We’ve got some advice for the advisers

Beginning or returning to college can be a nerve-wracking experience. The idea is that college advisers are available to assist throughout the whole process and provide advice on which courses a student should and should not take. This idea can be misleading, especially when you get further into your degree plan and find yourself having to take different classes because the classes previously taken don’t fit into your major. When it comes to registering for courses, incorrect information is a significant challenge that discourages students about college. At the start of our academic careers, the advising meetings we attend may…

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Drama students to perform ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Students in Del Mar’s first production of the semester have been busy preparing for the show’s Nov. 11 opening. Brennen Bellows plays Lysander, one of the lovers, in Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “There’s love potions involved; it’s an emotional roller coaster,” Bellows said, “a funny, emotional roller coaster.” Although “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be Bellow’s first college production, it is not his first overall. Bellows was in plays throughout high school and three just in this last year. Being in a play is “the most fun thing a person can do,” he…

Student loan forgiveness is the wrong call

President Biden recently unveiled his administration’s plan for millions of dollars in student loan cancellation, forgiving $10,000 per borrower and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.  Forgiveness will be applicable to single people earning less than $125,000 per year and married people earning less than a combined 250,000. While some praised the move as many Americans face mounting debt and inflation, this is a case of the wrong solution at the wrong time.  Although student loan forgiveness gives a sense of relief to many borrowers, the truth of its uncertainty comes to the minds of many others. Many Americans have suggested…

Suicide Prevention Symposium offers support, resources

Del Mar will host its eight annual Suicide Prevention Symposium beginning tonight in the Harvin Center on Heritage Campus. Special guest speaker Gabe Alvarado will address the crowd during the first part of the event at 6 p.m. in the Retama Room. Alvarado, who lost his left arm and was burned over 60% of his body in an oil refinery explosion, will share the story about how he realized life was worth living again. Although the road to recovery was long, Alvarado has now created his own foundation in hopes of helping others who are dealing with thoughts of suicide.…

DMC students show talent in makeup

Makeup artists, models and photographers recently gathered at a local studio to create artistic expressions, network and do photo shoots.  Students from the Del Mar College cosmetology program also participated in the April 24 event that allowed them the chance to meet other creatives who share their love for makeup and glamour. “Being a part of this event was one of the biggest steps to making my dreams come true,” said Samantha Villarreal, cosmetology major. “The opportunity was very much appreciated and I look forward to working with this successful group of people in the future.” The event gave makeup…