‘Passport’ students begin free Delta education

September 25, 2014 6:04 pm0 comments
‘Passport’ students begin free Delta education

In 2006, the Passport to College program targeted 10,000 fifth-grade students enrolled within the San Joaquin Delta College service district, offering two years of free enrollment at the college if certain requirements were met. Seven-thousand students initially signed the contract. This is the first semester these students are attending Delta. […]

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Incidents involving football players brings domestic violence to forefront

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Violence against women has been in the spotlight recently due to the several incidents occurring with National Football League (NFL) players. Now former NFL player Raymell “Ray” Rice is serving an indefinite suspension from the after a tape was leaked out of him punching his then-fiancée and knocking her out. […]

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Cunningham demolition continues

September 12, 2014 5:11 pm0 comments
Cunningham demolition continues

During the summer, the Cunningham building demolition began. The process continues now. Delta College made an agreement with the California Community College Chancellors office to have Cunningham removed in order to get state funding for the new Science and Math Building. As demolition continues some students around the area have […]

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Flooding relocates campus offices, causes confusion for students

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Flooding relocates campus offices, causes confusion for students

An early August flood in the DeRicco Student Services Building has forced essential campus offices to relocate for the first part of the semester. Officers on patrol discovered the flood at 4 a.m. during campus patrol.  “The pipe was just in the right location that the water went both ways […]

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Highly respected professor dies while on tour in Italy

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Highly respected professor dies while on tour in Italy

“Energetic, positive, professional.” That’s how Kathleen Bruce, director of forensics and associate professor at San Joaquin Delta College, describes recently deceased friend and colleague Germán Águilar. Germán Andrés Águilar, director of choral and vocal activities at Delta College, died of a heart attack on June 7, 2014. Águilar was on […]

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Student instructor wanted for fraud

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Student instructor wanted for fraud

A Delta College employee is under warrant for grand theft and embezzlement. McKinzie Heavenly Harrison, also known as McKinzie Croney, worked for the college’s Culinary Arts Department where she allegedly took a total of $4,555.33 on nine occasions between May 3 and June 4. According to Delta police, Harrison was struggling […]

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Examining the ASBG’s yearly budget

May 13, 2014 9:15 am0 comments

Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) role on campus is to serve as the student voice in major decisions on campus. The students who serve are responsible for providing input on everything from district policy and procedures to course schedule changes. The budget for 2013-14 school year is $53,183, in which […]

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Delta changing priority registration process

May 9, 2014 4:40 pm0 comments

Effective fall 2014, there will be a major change in the priority registration system that is currently in place at Delta College. Previously, a point system was used for priority.  Certain qualifications, GPAs and other factors contributed negatively or positively to how many points a student had. The more points […]

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Students learn methods to connect to children for future careers

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On April 28, students in the art and creativity for young children class lined up along a large sheet of paper and began to paint. Only instead of using brushes like most people, they used dinosaurs, wine corks and their hands. “(It’s about) giving hands on experience to know why […]

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Diabetes ‘does not discriminate’

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Delta student Lilly Warren learned she had diabetes about a year-and-a-half ago. “I have a strong genetic pull on both sides of my family, and it’s almost at 100 percent [diagnoses] for three generations back,” said Warren. “My great-grandmother died from losing a limb,” “She was not obese and she […]

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Recent changes in Danner hall lead to needless concern

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Rumor has it that student chef is taking over the cafeteria of Danner hall that leaves staff, students and faculty wondering. This is not the case. “The student chef is not taking over food services I don’t know where that idea came from but, I’m in charge of the food […]

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Students work Asparagus festival to aid community

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In the past 29 years, over $5.9 million dollars has been contributed back to local charities directly from the Stockton Asparagus Festival. This would not be possible without the continued help of the community according to the Stockton Asparagus Festival Facebook page. The Festival was a three day event unfortunately […]

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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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