November 2012

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Humbly dedicated

Shelby Vollmer is running just as fast as she can — something that is working out quite nicely for the 19-year-old City College cross-country runner. In fact, Vollmer holds the fastest individual time on the women’s team in five of the seven meets held since the season started in September.

It’s taken quite a bit of hard work though for Vollmer to be where she is today according to head coach Marisa Avendano.

“Shelby’s done really great,” said Avendano. “Her times have dropped so much and that’s because of her hard work and dedication, not only to herself but to the team as well.”

Vollmer hasn’t always excelled, however, says Avendano.




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SCC library receives new books

Students who like to read or need a resource for a project should be excited to know that the Learning Resource Center has received new books and media.

Among the new selections is a variety of topics, from music to war to justice for human rights.

City College’s LRC orders new books on a regular basis for students. The LRC would also


The Spring semester 2012 cover for the literary journal, the Susurrus printed each spring. It is a 150 page book of students writing, art and photography. Cover Art by Sierra McGuire.

The art of words

City College’s literary journal, Susurrus, is accepting visual art submissions, with “enigma” as the theme, for the 2013 issue until Dec. 3.

The art pieces will be accompanying literary works in the journal.

Black and white images are preferred and artists are allowed to submit up to 10 pieces.


opinion-thanksgiving

Editorial: Shoving for savings

A shove to the ribs, a crushing boot on the feet and a swinging shopping bag to the head as you maneuver through the line…


The Los Rios Debate Team finished first in California last season and ranked second among community colleges in the entire nation.  The team is (beginning with the first row, left to right):  Aninda Chowdhury, Mohamed Umbashi, Natalie Lenhart, Noreen Javed, Sharaya Souza, Rebecca Silva, Meng Vue, Michael Edwards, Jared Anderson, Sara Beth Brooks, Olivia Gover.  Kate Paloy | katepaloy.express@gmail.com

Arguing for the win

Studying the opposition’s weaknesses. Running technical drills. Hours upon hours of strategy sessions. Practice, practice, practice. This isn’t a game. Members of the Los Rios…


Johni Quinn-Berry, a student librarian, helps a student with the copying machine, one of the many jobs she performes daily. Tony Wallin | dylanwaittswallin.express@gmail.com

Students to the rescue in new program

The City College Learning Resource Center staffs many professionals to help students seeking to strengthen their academic scores. However, the LRC also needs some help…


Vice President of Administrations, Robert Matinelli, holds the 2012-2013 Adopted Budget book for Los Rios Community College DIstrict.  The district had been using the X budget, (a scenario if Prop 30 failed), but with the  passing of Prop 30 it has allowed us to adopt the Y budget, which will allow the district to use $210 million in additional fundings to buy down built-up deferrals. Tony Wallin | wallintony@yahoo.com

Positive numbers

The numbers were fresh in Robert Martinelli’s mind from recently briefing the City College budget committee. The vice president of Administration had been juggling seven-figure…


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Searching for a connection

I was 17 when I realized my peers were selling their souls to MySpace. As a graduating senior, I found it ridiculous that most my…