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High Five: Ways to reignite your academic engagement

High Five: Ways to reignite your academic engagement

DEIRDRE HOLMES, Contributor December 1, 2022

We’ve all been guilty of viewing school as a chore. Procrastination sneaks up, a yawn of boredom escapes, or busyness and final exams force a nervous breakdown on the horizon. But in reality, school...

Eddie Healey leads a guitar ensemble inside the recital room of Eastfield on Nov. 16.

Photo Gallery: Eastfield guitar group amps it up with guest artist

RORY MOORE, Photo Editor December 1, 2022

The Eastfield Guitar Ensemble performed for an audience inside F117 on Nov. 16.  Eddie Healy led his students in a recital playing classical music and recent songs, while guest artist Jay Kacherski joined...

The Eastfield Jazz Combo performs with guest artist George Anderson on bass for a recital inside F building at Eastfield on Nov. 30.

Photo Gallery: Eastfield jazz group jams with guest artist

RORY MOORE, Photo Editor November 30, 2022

The Eastfield Jazz Combo performed with guest artist George Anderson on Nov. 30.  The group performed  various songs inside F-117 of Eastfield alongside Anderson, who has performed with many famous artists,...

Members of the Modern Dance Class at Eastfield perform in the Dance Pop-Up in F building on Nov. 28.

Photo Gallery: Dance Pop-Up at Eastfield

CARMEN GUZMAN, Editor in Chief November 28, 2022

The Eastfield Dance Department starred in a Dance Pop-Up on Nov. 28. Dance students gave a choreographed performance that took place in the performance hall's lobby. The event teased Eastfield's upcoming...

High Five: Four-player games on sale

High Five: Four-player games on sale

CARMEN GUZMAN, Editor in Chief November 22, 2022

Those in a gaming group, myself included, know the gamble in doling out $60 for an unknown experience. Sometimes the price tag stops us from pitching an idea to the group. Fortunately, Black Friday and...

Eastfield economics instructor Willie Kamara organized the run to help build water wells in his water insecure areas of his home country, Sierra Leone.

Economics instructor leads clean water effort

CARMEN GUZMAN, Editor in Chief November 22, 2022

Bundled-up joggers ran along Audubon Park’s 5K trail, their appearances were masked by layers of scarves and hoodies, puffs of breath breaking past the cloth. Running among them, wearing a smile brighter...

Nancy Abdo helps associate of arts major Laura Trujillo sign in Oct. 12 to the clinic at Eastfield.

Nurse seeks adventure in all avenues of life

LONDY RAMIREZ, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

For the last seven years, Eastfield campus nurse Nancy Abdo, her two children Sydney and Jonathan, and several members of her family have traveled to her hometown of Chicago for what has become a Labor...

Dancers perform La Danza del Venado on stage.

Photo Gallery: Dallas College celebrates Dia de los Muertos

RORY MOORE, Photo Editor November 3, 2022

Dallas College Mountain View celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by holding a festival inside its courtyard for students and faculty members on Nov. 2.  The festival featured an altar competition,...

Students attend the LGBTQ Summit inside the H building of North Lake on Oct. 14.

LGBTQ student summit fosters conversations about identity

MOIRA MCINTEE, Managing Editor November 2, 2022

Cheyenne Murray always knew something about her was different. “I didn't have crushes the way that they did,” the program leader of inclusive excellence said. “I liked people differently from...

Engineering major Christopher Alanis lets Creed, a yellow ball python, crawl on his left arm. Its one of 12 snakes owned by the student - all of which are ball pythons.

Snake it till you make it: Engineering student tames anxieties, exotic pets

PAOLA MARTINEZ, Contributor October 31, 2022

Some people might run away in fear from snakes, but mechanical engineering major Chistopher Alanis chooses to give them a home. A natural interest in biology eventually led him to own a room full of reptiles...

The Unity Day walk took place at Eastfields jogging track.

Photo Gallery: Employees march against bullying

CARMEN GUZMAN, Editor in Chief October 19, 2022

A handful of Eastfield faculty walked throughout campus for the newly-dubbed Unity Day. Dallas College counseling and psychological services coordinated anti-bullying marches across all campuses....

How COVID-19 reshaped the dating landscape

How COVID-19 reshaped the dating landscape

MOIRA MCINTEE, Managing Editor October 18, 2022

Romance isn’t dead, but it looks a lot different. Two years of social distancing changed more than just how we buy groceries – it changed how we date. Dates went virtual, and texting for long periods...

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