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February 17, 2011
Cal State Fullerton next month will host an interactive conference for high school students interested in leadership positions and volunteer work. The campus will host Take the Lead, an annual teen conference on March 11 for freshman to seniors at any school around the county. Teachers are also invited to attend with their students for free. The event is sponsored by OneOC, an organization that connects volunteers with nonprofits, and the Festival of Children Foundation, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that assists local charities that serve children.
By Lisa McLaughlin | February 26, 2011
It is heartwarming how our 6-year-old thinks she will live with us forever. And while it is moving to hear her devotion to daddy and how she wants to marry him someday, I know the time will come when her pure adoration of us will turn into something that resembles complete and utter animosity. I hope it is a fleeting hour or short phase, if we are lucky, but more than likely, she will want to fly far from the coop. When the time comes for college, I imagine she won't want to live at home with her doting parents (as she is an only child)
By Tanya Lyon | October 10, 2006
While most high school students settle in and delve into their back-to-school routines, senior Torie Immel is thinking about colleges and which one she will attend next fall. But, unlike other students, Immel, a Newport Beach resident, is also preparing for a national championship. If Immel's name doesn't sound familiar, that's because she isn't competing in your classic high school sport. Her locker room is a barn and her teammate is a 12-year-old gelding named Ambassador.
By Joseph Serna | December 13, 2007
In the 1940s, Jim Carnett’s parents met on the dusty landscape of the Santa Ana Army Air Base, which later became home to OCC. He grew up near the college, putting the biggest playground a boy could want only a short walk away. Carnett remembered he and his brother sneaking into the gym several times to play basketball, only to get caught and sent home. After graduating high school, OCC welcomed Carnett on campus, then as a student. At 26, Carnett got his first big job and, not surprisingly, it was at OCC. He even met his wife there.
By Laura Boss, Director of District Communications | March 8, 2008
Early College High School's Parent Information Night   Where: Early College High School  2990 Mesa Verde Drive East               Costa Mesa, CA 92626   When: Thursday, March 20th, 2008              6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Are you interested in a smaller learning environment with greater academic support? Are you interested in a challenging environment? Are you mature enough to take college level courses? We are now accepting applications from current 9th and 10th grade students for next school year!
August 21, 2006
The Daily Pilot asked students at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's new site, "What inspired you to apply for Early College High School?" "The opportunity to get an A.A. degree." Jason Costa Mesa Valdez, 14   "It was a new challenge." Pedro Cervantes, 14 Costa Mesa "To get an opportunity to take two years of college and not pay." Gabriel Urbana, 14 Costa Mesa "To have a chance to be the first in my family to complete four years of college."
By ALICIA LOPEZ | November 5, 2007
I had the recent privilege, frightening though it was, of speaking to high school students about going to college. Talking in front of unfamiliar classrooms is just scary. It doesn’t matter who the kids are and I thought it didn’t matter how old they are. It mattered this time. It turns out ninth graders are much harder to please than elementary-age kids or even juniors. These were high school students at Estancia. I was invited by Tricia Edlund to speak to the Puente students there.
September 28, 2007
Daily Pilot columnist Steve Smith apparently fancies himself nanny to us all. I’ve just finished reading and re-reading his most recent attempt at the enlightenment of the populace (“Drake lacks faith in students,” Sept. 25). You can chalk it up to my steady march to geezerdom, but I’m having a tough time finding a point in all his verbiage. I’m guessing the point of his piece was to let UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake off the hook for the way he botched the hiring of Erwin Chemerinsky as dean of the new UC Irvine law school.
By Purnima Mudnal | September 5, 2006
Biology text books and boxes lined walls in a portable while Early College High School science teacher Candace Leuthold unpacked a box containing specimens in glass jars. "It's going to be nice to have my own classroom again," said Leuthold, who was racing to get the classroom ready for Tuesday's classes. After sharing digs with the Back Bay High School campus for the last month, Early College teachers and workers were busy Monday moving into several portables behind Back Bay. "It's my space, so to speak," Leuthold said with a laugh.
June 21, 2007
When Marisa Miranda entered Newport Harbor High School, she had the desire to ace her classes, win scholarships and get accepted to college. She didn't have much beyond that. But it turned out to be enough. Miranda, the only child of a single mother who emigrated from Mexico, grew up without any family members who had gone to college in the United States. She started the ninth grade knowing almost nothing about Advanced Placement tests, SATs or college applications. All that changed when she enrolled in Advancement Via Individual Determination — better known as AVID — a program that helps struggling students acquire the technical skills for college and life.
