February 2014

New drinking fountain helps save planet

After practice and fitness classes, many dehydrated students can be seen refilling their water bottles under the vertical spout of the new eco-friendly drinking fountain near the cafeteria.

What’s different about this drinking fountain is that it keeps track of every ounce of water consumed, calculating how many plastic water bottles have been saved, according to EZH2O fountain company. As of Feb. 24, the number reads over 7,700.

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Out on the field

A college student the University of Missouri shook the sports world Feb. 9 with an announcement on national television. That student was Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam who told the world that he is gay.

In the often hyper-masculine environment of college athletics, homophobia is frequently condoned and dismissed as harmless hazing or trash talking. For the gay athlete, such an environment fosters fear and insecurity that is detrimental to the athlete’s performance on the field and their mental well-being off it, according to Helen Caroll, who won the NAIA championship in 1984 as the head coach of the University of North Carolina – Asheville women’s basketball team.

Panthers race 6-pack

City College track and field competed against contenders from six California community colleges Feb. 22 to win and lose events in the SCC Opener 2014.

Sounds of gunfire, whistles and yells filled Hughes Stadium Saturday as Panthers ran, jumped and threw in various events to defeat, and to be defeated by, rivals.

“We’re a young team and we (have) things to learn,” said Panthers’ assistant coach Lisa Bauduin.

Still, according to Bauduin, she and Panthers’ head coach Rob Dewar liked what they saw from the mostly freshmen team.

Women’s team freshman Mahogany Stitt took first in the high jump with her best jump of 5-6. Teammates Krystal Rodrick and Kyra Kumara placed second and third.

Rodrick would take first in the long jump with a leap of 15-9. City College sophomore Jahmisha Nelson followed in second and Stitt in third.

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Multimedia and beyond

Although it has been several years since Nick Hunte graduated from City College as a multimedia student and Express editor, he says City College is…

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City College to restrict smoking areas

The City College Safety Committee recently completed a smoking survey of more than 3,000 students, staff and faculty to help determine where to designate smoking areas on campus, which, if approved, would be instituted this fall semester.

Wendy Gomez, a City College Health Services nurse and faculty chair of the Safety Committee, has been educating people on the health benefits of quitting smoking and supporting individuals who want to quit for the six years she has worked on campus, and was one of the main people responsible for the survey.