MiraCosta College Student News

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MiraCosta College Student News

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An online class of English 52 getting ready to start on Zoom. The support course strengthens students writing abilities.

A helping hand

Lydia Schmidtler, Correspondent May 18, 2022
MiraCosta College offers math and English courses in regular, honors and support versions. Support courses increase student-teacher interaction in a transfer-level course to better accommodate some students’ needs. This format can better allow the professor to work one on one with students and explain pre-requisite topics necessary for succeeding in the transfer-level course.

Banana Dang Coffee: a must-try local cafe

Aria Ines, Photgrapher/Videographer February 7, 2022

Hear about the story behind local café Banana Dang Coffee, located in downtown Oceanside about 15 minutes from the MiraCosta main campus.         As of 5/18/22: 34 Views,...

The womens volleyball team huddles around Coach Johnson before practice formally starts in the MiraCosta College gymnasium.

MiraCosta women’s volleyball team sets up impressive debut season under new coach

Keyan Zokaie, Sports Editor December 16, 2021

MiraCosta College’s women’s volleyball impressed over a long and difficult season, citing teamwork as their primary reason for success. The Spartans’ 17-6 season ended following a dramatic 3-2 away...

This is a rendering of the new biotechnology and chemistry building at MCC’s Oceanside campus. It was designed by HED and construction began in summer 2021 by C.W. Driver. The facility will support the college’s expanding biotechnology bachelor’s degree program curriculum by having additional laboratories and instructional spaces. Artist rendering courtesy of HED.

MiraCosta College’s bachelor degree program in biomanufacturing is the first of its kind

Mia Sherman, Creative Editor December 16, 2021

MiraCosta College's biomanufacturing program is just one of 15 in California to offer a bachelor's degree. The initiative is impacting the accessibility of higher education through a comprehensive curriculum...

The Nov. 19 virtual Trans Day of Remembrance Brunch featured keynote speaker Tiq Milan. Sanchez captured a moment of the event, during which MCC students and staff had meaningful conversations about the trans community and honored the lives of those taken by transgender violence.

Transgender Awareness Month: how MiraCosta College is supporting the trans community

Mia Sherman, Creative Editor December 4, 2021

Last month was Transgender Awareness Month at MiraCosta College. Students, faculty, and Student Equity staff advocated for the trans community through visibility, training programs, and other accessible...

Oceanside campus Spartan field from the north-side entrance. This is the field’s only entrance point for visitors. Construction started in January of 2018, and is currently in its close-out stage of construction.

A fresh start on fresh grass

Keyan Zokaie, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

Article was updated on Nov. 18, 3:05 p.m. to clarify that Measure MM is a bond not a government grant. In the summer of 2021, MiraCosta College revealed the first athletic investments supported...

The Concert Hall building entrance, located on MCC’s Oceanside campus, is where the Frequency Vocal Jazz program performed on Oct. 22. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the steps of the Concert Hall have been a place for MCC music students to resume in-person practice sessions.

Community colleges’ jazz music programs impress as vessels for growth and performance

Mia Sherman, Creative Editor October 28, 2021

Facing the challenges of pandemic head-on, the San Diego Mesa College and MiraCosta College music departments and their faculty are providing students with diverse and dynamic musical experiences. This...

A design rendering of the new gymnasium at the Oceanside campus. Construction is set to finish sometime in 2023. Photo courtesy of HMC Architects.

MiraCosta’s new gymnasium to be done in 2023

Keyan Zokaie, Sports Editor October 21, 2021

Gearing up for a late 2023 debut, MiraCosta is on schedule to unveil Oceanside campus’ new gymnasium. The gymnasium will be open to students, athletes and all faculty members, And will be replacing the...

Womens March for abortion rights

Women’s March for abortion rights

Amelia Kaiser, News and Features Editor October 16, 2021
Oct. 2 - A marcher for San Diego's Women's March for abortion rights holds a sign depicting a wire coat hanger. The hanger is a symbolic reminder of the dangers of banning abortion. Prior to Roe v. Wade’s protection of legal abortions, people desperately sought out dangerous procedures that were performed with hangers, leading to complications and sometimes death.
The Library and Information Hub at the Oceanside campus is open to all those who are cleared to return on campus. The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

MiraCosta Library offers free access to popular movies and big name magazines

Jason Kanetakis, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021
Academic articles for research papers, movie and e-book databases, Verizon wifi hotspots, and a complimentary New York Times subscription all come included with being a MiraCosta College student. These programs are provided for...
The Stay Healthy campaign’s posters are posted around the Oceanside campus to remind MCC’s staff and students to follow safe practices while on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MiraCosta’s transition back to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Amy Eager, Multimedia Reporter October 4, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021: An earlier version of this article stated that the Fall 2021 semester was the first to bring back on-campus courses. The article was updated to reflect the fact that MiraCosta College has...

“Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings” is the first solo film by Marvel Studios starring an Asian-American superhero and largely Asian-American cast and crew. Released only in theaters, “Shang-Chi” has had a big impact on the box office. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” was the superhero movie I craved as a kid

Amy Eager, Multimedia Reporter October 4, 2021

I recently saw Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” directed by Destin Daniel Cretton that was released only in theatres on Sept. 3. I was utterly blown away and impressed with the...

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