J. Michael Straczynski returns to Southwestern College

J. Michael Straczynski during his Q&A-style talk "A Conversation with Joe," on Oct. 14.
J. Michael Straczynski walked into the Southwestern College Sun newsroom on Thursday afternoon, looked around at the young journalists and writers and told them how much the world needed them. The world, he said, needed their unique perspective, their stories and their voices. He pointed...

Changes are coming to the FASFA, here’s what you need to know

Everything you need to know about the upcoming FASFA changes, plus a few tips on filling out the application and other aid available.

Southwestern College Launches Jag Kitchen Food Pantry

  A few years ago, Child Development Center Director Patricia Bartow noticed some disturbing signs in some of her students. They were sluggish, sleepy, tired and unenthused, and in a heartbeat, she knew what was wrong: They were hungry. To Bartow, this wasn’t just a hunch...

Proposition R Fall 2016 Update

Artist rendering of the Wellness Center & Aquatic Complex.
If you’ve driven by the intersection of East H Street and Otay Lakes Road in Chula Vista or past National City and Plaza boulevards in National City, it’s easy to see that this is an exciting time for Southwestern College. Each morning, construction crews...

Southwestern College Breaks Ground on $22.5M National City Expansion

SWC Leadership shovels dirt durign the HEC NC Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Two-story building will expand course sections and programs, use state-of-the-art construction technology NATIONAL CITY, California ­– Southwestern College, SUNDT Construction and Johnson Favaro Architects broke ground August 31 on a new two-story expansion at the Higher Education Center in National City. The event brought together...

Classes Begin for Southwestern College’s Fall Semester

Students head to Jaguar Walk, where the Associated Student Organization held its Welcome Week activities.
More than 18,000 students will take classes this fall at Southwestern College campuses throughout South San Diego County CHULA VISTA, California ­– This week, Southwestern College is welcoming more than 18,000 students to its campuses throughout South San Diego County. They will fill nearly 2,000...

Holocaust Museum Trip Opens Conversations on Diversity, Acceptance

Members of the Associated Students Organization and the Campus Police inside a replica of an Auschwitz concentration camp gas chamber at the Museum of Tolerance.
CHULA VISTA, California ­– Inside the Museum of Tolerance, members of the Southwestern College Associated Students Organization and the Campus Police Department stood in front of dimly-lit steel gates surrounded by barb wire. Upon entering this replica Auschwitz concentration camp, they were filtered through...

College for Kids Immerses Local Elementary and Middle School Students in the College Experience

Instructor Laura Hodge leads her “Musical Theatre Camp” class in a warm-up before their production of “Alice in Wonderland.”
It was a seemingly normal day inside Southwestern College classrooms recently. A biology class was learning about chromosomes and mitochondria, clay was being transformed into works of art inside the poetry studio, 3D models were being created in Photoshop, architecture structures designed for homeless...

Southwestern College Power Study Program Closing Achievement Gap

Power Study Program Coordinator Shawna Hutchins-Williams and Learning Assistance Services Coordinator Andrew Rempt.
Considered largest in the country Southwestern College is closing the achievement gap and rewriting the rules on student success through a rapidly expanding program that embeds trained tutors in the classroom to provide immediate help when needed and to offer follow-up sessions afterward in a...

Southwestern College Refinances Prop. R Bonds

Construction crew members work on the foundation for the new Wellness and Aquatic Complex
Taxpayers to save approximately $13.4 million CHULA VISTA, California ­– The Southwestern College Governing Board unanimously voted at its June 14 meeting to refinance a portion of Proposition R bonds to give taxpayers a potential savings of approximately $13.4 million. The decision to refinance these bonds...