Over the past year and a half, we’ve all had to get used some new terms. “Covid-19.” “Coronavirus.” “Pandemic.” “A new way of life.” “New normal.” During these times, it has been difficult for many, especially college students who are also parents. Victor Valley College (VVC) students have had to convert over to distance learning over the past year. With...
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Top 3 Tips to Stay Safe When Going Out
Summer is just around the corner, and things are starting to open back up. Going out with friends can quickly turn, but these three tips may help you out. No matter how cautious you may think you are about keeping an eye on your drink, it could be tampered with in a matter of seconds. NightCap Nightcap is a scrunchie...
Student Discount Hacks
If being a college student has taught me anything it’s that being a student actually has its perks. I mean yeah we have our 5pm daily breakdowns and 7pm frozen dinner burrito, but there are businesses out there that sympathize with our struggles. Recently, I discovered a few student discounts and discounted memberships tailored specifically for college students that I...
College Sports Transfer Students
Pictured above: Jose Luis Bueno, former VVC student athlete, baseball player Being a college student athlete is a challenge on its own. Having to juggle both your academic and athletic life is challenging. Having to add the pressure of transferring to a college or university to continue being a student athlete can sound extremely stressful. The following tips, ticks and...
Transfer Center Resources for An Exceptional Education
Lorena Ochoa M.S., who is an academic counselor in the transfer center, has a lot of knowledge about the many resources available to you as a student. If you do not know what to major in, there are many life planning courses that you can take that outline your strengths in a particular area. “The transfer center is the most...
How to Buy Textbooks more intelligently: More Paper in Your Books, Less Paper from Your Wallet
Students that decide to add on “college” to their “student” title take on a lot of responsibilities – financial, academic, etc.
Top 3 Tips to Stay Safe When Going Out
Summer is just around the corner, and things are starting to open back up. Going out with friends can quickly...
College Sports Transfer Students
Pictured above: Jose Luis Bueno, former VVC student athlete, baseball player Being a college student athlete is a challenge on...
8 Tips to Strengthen Your Academic Writing Skills
As a college student, one thing you can count on is essay writing. It will be expected of you in nearly every class. There is no escaping it, so why not learn to master it? You’ve got your topic and an essay to write. Here are some tips to keep in mind that can guide you to stronger writing skills.
Personal Story: Life of a Student with Epilepsy
This was my first experience with epileptic seizures - the first of four “tonic seizures” or grand mal seizures to this date. I’ve also had petite mal seizures.
Intervew Notes: The Challenges of Cross Cultural Adoption
Pictured above: Mae Alexander Mae Alexander is a 21 year old woman who was adopted from China at the age...
Top 3 Hiking Spots Within an Hour From VVC
Are you looking for something fun to do? Is COVID giving you the blues since life still hasn’t returned to “normal”? Have you ever thought about hiking but didn’t know exactly where to go?
Before You Go! Thinking about traveling or moving to another state outside of California?
First hand accounts of those who moved away from southern California, and why you should care.
5 Low-Maintenance Plants for College Students
Plant care can be time consuming for people who work or go to class all day. It can also be difficult if you do not have enough lighting. Luckily, there are plenty of low-maintenance plants perfect for those who love the look but not the care hassles. Below are five plants that will survive your busy schedule.
A Healthy Way To Take Risks and Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Whether you're a brand new student attending VVC or about to graduate or transfer, schooling and the thereafter will require all of us to get out of our comfort zone. The anxiety that comes from interacting with new people, learning a new skill, learning new information, and navigating through the unknown can be an overwhelming experience, however, it is important to stretch outside of our comfort zones to develop and grow.
3 Stoic Quotes to Help You Put Things Into Perspective
Have you ever noticed that when someone cracks under pressure they continue to make more mistakes? Wouldn’t it be amazing to always be calm, cool, and collected? If you agree with the previous question, you might be interested in the philosophy of Stoicism.
Have You Heard of the Cooperative Education Program?
According to a study conducted by UCLA, “more freshmen than ever say they go to college to get better jobs (and) make more money.” Unfortunately many college students and graduates who apply for jobs run into a common problem:
they lack work experience. It seems like this is a Catch-22; you go to school to
get a good job, but you can’t get a good job because you don’t have work
experience because you went to school! Fortunately, many colleges understand this predicament and VVC is no exception!
Who and What is the VRC (Veterans Resource Center)?
At Victor Valley College (VVC) many of the staff members take care of the students in amazing ways. Sadly there is not enough bandwidth to spotlight everyone, but today you get to learn a bit about some of the team members from the Veterans Resource Center (VRC).
VVC Students Relate Their Experiences with the Covid-19 Lockdowns
The Covid-19 pandemic really took a toll on students. Covid began at the end of 2019 and became this big outbreak that led everyone to social distance, which meant no school, no groups, and mostly everything closing.