April 19, 2014
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Stanford def. UC Irvine PALO ALTO — The NCAA defending champion Anteaters fell in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation quarterfinals, 28-30, 25-22, 25-15, 17-25, 15-13, Saturday at Stanford. Zack La Cavera led UCI (18-11) with 19 kills and Jeremy Dejno added 12 kills. Outside hitter Connor Hughes had eight kills, nine digs and five block assists. Middle blocker Scott Kevorken recorded seven kills and seven blocks and middle blocker Collin Mehring totaled seven kills and five total blocks.
April 18, 2014
BASEBALL Orange Coast 15, Desert 1 Alec Friedman went three for three with three runs batted in as part of the Pirates' 14-hit attack in a nonconference game Friday at OCC. Cody Bruder (two runs, one RBI), Justin Broussard (two runs, one RBI), Jake Thumm (two runs, one RBI), Tommy Bell (two runs, one RBI), and Cody Maples had two hits each, while Chris Iriart and Greg Espinosa produced two RBIs each for OCC (25-9). Desert is 6-26. — WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 13, Loyola Marymount 4 Goalie Jillian Yocum made six saves, including a penalty shot, as the No. 6-ranked Anteaters closed out the regular season at home on Friday.
April 17, 2014
WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 10, Long Beach State 7 The host Anteaters clinched their third straight Big West Conference regular-season championship behind four goals from Danielle Warde and eight saves from Jillian Yocum on Thursday. No. 6-ranked UCI (21-7, 5-0 in conference) has now won five Big West regular-season crowns. The 'Eaters led, 3-1, after the first period and were not outscored in any of the three remaining quarters. No. 10-ranked Long Beach State fell to 18-10, 2-3. UCI finishes the regular season Friday at 7 p.m. against No. 12 Loyola Marymount at Anteater Aquatics Complex.
April 16, 2014
SOFTBALL Doubleheader Host Vanguard University swept two nonconference games Wednesday, topping Azusa Pacific, 8-0, in the first game and 3-2 in the second. Breanne Gomez was two for two with three runs batted in, while Brittany Colenzo was two for three with three RBIs in the opener. Rachel Stalford pitched a five-inning complete-game shutout, allowing five hits, walking one and striking out six. In the second game, Shelby Kuryllo was two for three and Gomez had the lone RBI to help Shelby Ross (5-1)
April 15, 2014
BASEBALL UC Irvine 10, Cal State Northridge 2 Junior first baseman Connor Spencer was four for four with three runs batted in to lead the host Anteaters, who swept the three-game Big West Conference series that concluded Sunday. UCI (24-11, 8-1 in the Big West) remained tied atop the conference with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Anteaters also earned the No. 21 ranking in the Collegiate Baseball poll. UCI starter Evan Brock earned the win and is now 6-2. Chris Rabago was two for four with two RBIs while Grant Palmer and Jerry McClanahan both had two hits and one RBI to contribute to the 'Eaters' 14-hit attack.
By Hannah Fry | April 15, 2014
Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District's three campuses last week to track the district's progress. Every six years, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) evaluates colleges' compliance with regulations that govern what they must do to be accredited, which is somewhat of a stamp of educational quality that allows students to transfer to four-year universities and affects the type of funding that colleges are eligible to receive.
By Patrice Apodaca | April 12, 2014
I've written frequently about the shift toward matching education with job-market demand, a trend that continues to gain momentum. Whether this change produces a winning record overall depends largely on the effectiveness of individual initiatives just now taking wing. One of the more intriguing of those experiments is a new California initiative to coordinate for the first time all 112 community colleges throughout the state in an attempt to better align curricula with the most sought-after skills.
April 11, 2014
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. San Diego Mesa SAN DIEGO — Jimmy Webb had 14 kills and three blocks as the Pacific Coast Conference champion Pirates wrapped up conference play Friday night with a 25-14, 25-18, 25-18 win on the road. Trevor Burr had three service aces and seven digs for OCC (18-1, 11-1 in conference), which has earned a first-round bye in the state playoffs. OCC will play either Irvine Valley College or Long Beach City College in a state semifinal April 23 at 7 p.m., at Santiago Canyon College.
By Barry Faulkner | April 9, 2014
The Vanguard University baseball team that had won 13 of its previous 17 games, climbed to the No. 14 national ranking, and landed in second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference, was largely missing in action on Wednesday. Coach Rob Pegg's Lions, who are two games behind San Diego Christian heading into a three-game road series with the No. 6-ranked Hawks beginning Friday, were hardly themselves in a 7-3 nonconference loss to the Cougars. Vanguard (26-14) ranks No. 2 in the GSAC in fielding (.974)
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