Water Worries

Los Rios has yet to put plans into place regarding California drought

ACCORDING TO A JAN. 17 proclamation of a state of emergency by Gov. Jerry Brown, 2014 is projected to be California’s driest year on record.Brown has called on Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.

At this time City College has not received word from the Los Rios Community College District regarding any policy changes that might a effect campus water usage, said City College Communication and Public Information Officer Amanda Davis.

“For the eight years I have been here, I have always heard ‘drought’ as a buzz word,” Davis said. “But I think this is the first time it seems like a real issue. I mean, Folsom [Lake] is just a stream now.  This is serious.”

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A life led in pursuit of childhood education

Photo courtesy of the Watts family.
City College educator Elvie C. Watts worked for preschools for everyone

Dr. Elvie C. Watts, child education advocate and educator left her mark on City College and many other places in her 97 years. She died March 29, leaving behind a legacy of working on behalf of early childhood education.

“She affected people’s lives,” says her daughter, Ethel Watts, a current student at City College. “She believed that all children should begin with a preschool education. She believed in supporting parents of preschool-aged children by sharing knowledge of the different stages of early childhood.”

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The fine art of throwing hammer

City College business major Cleopatra Henri practices her hammer throw technique Feb. 24 at Hughes Stadium. Photo by Diane Rose | Staff Photographer | dianne.rose.express@gmail.com
SCC track and field athletes train for dangerous, tough event

Practice is a must every day for the City College athletes on the track and field team. According to Panthers track and field head coach Rob Dewar, for those who compete in the hammer throw, it is even more crucial.

“The hammer throw is such a tough event in track and field that you have to find someone who is willing to put in the extra work,” said Dewar.

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Ideas for spring break reading

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Taking advantage of time to enjoy fiction

Spring is finally here, which means so is spring break, which is scheduled for April 14-18. That also means it’s finally time to kick your feet up and enjoy the sun. It’s also time to pull out a good book and read it until it’s over and then read it again.

After all, it was Oscar Wilde who once said, “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Or, if you’re looking for something new instead, here is a list of suggested reads for this well-needed break.

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SLIDESHOWS

Early Childhood Education major Julie Nelson organizes the shelves as she works in the Sacramento City College Store March 17. Luisa Morco | Staff Photographer | luisamorco.express@gmail.com
Students of BIO 430–Anatomy and Physiology–learn types of muscles March 13 and identify the muscles'  different characteristics. Photo by Tamara M. Knox l Online Photo Editor l tmrknox@gmail.com
Photo by Gabrielle Smith | Staff Photographer | gsmith@gmail.com
Students, staff and faculty from community colleges across California stand united at the west steps of the Capitol March 3 during the 2014 March for Higher Education to protest higher education costs. Photo by Dianne Rose | Staff Photographer | dianne.rose.express@gmail.com

PODCASTS AND VIDEOS

Let’s get technical

A podcast by Robert Bonetti

Freeze frame

A podcast by Emily Foley

3rd time’s a charm

A podcast by Mahalie Oshiro

Poetic reflections

A podcast by Luisa Morco


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