Student Voice

Career Assesment helps students find place in working world

By Stefanie Katz

February 2, 2009


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For students who are unsure of a career path to follow or have no idea what they want to do, there is still hope.Moorpark College offers a self-paced career assessment course that is geared to help one discover what major fits them the most.The course is offered for one to have the option to work at th...

OC speakers series gets new name, new inspiration

By Hannah Davey

February 2, 2009


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The Oxnard College Speaker Series has a new name, but English Professor Shelly Savren has organized another 12 weeks of inspirational orators for the spring semester.Now called the Oxnard College Literature, Arts and Lecture Series, the program has a speaker each Wednesday starting Feb. 18 at 12:45 p....

Photography as art on display

Photography as art on display

By Rochelle Leahy

February 2, 2009


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It's not every day students get a glimpse at a professor's non-professional life. Looking at photographer Lynn Meschan's work, it's hard to believe she's a psychology professor here at Moorpark College.Meschan's collection "Reflections in Photography" is hanging from the walls of the Administration Building...

Book-thefts present possible buyback scam

By Brennan Whitmore

February 2, 2009


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A series of book thefts have been reported at Moorpark College, with a number of the stolen books attempted to be then sold at the Off Campus Bookstore in the Campus Plaza shopping center.Lieutenant Steve Kegley of the Moorpark campus police, says that six thefts from the Student Center have been rep...

VC arts and lecture series debuts with award-winning documentary

By Nina LoCelso, Patrick Moreno, Brittany Remnet, and William Derrick

February 2, 2009


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More than 100 Ventura College students, faculty and others crowded into the Library Reading Room Jan. 23 for a showing of "The World We Want," the first feature-length documentary film by award-winning writer-producer-director Patrick Davidson.The event was the first in the VC Arts and Lectures Series fo...

Some students don’t exist according to Webct

By Brennan Whitmore

February 2, 2009


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For a short time, the vast majority of students found that they no longer existed---on Blackboard that is. Of the 13,526 students at Oxnard, Ventura and Moorpark who are enrolled in the 580 Blackboard online classes offered at all three campuses, at least ninety percent were unable to log online on ...

Garcia-Vasquez: Make your student government your own

Garcia-Vasquez: Make your student government your own

February 2, 2009


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Hello, and welcome to Oxnard College.This campus offers an incredible environment in which to get involved, to find and express your voice and to learn amongst the most empowering faculty and inspiring peers. The Associated Student Government, or ASG at Oxnard College offers you the opportunity to improv...

Legalization of medicinal marijuana raises concern

By Matthew Burley

February 2, 2009


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Ventura College students, campus police and the community are dealing with the issue of marijuana use both legal and illegal at a time when Ventura County has recently allowed medical use of the drug.According to www.stateuniversity.com, following a decline in the 1980s, the use of marijuana among col...

Scholarships still available despite hard economic times

By Matthew Clift and Travis Kratz-Perkins

January 30, 2009


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With donors still contributing, the negative state of the economy is having little noticeable impact on the community college district's scholarship program.With donors staying onboard and more coming in, the opportunity is out there to earn scholarships. The only possible problem for students is me...

‘U.S. and Them’ kicks off spring lecture series

By Eric Lee

January 29, 2009


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As part of the Year of Democracy program, Moorpark College is hosting a faculty lecture by Anthropology Professor John Baker entitled "U.S. and 'Them.'"The lecture will focus on America's role as a democracy in a world where democratic governments are becoming more common."We always hear politicians say ...

Transfer Center can help students jump through the hoops of transferring

By Rachael Claflin

January 29, 2009


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Students at Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura Colleges who want to transfer to a California State College or University next year have missed their window to transfer for all but a few four-year campuses that remain open.For students planning to transfer to a state college or university, a transfer counselor...

New dean brings hands-on experience to VC programs

New dean brings hands-on experience to VC programs

By Jack Sanchez

January 29, 2009


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Ventura College has a new Dean of Career and Technical Training.Dr. Robert Taylor takes the helm of the program that oversees automotive, technical, and electrical training for vocations that are high in demand for certified employees.Taylor spent many years as an instructor in the technical fields with an e...