December 2012






Express staff writer Latrice Watts.

Being grateful for what you have

This is the time of year when many people come together to enjoy the day Christ was born. Those who celebrate spend time going out and buying a Christmas tree and gifts for their loved ones. Seeing the look on someone’s face when a gift is opened is priceless.

Giving is important, along with bringing joy to your loved ones. But I think some people forget the meaning of Christmas. It’s about giving, not receiving. Giving and helping changes a lot of people’s lives.

Christmas giving is more than


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The perils of crack addiction

  In the mid 1980s, crack hit the streets harder than a Mike Tyson knock-out punch in the first round and quickly caught the attention…


Brandon McDowell shoots over Mitch Postle's head in basketball.

City College men’s basketball team shoots for success

After a strong season in 2011-12 in which the Panthers made the playoffs, the City College basketball team is now looking to improve. Last season they started off well, winning 11 of their first 12 games, but they had trouble in the second half of the season, finishing with a 17-10 record.

Assistant coach Mike Wiggins said his team is



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Is the world really going to end soon?

Many feel that, according to the Mayan calendar, humanity will no longer exist after Dec. 21, 2012. At City College, finals begin Dec 14 and that has led some to question whether studying for those exams is really all that important.

Students who are not gamblers and would like to know for sure can attend the Sac City Freethinkers Club’s Dec. 13 Forget Finals event in the Learning Resource Center, where information as to whether the world is really going to end will be discussed.

City College anthropology professor Michael Grofe will provide some real information on the Mayans and whether or not their calendar predicts the end of the world. City College