April 2014

Graduate intern Natasha Vyakhk and Career Center student assistant Paul Raynard work on a Career Day display April 29 to help advertise Career Day which takes place on campus May 7. According to Vyakhk, more than 40 perspective employers plan to participate in the event. Elizabeth Ramirez | Staff Photographer | elizabethramirezexpress@gmail.com

Photo of the day: 4/29/2014

Graduate intern Natasha Vyakhk and Career Center student assistant Paul Raynard work on a Career Day display April 29 to help advertise Career Day which takes place on campus May 7. According to Vyakhk, more than 40 perspective employers plan to participate in the event. Elizabeth Ramirez | Staff Photographer | elizabethramirezexpress@gmail.com


City College biology major Luis Rodriguez traveling abroad in Florence, Italy. Photo provided by Rodriguez

The field trip of a lifetime

Twenty-one city college students around the world are midway through their spring semesters abroad, expanding their educations while taking in the rich heritage of their surroundings.

By taking a full-time schedule of courses with the Study Abroad program, City College students are experiencing new lifestyles and cultures, all while earning transferable credits.

In Florence, Italy, City College biology major Luis Rodriguez has used his Roma Pass to ride the Metro, visited the Sistine Chapel and attended mass at the Vatican.

Rodriguez says he is looking forward to spring break when he and other students in the program will travel.




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City Scene

Whether a writer is seeking it or not, there is a degree of anonymity in authorship.



And it takes courage to peek out from behind written pages and share one’s works aloud. Authors find themselves on a stage facing a crowd, a book held in shaking hands, and wondering how they’re going to make it through.



But, for those willing to step away from the shadows and into the spotlight, open mics and reading events can be very rewarding.

“It gives an opportunity to students to share their work in ways that’s more than just on a page,” says Dr. Steve Cirrone, a City College English professor and adviser for the school’s annual literary journal, Susurrus.


Photo courtesy of http://sccpanthers.losrios.edu/baseball.htm

Panthers baseball outplays Mustangs

Click on Sports for highlights from games one and two of SCC’s series against Modesto.

City College baseball was victorious in the finale of a three-game series April 26 against San Joaquin Delta College by a score of 5-3 to take the series and first-place position in the Big 8 Conference.

“We won a series with a good team,” said Panthers’ baseball head coach Derek Sullivan. “Things can change but we have the hammer on them, the tie-breaker, and we know it was important in that way.”


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Student wins $90k scholarship

A City College student for the first time is a winner of the prestigious $90,000 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship announced April 14 in a foundation press release.

Xinyu Liu is one of 85 students from among applicants nationwide awarded the Foundation’s 2014 scholarship and the only winner from City College thus far. Known by his peers as Jason, 22-year-old computer science major Liu may receive up to $30,000 yearly from the foundation for as long as three years.

The foundation started the scholarship program in 2002 to help low-income community college students of certain criteria to complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, according to the foundation’s website.


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SCC hosts Republic FC opener April 26

Sacramento Republic FC will host its inaugural home opener April 26 inside City College’s Hughes Stadium.

Republic FC will play its first home game to a sold-out crowd Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. inside Hughes Stadium. Hughes is the temporary home site for Republic FC’s first three home games until construction of the team’s new stadium at Cal Expo is complete, according to Republic FC’s website.

Doors open at 5:30 and $10-per-car parking is available in designated areas at and surrounding Hughes Stadium. Note that parking is limited and ticket holders are encouraged to walk to the event, carpool, or use public transportation.



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SCC baseball two-time victor over Modesto

Click on Sports for highlights from Panthers’ game April 18 against Cosumnes River College. City College defeated Modesto Junior College in game two of a…