October 2013

The City College cafeteria shows a variety of healthy options.Guinevere Yep|gyep.express@gmail.com

Making smart choices in the City Cafe

With the national rise in obesity, many people, including college students, have become concerned about what they eat.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) are obese” and “obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.”

For many, it can be inconvenient to bring their food or leave campus to eat. Because of time constraints or lack of transportation, often times, this leaves one option: the City Cafe.

But how healthy is the food on campus, what steps are the college taking to ensure healthy options for those who want them and who decides what food is served?


Taylor Laird, City College quarterback does homework while supporting his team at practice Sept. 25.

Quarterback Taylor Laird out for season

After working hard during fall training camp and impressing coaches, Taylor Laird got the starting quarterback position for the City College Panthers, according to the team’s head coach Dannie Walker.

The team won its season opener against Sierra College Sept. 7 in a game that went into overtime. City College won 37-31, and Laird threw for 474 yards and had 5 touchdowns.

And when it came time to play the second game of the season, Laird said that he was ready to go.

“I was very positive and upbeat,” said Laird.


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New scoreboard shines over Hughes Stadium

Hughes Stadium now boasts a new video display scoreboard after City College’s administration concluded it was time to upgrade the existing board to one consistent of the stadium’s 2011…


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Tajik delegation visits City College

Five young delegates from the central Asia republic of Tajikistan spent the week of Oct. 3-12 visiting City College and Northern California. “[The delegates were] here through the Open…


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Clery Report details campus crime statistics

The Los Rios Department released its mandatory annual crime report to the public last month presenting the past three years’ crime statistics that show drug and liquor violations as the…



Receptionist Juliana Singleton helps a student in the Transfer Center

New transfer degrees available

  The Collaboration between California’s community colleges and state universities is evident in a new group of degrees offered at City College with both Associate of Arts and…


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Higher One receives mixed reviews

THOUGH CITY COLLEGE STUDENTS have continued to grumble about fees and convenience issues caused by the school’s partnership with banking institution Higher One, college and district administrators see the third-party…


Design illustration courtesy of Kuchman Architects PC

Curtis Park Village coming together

The bids to construct the Curtis Park footbridge on the eastern border of City College are being submitted, and the components of the long-awaited Curtis…


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Cheering for support

DAY IN AND DAY out, practice after practice, the women of the City College cheer and dance team learn choreography and drill new routines in support of the campus and its many events. But according to coaches and team members, the support is not mutual, and the team is fed up.

Trinidad Stassi, director and coach of the dance and cheer team says despite all the work prepping and fine tuning the team all summer (not to mention time and money donated from coaches and directors) to be ready by the first day of the 2013 fall semester, they received little support from college administration.

Stassi adds that the college currently offers no dance courses, though the team has been successful in competition in years past. Courses in several dance disciplines were offered at City College for many years prior to the current budget crisis.