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MiraCosta College Student News

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Notes from Millers ANTH101H class by student Claire Benham. Whiteboards are crucial to in-person learning, with professors and students making use of them again with the return to the classroom.

Professors bring back what they learned on Zoom

Lydia Schmidtler and Jason Kanetakis May 20, 2022

Two years after the pandemic started, professors are eager to share what they learned while navigating the world of Zoom. The move to an online environment presented many new challenges and elements to...

The class stands in the outdoor area of the ceramics class as Maggie Skidmore presents the larger of her two “crackpots”.

Hot glue, ravens and vulnerability – advanced ceramics demands more than a pottery wheel

Aria Ines and Patricia Rand May 20, 2022

Editor's note: The following is a photo story covering a session of Ceramics IV as the students present their creations and explain them to the class. A few would go on to be exhibited at the Kruglak Gallery. Professor...

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.
The Black Author Series Virtual Book Club at MiraCosta College strives to be a community that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusivity by creating a space for students to read books by Black Authors.

Reading books by Black authors one page at a time

Mia Sherman, Creative Editor May 4, 2022

The Black Author Series Virtual Book Club at MiraCosta College gives students, faculty, administrators and staff an opportunity to read books by underrepresented Black and African American authors. The...

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,...

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...

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...

The Student Services building, located on the Oceanside campus, houses MiraCostas Student Health Services.

Your mental health matters; MiraCosta can help

Amy Eager, Multimedia Reporter September 30, 2021

The start of a new school year amidst COVID-19 and the delta variant can be extremely stressful and mental health issues may often get the better of many individuals. MiraCosta College offers many options...

Students can get overwhelmed with the variety of majors ready for them to choose.

The last step first

Lydia Schmidtler, Correspondent September 27, 2021

MiraCosta College offers free career counseling for all students and alumni. Counseling helps students make informed decisions with the help of experienced counselors. Stacey Mathis, a career counselor...

Pharmacies are offering the COVID-19 vaccine along with yearly flu shots as the virus continues to be a big part of our daily lives.

Local perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines and Pfizer’s full FDA approval

Amelia Kaiser, News and Features Editor September 23, 2021

Weeks after the FDA fully approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, COVID-19 case rates are still on the rise. This makes it unclear if the approval has meant anything to unvaccinated...

The 2020 Tidepools Volume 34 cover art. Graphic credit: Victoria Do for Tidepools Volume 34

Tidepools, MiraCosta’s journal of ideas

Patricia Rand, Managing and Copy Editor September 23, 2021

The MiraCosta College community celebrates written and visual storytelling in its journal, Tidepools, which publishes original art, poetry, fiction, essays and comics from students, staff and faculty....

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