Campus newspaper, magazine place in state awards

Journalism, photography and design students win

Every year for the past 60, the Journalism Association of Community Colleges presents awards to the best community college journalism in the state at its annual convention, which took place April 11 in Sacramento.

This year several Express staff members won awards in writing, photography, design and multimedia, for a total of six awards. The most impressive win was for first place in the state in video journalism.

Former multimedia editor Tamara Knox, who works in the Cultural Awareness Center on campus, won her award for a multimedia piece she created for Mainline magazine in fall 2014 about a student who does cycle surfing.

Meg Masterson, current editor in chief, won second place for an editorial she wrote about naming the new campus building after Belle Cooledge, an early dean of City College and former Sacramento mayor.

“It was a surprise and a delight to receive an award, especially for an editorial,” said Masterson. “I find writing editorials difficult, so to be recognized for excellence in that field really made me feel good about all of the hard work I put in.”


Below are a list of all awards:

Tamara Knox

1st place video journalism

“Rolling with…» Read More

Fodder and libations

Luisa Morco|
Dining options on and around City College’s main campus for hungry hungry students

As the morning mist begins to evaporate and a spring breeze starts to blow across City College’s campus, the echo of footsteps can be heard as students exit classrooms.

The time: noon. The mission: lunch.

Students and staff need not be limited to only the cafeteria at City College. The area surrounding City College’s main campus offers a variety of quick and easy food choices.

The on-campus cafeteria caters to students and provides easy access to different food options, whether it’s a quick coffee before class or a more substantial meal.

Elizabeth Silva, a theater arts major at City College, said she eats at the cafeteria three to four times a week because the food on the campus is convenient.

“[The cafeteria food] is fast and efficient, and I haven’t gotten sick from the food from here,” said Silva. “But I think they can have more variety on vegetable options.”

Another nearby choice is Espresso Metropolitan, commonly known as Espresso Metro or Metro, located next to City College in Land Park. Espresso Metro offers an array of food and beverages from specialty espresso drinks to coffee to homemade baked goods and soup.

Lhiannan Buck-Gay, a women’s studies major at City…» Read More

Student election results are in

This week, City College student elections were held online April 14-15. The results of the 254 total votes cast for Student Associated Council are now in.

Below is a list of City College’s newest Student Associated Council who will begin its work effective July 1, 2015.

Clubs and Events Board

President: Curtis Rodgers

Vice President: Willie Mays

Secretary: An Dao

Student Senate

President: Marianna Sousa

Vice President: Ansel Chan

Secretary of Legislative Affairs: Miguel Guerrero

Secretary of Sustainability: Paige Schlicht

Senators: John Kenkel and Matthew Metzger

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City College baseball’s struggles continue

Gotlibe second base umpire shakes hands with Tony Bloomfield (right) head coach for Consumnes River College while City College head coach Derek Sullivan watches before the game at Union Stadium on April 14th.

Dianne Rose /
Tempers flare during game between rival CRC


City College baseball’s battle to break .500 on the season is not over. The team’s lost to cross-town rival Cosumnes River College April 14 in a high scoring 12-8 game, the first matchup of the season and first of a three-game series for the two teams.

The Panthers started the game strong and jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the second inning. However, the momentum shifted toward CRC after a second altercation between head coach Tony Bloomfield and the second base umpire about a blown call at first base in the top of the third.

Panthers’ head coach Derek Sullivan declined to comment about the calls or the officiating but stated that the argument may have benefited CRC by rallying the dugout.

“I don’t think it was out of character or out of place,” said Sullivan about Bloomfield’s reaction to the calls. “It was probably how it should’ve gone.”

Cosumnes scored three runs in the inning and cut the lead to 4-3.

Panthers’ first baseman Brandon Langan hit an RBI single in the fifth to put the team up 5-3, but CRC’s momentum wouldn’t falter. Cosumnes rallied back and scored three runs in the top of the…» Read More


City College art student, Sharon Henderson works on her mural "Play and Learn SCC," during lab in Fischbacher Fine Arts Building for Professor Zamora's Art 499 class April 16. Students of this class are creating murals that will be hung in different departments around campus. Luisa Morco | Staff Photographer
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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