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Student Challenges


Courtesy of Kyle Rodrigues


Being in a community college is one of the safest, most sheltered methods of attending college in today’s society. Community colleges are places that anyone and everyone in one’s community can attend, and it is easy to feel right at home on small, tight-knit campuses.

Child Care Resources for Students

Child care center

When someone says the word student, what comes to mind? Often, we think of eighteen-year-olds fresh out of high school, enrolled fulltime, with limited outside obligations to such things as work or family. But, according to a report by the Center for Postsecondary Economic Success, today nearly a quarter of all college and university students have children they are responsible for, with 13 percent of students being single parents.

What Makes a Good Math Teacher?

Math Book

Math can be hard. Students will complain about it. People long out of school will sometimes seem to have a shiver run up their spines thinking back to their last brush with it. So, how does a person teach it well?

Above all, math is cumulative. If you cannot remember the basics, it is very hard to move on to the complex. And according to, if students eked out a C in their last class, they are really moving on to the next class having only “absorbed and understood about half of what they should.”

Not Just a Man’s World Anymore


“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform,” author Diane Mariechild once stated, and her words could not be truer. Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) celebrated Women’s History Month on March, 2014 I decided to interview two women in two different fields, one in nursing and the other one in film editing.

Fitness Trends among College Students


The transition from high school to college brings about vast changes and challenges for many college students. One major challenge many students face when entering college is staying fit.

The hectic college life often leads students to become more sedentary and make poorer meal choices. Doing so contributes to students becoming unhealthy. Obesity rates continue to rise yearly among the college crowd. Fortunately, there are ways to halt the ongoing trend, including joining a fitness program here at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) and local gyms.

Loving to Help Others

Writing Center Tutor Sean Tingle

It can be easy to feel intimidated by the idea of seeking out tutoring, but students should not feel that way. Sean Tingle is a tutor at the Writing Center in Estrella Hall at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). Tingle has a lot of patience with his students.

Help Along the Way

Student Success Center at EMCC

“Help,” according to is defined as “to provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need.”  It is good to ask for help. At school, tutors are there to help you make your life that much easier.

At Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), tutoring comes in various forms and many subjects. There is tutoring for math, biology, writing, as well as chemistry and other subjects. For students Samantha Sunderland, Lacey Holstein, and Elaina Pettit, tutoring is an effective tool that they use whenever they need help.


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