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April 24

City Theatre is hosting its Playwright Festival 2015 with eight railroad-inspired plays beginning April 24 and continuing through May 17 in the Art Court Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. The plays are performed by students, directed by faculty and former students and written by local playwrights.

“Many of the playwrights have written for us before, both for The Playwright’s Festival in previous years and the 29 ½ Hour Playwriting Festival,” said Adrienne Sher, City College Theater Arts professor and City Theatre director.

The eight plays will be divided into two sets of four, with performances for Evening A on April 24, May 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and April 26, May 16 and 17 at 2 p.m.

The second set of performances for Evening B will take place April 25, May 1, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and April 30, May 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.

Evening A:

A Fine Day for Backgammon by Kayla Willet and Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin

Ben and Karbie Wait for the A Train by Juan Antonio Ramos

Laertes and Sophy by Coleman Daniel

Reincarnation Station by Donya Wicken

Evening B:

Rails on the Rocks by Zack Sapunor

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By | Staff Writer
April 23

Did you know math is used in poetry and in advertising?

The focus of this year’s Mathematics Awareness Month is how math drives careers, like writing poems and creating ads. City College math students have created a series of displays around campus, showcasing how mathematics is used in sports, fashion, physiology, music, advertising, nursing, robotics, poetry and other careers. Each display introduces a particular field, highlights its development and shows a series of visual examples of the application of mathematics within that field.

In one display titled “Mathematical Ideas In Advertising,” by advertising major Lauren Anderson, the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci sequence are strategically used in the development of brand logos. Although these logos appear simple, the application of the ratio and the sequence make the logos quite memorable — the main idea behind good advertising.

In other fields such as fashion, mathematics is applied more intensively. It is used to create accurate measurements, grade rules or the amount a pattern piece should be increased or decreased for a company’s size specification and the amount of fabric required for each garment among many other things.

Every year in April, the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics sponsors the awareness month…» Read More

By | Staff Writer
April 8

City College’s music department will perform George Fredric Handel’s famous oratorio “Messiah” April 11 in the Performing Arts Center.

Handel composed “Messiah” as an offering for Easter in 1741, but the piece has since found a home during Christmas time. The lyrics include passages from Christian books, including the Bible and “Book of Common Prayer.”

Attendees are invited to sing along to such fragments as “He Shall Purify” and the iconic “Hallelujah” chorus. The event is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the performance scheduled to begin at 7 p.m..

Tickets can be purchased at

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By | Staff Writer
April 7

It can be a complex and winding road for those looking to be doctors, surgeons or any another medical profession Mastery of the human body, modern medical advances and willingness for unwavering time commitment are all required to make it far in this field.

The SCC Transfer Center will host a “mini medical conference” April 21 for City College students who are determined to be in the medical field. Students who attend this event will be given information on UC Davis Undergraduate and School of Medicine admissions. Attendees will also learn about the experiences UC Davis Medical students go through, in addition to those of doctors currently working in the field.

The conference will be held in the Student Center from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Transfer Center at 916-558-2181.

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By | Staff Writer
March 26

A Christian mother and her atheist daughter, a street preacher, and a philosophy student looking for some extra credit…walk into a bar. Well, in this case, they walk into a debate.

The “Jesus Debate” between Christian writer and filmmaker John Christy and atheist author Dave Fitzgerald March 25 in the City College Student Center focused on sources that claimed whether or not Jesus Christ existed. David Smalley of Dogma Debate acted as moderator, and occasional comic relief, during the debate, sponsored as a collaboration between the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Secular Student Alliance.

One of the listeners who happened upon the debate was Alin Patania, who was on campus to return somebody’s phone before the debate began.

“I saw the flier in the library,” said Patania a Christian, “and it drew me. I just had to be here.”

But Patania was not the only Christian at the debate. Moderator Smalley took a quick poll of the audience with almost half identifying themselves as Christians and the other half as athiests. More than 200 people attended the event.

During the debate, Christy and Fitzgerald were given time for an opening statement. Both men presented evidence to prove their points, mentioning…» Read More

West Sac Center celebrates 5-year anniversary
By | Staff Writer
Jan. 31

Sacramento City College’s West Sacramento Center opened its 5-year anniversary Jan. 29 with a lion dance by the Eastern Martial Arts group to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

West Sacramento Dean Art Pimentel organized the event to commemorate the campus’ opening in January 2010 when the Sacramento City College’s downtown and West Sacramento’s Harbor Boulevard’s satellite campuses merged to become what it is today.

The program included speeches from City College President Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Dr. Brian King, City of West Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Chris Ledesma, West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, and Washington Unified School District Trustee and City College’s Director of Advancement Mary Leland and finished with refreshments.

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Two of Sacramento's best return to City College
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Dec. 4, 2014

Since its founding in 1916, City College has contributed its fair share to the fostering of Sacramento legends. Whether they be faculty or students, many have left campus to have lucrative, fantastic careers, never to return.

Fortunately for City College, some do.

Two Sacramento legends return to campus Dec. 5 to promote their visual art at the Kondos Gallery. The event will feature paintings by the gallery’s namesake, world renowned landscape artist and former City College professor, Gregory Kondos.

The gallery will also feature photography by internationally acclaimed entreprenuer, Russ Solomon. As a former photography student, Solomon worked for the City College newspaper long before founding the multimillion-dollar music company, Tower Records.

The exhibit, titled “Greg Kondos & Russ Solomon: Paintings and Photography,” will run from Dec. 2 through Dec. 15 in the Kondos Gallery.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to meet both artists Dec. 5 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Another opportunity to meet Kondos will be Dec. 12 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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By | Staff Writer
Nov. 26, 2014

Turkey Day is right around the corner, and for those of you who are in need of last minute help, check out this list! There are spots open for volunteers as well, for those of you who would like to give a helping hand this Thanksgiving.


St. Ignatius Catholic Church 3235 Arden Way 916-482-9666 Meal Served: Wednesday Nov. 26 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. The meal is available for anyone, but it’s first come, first served! Volunteers are welcome and needed, feel free to contact for more details!

Shiloh Baptist Church 3565 9th Ave. 916-452-5052 Meal Served: Wednesday Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The meal is available for anyone, and no documentation is required. Volunteers are welcome and needed, feel free to contact for more details.


Salvation Army 1200 North B St. 916-442-0331 Meal Served: Thanksgiving Day Thursday Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The meal is available for anyone, but it’s first come, first served! Volunteers are welcome and needed, feel free to contact for more details.

Samuel C. Pannell Center 2450 Meadowview Road 916-808-3308 Meal Served: Thanksgiving Day…» Read More

By | Staff Writer
Nov. 19, 2014

Despite starting late because of rain, the Boys and Men of Color Resources Fair brought many people together Nov. 13-14 in the Student Center at City College.

The event, sponsored by City College’s Brown Issues, featured music, stories and resources to help hundreds of Chicano/Latino high schoolers make their way to college.

Sol Collective speaker Dre T got the crowd going with call and response.

“You got something to say,” he shouted.

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City College Express editor shares her story
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Nov. 13, 2014

Most college writers polish their essays for professors’ eyes. Even most published writers toil over their words, sometime for years, in hopes of producing work that will touch readers in a meaningful way. One City College student’s homework for a journalism class has achieved both goals.

City College Express Managing Editor Meg Masterson will sign copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength” Thursday, Nov. 13, in Sacramento.

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