Saturday, June 6, 2020

Salmon bake brings cultural traditions to COCC

Salmon is the life-blood of river cultures, according to Gina Ricketts.Ricketts, Native American program director at Central Oregon Community College, oversees the planning of the yearly Salmon Bake event held at COCC. The Salmon Bake...

Alleged ‘hate crime’ sparks discussion at COCC

A fearful Latino population in Bend is seeking community support, according to Greg Delgado, after arson at a community church is suspected to be a hate crime.A disputed march for immigration rights ended at...

Growing up for ‘dummies’

Anyone still living at home with mom and dad, longing for the day they can get out on their own, take advice from everyone who’s ever entered the real world: enjoy that ride while...

New laws will not affect COCC’s firearm policy

Your second amendment rights do not apply on school grounds. “No guns on campus,” said Seth Elliot, Central Oregon Community College’s Public Safety supervisor, “even if you do have a concealed weapons permit.” Carrying a concealed...

Course evaluations provide numbers you can’t count on

Course evaluations don’t add up, according to Sean Rule, a statistics professor at Central Oregon Community College. Most students are probably familiar with the Likert scale used in the first section of student evaluations. The...

Campus construction: Grandview Hall won’t be so ‘creepy’ next fall

The upper level of Grandview Hall, part of the original campus built in 1967, is getting the renovation it needs, according to Rick Hayes, Central Oregon Community College’s Construction Office project manager. The renovation, issued...

Anonymously connected: Communicating behind the cloak of social media

COCC Confessions is a platform for students to get their feelings out, according to the page owner. Others can then read and relate to posts, and connect with peers. “You can read it and laugh...

High school tests prepare students to earn average grades in college

High school students might not be prepared to earn higher than a C when they get to college. The high school benchmark for measuring college success predicts that students would have a 75 percent chance...

Commencement speeches seek to inspire graduates

Remember the commencement speech at graduation? Did it motivate, inspire and encourage you: that is usually the intention. To mark this life transition, speeches urge graduating students to make a change in the world,...