Milestones and opportunities

Senior Editor -Angel Jimenez

Last big CThe Chariot was first published one year Dating back as far as 1935, the Chariot News has been the cornerstone into the history of MiraCosta College. After the college opened its classroom doors to serve as a community college along the coast in North County. The inaugural staff of the Chariot News, comprised of journalism students, published the very first editions in newsletter form.

In the past, Chariot News staffed primarily with journalism students, but now continues its legacy by staffing enrolled students of all areas of study. Working on the Chariot News meets requirements for Work Study and Internship programs according to the Career Studies and Services. Scholarships granted at the end of a semester for staff members.  Chariot News alumni have gone on to achieve success in the professional world as Copy Editors, Radio Hosts, and all the way to the U.S Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC.

The Chariot News has celebrated numerous milestones within the campus community as well as on a nationwide level. In 2008, the Chariot News was selected as being amongst the top ten college newspapers in the United States by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). A division of the National Scholastic Press Association, the ACP is a non-profit organization based in Minnesota and is a driving force in connecting students and journalism professionals. 2016 marked a new milestone for the Chariot News as it introduced an online version in addition to the bi-weekly print edition.

As the Chariot News looks to the future, immediate openings are available for students to become staff members. Presently Chariot News is seeking to fill positions in the following fields: Writers, Web Designers, Photographers, Graphic Designers, Advertisers, Cartoonists, and Social Media Directors and videographers.

An application can be submitted online by visiting the MiraCosta College homepage and clicking on Student Life, then the Chariot.  Inquiries can also be made in person, in Room 3441 or by emailing The online edition can be found at,