Making the second half of life count

Sober and focused, student pursues nursing goal

I learned many valuable lessons while growing up as a child and teenager in a dysfunctional household. One of the most important lessons I learned is how to be a compassionate and caring person toward others, and not to judge or hate others for their circumstances.

Since I spent the first half of my life discovering my own purpose in life. I would like to spend the second half of my life working toward helping others and giving back to my community. My career goal is to become a Registered Nurse, and I would like to work in a

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Bands, banners and barbeque

DSPF City worker Nicole Keller sets up her Disabilities services for students booth and gets ready for Welcome Day by City Cafe, Sept. 11, 2014. | Emily Foley | Staff Photographer | |
Welcome Day brought music and grub to City College quad

Students and visitors who made it out to City College Sept. 11, were delighted by live music, $3 barbecue lunches and school clubs competing for their attention.

Centrally located in the quad, a nearly 12-foot banner proclaimed in all caps: “WELCOME DAY.” Music resounded across campus, in a cover of the song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.

A sizable crowd gathered for the contemporary melodies of the band Solsa, and at least a few among the audience were jammin’ out to the beat, notably a girl with pink hair and a dinosaur tail.

Flanked by towering red and yellow Cultural Awareness Center banners, the band also did a duet of “Treasure” by Bruno Mars.

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New coach looks to continue success

New women's basketball coach, Julia Allender says she is looking forward to the upcoming season.
Julia Allender moves from Ohlone to City College with an eye to helping students academically and athletically

When members of City College women’s basketball team step onto the court for the first time this season, there will be a new person calling the plays: Coach Julia Allender.

When a full-time head coach and teaching position opened up at City College at the end of last school year, athletics department director and dean of Kinesiology Mitch Campbell searched for candidates and believed that Allender, former head women’s basketball coach at Ohlone College in Fremont, was the best suited for the position.

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City College theater department celebrates 11 Elly Award nominations

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High regard for "Scapino!" with nomination for best overall comedic production

The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance announced nominations for this year’s Elly Awards, on August 3. City College’s City Theatre brought home 11 nominations for the 2013-2014 school year’s theatrical productions, including a nomination for Best Overall Production in a Comedy for “Scapino!”

“City Theatre does really great theater, and it’s great that it’s been acknowledged by the nomination committee,” said Nancy Pipkin, who received a nomination for her costume design in “Scapino!” “Many of the things

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City College campus patrol officers Lakea Iliili and Jairo Gutierrez direct traffic Aug. 26 between the Child Development Center and Hughes Stadium. Elizabeth Ramirez|Staff Photographer|
Film Studies and Fine Arts major Jouanne Roberson paints outdoors April 8 holding her paintbrush with her toes. Photo by Tamara M. Knox l Online Photo Editor l
Graphic design major Malcolm Moore attempts to land his skateboard while outside the Preforming Arts Center April 2. Moore says his passion for skateboarding began in the eighth grade. Emily Foley | Staff Photographer |
Spoken Word Artist Fong interacts with Professor Dinh Bui's class in the Cultural Awareness Center April 2 by asking them to participate in an icebreaker before his spoken word performance. Photo by Tamara M. Knox l Online Photo Editor l



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