San Ysidro Community Turns Tragedy to Triumph

Guillermo Flores stands in front of San Ysidro Memorial
Thirty-five years ago, friends and family of Gloria Salas thought she was crazy when she vowed to never allow the McDonald’s on West San Ysidro Boulevard to open again after 21 community members were killed by a gunman there on July 18, 1984. “Most of...

Harry Potter Science Class Teaches 4th-10th Graders the Magic of Science

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For the first time ever, the Sally Ride Science Academy has come to Southwestern College. Thanks to our friends at U.C. San Diego, 4th-10th graders are taken through courses like oceanography, kitchen chemistry and messy science. One very magical class, “Exploring the Science of Harry Potter,” teaches students about the real-world magic around us.

Gallery: 58th Annual Commencement Ceremony

More than 950 students walked into DeVore Stadium on May 24 for the 58th annual Commencement Ceremony. These Jaguars made history for being the largest graduating class in Southwestern College history.
More than 950 students walked into DeVore Stadium on May 24 for the 58th annual Commencement Ceremony. These Jaguars made history for being the largest graduating class in Southwestern College history.

The Jag Kitchen & Johnny Jaguar Pass Out Snacks for Finals

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No one should go hungry — especially students studying for finals. We teamed up with the Jag Kitchen and Johnny Jaguar to help give our students a much-deserved snack break. If you're facing food insecurity, don't go hungry. Visit the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry for...

Office of Student Equity Programs and Services Hosts Persian New Year Celebration

Colorful eggs on a "haft-seen" table.
The Office of Student Equity, Programs and Services brought cultural spring festivities to Southwestern College with their Persian New Year celebration, known as Nowruz. Held on Tuesday, March 19, the celebration included a variety of traditional Persian treats, dance demonstrations and a presentation on the cultural meaning...

World Languages Department Hosts Carnival Mardi Gras Celebration

The World Languages Department hosted a Carnival Mardi Gras celebration on March 5.
The World Languages Department hosted a Carnival Mardi Gras celebration on March 5.

Southwestern College Men’s Basketball Named PCAC Southern Division Champions

The 2018-2019 Southwestern College men's basketball team.
The Southwestern College men's basketball team has been named the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) southern division champions.

Step Inside the New $78 Million Math and Science Building

Classrooms and labs inside the new Math and Science Building.
Step inside the new Math and Science Building and explore the $78 million facility's brand new labs, classrooms, lecture halls and more.

Southwestern College Black History Month Efforts Recognized by National City

National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis and the National City City Council recognized members of Southwestern College's Black Alliance and the Southwestern College Governing Board at the council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5. The Black Alliance has partnered with college student organizations Black Student Union, Umoja,...

Southwestern College Celebrates Veterans Day 2018

Southwestern College celebrates Veterans Day 2018.
  Southwestern College celebrated its annual Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 8 with special guests and the Student Veteran Organization. Each year, we celebrate and honor our student veterans and veterans in the community. The year's guest speaker was Christopher Lawerence, Chula Vista Police Department...