Student Voice

Vanessa Crispin-Peralta: From powwow to PowerPoint

Under a New Mexico night sky, a young girl stands in the glow of the sacred fire amongst a crowd of hundreds. Around the fire, women in brightly colored regalia dance to the beat of drums, their “jingle dresses” creating music of their own with each step and swing. The young girl, wishing for her own jingle dress, is impacted for the rest of her life by this traditional powwow, an honoring of American Indian culture. more

Vanessa Crispin-Peralta: From powwow to PowerPoint

Under a New Mexico night sky, a young girl stands in the glow of the sacred fire amongst a crowd of hundreds. Around the fire, women in brightly colored regalia dance to the beat of drums, their “jingle dresses” creating music of their own with each step and swing…This memorable powwow was just one of many cultural events Professor Vanessa Crispin-Peralta was exposed to as a child…Crispin-Peralta teaches part-time at Moorpark as well as at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and has previously taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. more

Transfer Day offers VC students a way out

Students looking to transfer from Ventura College received an abundance of help and guidance at the annual Transfer Day on Nov. 5. The campus quad was lined up with representatives from over 60 colleges and universities. Private and independent colleges were also in attendance, including the University of New Mexico, Westmont College, Paul Mitchell of Santa Barbara and Fresno Pacific University. more