Quad tree cut down after safety hazard

October 26, 2014 4:48 pm0 comments

Thirty may be the new twenty, but not necessarily for a particular Silver Maple tree on campus that didn’t age well. The life of the Silver Maple once shading the campus quad came to its end after a branch fell off and hit the ground. The fall made the tree […]

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Student runs for Area 4 trustee seat

October 23, 2014 4:04 pm0 comments

Delta College student Richard Andrew Vasquez is running against Board of Trustees Taj M. Khan for the Area 4 seat in the Nov. 4 election. Vasquez, 34, is has previous experience in politics as part of the following committees: Measure L, President’s Council, Lodi Art Commission, Lodi Animal Committee and […]

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‘Yes Means Yes’ passes

October 11, 2014 3:24 am0 comments
‘Yes Means Yes’ passes

On Sept. 28, Governor Jerry Brown announced he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “Yes Means Yes.” Sexual consent can no longer be given if someone is intoxicated, drugged or asleep, according to the new law. Lack of resistance or silence […]

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Tutoring center moves from Shima to new Math & Science Building

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PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA

The Math and Science Learning Center now has a new home in a new building. The center, formally located in Shima 217, is now in the Science & Mathematics Building (SCMA), room 162. Shima was the tutoring center’s home for some number of years. Students knew where to go for […]

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Stockton Is Magnificent moves to Victory Park

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CELEBRATION: The crowd celebrates Stockton at Victory Park on Oct. 4. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

The annual Stockton is Magnificent event took place on Oct. 4 at Victory Park. The park was alive with fun activities, music, children playing, drawing, karate demonstrations and food. Vendors were also set up. Stages hosted musical acts. “You have people that think Stockton has a grey cloud over it,” […]

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Delta custodian rocks at Manteca Pumpkin Fair

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AT THE PUMPKIN FAIR: Robert Flores on the main stage getting 
warmed up for the crowd early morning Saturday. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair this past weekend included a performance by Delta College custodian Robert Flores. Flores is a member of SteelGlass. “We could play anywhere from one’s or twice a month to ones every three months depending on what we are doing. We mostly do events and […]

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Campus police host safety fair

October 10, 2014 4:46 pm0 comments
Campus police host safety fair

Crime prevention and safety is important for everyone. That’s why the San Joaquin Delta College District Police held its second annual Crime Prevention and Safety Fair on Oct. 8. Many organizations and agencies such as the Stockton Police Department K-9 Unit, Stockton Fire Department and San Joaquin County Sheriff Department […]

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Applications now being accepted for 2014 degree, certificates

September 30, 2014 8:07 pm0 comments
Applications now being accepted for 2014 degree, certificates

Students who have met, or will meet this term, the degree or certificate award requirements may apply to the Evaluations Office for a degree. To apply, students will need their Student identification number, student email address, the catalog for each award and the name of each degree and or certificate. […]

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Trustee resigns after four years

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Delta College trustee Lisa Turner resigned after finding out she no longer lived in Area 7, the district she represented on the board. Turner found out about the issue when she went to file paperwork for re-election. A 2011 family move, while in the same community and zip code, took […]

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Crime statistics show decrease in Clery Act reported incidents

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Crime statistics show decrease in Clery Act reported incidents

Is Delta safe? This is question is often heard among student and faculty conversations alike. Delta Police recently attempted to shed some light on the matter. The department provided statistics showing a decrease in Clery Act reportable criminal activity. The release provides statistics from Jan. 1 to Aug. 26 of […]

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‘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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