Political Correctness: Life or Death?: Professors debate on validity of Political Correctness in our society

May 6, 2014 6:27 pm0 comments
Political Correctness: Life or Death?: Professors debate on validity of Political Correctness in our society

  Thursday, Apr. 17 Delta College Speech and Debate hosted a professor debate in the West Forum. The topic was phrased in the form of a statement, and there were two panelists defending the affirmative (agreeing with the statement) and two panelists on the negative (disagreeing with the statement). The […]

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Technology for gun safety similar to iphone

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According to the Center for Disease Control, there are around 14,000-19,000 injuries caused by accidental shootings per year in the U.S. Though only about 500 of those cases result in death, these numbers are substantial enough to cause concern. Detroit engineer Omer Kiyani has designed a new device to enhance […]

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Koi pond looks worse than it really is

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Koi pond looks worse than it really is

  Most people have noticed the Delta koi pond looking abnormal. There were different theories about what was going on with the pond. However, it turns out there were multiple reasons. For one the pond’s filter was broken a couple weeks ago. The koi fish are also in their spawning […]

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Unusual cosmic event occurring, some intrigued others concerned

April 22, 2014 9:58 pm0 comments

A red moon? What the worlds going to end? What is really a blood moon? Some students believe it to be just another phase of the moon. “It actually reminds me of the harvest moon,” Brena Hernandez said. Other students believe it to be some kind of omen. “I think […]

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New studies on plastic sippy cups raise questions about toxicity

April 17, 2014 5:20 pm0 comments
New studies on plastic sippy cups raise questions about toxicity

        Various types of plastic resins are used to package and serve food and beverages. Polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, is used in 20-ounce water and soda bottles. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used in plastic wrap and deli food containers. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is one of many […]

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Nearly New Sale returns

April 13, 2014 3:09 pm1 comment
Nearly New Sale returns

The Delta College Fashion Club held their annual spring semester Nearly New Sale on April 4, in upper Danner. Several designer brands and apparel for men, women & children were among many of the items on sale for students, faculty and staff to purchase. This year, the accessories included a […]

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Speaker addresses international education

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On Thursday, April 3, Delta College’s Cultural Awareness Program welcomed Dr. Nancy Pine as a guest speaker. Pine is a renowned educator and researcher in cross cultural studies and is the Director of Education at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. The title of Pine’s lecture was “What Kids […]

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Campus police increase safety

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Sergeant Mario Vasquez heading to a call PHOTO BY BRIAN RATTO

Students and staff that are new to campus do not know what to do, or where to go for an emergency. Emergencies can range from natural disaster to assault. The most commonly heard emergencies that are reported are assaults and theft. According to the most recent copy of Delta College’s […]

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Campus police obtains new electric vehicles

April 11, 2014 9:30 am0 comments
Campus police obtains  new electric vehicles

With recent changes on campus students and staff may have overlooked one of the far simpler ones, Delta Police Department (P.D.) has received four new fully electric carts, and two trikes to patrol campus as part of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District Grant. The grant allows for organizations […]

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California looking to add bachelor degrees to community colleges

March 23, 2014 9:18 pm0 comments

California is currently discussing an opportunity to allow community college students access to bachelor’s degrees in nursing and two other programs. The state has run into a speed bump in education. To put it short, it’s not meeting requirements. California’s eyes are set on the 2025 projected demand, at which […]

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Driving on campus not as safe as you would expect

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GETTING AROUND: Without proper paths
students often walk across the entrance of Shima 1 parking lot. PHOTO BY JUSTIN TRISTANO

Most of us get in our cars only thinking about getting from Point A to Point B. Driving cautious and safe isn’t always on our minds, so at times we drive mindlessly and distracted. It’s critical that we drive safe. Needless to say school zones and parking lots should not […]

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Art & Gift Fair takes over Danner

March 7, 2014 5:50 pm0 comments
SELLING WARES: Sellers display clothing and accessories in Upper Danner. PHOTO BY JERMAINE DAVIS

Delta College’s Fashion Department hosted students, staff, faculty and visitors on campus during the Fashion Club’s annual Art & Gift Fair on March 4-5 in Danner Hall. The fair is dedicated to local and small businesses that want to show off products to buyers and distributors in the area. Returning […]

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Gallery Exhibit honors ‘Black Identity in America’

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Delta College’s art gallery is featuring art revolving around “Black Identity in America” in response to February’s Black History Month. The exhibit features pieces created by students as well as poetry written by students to match the theme. Some of the art pieces in the exhibit are things such as […]

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Students march against cutbacks to education

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MARCHING FOR EDUCATION: Students from all over California march in Sacramento on March 3. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

“What do we want?” “Education!” “When do we need it? “Now!” Budget cuts are coming down from California Legislature impacting our students and lowering spending on education. Students from community colleges throughout California gathered at Raley Field in West Sacramento on March 3, before marching towards the State Capitol in […]

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Staying healthy using vitamins key to fighting the bug

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Staying healthy using vitamins key to fighting the bug

Did you know that Vitamin C can help boost your immune system? Some people think it’s a myth, but it’s not. Many studies have been made about Vitamin C and its benefits. According to WebMD, it helps protect against immune system deficiencies. Although Vitamin C hasn’t been proven to prevent […]

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Flu epidemic leaves death toll higher than previous years

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The H1N1 virus, also known as influenza, has accounted for more than 300 deaths in California this flu season, six of which were children. San Joaquin County accounts for seven of the deaths, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Compared to only 106 deaths attributed to the […]

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New, longer buses debut in Stockton

February 21, 2014 6:40 pm6 comments
New, longer buses debut in Stockton

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) debuted the first of its six new articulated Express buses on Tuesday to serve increasing ridership along Route 40. The longer buses provide about 50 percent more space, a relief to riders who had to stand during Route 40’s busiest hours. RTD’s Manager of […]

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Delta college set to host events

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From Feb. 27 to March 21 Delta College’s L.H. Horton Gallery hosts “Theme of Black Identity in America.” The opening will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 27. It features readings from With Our Words Youth Poetry Collective.” Other special events during February celebrating Black History Month […]

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Tour Of Comedy set to share laughs at delta

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On Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. the 2014 Tour of Comedy Examining Racial Divide brings “Tar Baby” starring Desiree Burch to the Tillie Lewis Theatre. Tickets will be sold at the Delta College Center for the Arts box office. The cost is $8 for students and seniors and $12 for […]

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Scattered waste leaves campus unsightly

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Scattered waste leaves campus unsightly

Litter is all over campus. We all see it. But what does Delta do to fix the problem? Groundskeepers on the Delta College campus have a tough job. 21 custodians are tasked with picking up after 19,000 students, staff and faculty. Their jobs involve: sweeping sidewalks, mowing lawns, raking leaves, […]

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