Student Voice

OC hosts 20th annual Geo Bowl

OC hosts 20th annual Geo Bowl

By Brennan Whitmore

December 2, 2008


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Oxnard College welcomed the 20th annual Geography Bowl, a "Jeopardy-style" geography trivia competition open to Southern California High Schools on Saturday, Nov. 22."I think it went very well, these students are very tuned into world events, geo-politics and environmental issues," said Geo Bowl orga...

Author helps to empower Oxnard College students

By Jeannette Edwards

December 2, 2008


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The author of the book "Family Activism: Empowering Your Community, Beginning with Family and Friends," shared with Oxnard College his plan for success on Nov. 19."When money and time are scarce, how do you make the best of your energy to achieve your dreams," said Vargas.Dr. Roberto Vargas, who rece...

OC EconoBus Club: students invited to free presentation

By Steve Perry

December 2, 2008


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Steven Perry Contributing Writer The Economics and Business Club of Oxnard College is inviting all interested students to attend a free presentation designed to inspire and help students to open their own business on Monday, Dec. 8 in the Student Center at Oxnard College from 1 to 4 p.m. Business co...

New spring classes aim for a wide audience

By Ryan Krebs

December 2, 2008


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Students will have the opportunity to read children's literature, study marine biology and hone their algebra skills in many new classes offered at Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura Colleges this spring. MC English Professor David Birchman will teach a "Children's Literature" class (ENGL M40) at MC.The class wil...

Muslim Students Association promote understanding

By Michelle Fields

December 2, 2008


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Moorpark College's new Muslim Club provides Muslims and non-Muslims a place to interact with each other and work to help further the understanding of Islam.Moorpark College student Muhammad Azemoon, 19, a physiology major, is the founder and president of the Muslim Club. He created the club because h...

Construction of new VC classrooms begins

Construction of new VC classrooms begins

By Jack Sanchez

December 2, 2008


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Six years of legislation, planning and meeting of minds yielded to shovels in the dirt as Ventura College held a ground breaking ceremony on the future site of the Advanced Technology Center/General Purposes classroom building and Health Sciences Center Nov. 20.Completion is anticipated for spring 20...

No upgrade soon for ‘student union’ despite fee

No upgrade soon for ‘student union’ despite fee

By Jeremy Zeller

December 2, 2008


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 Students expecting to see a return on their student center fee shouldn't hold their collective breath. According to the Moorpark College Associated Students' Constitution, the Student Center fee was implemented in March of 2000.The Moorpark College student body overwhelmingly approved this mand...

OC program gives gifts to kids in need

OC program gives gifts to kids in need

By Roberto Ortega

December 2, 2008


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Every year at Oxnard College, faculty staff and administration put up a nine-foot tall, artificial Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving. In most work areas or offices, a Christmas tree has no significance. This tree for OC, however, is special to staff and students; it is a "Giving Tree."Since 2004, the...

VCCCD short $7.8 million

By Sean Greene

December 2, 2008


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With the threat of state cuts to community colleges looming ever closer, the administration is scrambling to minimize the impact to students. The waitlist for spring classes has been expanded and the summer class schedule reduced.Moorpark College's Vice President of Business Services Ray Di Guilio sa...

MC seeks talent in competition

By Rochelle Leahy

December 2, 2008


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Moorpark College students have talent and this spring, the world will finally see it. This spring, the Associated Student Government is hosting its 10th annual talent show. Auditions are being held from Nov. 24 to Jan. 7.Applications to audition are located immediately inside the double doors lea...

OC concert benefits homeless

OC concert benefits homeless

By David Lopez

December 2, 2008


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David Lopez Sports editor Music brings people together, and that was goal of the 805 Locals concert that was held on Saturday, Nov. 20. "Music is the one thing that attracts people," said Jaime Villicana 24, film major. "I don't think if we brought books out here to read, people would be attracted to...

Feast for the Beasts

By Staff reports

December 2, 2008


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The annual Feasts for the Beasts was held on Nov. 22 and 23. Clarence, the 500-pound tortoise, along with the other animals at EATM were some of the attractions on display for the festival. The event also focused on educating visitors on the destruction that palm oil causes on the natural habitats of...