Student Media Team at Palo Alto College
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By Denise Johnson, Pulse staff writer The Palo Alto Theater Production Group is re-enacting John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic novel, “Of Mice and Men,” and the students involved are delighted with this experience. “The friends that you make become a part of your circle that can last for a lifetime,” said Caley Richardson, a sophomore majoring… Read more
Story by Elizabeth Ledesma, Pulse staff writer Photos by Armando Padilla, Pulse staff editor PACfest 2013, an official Fiesta San Antonio event, was the site of colorful papel picado strung between trees and booths, live music, and the sweet, mouth-watering smell of funnel cakes, turkey legs and aguas frescas. PACfest is a free, non-alcoholic,… Read more
By Stephanie Alonso Pulse staff writer One in 11 students, or 9 percent of the total student population, attends more than one Alamo College. In Fall 2010, 5,312 students of 60,990 total students (8.7 percent) were cross-enrolled, and 5,961 students of 59,282 total students (10 percent) were cross-enrolled in Spring 2011. Velda Villarreal, district director… Read more
By Erica Martinez, Pulse staff writer In fall 2013, the work-study program will no longer be available to students at all Alamo Colleges because of sequestration of the federal budget by the U.S. Congress. Shirley Leija, Palo Alto College associate director of Student Financial Services, said, “Our work-studies are very important to us. I know the departments… Read more
By Gladys Nuñez, Pulse staff writer For the first time in Palo Alto College’s history, the Mexican-American Studies program has established a student organization called Somos MAS (Somos Mexican-American Studies). The organization was established to promote the MAS major and Mexican-American culture. “About 70 percent of our student population at PAC is Mexican-American,” said club co-adviser… Read more
By Lorie Hidalgo, Pulse staff writer “If people would just take five minutes [to talk with me], they would leave with a different mindset,” said Albert Estrada, a sophomore Liberal Arts major. Estrada was born with cerebral palsy, and he uses a wheelchair to get around. Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect… Read more