Cypress to Hold Second Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Event


Cypress College hosts its second annual Yom HaShoah Holocaust Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. The event will include presentations by Holocaust survivors, music, dance, and photography.

The College’s event last year featured a keynote presentation from Dr. Jacob Eisenbach, a Holocaust survivor whose father, sister, and younger brother were killed by the Nazis, and whose remaining brother was killed in an anti-Semitic attack. His mother had died before the start of World War II.

Photography Department Chair Clifford Lester also presented his unique collection of Holocaust survivor portraits, accompanied by improvisational dance performed by Dance Department Coordinator Maha Afra’s students and dance company members.

RSVP for this year’s event.

Read more about last year’s event at the links below:

Cypress Bistro Opens for Spring Semester


Love food? Love food that also looks good on Instagram? Then our Cypress Bistro is the place for you! Operated by Cypress College Culinary Arts students, the bistro offers a fine-dining experience at a casual-dining cost.

Beginning February 23 and open every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. through May 18, Cypress Bistro offers outstanding service and trending regional cuisines — from New England to Texas Buffet to Mexican to Pacific Rim and more. Click here for the Spring semester menu.

Check out some of the delicious meals that were provided last semester:

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The Entrée


The Dessert


Looks good, right?! Cypress Bistro is located on our Anaheim campus at 1830 W. Romneya Drive. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made via email at See you there!

Celebrate Diversity this Black History Month


Understand the past and reflect on the present during the College’s Cypress@50, Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness: The Conversation Continues… celebration of Black History Month.

A series of events are scheduled throughout February, focusing on key conversations like black identity and racial inequality. We urge students and the campus community to embrace diversity, foster individuality, and encourage a variety of perspectives and opinions through supportive dialogue.

Events are sponsored by the Legacy Program, the Language Arts Division, Associated Students, and Student Equity.

Black Hair: What are the Social & Cultural Implications

Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2-4 p.m.
Location: HUM 302
Moderator: Ron Wilson

This symposium examines whether the definition of “natural” dilutes an important cultural distinction between Afrocentric and Eurocentric hair practices.

13th, Documentary and Discussion

Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 3:30-6 p.m.
Location: HUM 131
Moderators: Daniel Lind, Steven Estrada

“13th” is a documentary that examines the historical, political and sociological aspects of racial inequality and mass incarceration.

Mothers of the Movement

Date & Time: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: CCCPLEX 414
Moderator: Virgil Adams

The Mothers of the Movement (MOTM) is rooted in Black Lives Matter. MOTM consists of mothers who have lost a son to police violence. In this symposium, local MOTM will share their stories of pain, coping and healing.

InterACT & Free Expression

Date & Time: Monday, Feb. 27 at 12-3 p.m.
Location: Theater Lobby
Moderators: Armando Garcia, Maha Afra

InterACT is a nationally renowned social justice performance troupe based out of California State University, Long Beach. Free Expression is an open mic-style event. Express yourself through dance, poetry, music and art.

Support Chargers Basketball at Hoops Night


Cypress College basketball hosts Orange Coast College in their 4th Annual #CypCity Hoops Night on Friday, Feb. 3rd. It’s a blackout game this year, with the men sporting new black uniforms and the women wearing black warm-ups.

Show your school spirit by wearing black and coming out to cheer on our Chargers as they take on conference rival OCC! The Associated Students will have a dedicated student cheer section, and Athletics will be providing spirit items for attendees. Click here to view a promo video.


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Men’s game at 5 p.m.
Women’s game at 7 p.m.

Come support your Chargers and WEAR BLACK!

Check Out Our New Events Calendar


Show off your school spirit at a Cypress College event! Love baseball, dance, and photography? Do you just want to know what day classes start or what days the campus is closed? Our new events calendar showcases all the Chargers’ happenings, including sports, theater and dance, and more. With the events calendar you’ll know firsthand all that’s going on at Cypress College. Check it out here. To have your event added to the calendar, fill out this form and email it here.


Donate Blood Wednesday and Thursday

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. That adds up to 44,000 units of blood needed each day. There is no substitute for human blood — it cannot be manufactured. In the Los Angeles region, blood is always in high demand though less than 2 percent of the population donates. With just one donation, you can help save multiple lives. – From Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services

The Associated Students are hosting their Fall Blood Drive week. Here’s what you need to know to help save lives:

When: Wednesday and Thursday (October 5th and 6th), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day

Where: Student Activities Center Conference Room

Donor requirements: Be in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Tattoos are now allowed! (Must be healed and have been done in a licensed California facility)

Signup: Appointments can be made online at (Use group code “CYC”) or by calling Becky Rojas at  (714) 484-7199. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Do/Bring: Donors are required to have a photo ID. Make sure you’re hydrated (drink plenty of water) and have eaten a healthy meal before you donate.

