September 2013

Go fight snap!

City College Express has attended several Fall sporting events in the last month. We have taken numerous photos of our athletes in football, soccer, wrestling,…

A passionate history

IN 1963, SHERRI PATTON says when she was a child in North Carolina, she and a few childhood friends were given a key to unlock a gate at the center of a giant fenced wall. They lost the key after it was given to them.

On the other side of the wall were more friends to play with. The gate that separated the friends was placed there to segregate the white and black communities. Unable to open the gate, she and her friends uprooted the fence to get to the other side, to their friends of different colors.

Growing up in the segregated South during the 1960s, Patton, 53, is still breaking down fences as an activist for social justice.

Bike thefts always a risk

BICYCLE COMMUTERS AT CITY College should feel safe locking up before attending class, according to campus police, but some students and staff are still concerned.

Dave Haggerty, bicycle advocate and City College professor of Human Career Development, said that there are bicycle lockers on campus and that he wouldn’t feel comfortable locking his bike up any other way because of his knowledge of thefts around campus.

“The problem is there needs to be more of [the bike lockers]. Sacramento City is aware of ‘repeat stealers,’ and I really would love to see some sort of sting operation because I believe that could be effective in catching some of these people,” said Haggerty.

Some students said they are using the best bicycle protection they can afford.

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Tips for student success

As the fall semester begins, the following provides some tips for utilizing some of the services on campus. One of the most important services to many students is…

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Smoking: To ban or not to ban?

THE SMOKING OF CIGARETTES is a topic that has created a deep divide among those who smoke and those who don’t.

We all know the health risks, yet many people continue to smoke. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette consumption kills more than 440,000 Americans per year, and second-hand smoke causes 49,400 deaths per year.

According to, smoking in most enclosed workplaces in California, including inside restaurants and bars, was banned in 1995. In April 1970, advertising of cigarettes and tobacco products on TV was banned in the United States, says And from the 1970s to as recently as 2010, laws have continued to be passed in the United States to ban advertising on tobacco products including from magazines and billboards, according to Wikipedia.


Zach McPherson, an electrical engineering and computer science major, getting an early start at the Library to finish some homework. Staff Photographer | Alina Castillo |

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First Amendment applies to all

PROJECT TRUTH, A SELFDESCRIBED pro-life group, came to City College Sept. 9 and 10 to stage a demonstration of its view that “abortion is murder.” Displaying…

Project Truth: on Campus

Project Truth, a pro-life activist group, visited City College Sept. 9 and 10 to educate students, staff and faculty on their views. The group passed…