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.

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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
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
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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Removing barriers to higher education
By | Online Editor-in-Chief
Nov. 12, 2014

Brown Issues is hosting The Boys and Men of Color Resources Fair Nov. 13-14 at the City College Student Center.

A student organization that addresses issues hindering the growth of Chicano/Latino people, Brown Issues is bringing together campus and community resources for the two-day event. The fair will target 200-300 high school students expected to attend and educate them about the opportunities available to them upon graduation.

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Surviving domestic violence
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 8, 2014

Hosted by Tamara Knox, the Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop was held Oct. 24 at the Student Center on campus.

The all-day event was full of helpful information and powerful, emotional stories.

With a focus on domestic violence survival, inspirational speakers shared their stories, along with resources to help spread information for people in violent relationships.

Carla Fleming, vocalist for Carla Fleming’s Jazz Band, spoke and performed at the event. Her tale of domestic violence survival was one of many featured at the event.

Carla Fleming was with her abuser since she was 15 years old. He had threatened her family and even used to fight with her family.

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Sunspot and rare partial solar eclipse viewed on campus
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 1, 2014

Students witnessed the largest sunspot in almost a quarter-century on Oct. 23 while viewing a rare partial solar eclipse through powerful telescopes from the Physics, Astronomy and Geology Department.

“It’s the largest [sunspot] I’ve ever seen,” said said City College astronomy coordinator and professor of astronomy Liam McDaid.

The phenomonal sunspot named AR12192 is the largest in 24 years and created solar flares intense enough to interfere with global communication systems according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

Sunspots are areas on the sun where intense magnetic fields are moving. Sunspot AR12192 is about 80,000 miles wide. The sunspot is 10 times the width of Earth and just shy of the width of Jupiter. It appears through a telescope as a light region with a dark spot near the center.

“You can see shifting magnetic fields that appear as lines when looking through the h-alpha [telescope],” said McDaid.

Students initially gathered at the Mohr Hall courtyard to see a partial solar eclipse. The moon blocked an entire 40 percent of the sun during the eclipse at about 3:27 p.m.

“It doesn’t really happen that often,” student Philo Kwan said about the  eclipse.

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Staying ahead of the transfer curve
By | Staff Writer
Nov. 1, 2014

November is a busy month for any college student. Not only do students need to get their grades in order before the fall semester comes to a close, but it is also time for students who are looking to transfer to a UC or CSU next fall, to make sure their applications are completed and submitted by the upcoming Nov. 30 deadline.

The City College Transfer Center has a plethora of resources available for students to take advantage of. Not only does the center have staff members available to help students plan for their academic future, but it is also hosting a number of events aimed to help students make educated decisions about

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