Byline: Erin Peden / Staff Writer
Dallas Brass, one of America’s premier brass and percussion ensembles, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at Westmoore High School, at 12613 South Western.
The performance is part of OCCC’s Cultural Arts Series which provides concerts for students and the community, said Lemuel Bardeguez, Cultural Arts Director.Read More
Icy roads and slick sidewalks did more than just shut down school and give students a second winter break.
With school having been closed a total of six days in two weeks, many students are now finding it hard to keep up with their studies — especially those taking shortened courses.
With these classes being in session for only eight weeks, attending class is vital.Read More
Students looking for a challenge as well as a deeper understanding of course material are encouraged to apply for OCCC’s Honor Program said Nina Smith, English professor and Honors Program coordinator.
Applications are taken all semester but students are generally encouraged to get them in by the fourth week in a 16-week semester and the second in an eight-week semester to allow maximum time for the student to fulfill the requirements of the program, Smith said.
To be eligible for the honors program, students must have a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT or have a 3.5 cumulative GPA.Read More
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
That’s what Randy Pausch teaches us in his non-fiction book “The Last Lecture.”
Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, was given the opportunity to speak to his students in a series called “The Last Lecture.”
Randy had learned just months before that he was dying from pancreatic cancer.
As people watched Randy give his last speech, they did not see a dying man but rather a man who knew how to live life.
His whole presentation focused on really achieving your childhood dreams, enabling the dreams of others, and how to make the most of what you have.Read More
All OCCC students planning to graduate in May are encouraged to turn in applications by Feb. 4, said Barbara Gowdy, Graduation Services director.
While this is not an official deadline, she said, the sooner applications are received, the more time students will have to make sure there are no mistakes and to ensure their names will be included in the commencement program.
Gowdy said once students have applied for graduation, a letter will be sent within a couple of weeks letting students know what, if any, information is still needed.Read More
When the Jim Henson movie “Labyrinth” first hit the screens in 1986, it was nowhere near the success it is now.
Grossing well under its budget, the film did not gain popularity until years later and is now considered a cult classic.
The film starts with Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), an imaginative and angsty teen caught up in the fantasy books she reads.
One night while tired of babysitting, Sarah wishes for goblins to come take her infant brother Toby away.
Sarah immediately regrets her mistake when the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie) appears and takes Toby away to his castle. Sarah then has no choice but to work her way through the ever-changing labyrinth and solve the puzzle within 13 hours or her brother will become a goblin forever.Read More
Students Life will host its bi-annual Student Clubs and Organizations Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 in the College Union.
The fair, held twice a year at the beginning of each fall and spring semester, will feature various clubs and organizations offered at OCCC, said Student Clubs and Organizations Assistant Karlen Grayson.Read More
After the letdown of their last album “Red Carpet Massacre” in 2007, Duran Duran fans have eagerly and impatiently waited for the time the band would regain their signature sound which made them the ultimate party band in the ’80s.
With their newest album “All You Need Is Now,” the goal was to return to the group’s roots and provide something that would satisfy die-hard Duranies while still managing a contemporary sound.
The album, which was produced by Mark Ronson and features guest vocalists such as Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters and musical artist Kelis, does not disappoint.Read More
Most everyone these days uses or knows of the popular social networking site Facebook.
With just a click of a button, Facebook users can friend anyone they choose from co-workers, school friends, to even people they have only met once — or not at all.
Being a daily Facebook user, I will be the first to tell you this site can be very addictive. Not only can you view photos and read the latest updates posted by friends, but you can also gain a deeper insight to their personal lives.Read More