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…

Valdar hits the runway with three new outfits

Del Mar College revealed three new outfits for its beloved mascot, Valdar the Viking, at a fashion show-styled event Nov. 3. Valdar, previously known as “the Viking,” was first unveiled in April 2017 after about a year of development, which saw the college work with David Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic and owner of Raymond Entertainment. Starting in September 2017 and concluding in November of the same year, a contest was held to decide a new name for the Viking, replacing one that, according to Del Mar lore “has 15 letters, all consonants, and is impossible to pronounce in English…

Drama students prepare to perform Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Del Mar’s Drama Department presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” opening for a two-weekend run on Nov. 11. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sue Sellors-Finley Theatre on Heritage Campus. Student Appreciation Night is Nov. 17. Any current student ID from any college of university in the area will allow students to redeem a free ticket at the box office and entrance to a reception afterward. Nov. 18 is DMC Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night. They will receive two tickets at the door and there will be a reception afterward as well. Widely considered Shakespeare’s most accessible comedy,…

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.…

Local outreach groups promote mental health and well-being at annual fair

Dozens of community groups packed the Harvin Center recently for a Halloween-themed health fair.  Visitors to the Spooktacular Mental Health and Resource Fair on Oct. 27 at Heritage Campus could stock up on candy while finding out what resources are available locally. Sierra Zavala, with Coastal Plains Community Center, had a booth to let people know the center provides counseling services in the rural South Texas area, including San Patricio and Kingsville. The center also offers programs for veterans, youths, and people with substance abuse problems. “Not everyone has access to counseling in those towns,” Zavala said. A sliding scale…