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The CMHS Business Academy and Ms. Wooten’s students went on a college- touring fieldtrip to SDSU and UCSD.
CMHS sophomores and juniors were encouraged to attend a four-year college by being shown the different clubs and activities the two campuses had to offer. From restaurants to rock climbing walls, and even 3-dollar movie theaters; each college campus had different things to offer.
The first tour was SDSU (San Diego State University). The campus was filled with mission-styled buildings. Their school colors were red and black, with their mascot being the Aztec. They offer various majors, and the class ratio is 1:30. However, they appeared to have fewer Men’s Sports compared to other schools. They don’t offer crew, cross country, and track, along with other sports, but they do have them for women. Exclusive college concerts are held every year, bringing in artists like LMFAO and Bruno Mars.
The next stop was UCSD, where a vast number of trees lead to the main campus. UC San Diego was divided into different colleges, “kind of like Hogwarts,” according to the tour guide. Throughout the campus, you can find various art murals and sculptures. The Sun God is the most famous; festivals are created every year to honor the bird-like sculpture. Also, right before finals students walk backwards under the sculpture because it is said to give good luck.
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Student Matt Gray enjoyed UCSD more than SDSU because of its more modern looking campus. An anonymous student said this field trip wasn’t helpful for them.
The field trip was intended to show students an overview of different college campuses. Mr. Hancock said, “It allowed students to see another campus, rather than OCC.”
The field trip added entertainment to insight as the students experienced an environment different from high school.
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