Has the Pandemic Caused More Students to Fail Classes?
There were expectations for a huge influx of failing grades in K-12 schooling over this past year due to COVID-19. According to local school officials that’s not necessarily the case.
Influencer Interview: From Meeting Your Favorite Celeb to Becoming One
Have you ever wondered what it was like to meet a celebrity? Maybe even wondered what it was like to...
Mekayla Burnett (Part 2)
Pare 1 HERE
How are you doing mentally? What are the goods and bads of your career and Business?
Google docs hacks for students
As a college student, I understand the importance of using Google Docs for my assignments. From the autosave feature to...
VVC students and academic experts reveal the wonders of music therapy
Pictured above: Julio Guerrero, Victor Valley College student In the past year there has been a sense of isolation. Stay...
The pandemic has brought a lot of hardship, deaths, and just pain overall, but we should also see what it has or might open up for us in this time. In this particular situation, a past college student from Victor Valley College (VVC) was given opportunities she didn’t think were imaginable at this point. Just when she believed her career was over, it took a shocking turn.
Investing: Why Starting Young Might be a Decision You Thank Yourself for Later
Former VVC Student Reveals His Insider Investing Knowledge (Pictured above: Amanda Jane Anderson and Sean Andersen) Investing. For some people...
Hey Lady, Tell Me What You Know
Here is your chance to write in and ask me for advice. Victor Valley College’s (VVC’s) very own Dear Abby, oops, did I just date myself? (The Dear Abby advice column was started in 1956 by Pauline Phillips and continues to this day by her daughter Jeanne Phillips)
5 Must Have Self-Defense Tools for College Students
With the potential for classes to resume in person for the Fall 2021 semester, it is important to keep yourself safe. Self defense tools are popular not just for campus life, but for every day errands.
Three 2020 Movies for College Students to Pass the Time with During Covid
If you’re anything like me and millions of other people, you’re staying home way more than average this year. In...
Help for Stressed Out Students
Stress is one of the hardest things we will go through in life. Stress can be our constant companion. When you seem to feel stress or anxiety, it has the possibility to halt your progress and paralyze you. In order to get by, we all need to learn about stress management.
6 Community College Resources Every First Year Student Should Know About
The last two and a half years I have spent studying at Victor Valley College went by quick. My work here at VVC is coming to an end and I will be transferring to Cal State Fullerton in the fall. VVC was a great starting point for me to accomplish my goals. Like so many students who are just starting out in school, I was in an unfamiliar place and feeling unsure.
VVC Student Shares Experience About the Reality of Being a Student in the Military
Many students at Victor Valley College (VCC) go to school while balancing a military career. Casey Oden, a second-year student at VVC and a Corporal/ E-4 in the U.S. Marine Corps, offered some insights about his experience.
Fall Semester begins!!!
Greetings, new and returning VVC students! Please see the attached informational packet with semester updates and resources available to you....
VVC Construction Technology Opens!
VVC Construction Technology is Open for Business!HANDS-ON CLASSES Start August 31stSpace is Available · CT 101 Careers in Construction(Section: 76508)· CT 104...
BookStore Advances for Fall 2020
Do you want to get a head start? Want your books before the semester begins? Rams Bookstore Advance Program may...
Endearing or Distracting? Class Professors Turned Babysitters
It’s no question that being a parent requires hard work and dedication, but adding academic studies to the ‘things-to-do list’ is pretty impressive.
Comedy in the High Desert
Comedy has been around for a long time, going back as far as Aristotle. Comedians such as Bill Burr, Joey Diaz, Joe Rogan, Chris D’elia, Theo Von and many more have outrageous journeys from humble beginnings to career success.
Fine Arts in the High Desert: A Look Inside the Acting Community & How to Get Involved
The High Desert may seem like a quiet, slow paced place to live, but with close to 10 theatre companies who are regularly putting on shows, the performers of the High Desert are quick to assure you that this little community is far from dull
Solutions for Struggling VVC Foster Youth Students
Many current and former foster students do not get the support they need to succeed in college. Studies have shown that only two to nine percent of former foster youth go on to complete a bachelor’s degree, compared to 34.9 percent of the general adult population earning bachelor degrees or higher.
Wasteland What? The Inside Scoop on the End of the World
What would you say if I told you that you could survive the end of the world with me, and four thousand others?
VVC Mens’ Soccer Coach Shares His Approach and Wisdom
It has not been an ideal start to the season for the VVC men’s soccer team. They started the season with a tough 3-1 loss against Cypress College. One thing they can count as a win throughout the season and beyond is the lessons learned from their coach Michael Bradbury.
Which Victor Valley College Math Class Type is Right for You?
Online, hybrid and in-class lectures are all great options, but many factors can determine your experience with math..