Cunningham footprint turns into plaza

March 22, 2015 6:53 pm0 comments
Cunningham footprint turns into plaza

Since the demolition of the Cunningham building wrapped up last Fall semester, students have wondered what will replace it. Delta College has begun construction on a Science & Mathematics Plaza which will be an open space for students, faculty and staff use. “It will be easier access to the Science […]

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Delta students visit Google

March 20, 2015 4:30 pm0 comments
Delta students visit Google

More than 40 Delta College students and faculty visited Googleplex, the corporate headquarters of Google Inc. on Monday. Funded by the Delta College Foundation, the trip gave students and faculty the opportunity to tour the Mountain View campus as well as meet with former Delta students now working for the […]

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Allergies spring with a vengeance

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Every year brings worse allergy seasons as global warming increases pollen levels. The California drought is only making things worse. “Because carbon dioxide is used as food for plants, in atmospheres with more CO2 plants have more resources. This allows them to grow larger and produce more pollen,” said researcher […]

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Delta to host Raza Day on campus

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Delta Outreach and Community Relations, in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley Raza Recruitment and Retention Center, invites students to participate in Berkeley’s Northern California Raza Day.   This event is designed for high school students, parents, current Delta students and educators.   It will take place on campus, […]

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Delta flea market a place for community outreach

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Delta flea market a place for community outreach

The Market at Delta College is a place where individuals can en- joy the weekend finding bargains. Located on campus in the Budd 4 parking lot, the market is a great chance for Delta to provide its unused space on the weekends It’s open Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. […]

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Event celebrates women scientists

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Delta College will be hosting “Scientists in Residence” today. In celebration of Women’s History Month, students will have the chance to meet women scientists at this event. It will be take place in the Tillie Lewis Theatre from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for students […]

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Students living south of campus struggle through I-5 construction

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Interstate 5 recently began a six-month reconstruction of the northbound lanes. The project impacts a three-mile stretch from Pershing Ave. to Country Club Blvd. Through traffic on I-5 needs to stay in the left two lanes and vehicles needing to exit along that stretch will need to stay in lane […]

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Trustees hold special meeting to explain program error

March 6, 2015 6:15 pm0 comments
LOOKING AHEAD:  Dr. Kathy Hart, president/superintendent of Delta College, speaks at the close of the  meeting on Feb. 26 inside the Atherton Auditorium. PHOTO BY BRIAN RATTO

Delta College Board of Trustees held a special meeting on February 26 regarding an over reporting of Full Time Equivalent students (FTE). FTEs are a tool used by college and universities to measure the enrollment level of full time students to earn funding from the State of California. A FTE […]

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Copper theft strikes local high school, hits close to campus

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In February, a Stockton area high school fell victim to high-climbing thieves. Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, located less than a mile from Delta College campus, experienced back-to-back copper thefts on their campus. “We’ve been hit four times this school year,” said Stagg Principal Andre Phillips. Thieves nabbed more than […]

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Gas prices back on the rise

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Photo by Vorani Khoonsrivong.

After five months, gas prices are back on the rise. The price for a gallon of gas in California is $3.43 as of March 4. According to GasBuddy.com, the cheapest places to purchase gas in Stockton, Tracy and Manteca are Quick N Stop for $2.66, Costco for $3.09 and C&A […]

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Students march for higher education

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MARCH IN MARCH: Students from Northern and Southern California advocate for more student funding in community college clubs and classrooms at the State Capitol. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

The annual March in March took place at the State Capitol on Monday, March 2. The event began at 9 a.m. and unlike previous years, protestors did not march in the usual areas. This year’s pathway included stops at the Chancellor’s Office and the State Capitol. Participants from colleges all […]

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Mother of Oscar Grant speaks to students

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On February 19, 2015, the African American Employee Council hosted an event called “Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter” with keynote speaker Wanda Johnson. Wanda Johnson is the mother of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed 22-year old man shot and killed in Oakland by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in […]

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City attracting upcoming businesses

February 27, 2015 8:07 pm0 comments
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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AAEC hosts speaker for Black History Month

February 24, 2015 3:41 am0 comments

Dr. Keita Kenyatta spoke Feb. 12 to education educate youths on African roots of the modern world. There were 100 people in attendance of all ethnicity and different walks of like, including Dr. Laney and Professor E. Wade. The event was hosted by the AAEC, African American Employee Council, who […]

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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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Revamped magazine debuts

February 6, 2015 4:33 pm0 comments
NEW ERA, NEW EDITOR: Summer Migliori runs the table for the Writers’ Guild during Club Rush on Feb. 4. PHOTO BY JERMAINE DAVIS

“Artifact Nouveau” is a literary magazine allowing students, faculty, employees and alumni to channel their creative outlets through writing and art. The recent edition to hit campus, though, is looking a bit different. The magazine is published by the Writers’ Guild of San Joaquin Delta College. The goals of the […]

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Obama proposes free education

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Obama proposes free education

President Barack Obama’s new educational proposal has a mass of college students at ease. His plan: two years of free community college. It’s a lifesaver to people who don’t qualify for financial aid or Board of Governors waiver fee. The proposal means a five-percent increase – or $3.6 billion – […]

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Ceramics professor to retire at year’s end

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SCULPTING STUDENTS: Joe Mariscal instructs his ceramics class. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

Delta College’s Art Department is losing a well-known teacher. Joe Mariscal will be retiring at the end of this semester along with a handful of other professors. Mariscal grew up in Stockton and attended Delta College. After college he left for war in Vietnam and returned to attend school at […]

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