Counseling Center holding annual therapy dog event

As the end of the semester approaches, so does the stress and anxiety that comes with finals. The Del Mar Counseling Center is hosting Paws and Relax Pet Therapy this week at the Windward and Heritage campuses. The recurring event takes place just before the semester comes to an end. “Our goal with this event is to provide a space and time where students can take a break and relax, as we know they have been busy throughout the school semester and will be gearing up for finals soon,” said Jessica Edwards with the Counseling Center. The event will feature…

Meet your Del Mar College Board of Regents

With candidates for the Districts 2 and 5 seats as well as the At-Large position running unopposed, the Del Mar College Board of Regents recently canceled the General Election. Each of the three Regents will serve for a period equaling six years, which will conclude in 2028.Nine regents serve on the Del Mar College Board of Regents. There are five district-based regents and four at-large regents. All of the territory that is under the jurisdiction of the Calallen, Corpus Christi, Flour Bluff, Tuloso-Midway and West Oso Independent School Districts is included within the boundaries of the Del Mar College District.…

Del Mar College to host panel discussion for Free Speech Week

Del Mar will host a series of presentations on Oct. 20 to mark Free Speech Week, including a panel discussion with several distinguished speakers. The event will feature keynote speaker Augustin Rivera Jr., Del Mar College’s general counsel; Tom Whitehurst, a former Caller-Times editor with almost 40 years of local journalism experience; Ana Tamez, digital director for KIII 3 News; Robert Muilenburg, professor of journalism; Jim Klein, professor of history; and others. Rivera will kick off the event with a talk on campus speech at 11 a.m. in the Retama Room on the second floor of the Harvin Center on…

Electric car owners show off vehicles at National Drive Electric Week event

Many local drivers showcase their electric vehicles at the National Drive Electric Week event Oct.2 at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Developments. Mike Barnes’s 1988 Nissan 300zx stood out against the Chevy Volts, Teslas and other electric vehicles at the National Drive Electric Week event. Barnes, who swapped the car’s 18 MPG gas guzzling engine for an electric motor with 500 horsepower, was one of many local drivers showing off their vehicles at the event, held Oct. 2 at the Center for Economic Development. Barnes said he transformed the vehicle because he supports the idea of electric vehicles…

October focuses on breast cancer awareness

From left to right; Angela Garcia, Amanda Medina, Sarah Jackson and Elizabeth Harden attend the ‘Bikers for Boobs’ event. Del Mar College nursing student Alex Tovar is one of the many people who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to breast cancer. Tovar made the decision to begin her college career as a nurse to memorialize her mother’s struggle and to advocate the importance of screening tests for cancer at an early stage. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the colors of fall transition to a shade of pink. For some, this is an opportunity to…