Participants can also enroll in the National Marrow Donor Program.

All donors will receive a t-shirt or a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. So, donate, save lives, and get a cool t-shirt or ice cream!

Donate a Day of Service

Donate a Day of Service Robert Parlor

Donate a Day of Service Robert Parlor

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” – Attributed to anthropologist Margaret Mead

We see images of violence, including wars, terrorist attacks, and mass shootings coming through our screens on an everyday basis. The political climate, both in the United States and abroad, is contentious, to put it mildly. It’s easy to be discouraged about the state of the world. But, as the quote attributed to Margaret Mead reminds us, the only way forward is for thoughtful citizens to commit to change.

On Wednesday, October 5th, the Associated Students & the Honors and Service Learning Program are giving students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to unite with other groups of citizens for change. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. by the Pond, the 7th Annual Donate a Day of Service will feature booths where participants can connect with local non-profits such as the Boys Girls Club and the Orange County Food Bank.

If you attend the event, you can also make a difference right at that moment, by doing hands-on service including writing letters to members of the armed forces, making sandwiches for the homeless, and crafting items for hospitalized children. Donate a Day of Service is held in conjunction with the Fall Blood Drive, so you can save lives by giving blood as well.

To top it off, there’s free pizza for event participants. So come out, grab a slice, and make an impact!

Cypress Bistro Opens for Fall

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Attention foodies! Did you know that Cypress College offers gourmet cuisine that not only tastes amazing, but that is also quite photogenic? And at a reasonable price?

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Welcome to the Cypress Bistro, where talented students from our School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management prep, cook, staff and manage a fine (yet casual) dining experience on Thursdays, mid-September through early December. Under the guidance of an incredible team of faculty (who are also leading industry professionals), the Bistro serves up delicious themed lunch fare. For this season’s opening on September 15, the menu will feature New England cuisine: Chowder with fresh clams, potatoes, and cream as a starter, Yankee beef pot roast with baked acorn squash, succotash, whipped new potatoes, and Cabernet jus lie for an entree, and sticky toffee pudding with vanilla bean Chantilly cream and salted caramel sauce for dessert. Next week it’s on to a regional taste of the South.

Located at the Anaheim campus, the Cypress Bistro serves lunch from noon to 1 p.m. (last seating is at 12:15). The cost is $13, with beverages an additional $2. Lunch service will continue on Thursdays through December 1. Check out the complete list of featured cuisines for the semester here.

For reservations, please email Chef Tracey Heine with your full name and contact information. Come experience the fantastic food and delightful service provided by our outstanding students!

The Cypress Bistro is located on the first floor of Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive Anaheim, CA 92801. 

Rededication Ceremony on Monday to Mark 50th Anniversary of Cypress College


Cypress College officially turns 50 on Monday. The campus community will celebrate with a rededication ceremony similar to the official dedication of the College on September 12, 1966.

On that day, the founding faculty, other employees, and the first class of students gathered at the flagpole — an event that included a warning to local Marines who were about to hoist Old Glory: Don’t tug too hard because the concrete holding the pole might not be completely set. Pat Ganer — then one of the first students and now Cypress College’s longest-serving faculty — will emcee Monday’s rededication.

The rededication is the first official event celebrating Cypress College’s 50th anniversary.

Please join us at the flagpole at 9:50 a.m. Additional information is on the 50th anniversary website. The event is open to all members of the campus community and the public, and is free.

ADVISORY: Monday’s 50th anniversary rededication will include a three-volley gun salute performed by military members from the Joint Forces Training Base. No live ammunition will be used in the salute.

9/11 Remembrance Included in Rededication Ceremony


This week’s 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be incorporated into the rededication ceremony, which takes place on Monday, September 12 at 9:50 a.m.

The event — which includes participation of military members form the Joint Forces Training Base — will include a moment of silence in tribute to those who lost their lives in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

The rededication ceremony will also include a three-volley gun salute.

ADVISORY: Monday’s 50th anniversary rededication will include a three-volley gun salute performed by military members from the Joint Forces Training Base. No live ammunition will be used in the salute.