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...
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...
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....
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...
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.
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!
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.
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 the easily accessible and understandable format, Google Docs has been my go to typing processor since high school. Google docs is great and has potential as a word processing tool to help you excel in...
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.
How Online Learning Formats Affect Student Performance
Colleges in California have been forced to switch to an all Zoom online format. Some students have a hard time learning in an online environment. This is due to multiple reasons.