look up to. I also knew I couldn’t get […]

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