North Coast Current

Encinitas mosaics an outlet for students, memorial for residents

Three of more than 50 new mosaics are pictured at the Santa Fe Drive undercossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas in late August. (Photo by Jim Gilliam, courtesy of the city of Encinitas)

Julia Shapero

September 25, 2020

Fifty-three mosaics created by local high school students, college students and adult artists are completed and installed under the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas.

U-Haul offers help to students during coronavirus outbreak

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage across the U.S. and Canada to college students with ID who have been affected by university schedule changes due to coronavirus concerns. (U-Haul courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

March 13, 2020

U-Haul announced March 12 that it’s offering 30 days of free self-storage at its sites as San Diego area universities and community colleges scale back campus operations and move classes online during the coronavirus outbreak.

Work begins on major addition to MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus

Grading is underway for a new $11.8 million Student Services and Administration building at MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus, pictured Sept. 20. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

Chase Spear

September 20, 2019

MiraCosta College announced last month that work is beginning on a new Student Services and Administration building at its San Elijo campus in Cardiff. The campus will host a groundbreaking for the $11.8 million project on Oct. 10.

Ellen Neufeldt begins tenure as Cal State San Marcos’ fourth president

CSU San Marcos President Ellen J. Neufeldt meets with members of the academic senate April 12 during her tour of the campus. She officially took office July 1. (CSUSM photo by Andrew Reed)

North Coast Current

July 7, 2019

California State University San Marcos’ new president officially took office July 1. She replaces Karen Haynes, who retired in June.

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

Student at computer. (Sergii Mostovyi/Adobe via StatePoint)

StatePoint

June 8, 2019

The job market is rapidly changing thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level. While young people living in urban and suburban communities often benefit from onsite access to the specialized education that they will...

Why vocational education is critical for many young people

Ideas. (Diego PH via Unsplash)

StatePoint

February 11, 2019

In this high-tech era where a college degree is positioned as a necessity for success, vocational education is often overlooked. But experts say that a vocational education provides the right experience for many jobs that are currently vacant. Indeed, there are 30 million jobs nationwide that don’t...

How to find and apply for scholarships

Mother and daughter. (VadimGuzhva/Adobe via StatePoint)

StatePoint

February 10, 2019

Savvy students and families know that scholarships can play an integral role in meeting college costs. To help students and families find and apply for scholarships, Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning and paying for college company, is offering six tips: Get an early start. Apply for schola...

How families today are paying for college

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StatePoint

February 10, 2019

The way families pay for college is a good indicator of how much planning takes place before the first tuition bill arrives. A new study by Sallie Mae suggests that while families are feeling confident in their decision-making, nearly 40 percent do not have a plan to pay for college. Last year, family...

Encinitas seeks high school, college artists for mosaic project

This architectural rendering shows how mosaics will be placed under the Interstate 5 undercrossing at Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas. (Courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

September 28, 2018

The city of Encinitas invites college and high school artists to participate in a permanent installation of mosaic panels at the Interstate 5 undercrossing at Santa Fe Drive, the city recently announced.

First Choice College test prep opens Encinitas office

North Coast Current

February 2, 2017

First Choice College, a scholastic test preparation service, recently announced its opening of an Encinitas office, its first expansion to the West Coast.

EDITORIAL: Community character, experience lead endorsement picks

North Coast Current

November 6, 2016

The North Coast Current’s editorial leadership suggests the following candidates for several Nov. 8 races affecting the city of Encinitas. The nature of this year’s local campaign reflects some of what we’ve seen nationally, with preferred candidates taking positions on issues that are at odds with other aspects that make those candidates appealing.

A new arena: NCAA transition at San Marcos going smoothly, but not without initial hurdles

Cal State San Marcos is set to become an NCAA Division II institution following its application in February 2014. (Photo by Troy Orem)

Patrick Carr

November 7, 2015

On a hot, sunny day, a breeze whips up a large cloud of dust in a construction lot on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. The curved, grey, unfinished building sits on the lot. It only stands out because there’s a lot of construction going on in the area. Otherwise, the grey blob with some white...

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