Veterans Center helps those who serve

By Hunter Chase Tucked away in the old library, dependents of veterans, and anyone who supports the troops can gather. It’s called the Los Angeles Harbor College Veteran’s Center, and it offers many different services, including free coffee, computers, and free printing. “It’s basically a place where veterans [and] people who support veterans can come…

Student governance: choosing Harbor’s next representatives

  By Joseline Gonzalez   On April 20, LAHC’s ASO election forum was held at the Seahawk Center at 1 p.m. The candidates for ASO’s future president, vice president executive, and vice president of finance attended the forum. Candidates for the LACCD student trustee position also attended and let the students know of their current…

Poetry Night brings community and LA Harbor together

  By Kat Davis Editor’s Note: This is one take on poetry night. To read a different story about it, check out the next print edition of The Harbor Tides, which will be available on campus on April 21.   The small room bustles with students and others alike, filling booths, comfy chairs and sofas,…

LAHC holds Career Fair to encourage and inform

  By Nadia Villanueva   On March 16 Los Angeles Harbor College held a career fair to introduce and inform students about different careers accessible to them. Booths had information about a variety of programs and professions, including, but not limited to, LAHC nursing, child care booths, the Peace Corps, and LAHC Anthropology professors were there…

What you need to succeed: A forum on equity at Harbor

By Hunter Chase Students and faculty alike gathered to listen to a speech on equity by Veronica Neal, director of the office of equity, on March 25, 2016. “The goal of equity is to create conditions that allow all to reach their full potential,” Neal said. The definition of equity is just and fair inclusion,…

Harbor presents “Student One Act Plays”

By Kat Davis     As the lights go down, the rustling from the audience momentarily peaks as everyone rushes to put their phones on silent and tuck them away. Light shines down on the center of the stage, and one by one, three actresses make their way under the glare, leading the first one…

Assessment Center helps students figure out which classes to take

By Hunter Chase At LAHC, most tests are administered to see if the student studied the material. But at the Assessment Center, tests are provided in order to find out what material the student should study. “We want students to make sure they’re placed in the adequate math and English sequence,” said Jennifer Galvez, Student…

Searching for talent at LAHC

By Joseline Gonzalez On March 24, LAHC conducted a talent show at the Seahawk Center starting at 1:30 p.m. The show consisted of different acts and ranged from a wide spectrum of ages. The show was hosted by Hunter Chase. (Editor’s note: he was not involved in the reporting/writing of this story.) He kept up…

How Healthy Are You? Health Awareness rises at Harbor

By Marco Barajas Recently, Harbor has seen a trend amongst its students to become physically and mentally aware about themselves. Nurse Carole Stevenson reported that many students have visited her in the Student Health Center for blood and fat tests. She said she has also noticed more students have quit smoking and started drinking less…

Clothesline Project Raises Awareness on Domestic Violence at Harbor

By Hunter Chase   The Clothesline Project, an art installation designed to raise awareness on domestic violence, was displayed in the Seahawk Quad from March 21 to March 23, according to Nicky Cautero, a psychology intern at the Life Skills Center. “It’s a nationwide project called the Clothesline Project. We have basically worked in collaboration…

Editorial: The Next Big Step – Community College to University

  By Nadia Villanueva   My hands shook as I looked at the bright words illuminating from my cellphone – “Dear Nadia, Congratulations! It is my privilege to extend to you an invitation…” It was finally here! My acceptance letter into my first choice, Cal State Long Beach. This was not my first acceptance letter,…

Some students donate blood, make a difference

By Joseline Gonzalez On March 16, LAHC held a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Seahawk center. There was an expectation of 150 students coming in to donate throughout the day. The organization that came to the campus was Cedars-Sinai blood donor services. This is Harbor’s second semester working with their…