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Cañada student to transfer to the American Music and Dramatic Academy

Dominique Franceschi was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Unlike many others, she didn’t discover her passion and love for performing arts until her senior year of high school. After high school, she enrolled in MISI, one of the most complete four year musical theater conservatory programs offered in Colombia. While the training program at MISI was a wonderful opportunity, Dominique decided that her calling was to pursue a degree in dance theatre.
In the fall of 2014 she left her family and everything familiar, moved to California and began studying dance and completing her general education at Cañada College.
Dominique has become an active member of the Cañada College Community. She’s currently President of the ICE (International Culture Exchange) club, a member of Glee Club, the Drama Club and the Journalism Club. Dominique also enjoys volunteering for the Student Senate, which she is planning to join for the summer 2015 term.
Her hard work and dedication has earned her the Global…

What's Happening at Cañada? Week of May 25, 2015

Cañada Engineering Student Travels to NASA

Cañada College Engineering student David Alvarez was selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this past April to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). David was selected as one of 240 community college students from across the U.S. to be part of NCAS.
The five-week scholars program culminated with a three-day on-site event at Johnson Space Center and offered students the opportunity to interact with NASA engineers and others as they learned about careers in Science and Engineering. While at NASA, students formed teams and established fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Each team was responsible for developing and testing a prototype rover, forming a company infrastructure, managing a budget, and developing communications and outreach.
The on-site experience at NASA included a tour of facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts. NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars is a project funded in …

What's Happening at Cañada? Week of May 18, 2015

Chris Tigno Hired as Head Volleyball Coach

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Cañada College offers volleyball and conditioning classes to any interested student. All levels of fitness ability are welcome. Players interested in playing for Cañada College, please contact Chris Tigno at or 650-306-3131.

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Cañada Star Party - April 10, 2015

On Friday night, April 10th Cañada Astronomy hosted its Spring Star Party. After a week of gloomy weather the skies cleared just in time to entertain a dozen sky enthusiasts using the astronomy department's newly acquired small telescopes and giant binoculars. Facilities and Public Safety helped put on the event by closing off Lot 10, including temporarily shutting off its just recently installed new lights. Guests had an opportunity to look at the planet Jupiter, a few star clusters, and even a pair of galaxies. Professor Elteto was eagerly answering questions about the birth and death of stars, as well as entertain the group with tales of the constellation Orion. One enthusiast brought his younger siblings who, by the end of the night said they wanted to take astronomy classes at Cañada.
The Astronomy department hopes for clear skies again this week for Friday night's viewing for the new, budding Astronomy Club, where Cañada students will learn to use the telescopes for thems…