Events

Transfer Day takes over City College next Monday
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 20

City College’s 19th annual Transfer Day is coming up, and the Transfer Center is expecting a record-breaking number of colleges to attend from throughout the country.

Transfer Day will occupy the entire quad Monday, Sept. 22.

“The main function of the Transfer Day is to really give students as much exposure as possible to as many colleges and universities,” said Shannon Giley, Transfer Center director.

“We actually provide them with a list of questions that they can talk to the different colleges with,” Giley said. “They can ask the questions that they have on the questionnaire, and to really get some insight [into] the schools about their admissions, their GPA requirements, their unit requirements, application deadlines and so forth.”

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Week of Welcome brings food and fun for new students
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 9

Few things are more intimidating than starting your first year of college, being a freshman again and lowest on the totem pole.

To ease the transition, City College has an initiated an entire Week of Welcome aimed to make new college students feel better about attending a new school and create a positive first-year experience.

City college has planned for one event to take place everyday this week starting Monday Sept. 8 until Friday Sept. 12.

Everything offered during this week spans from a Meet the Administrators day, to a free ice cream social, a photo opportunity with the City College Panther and even a free movie showing with popcorn included.

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Playwrights, ghosts and mermaids
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 9

Theater students and professors are gearing up for several upcoming plays at City College. The following plays and festival are scheduled for the fall semester.

29 ½-Hour Playwriting Festival

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at 8 p.m

Art Court Theatre, Performing Arts Center

29 ½-Hour Playwriting Festival is a play that occurs once a year in September and is a City Theatre tradition.

“We’re going to have different writers, different directors and different actors,” said theater technician Scott Bailey. “So it’s called 29 ½-Hour

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City College alums come to take back the mat
By | Staff Writer
Sept. 8

This Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the annual Alumni Wrestling Scrimmage, a tradition that was started back during the 1980-1981 fall term at City College.

This year, Coach David Pacheco and the wrestling team have decided to take it “back to the roots” of the annual scrimmage and run the event just as they did 35 years ago.

Matches will be three rounds at 1 1/2 minutes running time each. Half-minute break between rounds are available at the alumni’s discretion. Alumni have the choice of starting positions in the second round no matter what the score. All scoring, both matches and team, are unofficial. The clock runs continuously unless there is an injury or equipment failure.

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City College Faculty Art Show at Kondos Gallery
By | Features Editor
Sept. 8

City College’s Kondos Gallery is currently hosting the Faculty Art Exhibit. The opening reception was held Thursday, Sept. 4, and the exhibit will run through Sept. 25.

The Faculty Art Exhibit highlights the work of City College art professors. Faculty exhibits give students a chance to see the artwork of the professors whose classes they may be attending in the future, according to Art Department Instructional Assistant Jennifer Griffin.

“Faculty shows are traditional at colleges,” said Griffin, “because the students really like to see what the professors do, what their art looks like, and whether they want to take their class based on their artwork.”

The exhibit features the work of the following City College professors: Frank Zamora, Chris Daubert,

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Friday last chance sign-up for Welcome Day
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 2

Sept. 5 is the last day for City College departments, organizations and clubs to submit the required forms to participate in Welcome Day on Sept. 11.

Hosted by Student Leadership and Development, Welcome Day invites the City College campus community to welcome new and returning students to City College.

“The event will feature department resources and organizations on campus,” said Student Affairs Specialist Christopher Torres. “[Welcome Day] is an effort to help the campus community get plugged-in with each other, to help new students get an idea of what’s available to them.”

Welcome Day will be held Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the City College quad.

SLD encourages the community to serve the students by volunteering for the lunchtime and evening barbeques.

“It’s a great volunteer opportunity for the campus community,” said Torres. “I open it up for anybody to volunteer: students, faculty and staff.”

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By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Sept. 2

The Chicano/Latino Student Welcome event will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 4., in the Student Center on campus.

The event is sponsored by the City College Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association and the Cultural Awareness Center.

“The Latino Faculty and Staff Association is committed to providing students the knowledge, personal attributes and skills to succeed at SCC and to fully live and work in a diverse world,” said Learning Resources Division Dean Rhonda Rios Kravitz. “The Latino Student Welcome is designed to showcase and celebrate our students as well as our faculty and staff.”

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By | Staff Writer
May 6

City College will host a youth basketball camp on campus June 23-26.

Andrew Jones, City College men’s basketball coach, will hold the basketball camp 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily in the North Gym. The four-day camp will teach students essential skills for better performance on the court and is open to boys and girls ages 10-12.

The cost is $120 per student. Enroll by June 1 to receive a discounted rate of $100.

Contact Jones to register or for additional information call (916) 558-2317 or (916) 549-1397 or email jonesa@scc.losrios.edu.

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FLC's ‘Spring Awakening’ must-see finale 4/13
By | Associate Copy Editor
April 12

I approached “Spring Awakening” with a certain degree of anti-hype. After all, just because the show won the 2007 Tony Award for best musical doesn’t necessarily guarantee it to be up-to-snuff, as evidenced by the 2010 best musical award winner “Memphis,” which was a terrible experience on Broadway Sacramento’s stage.

The Folsom Lake College Falcon’s Eye Theatre production of “Spring Awakening” at the Harris Center for the Arts, however, is excellent.

Lead actors Elio Gutierrez and Holly Wilson, as Melchior and Wendla, expertly carry this production based on a controversial late-19th century German play about teenagers discovering their sexuality and the painful truths about abortion, child abuse and suicide.

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Writers‘ words of wisdom
By | Staff Writer
March 9

Journalism students received an inside look at modern professional journalism from two award-winning journalists at the “Journalism in a High-Tech World” event Feb. 18 on campus.

Columbia University graduate Ericka Blount Danois and Columbia University Journalism Professor Samuel G. Freedman spoke to about 40 City College and Cosumnes College journalism students and faculty in the Cultural Awareness Center.

“There was so much I didn’t know,” said Danois while speaking about the early stages of her career working for then-new hip-hop magazines such as The Source, interviewing influential hip-hop artists such as …

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