Insta-worthy places at Palo Alto College

By David Rojas
Pulse Staff Reporter

The Palo Alto College campus is more than just a place of learning. It is also a place to hang out and enjoy being by yourself, with someone special or with friends. Here are five Insta-worthy places to chill between classes and take pictures.

Ozuna Library

Dylan Hernandez, a freshman Liberal Arts major at PAC, hangs out at the Ozuna while he waits for his next class to start.
Dylan Hernandez, a freshman Liberal Arts major at PAC, hangs out at the Ozuna while he waits for his next class to start. Photo by David Rojas.

“It’s cozy and nice here. They have a lot of resources at the library. They are nice and always help me with what I need,” said Hernandez.

Botanical Garden

Friends Mireina Ramirez, Margarita Pereda and Amberlyn Rodriguez, Early College High School students at the Frank L. Madla ECHS, hang out at the college’s Botanical Garden to study and catch up with school work.
Friends Mireina Ramirez, Margarita Pereda and Amberlyn Rodriguez, Early College High School students at the Frank L. Madla ECHS, hang out in the college’s Botanical Garden to study and catch up with school work. Photo by David Rojas.

Pereda said she found out about the Early College High School when she came to PACFest and spoke to Mike Flores, president of Palo Alto College.

“The teachers are very welcoming. It’s super easy to talk to my professors. They help a lot, and I get to finish high school and get my associate’s at the same time. It’s pretty cool,” said Pereda, a Computer Science major.

Amberlyn Rodriguez, a Computer Science major said, “I feel like campus always helps with resources. I always have someone to turn to for help with all the tutoring services. It also helps my mind because sometimes it becomes stressful, and you can always go to the game room or come to the garden and relax.”

Mireina Ramirez said she moved to this side of town during her freshman year, and she decided to come to Palo Alto.

“It’s more beneficial in terms of getting me to where I want to go and insuring that I stay on track and continue with my education,” said Ramirez, a Liberal Arts major.

The Student Center

Nickita Sancho, a program coordinator for Student Life, helps coordinate events for the pantry and helps Palo Alto give back to the students and the community.
Nickita Sancho, a program coordinator for Student Life, helps coordinate events for the pantry and helps Palo Alto give back to the students and the community. Photo by David Rojas.

Sancho said that she likes how not only does she get to help the community and the rest of the staff, but she sees the community helping itself.

Duck Pond

Emily Rodriguez, Early College High School Student at STEM High School, sits with her friends at the duck pond while they study and finish homework.
Emily Rodriguez, Early College High School Student at STEM High School, sits with her friends at the duck pond while they study and finish homework. Photo by David Rojas.

Rodriguez said Palo Alto gives her a good introduction to college life now that she is a high school student. She likes to hang out and study anywhere on campus, especially at the duck pond where it’s calm and peaceful.

Trellis Walkway

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Jennifer Ramos, a student at Palo Alto, likes hanging out under the trellis. Photo by David Rojas.

“I like hanging out here before and after class. I feel like it relaxes me and if I have work, I’m able to do it here rather than when I’m at home and not get distracted,” said Ramos, a Nursing major.

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