Sept. 26, 2012
On Saturday, Sept. 22 City College quarterback Ronald Beverly led the Panthers to victory over the Reedley Tigers 27-20, improving their record to 2-2 for the season.
Early in the first quarter Tigers’ kicker Dennis Gallo kicked a 31-yard field goal to put the Tigers up 3-0, but their lead wouldn’t hold through the quarter.
With two minutes left in the first quarter Beverly threw a 21-yard pass to wide receiver EJ Jones, followed by a successful field goal by Aaron Novoa, to put the Panthers on top where they would stay until half way through the fourth quarter.
Going into the fourth quarter the Panthers were up 20-13, until Tigers’ quarterback Sean Stell Jr. landed a 27-yard pass to wide receiver Terrance Tatume for a touchdown. Gallo’s successful field goal for the extra point would tie the game, but the Panthers were far from done.
The Panthers fought back and with a little over four minutes left in the game Beverly launched a 33-yard pass to Jones, clinching the win.
May 14, 2012
Like most colleges, at City College, in order to maintain funding, scholarships are mostly dependent upon private donations.
According to Director of Institutional Advancement Tracy Newman, City College alumna Hulda Mae Stone passed away in September 2011, bequeathing half of her estate—$1.375 million in total—to City College’s scholarship and student emergency loan program.
The donation is the largest in City College’s history. Stone attended City College for two years in the 1930s, and according to Newman, she deeply believed in the need for higher education.
The funds should be available to applicants next academic year through City College’s scholarship program, Newman said.
May 2, 2012
The votes have been tallied, and City College has officially filled the top Student Associated Council positions for the 2012-2013 academic year.
On April 17 and 19 students across all City College campuses, including West Sacramento and Davis, voted to elect officers for the Student Senate, the Clubs and Events Board (CAEB), and Los Rios Community College District Student Trustee, according to Student Leadership and Development coordinator Kimberlee Beyrer.
Beyrer said the City College Student Senate had four positions to fill. The new elected officers are:
President: Taylor Valmores
Vice President: Husham Haroun
Secretary of Sustainability: Michael Viscuso
Senator: William D. Taylor
CAEB had three open positions, and the students elected:
President: Paul Kaung
Vice President: Melissa Thanpirak
Project Leader: Lincoln Scott
According to Beyrer, Bryan Ryan was elected as the LRCCD Student Trustee district-wide to represent all students as a non-voting member of the Los Rios District Board of Trustees.
The incoming members officially start their duties on July 1, Beyrer said.
April 18, 2012
The Journalism Association of Community Colleges and the Society of Professional Journalists have honored the City College Express print and online newspapers and Mainline magazine with 15 awards for journalistic excellence.
Multimedia Editor LaTisha Clayton won first place in the national SPJ competition for her online journalism news story, “Voices of Occupy,” about the Occupy Sacramento movement. The same piece took second place in JACC’s video journalism category.
The Express print newspaper and Mainline magazine also received two JACC awards for general excellence, said City College Journalism Professor Dianne Heimer.
According to Heimer, publications selected to win General Excellence are evaluated on every aspect of production, including coverage, content, writing, editing, design and photography.
City College competed against roughly 100 other California and Arizona community colleges for the statewide JACC awards, Heimer said, which were awarded March 23-25 at the state convention in Los Angeles.
“These 15 awards demonstrate to the college how good our journalism and graphic communication students are at producing journalism publications,” Heimer said.
In addition to the General Excellence awards at the JACC convention, City College students also took five first-place awards, four second-place awards, one fourth-place award and three honorable mentions.
The first-place winners were…» Read More
March 14, 2012
It was about 9 a.m. March 5 when City College students started to gather in the quad, preparing to march to the Capitol and participate in the “March in March” higher education protest.
“They say cut back; we say fight back,” bellowed Student Associated Council Treasurer LaDonya Reed.
Roughly 50 City College students shouted as they first took light rail and then marched to join 8,000 more students from various CSUs and community colleges as they headed to the west steps of the Capitol.
According to Clubs and Events Board Secretary of Public Relations Jeannette Carpenter, the students were protesting the sharp budget cuts to financial aid, including PELL grants and the ballooning costs of textbooks.
“We are tired of publishing companies charging highway robbery-esque prices,” said SAC Secretary of Public Relations Brad Moriel. “I had to pay over $800 for the textbooks required for classes.”
Other issues that concern students at City College are fewer faculty members teaching fewer classes, easing the burden of student loans and the reduction of the number of courses offered at City College, Moriel said.
“Anyone who is a student knows the extreme difficulty we face when the registration time comes around,” Moriel said.
Feb. 2, 2012
With the spring semester starting and students returning to school with new laptops, cameras and tablet computers, campus police note that it doesn’t take much for a student to become a victim of theft on the City College campus. “It is common for there to be one to five reported thefts per day at City College,” said Los Rios Police Officer Tanya Racki.
One possible way to combat campus theft, according to the Los Rios Police Department, is Operation ID, a free property registration program for students, faculty and staff at City College that began last fall.
With thefts on campus so commonplace, Racki and the Los Rios Police Department designed Operation I.D. to help educate people about the dangers of theft on campus as well as provide a safe place for students to keep property identification.
“The chance of recovering [your] property is much higher if the serial number is known,” Racki said.
According to Los Rios Police Sgt. Mike Olson, it doesn’t take long for students to become victims of theft. Most thefts occur when students leave their property unattended while they go to the bathroom, leave to grab a drink or their attention is drawn away from…» Read More