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...
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.
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.
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.