Alcorta’s Mexican folk-dance company echoes of tradition at DMC Auditorium

Alcorta’s Compania De Danza Folklorica brought the vibrant traditions of Mexico to life at DMC’s Richardson Auditorium on May 03. With the auditorium nearly packed, audiences were treated to a mesmerizing display of classic folklorico dances. From the colorful costumes to the energetic footwork, Alcorta’s transported everyone on a cultural journey through Mexico’s rich heritage. It was a night filled with joy, passion, and the celebration of Mexican culture.

DMC Counseling Center partners with Purple Door for Denim Day

On April 24, Del Mar College hosted Denim Day at the Heritage Campus in observance of Sexual Assault History Month. Members of the Del Mar Counseling Center staff, as well as representatives from Purple Door and the American Association of University Women, were present at the event. DMC students, faculty and staff were encouraged to wear denim and write encouraging messages on blank denim jeans set up on tables at the event to be donated to survivors of sexual assault.  “Denim Day highlights breaking the stigma related to victim blaming and destructive myths surrounding sexual violence,” said Lisa Olmos, a…

DMC Vocal Vikings bring home bronze from nationals

Members of the Vocal Vikings, the Del Mar College speech team, brought home two Bronze Sweepstakes honors at the Phi Rho Pi National Speech Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Vocal Vikings won Bronze Sweepstakes in Debate and Bronze Sweepstakes for Overall Competition in the small school division during the event held March 31 through April 6. The Overall Competition ranking is based on all rankings from all of the preliminary rounds combined with individual events plus debate. The Vocal Vikings team members are Hunter Frost, Rebecca Farias, Jasmine Vasquez, and Chloe Castillo, led by coaches Sarah Contreras and Marjorie…

DMC triumphs at 2024 TIPA conference

            On April 11-13, DMC students participated in the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention held in San Marcos, Texas where 10 students participated in live contests to show off their journalism skills. The Foghorn staff brought home more than 45 different awards, including Overall Excellence for the Foghorn News website, and second place in Overall Newspaper Design. “Going back this year, I wanted to gain experience and challenge myself,” Lola Ponce, Associate Editor of Foghorn News, said about her experience as a second-time attendee.  The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) is the oldest state collegiate press association. It began with…

DMC M.A.S. program passes leadership

As the Spring semester wines down on the Heritage Campus, students and faculty trudge through their finals and begin to look forward to their respective Summer activities. Two faculty members will begin to take on new routines by the end of the vacation, as the legacy of Del Mar College’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) program and its coordinator position will be handed off. Professor Javier Morin is currently the coordinator of the MAS program at Del Mar College, and will be handing off his role to Dr. Isabel Araiza at the end of the summer. Their final project as a…