City College receives $100K anonymous donation

100% of donation to go toward scholarships

City College received an anonymous charitable donation of $100,000 during the winter recess.

The funds were specifically designated for student scholarships, according to Executive Director of College Advancement Mary Leland.

City College has received other large donations in the past – the largest being $1.75 million from a bequest, according to Leland – but the $100,000 donation is significant.

“For a cash gift from a live donor, that’s very important. And we were very excited to get it,” said Leland.

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City College professors poke fun at themselves

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Inspired by a late night television bit made popular by Jimmy Kimmel, staff gave three popular City College professors a chance to laugh at themselves by virtue of reviews from past students.

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Christopher Wan Kicks in the Door of Cantonese Rap

Photo by Emily Foley | Photo Editor |

There was once a time in the rap world when the only people who rapped on shows like BET and 106 & Park were black. After a few revolutionary figures emerged like Eminem, a white American rapper, the notion of an all-black music scene was broken.

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Women’s basketball falls to cross-town rival CRC

Rayelle Ross, City College sophomore guard, drives to the basket in the first half against Consumnes River College at the North Gym on Jan. 13th. 

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3rd Conference Loss, Panthers defense not enough

City College women’s basketball team lost its third straight Big 8 Conference matchup after losing Jan. 13 to cross-town rival Cosumnes River College in a close 60-56 game.

The Panthers had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but came up short after the Hawks got their own rebound after a missed free throw and scored. With 10 seconds remaining in the game, Panthers’ freshman guard Jasmine Bernardo attempted a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one, but missed, giving the Hawks the chance to close out the game.

“I think we turned it over too many times, and I think we missed the easy [shots] that were uncontested,” said City College head coach Julia Allender. “I think we relied to heavily on the 3-point line in the second half, and we didn’t rebound the ball.”

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A construction worker removes silicon excess Jan. 26 from a pillar of the new building at City College. The building will house the journalism, photography depatments as well as student services. It is expected to be completed by mid- to late Spring 2015. Elizabeth Ramirez|Multimedia editor|
City College students recently dropped off by Light Rail use a variety of transportation to get to their classes. Photo by Penelope Kahn | Staff Photographer |
Partial solar eclipse captured Oct. 23 through City College telescope. Emily Foley // Photo Editor //
Capoeire Club (Foke Lore & Dance), Ross Mele playing a traditional "lead" instrument during City College club day event. Bill Mahon| Staff Photographer|


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