Student Voice

Textbook costs are out of hand

Textbook costs are out of hand

By Michael Fields

November 4, 2008


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School tuition can be hard enough to afford, but include textbooks and now you're adding insult to injury. "Textbooks are hardest part about affording college," said Kristy Miller, a 22 year-old Oxnard College student majoring in chemistry. In August, a published report from the Bureau of State Audits sh...

Everything from aliens to angels haunt Ventura

Everything from aliens to angels haunt Ventura

By Gardenia Zuñiga

November 4, 2008


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 On the day before Halloween, Ventura College students gathered for the Halloween Bash in the VC quad. Students dressed as aliens, angels, a cat woman, cheerleaders, gangsters and jokers participated in the costume contest. Activities such as pumpkin carving, and costume contest were held at th...

Behavior team may have a file on you

By C.B. Flynn

November 4, 2008


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 For more than a year now, the Moorpark College Dean of Student Life, its health service coordinator and police lieutenant have met on a weekly basis to review the behavior of selected students that have potentially violated the Student Code of Conduct.The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT), which inc...

Congresswoman urges students to get involved

By Ryan Krebs

November 4, 2008


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While two well-known U.S. senators were nearing the end of their presidential campaigns, another representative took the stage at Oxnard College. Congresswoman Lois Capps of the 23rd district came to speak at Oxnard College last week, as part of the OC Speakers Series.The series is being held every Wed...

George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’ comes to life at VC art exhibit

By Jasmine Beaghler, Stephanie Simonson, Jack Sanchez

October 22, 2008


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The cultural palate of Ventura College was refreshed Oct. 9 in Gallery 2 where Ann Bittl displayed an exotic world art collection. In the New Media Gallery, faculty and students showcased their interpretations of George Orwell's novel "1984."The artists reception that evening for the two exhibits drew a la...

Award winning poet visits Moorpark College

By Mary Sagala Verleur

October 22, 2008


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Jennifer Kwon Dobbs performed works from her award-winning debut poetry collection "Paper Pavilion" at Moorpark College on Oct. 15. Dobbs recently won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and has been published in prestigious literary journals including "Crazyhorse" and "Cimarron Review."Ater listening...

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency  Preparedness

By Jeremy Zeller

October 22, 2008


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 In the 1950s, school children across the country did emergency drills, and were told to hide under their desks in case the enemy was to attack with a nuclear weapon. The procedure was to crouch down, put your head between your knees, and kiss your behind goodbye.In the light of some events that have...

Students get into cinema at Oxnard festival

Students get into cinema at Oxnard festival

By Brennan Whitmore

October 22, 2008


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Directing a motion picture can be harder then most people realize, especially for young people hoping to find their voice in the medium.Thankfully, there's the Digital Youth Film Festival, which according to Julio Alcala with Barrio Productions and who helped produce some of the student films, was a gre...

VCCF Scholarship is a big help

By Ryan Krebs

October 22, 2008


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One local organization is offering a deal that Ventura County Community College students won't be able to refuse. The Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) is currently offering a plethora of scholarships for students of all backgrounds this spring.The scholarships are funded by individuals and organ...

New club seeks tolerance

By Michelle Fields

October 22, 2008


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Moorpark College's newest club, the Gay-Straight Alliance, offers students a place to interact, confide with others, and participate in activities with both gay and straight classmates. Club Advisor and Psychology Professor Sally Ponce-O'Rourke realized the need for a gay-straight alliance club after le...

Student services aid in all facets of campus life

By Christina Mason

October 22, 2008


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Math can kill you. You put off taking the math classes you need because they give you the willies and now that one requirement is the only thing stopping you from the UC of your dreams. Or you're enrolled and not doing well.Suddenly, you're spending all your time studying for a subject you hate and ...

Grand Jury explains the judiciary

By Ryan Krebs

October 22, 2008


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 Visiting a prison and writing a report on its quality may not seem like a great way to spend a day but for members of the Ventura County Grand Jury, it is just part of the job. Grand Jury member Bob Engler spoke about the duty and responsibilities of the jury with fellow member Walter Gause to...