Travel the world or finish your degree, musician Nick Lopez didn’t have to choose

Southwestern College alumnus Nick Lopez, left, with his former music professor and mentor Dr. Jorge Pastrana.
Nick Lopez began his career as a college student at Southwestern College the traditional way. It was 2011, he had just graduated high school and he decided to major in music. He would park his car, walk along Jaguar Walk and head to his...

Muslim Student Association Celebrates World Hijab Day

Muslim Student Association president Nada Dibas dawns one of her personal hijabs on Nina Harris, a non-Muslim student, in honor of World Hijab Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Nada Dibas had just finished wrapping a hijab with white and red flowers on Nina Harris, a non-Muslim student, when she smiled at her and said, “you look so beautiful.” It wasn’t a sign of disrespect or appropriation. On the contrary, Harris was proudly wearing...

Spring Semester Begins at Southwestern College

More than 17,000 students walked onto Southwestern College on Monday and Tuesday to officially kick off the spring 2017 semester. They were welcomed by college employees throughout campus and by the Associated Student Organization, who hosted activites all week long for new and returning...

FAFSA Fridays Return to Southwestern College

If you’ve opened up the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have stared at your computer screen with “umms” and head scratches, if you’re unsure where to begin or if you want to double check if it’s filled out correctly, mark your...

Southwestern College: Learn Where You Live

Learn where you live in Chula Vista, Otay Mesa, San Ysidro, National City, Otay Mesa and Coronado.
Sure, when people think of Southwestern College, many of them think of the more than 150-acre campus on the corner of the intersection of East H Street and Otay Lakes Road in Chula Vista. It’s a fair thought, that’s where Southwestern College has most...

5 Productive Ways to Spend Your Winter Break

5 productive ways to spend winter break
You’ve conquered those finals and those end-of-the-semester projects, so your winter break is well deserved. But scrolling through Instagram and browsing Netflix can get old, so you may want to start thinking about how you can make the most of your winter break. There’s...

Southwestern College Board Selects Dr. Kindred Murillo as Finalist for Superintendent/President

At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Southwestern Community College District Board of Trustees selected Dr. Kindred Murillo as the finalist for the College’s new Superintendent/President, pending a final vote at their regular Dec. 14 meeting. Dr. Murillo has served as Superintendent/President of the Lake Tahoe...

Three Finalists for Southwestern College’s New Superintendent/President

Southwestern College has narrowed the search for its new superintendent/president to three final applicants. The search committee chose the final three from a pool of 28 applicants and invited the finalists to participate in an open forum on campus. Each applicant presented their qualifications...

Southwestern College celebrates #GivingTuesday, highlights the best of the best

This Nov. 29, Southwestern College is celebrating #GivingTuesday, a worldwide day of giving, and is asking the entire campus community to come together to support and invest in the students of Southwestern College. This year, our goal is to bring together 100 people to...

#IAMSWC—A Snapshot of Southwestern College Students

This year, Southwestern College is celebrating #GivingTuesday, a worldwide day of giving that takes place on Nov. 29. In the days leading up to #GivingTuesday, we're celebrating the best of the best of Southwestern College, including highlighting a few students who've made their mark on...